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Cellulite is persistent fat that creates dimples in the skin. These dimples are caused by fat pushing against the skin, causing the connective fibers to pucker and create a lumpy texture.
Cellulite is far more common in women than men and most often appears on a woman’s thighs, buttocks, and hips. People of all sizes and body shapes may have cellulite, but it tends to be more common in individuals with excess fat.
Reduction in fat and improvement in skin quality are two ways to minimize cellulite. Weight loss and strength training on your own may reduce the appearance of cellulite because as you lose fat and gain muscle, the muscles create a smoother and leaner appearance and the reduced fat puts less pressure against the skin.
If these measures are insufficient, Dr. Bitter offers several treatments that can help.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that freezes and destroys persistent fat. SkinTyte II heats the skin to renew collagen and increase skin firmness and health. BodyFX uses radiofrequency energy, vacuum-suctioned negative pressure, and deep tissue heating to reduce cellulite and reshape the body.
If you suffer from cellulite, Dr. Bitter can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with world-renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., Call us at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today!