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What Treatments Can Help You Get Rid of Cellulite?

Posted by Jazmine Foxworth on 12/01/17

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If you have cellulite, you’re not alone. Over 90% of women report having cellulite at some point during their lives. Surprisingly, the condition can be treated with the right regimen and techniques. Read below to learn how our medical professionals at The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge treat cellulite.

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite happens when underlying fat deposits begin to push through layers of collagen fibers or connective tissue underneath the skin. The process happens primarily in the buttocks, thighs, arms stomach, and other common trouble spots. Over time, connective tissue can be weakened by changes in hormone levels, lack of exercise, excess fat, poor circulation and reduced muscle tone. A lot of over-the-counter products may claim cellulite is formed by an increase in impurities and toxins in the body. However there is no evidence to support this claim.

Why Don’t Most Treatments Work?

A search for cellulite treatment will lead you down a strange path. Many treatments back their effectiveness with false scientific claims and present conflicting information regarding the origin. Some of the most popular treatments will blame metabolic waste, toxins or even tight clothes for the development of cellulite. Any experienced dermatologist or medical professional knows that cellulite there is a strong hormonal component to cellulite development. Since many of the treatments currently on the market don’t target these hormonal factors, they fail to fix the reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Acoustic Wave Therapy

Acoustic waves have been shown to stimulate metabolic process and improve connective tissue elasticity. The therapy is incredibly effective in treating cellulite and stimulating the breakdown of fat. During acoustic wave therapy treatment, the ultrasound waves disrupt the scar tissue and connective tissue, improving circulation and initiating collagen production for thicker, more elastic skin.

For more information about how to treat cellulite with Acoustic Wave Therapy at The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge contact us today!

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