Cellulite Causes and Treatments

Nov 9, 2015 | Blog, Skin Care

Cellulite TreatmentsHave you noticed dimples on the back of your legs that resemble the skin of an orange? Like many other men and women, you probably have cellulite. While its name sounds like a medical condition, cellulite is simply fat stored beneath the skin. The dimples and lumps are completely harmless to one’s health, however, people often look for cellulite treatments because they are not aesthetically pleasing. These are the causes and treatments for cellulite.


Many believe that cellulite is directly linked to being overweight. However, women of different weights can have cellulite. The following are some its causes:

  • Slow metabolism
  • Hormonal changes
  • Poor Diet
  • Dehydration
  • Body fat
  • Lack of exercise
  • Skin color and thickness

Cellulite Treatments

VelaShape III: This cellulite treatment works on thighs, love handles, buttocks and the abdomen to give you smoother, younger-looking skin. VelaShape is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to tighten the skin and shrink fat cells using infrared light energy and radiofrequency. It’s a safe and non-invasive procedure that feels similar to getting a deep tissue massage. In addition to reducing cellulite dimples, VelaShape can reduce thigh circumference by about an inch, on average.
Firming Lotion: Firming lotions and anti-cellulite creams can help dissolve fat and smooth the skin. At North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, we love the SkinMedica GlyPro Daily Firming Lotion hydrates and refreshes skin to keep it soft and supple. Glycolic acid removes dead cells to reveal youthful skin below. Olive oil, rich in fatty acids and emollients, increases firmness and elasticity. The Daily Firming Lotion also contains caffeine to boost blood flow and flush out toxins, which in turn reduces cellulite.
Take advantage of our VelaShape III special — 3 treatments for $999 — and other cellulite treatments offered at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care clinic. To schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, call (480) 513-2888 or click here.