Cellulite Treatment Specialist

FamilyMed Centers

Medical Center & Medical Spa located in Cicero, IL

If you have the bumpy fat of cellulite, you know how difficult it is to eliminate. FamilyMed Centers in Cicero, Illinois, offers TempSure™ radiofrequency treatments to smooth cellulite and allow you to show your skin confidently again. If you can’t help but cover up your thighs, buttocks, or hips because of ugly cellulite, call or schedule an appointment online at FamilyMed Centers to explore cellulite treatment options.

Cellulite Treatment Q & A

What is cellulite?

You can recognize the fat known as cellulite by the dimples and bumpiness on your skin. It is a very common skin condition in which fat cells protrude between weblike strands of connective tissue. Between 80% and 90% of women get cellulite. Men can get cellulite, too, but women’s bodies are more prone to it because of the way their fat distributes.

Cellulite may appear in several areas of your body. It is commonly found on your:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Stomach
  • Hips

You may notice cellulite on other parts of your body, too. Each body is different, so there’s no way to determine where you’ll develop cellulite.

How did I get cellulite?

Nobody knows the true cause of cellulite, but several factors seem to contribute to it. Probable risk factors include:

  • Genetics
  • An inactive lifestyle
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal factors, like menopause or puberty
  • Smoking
  • An unhealthy diet

There isn’t much that you can do to predict or prevent cellulite. The irregular patterns of connective tissue beneath your skin are a contributing factor, but you cannot change their shape to work against cellulite formation.

What are my cellulite treatment options?

There are several treatments available for cellulite, most of which yield temporary results. Because of this, you can expect to come in for regular cellulite treatments in order to keep your smooth, cellulite-free skin. There are medications and creams available to make your bumpy skin look smoother. Caffeine-based creams and medications work by dehydrating your cells, while retinol thickens your skin to make cellulite divots more shallow.

FamilyMed Centers offers a better cellulite treatment with TempSure™, a device that uses radiofrequency waves to heat and massage your deep tissues underneath the cellulite. The heat softens the tight connective tissues that cause your fat cells to bunch up. It also softens the fat to make it less prone to clumping. With several sessions, the appearance of your cellulite is significantly reduced.

Is cellulite treatment safe?

Smooth skin via TempSure cellulite treatment is an effective option for nearly anyone who wants less cellulite and a younger looking body. Because there are a few restrictions, you should mention if you have:

  • A pacemaker
  • A defibrillator implant
  • Any other metal devices in your body
  • An autoimmune disease

Once the treatment is over, you should protect your skin from the sunlight while outside and follow any other instructions that FamilyMed team gives you for aftercare.

If you’re tired of covering up the bumpy parts of your upper thighs, hips, or stomach, call or schedule an appointment online at FamilyMed Centers to learn more about cellulite reduction.