Have you ever sat on a beach chair while in your bathing suit, then stood up to find the seat’s waffle pattern embedded on the backs of your thighs? Having cellulite can look and feel like that all the time. It makes your skin feel bumpy and look puckered, and you may think twice about wearing shorts or short dresses in public because of it.

Cellulite doesn’t discriminate, either. Thin and fat people are susceptible to that “orange peel” texture on the thighs and buttocks. Good diet and exercise are great ways to maintain ideal health and appearance, but even a regular schedule can’t entirely prevent this threat to your skin’s smoothness.

How does cellulite happen? Look at your skin. Underneath the surface is a layer of connective tissue, and underneath that is a layer of fat. When bands of tissue surround fat cells and tighten, it pushes the fat toward the skin’s surface, resulting in those unsightly dimples.

While there’s no one specific cause of cellulite, it’s believed a number of factors can contribute to it. Hormonal changes, blood circulation issues, genetics, and lifestyle habits may have a connection to your current cellulite problems, but there is good news. It is treatable, and you can regain smoother skin.

Dr. Kanter of Peninsula Cosmetic Surgery offers a procedure called Cellulaze. This treatment is designed to target the fat pockets that cause the bulging on your skin. Lasers work to level the fat and stimulate the collagen in your body so your skin will take on a more youthful appearance. Cellulaze is a quick outpatient treatment, too, so there’s minimal interruption to your busy schedule, and you’ll come away with great looking legs!

Want to learn more about Cellulaze and how it can help your skin look and feel tighter? Contact our Hampton Roads cosmetic surgery practice today for a consultation with Dr. Kanter.