Cellulite Causes

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Cellulite is a very common condition whose cause is poorly understood, even by many people who suffer from the condition. To be clear, cellulite is not caused by:

  • Being overweight
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Not eating the right food
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Drinking too much water

Instead, cellulite is caused by the structure of fat deposits under the skin. These fat deposits between the skin and the muscle are divided by connective tissue into pockets. The connective tissue binds the skin tightly to the muscles underneath. The fat, on the other hand, can pillow outward, creating the characteristic undulating appearance of cellulite.

Because of the cause of cellulite, most people see little, if any improvement of cellulite from:

  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Dieting
  • Supplements
  • Creams and massages

Instead, proper cellulite treatment targets the true causes of cellulite. Cellulaze is a recently FDA-cleared cellulite treatment that loosens some of the connective tissue responsible for pulling down the skin, heats fat to allow it to be redistributed among the fat pockets, and stimulating skin growth so that thicker skin can better conceal the appearance of the remaining pockets.

If you want to learn more about which cellulite treatments address the root causes of cellulite, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York City to schedule a consultation.