Skin that is dimpled or lumpy in appearance is affected by what’s termed “cellulite.” It develops when fat deposits push through connective tissue just below the skin. While some men have this problem, it’s more likely to affect women because the underlying connective skin tissue in women is thinner than the same tissue in men. If you are experiencing this type of skin appearance, it’s understandable to want to take steps to get rid of it. But before you consider cellulite removal techniques, take a moment to determine if you may be a good candidate for such procedures.
Are You in Good Overall Health?
Cellulite removal tends to work best on patients who are in good health. Underlying conditions that may affect circulation, such as diabetes, could make it difficult for treated skin to effectively heal. Other conditions that affect how blood clots could also present certain risks for patients. You are also more likely to see the desired results if you don’t have underlying skin conditions or widespread issues with reduced skin elasticity.
Are You Within Your Normal Weight Range?
It’s important for patients to realize that cellulite removal is not meant as a weight loss technique, nor is it meant for use on people with significant body fat. Preferred candidates are patients who are not significantly overweight. Patients within their ideal weight range may be more likely to see optimal results with cellulite removal techniques.
Have You Tried Diet and Exercise?
The first attempt at getting rid of problem areas with layers of subcutaneous body fat should be diet and exercise.
Is Cellulite in a Place That Bothers You?
Cellulite is commonly found in the hips, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. However, it can also appear within the upper arms, breasts, and stomach area. Before considering cellulite removal, determine how much it bothers you in the locations where you have it on your body. If cellulite is in a visible area where it’s a frequent distraction, you may really benefit from treatment.
Do You Have Realistic Expectations?
In order to fully enjoy the benefits of cellulite removal, it’s important to have realistic expectations regarding the treatment and the results. Of course, our team at SkinMD Seattle can help you with this. During a consultation at our office in Seattle, you can get all the facts about the treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment!