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What causes cellulite, and how do I get rid of it?


Cellulite is the combination of two factors, fat and collagen fibers. There is a clear difference between these fat and fibers on a man and on a woman. Where women’s fibers run up and down, male fibers crisscross. But don’t point fingers yet! There can also be a great difference from woman to woman and man to man.


Men and women are different

Female collagen fibers grow vertically, especially in the female lower body, and form a sort of pocket in which fat cells then grow. The collagen fibers then cause the fat cells to be packed tightly together as the cells grow. Think about the collagen fibers being links in a fence. Fat cell are being pushed through these chain-like fibers. This results is the physical appearance of dimpled cellulite.

Genetics play a role

Your cellulite makeup is a result of genetics, diet and physicalness.

Some women have fibers more like a man’s and some women have an exaggerated version of the female vertical fibers. Much of your makeup has to do with genetics.

Fat loss and muscle toning can help

Losing fat through diet and exercise can diminish the look of cellulite. However, cellulite is not just an issue of gaining fat or losing fat.

We know that there is a direct association of the muscle, its lining, and the collagen tissue in the skin. The connective tissue in the skin can be affected by the tightness and tone of the surrounding muscles. Have you heard that weight lifting can tone and improve cellulite? Well, it’s true. Weight training is the most effective type of exercise for cellulite.

Procedure can correct

Although there are many causes of cellulite and many areas of the body it can trouble, the look of your cellulite can be improved upon no matter what boat you’re in. At our Evansville, Indiana location, we offer the best in cellulite treatment.

Patients can see results from our SmoothShapes procedure after just one treatment.

SmoothShapes XV addresses the underlying causes and physical manifestations of cellulite. It is one of our safe, no downtime laser procedures providing improvement in the appearance of cellulite lasting approximately six months. Patients have younger looking skin, with less of the “jiggle”. Skin feels smoother and clothes fit better. A SmoothShapes treatment plan typically consists of eight sessions, twice a week for four weeks.

Ideal for:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Calves

Read more about SmoothShapes XV