Busting Common Myths About What Causes Cellulite

What Causes Cellulite

Busting Common Myths About What Causes Cellulite

Tired of those bumps and dimples on your butt? Cellulite is a common problem that affects nearly every woman. It’s a normal, yet annoying, part of life — and treatments for what causes cellulite haven’t been available. 

The aesthetic experts at AESTHETICS 360° are dedicated to debunking cellulite myths while providing our patients with proven and effective treatments catered to their specific needs. Read on to learn more about some common cellulite myths, the truth about what causes those pesky dimples and bumps, as well as a new treatment option that we’re really excited about! 

Myth #1: Cellulite is Caused by Fat

This is a common misconception that is simply untrue. About 90 percent of women will develop cellulite during their lifetime. That means women of all shapes and sizes can develop cellulite, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of!

Myth #2: Diet and Exercise Can Eliminate Cellulite

While proper exercise and nutrition is absolutely essential for a healthy body, cellulite isn’t eliminated easily. Diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to combat cellulite because those aren’t solutions for what causes cellulite.

There are three factors that combine to create cellulite:

  • Fibrous Bands: Underneath the skin is a pattern of fibrous bands. Over time, these bands thicken, which causes tension on the skin above it. This tension is what causes the dimpled appearance on the skin’s surface. 
  • Skin Laxity: Fatty tissue thins out, making your skin thinner. The looser your skin, the more space fat cells have to fill — creating a more dramatic appearance of cellulite. 
  • Fat: Fat cells enlarge and push into the skin, while the thickened fibrous bands pull down, creating an uneven skin surface. 

Women’s fat cells are larger than men’s, thanks to estrogen. Those larger skin cells push into the skin as those fibrous bands pull down, resulting in a dimpled appearance. That’s why nearly 9 out of 10 women develop cellulite at some point in their lives. 

Myth #3: It’s Impossible to Reverse Cellulite Development

Until recently, there wasn’t an effective solution to treat what causes cellulite. AESTHETICS 360° is now the first medical spa in Milwaukee to offer the groundbreaking new treatment QWO®, the first and only FDA-approved injectable for cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.

QWO is an enzyme that essentially destroys the collagen in the thick fibrous bands of your body. Injected in three sessions, this treatment is a non-surgical option for reducing the appearance of cellulite. The injections take as little as 10 minutes per session, and some women see results as soon as 10 weeks after their final session!

Learn more about QWO cellulite treatment

Visit the QWO Pros at AESTHETICS 360° 

QWO is not only changing the conversation about cellulite — but giving women the power to do something about it. And it all starts with your complimentary consultation at A360! 

Whenever you’re ready to take the next step in your aesthetic journey, AESTHETICS 360° is standing by and ready to provide you with the medical spa experience you deserve. Use our online assessment tool or book a complimentary consultation with our QWO Pros today to learn more about the 360-degree difference. 

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