What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. These “bumpy” fat cells push against connective tissue causing the skin above to pucker. Even though cellulite is not harmful, many women and men desire to remove it because of its unsightly appearance. Dr. George Allen and his team at Nu U Laser Centers can help you get rid of cellulite with the latest in laser technology, Smartlipo™. Nu U Laser Centers have convenient locations in both Beaverton and Vancouver.
Among the most common cosmetic problems treated at Nu U Laser Centers are extra fat. Often, no matter how well people stick to a healthy lifestyle, or how much exercise they do, areas of cellulite simply won’t go away.
As people age, hormones, genetics and dramatic weight change can play a role in the appearance of cellulite. Various factors can potentially cause the tiny bands of connective tissue under the skin to get stiff. When surrounding fat cells become larger, the stiff connective tissue can pull down on the skin and cause a dimple. As your skin begins to thin with age, the appearance of cellulite becomes more obvious. Unfortunately, these often cannot be controlled no matter how many hours spent on treadmills or how many desserts skipped.
How does Cellulite Treatment work?
You probably already know that simple creams and lotions won’t make this problem go away. If you want to make a significant and permanent change, then call Dr. Allen and ask about Smartlipo™. This enhancement to traditional liposuction procedures uses laser energy to melt fat before suctioning it away. It’s a less invasive alternative, melting fat and suctioning it way, shortening recovery time while decreasing patient discomfort. With a single treatment, Dr. Allen can significantly and permanently reduce the appearance of cellulite in the areas of concern.