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Cellulite 101

Conveniently located to serve San Antonio and surrounding communities.

We’ve all had questions regarding cellulite. Below, are a few of the most common questions we receive from patients regarding cellulite:

  • What is cellulite?
  • Why is it more prominent on some people rather than others?
  • Why is it that slender people have cellulite as well?
  • How do I get rid of cellulite?
  • What are the causes of cellulite?

Cellulite is nothing more than normal fat underneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy due to pushing against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. Cellulite is not a harmful health threat.

Many people desire to rid themselves of cellulite, but having cellulite does not mean you are overweight – even the slenderest of people have cellulite. Overweight individuals are more prone to cellulite, however. Cellulite is more common among women than men, and if other women in your family have cellulite, there’s a good chance you will, too.

Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include:

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

Cellulite tends to appear less noticeable on darker skin. If you have light skin and plan to be out in a bathing suit or shorts, applying a self-tanner may make the bumps and dimples on your thighs less noticeable.

For more options on how to decrease the appearance of cellulite, call us at 888.3JENEBY.

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