Cottage cheese. Orange peel. Hail damage. They're all nicknames for cellulite, which is caused by the herniation of fat cells in the hypodermis, or the layers of tissue deep beneath the skin. As if it had a map directly to the areas of our bodies we’re most sensitive about, cellulite usually forms on the outside of the hips and buttocks, the inner and outer upper thighs, and the lower abdominal region.

There are many theories as to what causes the herniation of fat cells, including tight clothes, lack of lymphatic drainage, and poor circulation, but there’s no one way to develop cellulite and anyone can get it. In fact, about 85% of women over the age of 20 have it. The one thing that holds true about cellulite is that once you have it, it’s difficult to get rid of.

Exercise isn’t effective against cellulite, and the problem with topical cellulite treatments is once you stop using them, the results fade fast. The only way to get quality, lasting results is with laser cellulite treatment therapy. Laser cellulite treatments are effective because the laser actually breaks downs the fat in your subcutaneous tissue so it can be more evenly distributed beneath the skin.

You don’t have to travel far to get it, either. Central Ohio Skin and Cancer offers laser cellulite treatment in our Columbus office. Our Reaction laser cellulite treatment system uses radio frequency technology to heat and melt the fat cells. After a few sessions, your skin will be tighter and smoother. The process is painless and results will last for about two years.

Ask for more information during your next appointment or schedule a consultation with one of our Columbus laser cellulite treatment experts today by calling (614) 898-7546. You can also make an appointment online