Cellulite

Hackettstown Medical Primary Care Partners Affiliate

Internal Medicine & Medical Aesthetics Center located in Hackettstown, NJ

Even though 80-90% of women have some amount of cellulite, you might still wish that you had less of it or, ideally, none at all. In Hackettstown, New Jersey, Keri Ingrassia-Squiers, DO, FACP, and Denise Kelly-Jones, APN, can help you reduce your cellulite at Hackettstown Medical Primary Care Partners Affiliate with lifestyle changes and comfortable TempSure® Envi™ radiofrequency treatments. To minimize your cellulite and to show your skin confidently again, call Hackettstown Medical Primary Care Partners Affiliate or book an appointment online today.

Cellulite Q & A

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite, or dimpled skin, is a common and harmless condition that appears on most adult women and some men. While many people dislike their cellulite, they soon discover that they can’t eliminate it entirely with exercise, dieting, or any other weight loss measures. This is because cellulite isn’t necessarily caused by excess fat. In fact, you can be in the best shape of your life and still see some bumpiness in certain areas. 

Instead, the exact cause of cellulite isn’t known for sure. Many experts think that its appearance is due partly to the arrangement of your connective tissue beneath your skin. Women’s connective tissues run vertically and provide less structure for fat and skin cells than men’s, which run in an interwoven pattern that stays tight.

Cellulite may also have hormonal and genetic causes that determine where and how badly you get it.

Where does cellulite appear?

Cellulite most often appears on your buttocks and thighs. However, you might see it in some other areas, too. You can get cellulite on your hips, abdomen, and other areas where you have higher concentrations of fat cells.

How can I make my cellulite less noticeable?

Dr. Ingrassia-Squiers and Denise can assess your habits and give you tips to reduce the appearance of your cellulite. Even though losing weight may not fully eliminate your cellulite, living a healthier lifestyle may make it less noticeable. To diminish the bumpiness, the team might recommend that you:

  • Eat less salt
  • Eat more fiber (e.g., vegetables and fruits)
  • Wear loose clothing over areas of cellulite
  • Apply a topical caffeine cream to dehydrate and minimize your fat cells 
  • Apply a topical retinol product on your cellulite to thicken the skin

You can’t change a genetic predisposition to cellulite, but these lifestyle changes can make a difference for some patients.

Is cellulite treatable?

You can’t permanently get rid of your cellulite, but you can significantly reduce it for some time with TempSure® Envi™ treatments. These procedures are known for their ability to tighten and rebuild your skin. According to some patients, the treatment feels as comfortable as a hot stone massage as it delivers radiofrequency energy through your tissues. 

It takes some time for your skin to rebuild after the treatment stimulates the process, but you won’t need to take any time for recovery. You’ll see fewer bumps and dimples a couple of weeks to a month after your procedure.

Cellulite is difficult to diminish, but not impossible. To get started on your cellulite reduction plan, book an appointment by phone or online at Hackettstown Medical Primary Care Partners Affiliate today.