You’re Not Alone
If you suffer from cellulite, let us assure you that you’re not alone. Cellulite is a very stubborn skin condition that causes a dimpling on the skin’s surface. Many people find cellulite unattractive and associate it with being overweight, but in reality, even very slender people can suffer from cellulite.
If you have tried improving your diet and exercise regularly, you may feel frustrated to find cellulite still stubbornly clinging to your problem areas. Treating cellulite isn’t easy, as diet and exercise alone rarely are able to combat it. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available that can reduce cellulite and improve the appearance of your skin.
If you’re ready to fight cellulite, we encourage you to learn more about our treatment options. Utilizing the most advanced technology available, Dr. Frank offers his New York patients the latest cellulite treatments to reduce the effects of cellulite on the body.
What is cellulite?
So, what exactly is cellulite? Cellulite manifests as dimpled or lumpy skin and is most commonly found on the hips, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs of women. Beneath the skin is a subcutaneous layer of fat. Cellulite occurs when fibrous connective tissue herniates this layer of fat, causing a dimpled appearance on the skin’s surface.
Causes of cellulite
To understand why cellulite can be so difficult to treat, it’s important to know what causes cellulite to appear in the first place. As with so many other skin conditions, it seems that once again we have our hormones and genes to blame!
Hormones influence the formation of cellulite. Scientists theorize that estrogen is the hormone most responsible for the development and severity of cellulite. This explains why men rarely suffer from cellulite. Most men who suffer from cellulite also suffer from a medical disorder that has interrupted the normal function of their hormones and/or are receiving estrogen therapy to treat their condition.
Scientists still continue to explore the exact hormonal triggers that cause cellulite. They are not able to say with complete certainty which hormones cause cellulite, but there is evidence to support the role that many hormones play in its development. These hormones include estrogen, insulin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, the thyroid hormones, and prolactin.
Genetics also influence the propensity of an individual to develop cellulite. If your mother or other close family members have cellulite, you are likely to develop it as well. But with such a large part of the population suffering from cellulite, it’s highly probable that someone in your family has cellulite! The predisposition to develop cellulite is also linked to race, biotype and the distribution of fat in the body.
Finally, there are certain lifestyle factors that can influence the development of cellulite. Researchers have found that a high-stress lifestyle is associated with the presence of cellulite. Frequent and intensive dieting can also lead to the appearance of cellulite, as can unhealthy lifestyle factors such as poor food choices.
The prevalence of cellulite and the negative public opinion towards it have led to the development of a multitude of cellulite treatments. Unfortunately, many of these treatments are completely ineffective, despite the high price tag they carry. Over-the-counter creams and devices are unlikely to effectively treat cellulite. To truly combat cellulite, medical intervention is usually necessary.
Dr. Frank offers a number of cellulite treatments at his fully accredited, state of the art New York City dermatology practice. During your initial consultation, Dr. Frank will discuss your treatment options and suggest a plan that will work best for you.
The Best Cellulite Treatments in New York City
Dr. Frank leverages over a decade of experience in treating a variety of skin conditions and has taken a special interest in utilizing the most advanced technology to help his patients achieve their goals. He has become an expert in cellulite treatments and is proud to offer the most cutting edge cellulite treatments available in New York today. Having performed over 3,000 minimally–invasive fat reduction procedures, Dr. Frank is considered one of most experienced dermatologists when it comes to the treatment of cellulite.
VASERsmooth is a safe and effective minimally invasive procedure that can smoothen the appearance of cellulite while granting a fast recovery in the process. Utilizing a specialized ultrasonic device, this modality targets and breaks up superficial fat that creates cellulite while smoothing the skin. We perform the VASERsmooth procedure under a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during this rejuvenating experience.
Sculptra is an advanced injectable formula that can soften the appearance of cellulite while creating an even complexion. Crafted with poly-L-lactic acid– a synthetic, biocompatible material used to enhance skin volume– this solution is carefully administered into areas with cellulite to create a plumping effect, ultimately smoothing away traces of cellulite. Additionally, Sculptra works to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and establish a tighter, firmer appeal.
Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable filler that we use to erase cellulite and create a more balanced canvas. Designed with microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa), this amazing solution works to instantly restore volume in the skin from depressions of cellulite. Radiesse is also naturally absorbed into the body and stimulates its production of collagen to naturally soften your complexion.
If you’re ready to learn more about how Dr. Frank can help you combat unsightly cellulite, please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.