Tiffany: I’m a runner and a former athlete, and have always taken care of my body and my health. These past few years since college I’ve been seeing unwelcome changes in the shape and appearance of my body. Exercising regularly and eating healthily aren’t working to keep me looking fit anymore, and I’m kind of limited in what I feel comfortable wearing now, too - sometimes I can see the lumps through my clothes. Any advice on how to help smooth and firm my waist and thigh areas, beyond “eat less and exercise more”? Thank you!
Dr. White: For a young person, you are wise beyond your years. Yes, diet and exercise are essential to a healthy lifestyle. And yes, they don’t always go all the way in addressing unwanted fat and cellulite.
What’s the difference between the two? Great question! Here’s a possible surprise: not all fat is bad for you. “Essential fat” is the minimum amount of fat necessary for basic physical and physiological health. Conversely, you know what they say about too much of anything ... An office visit to assess you is first and foremost in understanding how much “fat” you really have.
Now, as for what cellulite is: Cellulite is actually a combination of two effects: fat pushing up on the skin, and the fibrous bands that join our skin and muscle wall becoming rigid and pulling down. This effect is even more pronounced as we age and our skin thins even more. Because this occurs inside our body, under the skin, topical creams are ineffective; the root of the problem needs to be treated.
We offer safe, proven, minimally invasive treatments to attack fat and cellulite - both with little downtime. SmartLipo Triplex laser body sculpting targets unwanted fat to reshape your body. Cellulaze permanently reduces the appearance of cellulite, and increases your skin’s natural depth for a smoother, healthier look that lasts.
Both treatments are performed under local anesthesia, take only a few hours, and have amazing long-lasting results - immediate and longer term.
Get started on a smoother, healthier looking body today with a simple call to Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center!