Can You Lose Weight With Cellulite Reduction Treatments?
For many men and women, there is almost no cosmetic complaint more frustrating than cellulite. Regardless of age, weight, skin tone, or lifestyle, anyone can develop cellulite. In fact, even some of the fittest athletes and thinnest celebrities in the world have cellulite! At Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL, our caring team of expert medical providers, dermatologists, and aesthetic specialists understand how frustrating it can be to struggle with cellulite and are proud to offer the most advanced cellulite reduction treatments available to help patients finally feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. Discover how this exciting treatment works and what results are possible, including whether or not you can expect any weight loss with cellulite reduction.
Why do I have cellulite?
Unfortunately, nearly anyone can develop the classic bumpy, dimpled, textured skin imperfections associated with cellulite. Cellulite is actually the lumpy appearance of tissue that occurs when fat under the surface pushes through the fibrous connective bands between the muscle and skin. While there is not a well-defined set of risk factors for cellulite, it most often affects women. In addition, the appearance of cellulite may be more severe in patients who are obese, smokers, advanced in age, or live a sedentary lifestyle. The most common areas where cellulite appears include:
- Back of thighs
Can losing weight get rid of cellulite?
Weight loss has a number of life-altering benefits, both physical and psychological in nature, though it may not be a solution for cellulite. In many cases, patients who lose weight and build muscle may notice an improvement in the appearance of their visible cellulite, but it does not go away completely. For men and women who achieve significant weight loss – up to 100 pounds or more – the dimpling may actually worsen due to loose, excess skin that remains.
How can I get rid of cellulite?
If you have started looking into your options for cellulite reduction, you have likely come across a seemingly endless array of over-the-counter lotions, potions, pills, and gadgets promising a solution. Unfortunately, most of these products are ineffective or unreliable and, in some cases, may actually damage the skin. Without a doubt, the safest, most effective, and longest-lasting cellulite reduction treatment options are performed by licensed and experienced medical providers.
The exceptional team at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center utilizes the most innovative and cutting-edge tools and technologies for cellulite in Jacksonville Beach, FL leading to gorgeous results that can be enjoyed for years to come. As part of your cellulite reduction plan, our experts may recommend one of the following treatments or, in some cases, a combination of therapies that can help you best achieve your goals:
- Profound® RF
- Injectable fillers
Will cellulite reduction help me lose weight?
One of the most critical things for patients considering nonsurgical cellulite reduction in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL is that it is not intended as a substitute for weight loss, nor is it designed to aid in weight loss efforts. The majority of cellulite reduction treatment plans can certainly help improve the texture, tone, and firmness of the skin, which may contribute to a trimmer and more fit overall look. However, ideal candidates for cellulite reduction treatment using VelaShape, Cellulaze, or any of the other treatments listed above should already be at or near a healthy, stable weight.
Although cellulite reduction does not necessarily help patients lose weight, many men and women actually become more motivated to work out and eat healthier following their treatment in order to maintain their new sleek look. Oftentimes, patients actually do achieve greater weight loss following cellulite treatment, though it is not a direct result of the procedure itself.
If stubborn fat, loose skin, or another complaint is your primary concern, don’t hesitate to talk to your provider about alternate treatments that may be more appropriate for you, including:
Say farewell to unsightly cellulite and show off your skin confidently with nonsurgical cellulite reduction in Jacksonville, FL
If you are tired of hiding your legs and stomach at the beach because of embarrassing cellulite, or if cellulite is simply holding you back from living your life to the fullest, it may be time to investigate your options. Call the welcoming team at either of the Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center locations in Jacksonville or Jacksonville Beach, FL today to schedule a private consultation with our compassionate and experienced providers, and discover how ridding yourself of cellulite once and for all may be easier than you think!