Many people have cellulite, including men. It’s a perfectly natural condition when you have a body with skin and fat cells. However, just because it’s common doesn’t mean it can’t negatively impact your quality of life.
There are many reasons you might be looking for a cellulite treatment. The good news is there are plenty of treatment options available to you.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite appears when there is a buildup of fat beneath the skin. If you’re familiar with the layers of skin, you know that the deepest layer (the hypodermis) is a subcutaneous fat layer that everyone has.
So what’s the difference between cellulite and regular fat? If everyone has fat, why does cellulite appear more on some people than others?
Subcutaneous fat cushions your bones and muscles. It also works as natural insulation, which helps your body regulate its internal temperature.
Cellulite is different from subcutaneous fat. Cellulite forms from the interaction of connective tissues and fat existing beneath the surface of your skin.
Cellulite often has a dimpled look caused by your connective tissue. Connective tissue separates the subcutaneous fat cells into different areas shaped like honeycombs.
Levels of Cellulite
Medical professionals use a severity scale (established in 2009) to rank cellulite according to grades of severity.
Mild cellulite is “Grade 1.” This is when the appearance of cellulite is similar to the skin of an orange—slightly bumpy but still superficial.
Moderate cellulite is “Grade 2.” This grade is more commonly associated with the “cottage cheese” appearance of skin. The depressions in the skin go further than Grade 1.
Severe cellulite is “Grade 3.” With severe cellulite, your skin will look severely draped and have a mattress-like appearance.
What Causes Cellulite?
How cellulite appears on your body depends on many different factors. Here are some of the most influential:
Age can affect or cause cellulite. Young people can have cellulite, but it becomes more prevalent in young adults (20 and older).
As you get older, your skin’s levels of collagen deplete. Collagen is a protein in your skin that helps it appear volumized, plump, and youthful.
Depleted levels of collagen in the skin create thinned and sagging skin. Thin skin results in more noticeable cellulite.
Another contributing factor to the appearance of cellulite is genetics. Genetics influence your metabolism and how fat distributes under your skin. This is why some people gain weight around their hips while others gain more weight around their bellies. Everyone’s different.
Sex and Hormones
Sex is another variable in this equation. Women are predisposed to noticeable cellulite more than men. This is thanks to the female body’s hormones, which play a significant role in how the body develops cellulite.
Hormones play a role not only in the process of cellulite production but in the overall health of your skin, too. As your hormone levels rise and fall from many events in womanhood (e.g., pregnancy, menopause, menstruation, medical conditions), your cellulite may become more or less noticeable.
Diet and Lifestyle
While your diet may not directly cause cellulite, a healthy lifestyle can help reduce its appearance overall.
Studies have shown that excessive consumption of fat, carbs, and sodium may lead to greater levels of cellulite. Additionally, a sedentary lifestyle can also contribute to how cellulite appears on your body.
Emtone Cellulite Treatment
Emtone is a non-invasive cellulite treatment that targets many areas of your body, including your thighs, stomach, and buttocks area. It’s one of the most comfortable cellulite treatment options available because it feels similar to a hot stone massage.
How Emtone Works
Emtone uses thermal and mechanical energy simultaneously to treat cellulite. Each treatment only takes around 20 minutes to complete. The procedure helps stimulate your body to boost its natural collagen and elastin production, which will help your skin appear firmer.
Emtone requires four to six treatments in order to be most effective. Over time, as your body continues to produce new collagen, your skin will smooth out the cellulite dimples and fat tissues.
You’ll start to see your results pretty soon after your first session. The results will continue to improve as your body produces more collagen, with the full effect coming through around the three- to six-month mark.
There’s no downtime required with Emtone! After every treatment, you can get right back to your regular lifestyle while your body does its work.
Clinical studies have found that Emtone produces a 59% increase in your body’s collagen production, a 64% increase in elastin, and a 44% increase in the thickness of your skin. These great results work together to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and get you the smooth skin you want.
Why Emtone Is Different
Emtone is different from other methods of non-invasive cellulite treatment because it is a non-invasive and effective way of addressing all underlying causes of cellulite.
Emtone is the first and only device of its kind that harnesses the power of thermal and mechanical energy in the same treatment. Because Emtone delivers both radiofrequency and targeted pressure energy, it produces both a smoother, tighter texture for your skin and a lifted appearance.
Other cellulite treatments can only deliver one at a time—either the emitted radiofrequency or the targeted pressure. With Emtone, you don’t have to choose.
Is Emtone Right for You?
Emtone is an excellent option for you if you have unwanted cellulite and you’re seeking non-invasive cellulite treatment. At Dream Med Spa & Laser Center in Plainfield, IL, we do a thorough evaluation with all new patients. That way, we know we’re providing the best treatment plan possible to help you reach your cosmetic goals.
Contact us today for a free consultation!