Calgary patients have medical options for smoothing celluliteIn technical terms, cellulite is herniation of subcutaneous fat from fibrous connective tissue, manifesting as skin dimpling. In everyday life, we know it as “orange peel” or “cottage cheese,” usually on the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. You can find countless creams, lotions, and gadgets on the internet that claim to resolve cellulite. Or, like hundreds of others in the Calgary area, you can trust Dr. Folake Pepple’s wealth of medical knowledge and experience for effective solutions.
What causes cellulite?Cellulite is not a special kind of fat. Everyone has a layer of subcutaneous fat just beneath the skin, to cushion organs and regulate body temperature. Cellulite describes the puckered appearance that occurs when this fat pushes up against fibrous bands of collagen that connect skin to underlying tissues.
Cellulite is more prevalent in women. The arrangement of collagen fibers in men is different – a tighter X-pattern that does not foster uneven appearance at the surface. Other contributing factors include:
- Thickness of skin (thin skin shows cellulite more readily).
- History of yo-yo weight gain and dieting.
- Excess weight (although thin people can have cellulite, too).
- Hormonal fluctuations.
- Lymphatic or circulatory problems.
Benefits of medical treatmentSilverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic utilizes current technologies and techniques to treat cellulite. Dr. Pepple creates treatment protocols tailored to the patient’s unique physiology. Strategy may include mesotherapy injectable treatments, Venus Legacy skin tightening, CoolSculpting noninvasive fat reduction, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle counseling.
The support of a trained medical team helps to ensure your wellbeing and the best possible results. It is cost-effective in the long term, compared to a drawerful of half-used, ineffective store-bought preparations.
Since 2008, Dr. Pepple has been helping women and men in the Calgary area look good and feel great. Call Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic at (844) 314-4891 to schedule a cellulite consultation.