CelluliteCellulite. Ugh! It seems everyone has a patch of those orange-peel dimples on their thighs, tummy or buttocks, and although it sounds like a serious medical condition, it is merely cosmetic and is not physically harmful.

However, it even affects women who are otherwise slender and fit. So, if you have cellulite you are not alone.

Having cellulite doesn’t mean you are overweight. However, if you are overweight, losing weight may reduce cellulite.

Cellulite gets worse with age; hormones seem to play a role in its appearance. As we age our bodies produce less estrogen which can mean poorer circulation, a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue.

Cellulite is not caused by toxins in your body. It is nothing more than normal fat beneath your skin. The fat looks lumpy and bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker.

Cellulite runs in families. If your mother and grandmother had cellulite, you have a better chance of developing it.

Cellulite tends to be less noticeable on darker skin.

Regular exercise, both aerobic and strength training, cannot cure cellulite but in many cases exercise can help prevent or reduce its appearance.

Some of the factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include:

  • Slow metabolism
  • Dehydration
  • Hormonal changes
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Poor diet
  • Total body fat
  • Thickness and color of your skin

If you have tried dieting, exercise and perhaps even one of those highly advertised cellulite creams but have not seen the results you desire, take heart.

At Allure Skin & Laser Center we offer the latest treatments available to revitalize your body, including the Accent XL Contouring and Skin Tightening treatment.

Accent XL is FDA approved and is a fast, comfortable, safe, effective treatment.

Using cutting-edge skin care technology, Accent XL can also tighten loose, wrinkled skin, and encourages new collagen growth without any downtime.

Call us at 630.818.7546 today to discuss the advantages of Accent XL.

We look forward to meeting you!

Posted in: Body-enhancing Treatments

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