What is Cellulite?

We all know we don’t like Cellulite but do really know what it is or how it shows up on our bodies?

Let’s Break It Down … 

Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas.  Cellulite occurs due to shrinkage or shortening of the fibrous tissue cords that anchor the skin. In other words, Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.

Cellulite can affect both men and women, but it is more common in females, due to the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue.  Heredity, skin thickness, gender, the amount and distribution of body fat, and age can all influence the extent to which cellulite is present or visible.

Got Cellulite? You’re not alone: The cosmetic condition affects nearly 90% of women at some point during their lives.

As common as Cellulite is, there’s also a lot of misinformation out there about what it is, what causes it, and how to get rid of it. So before scheduling a cosmetic procedure, or spending money on over-the-counter products, understand the basics of Cellulite.


The Best Way to Understand Cellulite is to Go Through the Common Questions that Come with Cellulite

Here We Breakdown the Most Common “Fixes” “Thoughts” About Cellulite and Share if it is Fact or Myth

Cellulite is caused by toxins in your body


Some over-the-counter cellulite products may claim to help remove impurities and toxins from the body. But their claims about what causes cellulite are supported by science. Connective tissue can be weakened by hormones, lack of exercise and muscle tone, excess fat, and poor circulation, but Cellulite is not caused by “toxins.”


Women get more cellulite than men


Women tend to carry more fat around their hips and thighs. Women also have less supportive connective tissue to keep it all in place. It is estimated, that about 10% of men suffer from Cellulite, as well.

Cellulite may be in your genes


It’s true that Cellulite runs in families; if your mother and grandmother had Cellulite, you have a better chance of also developing it. Genetics is only one small part of the cellulite puzzle; factors like diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight also play a role.


Cellulite only happens to out-of-shape people


Being overweight does make the appearance of cellulite more noticeable; the more fat you have underneath your skin, the more it’s likely to put stress on your connective tissue and bulge out of its weak spots. But Cellulite also happens to women (and some ment) of all shapes and sizes.

Certain foods can help fight Cellulite


Your diet alone can’t determine whether you will or will not get cellulite, but eating a well-balanced, plant-heavy diet can reduce inflammation throughout your body and help you maintain a healthy weight.  Staying hydrated—both by drinking water and by eating plenty of foods with high water content—will also keep your connective tissue strong and supple, and may even help you slim down.


Non-invasive procedures for Cellulite really do work


In order to reduce the appearance of Cellulite, treatments that incorporate Radio Frequency is your best bet. Thankfully at Laserlicious there is a system in the market that targets Cellulite with patented Focused Radio Frequency in a comfortable and efficient way. The JuVaShape Ultra is an advanced Body Contouring & Body Shaping, Skin Tightening and Skin Rejuvenation System that safely and effectively contours the body with proven results.

With a combination of Focused Radio Frequency energy and a massage device, the JuVaShape Ultra increases the metabolism of fat tissue – reducing fat cell volume and stimulating lymphatic drainage it breaks down Cellulite, leaving the skin firmer, visibly smoother.

Book an Appointment