What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a cosmetic skin condition involving the accumulation of fatty deposits under the skin. It presents as areas of dimpled or puckered skin, most often appearing on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. This condition affects nearly 8 out of 10 women over the age of 20, as well as some men. Women more commonly develop cellulite because of the way fat is distributed in the lower half of the female body. Cellulite appears to have a genetic component since individuals who have family members with cellulite are more prone to develop the problem. There are fibrous bands within this superficial layer of fat and some people are genetically programmed to have these bands shorten and therefore forms a dimpling effect between these superficial fat deposits.

Dr. Shondra Smith treats cellulite with the Profound System in Lake Charles, LA and surrounding areas.

Causes Of Cellulite

Cellulite is predominately due to the shortening of fibrous bands between superficial fat, but other things can make it more prominent including such factors as:

  • Loss of skin elasticity due to aging
  • Weight gain, as during pregnancy
  • Poor diet
  • Fad dieting
  • Slow metabolism
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Hormonal changes
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive body fat
  • Type and tone an individual’s skin
  • Treatment Of Cellulite

    While not of medical concern, cellulite is bothersome to many people who may feel self-conscious about wearing shorts or a bathing suit. Fortunately, there are treatments available to reduce the appearance of cellulite and to help patients restore their skin to its original smooth texture.

    Dr. Shondra Smith offers treatment with the Profound System, which uses patented technology that induces the body’s natural healing process to regenerate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and destroy superficial fat found in subcutaneous tissue. This system creates younger and smoother looking skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite after just one treatment.

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