Cellulite

The appearance of cellulite on our skin can make us feel very unattractive. This unpleasant issue relates to the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin due to excess fat. While both men and women can struggle with this problem, it tends to be more common in women because of the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed. While this is a purely cosmetic issue, getting clearer skin could be the top of some people’s priority list. If this is the case for you, our team at Comprehensive Family Medicine & Aesthetics can help.

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Cellulite on a woman's butt

How Does This Issue Occur?

The exact cause of cellulite is currently unknown. However, it seems that this problem tends to appear due to interaction between the connective tissue below the skin and the layer of fat underneath it. In women, fat cells and connective tissue in this layer are arranged vertically. When you have a lot of excess fat in your body, these cells tend to protrude into the layer of skin, giving it that characteristic dimpled appearance. In men, this tissue has a criss-cross structure, which may explain why it is less likely for men to have this problem.

What Are the Signs of Cellulite?

The most obvious sign of cellulite is having dimpled skin and extra fat in a specific region on one’s body. This uneven skin texture can have an almost bumpy, rippled appearance. Having these skin dimples isn’t dangerous, but their appearance is correlated to being overweight. Excess fat can make you feel unattractive and can lower your energy levels along with making chronic diseases more likely to develop.

How Can We Treat Cellulite?

Here at our West Columbia office, Dr. Gordon relies on the Accent Prime laser system to address the appearance of cellulite and stubborn fat. This device uses transverse wave vibrations to disrupt fat cell membranes and gradually break down and release stored fat out of your system. This process not only contours your shape, but also tightens and smooths your skin.

Cellulite Reduction in West Columbia, SC

Have you noticed unpleasant dimpling on your thighs or other parts of your body? If so, our Accent Prime system may provide you with the relief you need. If you’re ready to improve the look and feel of your skin, get started by filling out the form below or giving our office a call at (803) 814-2288. We are available 24/7 and accommodate same-day appointments.