Tips to Keep Fat Away After Cellulite Reduction

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Many people struggle with cellulite, which causes a dimpled skin appearance resembling cottage cheese or an orange peel. Unfortunately, cellulite can happen to women of all different shapes and body types. The professionals at Optima Medical Spa are proud to offer cellulite reduction treatment when over-the-counter lotions and creams do nothing to reduce the problem.

Board-certified physician Dr. Abraham Ishaaya recommends solutions like TempSure™, Secret™ RF microneedling, and truSculpt® radiofrequency technology to effectively treat cellulite in Los Angeles, CA. So, how long does it take to get rid of cellulite, and how can you keep cellulite from coming back? Schedule a visit with our aesthetic team to learn about our noninvasive process.

Where does cellulite come from?

Anyone can develop cellulite, though it tends to be more common in women. Cellulite occurs when certain fat deposits in the body push up against the skin. Cellulite sometimes forms as a result of weight gain and natural aging. There is also a genetic component to developing cellulite. So, if your mother or grandmother struggled with this skin condition, you might develop it as well. Of course, there are many other factors that affect the visibility of cellulite, including:

  • Slow metabolism

  • Changes in hormones

  • Color and thickness of your skin

  • Sedentary lifestyle

Cellulite reduction treatment

During a consultation at Optima Medical Spa, we can assess your problem areas and let you know whether you are a candidate for cellulite removal through TempSure, Secret RF microneedling, or truSculpt. While the exact techniques used during cellulite reduction treatment vary slightly, they are all noninvasive and require little downtime in Los Angeles, CA.

After treatment, Dr. Ishaaya can offer information about what to expect in terms of the recovery process. So, how long does it take to get rid of cellulite? Because all procedures are designed to increase collagen production, results will develop over time. Most of our patients require eight sessions to see an improvement in the appearance of their skin.

Keep the cellulite away

Keep in mind that after cellulite removal, dimpled skin can return if you are not careful. After cellulite reduction treatment, we encourage you to eat a healthy diet as directed by your primary care physician. This allows you to manage your weight and keep your body fat percentage low. In addition, we want to make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This is because dehydration causes our skin to become thin, making cellulite appear more pronounced.

There are specific exercises you can perform a few times a week to target areas that are prone to cellulite. For example, lower body workouts like squats and lunges can reduce fatty tissue on the front or back of the thighs. Doctors also agree that general strength training and aerobic exercise are both effective in eliminating cellulite in most areas of the body. If you catch any problem spots in the future, you are welcome to return to our clinic for follow-up treatments.

Get rid of cellulite for good

There are many advanced procedures today for recontouring your body and reducing the appearance of cellulite. At Optima Medical Spa, our treatments for cellulite removal are effective in smoothing out your skin. Board-certified physician Dr. Abraham Ishaaya is proud to offer professional tips and information about keeping your results looking great for a long time. Contact our clinic in Los Angeles, CA, to learn how to get started and schedule a consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.