What Causes Cellulite?
Superficially, cellulite looks like lumpy patches of skin. Usually, it appears on the buttocks, thighs, and hips.
But what causes it? The answer lies in how the body stores and compartmentalizes fat.
Fat doesn’t just lie passively under the skin is a single mass. Instead, the body packages it up into sections, using collagen-containing bands called septae, that stop it from sloshing around.
In some people, these structures smoothly contain all the fat and aren’t visible through the skin. However, in cellulite-prone individuals, the bands constrict the fat, causing it to bulge outward. This action creates the characteristic “cottage cheese” effect you see in many patients and the skin appears lumpy.
Getting rid of cellulite isn’t just a matter of losing weight or changing your lifestyle. Often, the only solution is to seek a cellulite treatment from Drs. Tanzi, Peters, and Shah.
Qwo® is a powerful, FDA-approved cellulite treatment that uses the power of enzymes to break down the constrictive elements of the septae. The main ingredient is the collagenase enzyme, which breaks down type 1 and type 3 collagen in the fibrous bands. Over time, it reduces constrictive bands’ ability to compress fat and make it bulge, making the treated area appear smoother.
RESONIC™ by Soliton
Cosmetics brand Soliton’s next-gen anti-cellulite treatment called RESONIC™ received FDA-clearance in February 2021. RESONIC™ uses rapid acoustic pulse (RAP) which is the power of sound to break apart fibrous septae under the skin. Treatments are non-invasive and take just 40 to 60 minutes to complete.