Dr. Aguirre Answers: Is It Possible to Prevent Cellulite?
No matter what you call it — lumps, bumps, “cottage cheese” or “orange-peel” skin – cellulite can appear on even the fittest bodies. In fact, it shows up on about 90 percent of all women. When dimpled thighs are staring back at you in the mirror, it’s hard not to wonder: Can cellulite be prevented — or better yet — cured?
For starters, the appearance of cellulite is linked to genetics. This means if your mother has it, you probably will too. It is also a burden that women carry far more than men. For women, the connective tissues surrounding fat cells run vertically, which creates a “bulging” of fat cells, resulting in a “puckered” look.
Of course, keeping fit, eating healthy and maintaining good skin tone help to minimize the appearance of cellulite. In addition, though, technology is finally catching up with demand and offering some solutions that produce true visible results.
Here at Aguirre Specialty Care, we offer CoolSculpting, an innovative cooling technology that gently targets fat cells without harming the surrounding skin. Response to this treatment so far has been great, with visible results that are long-lasting.