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The Truth About Cellulite

If you've been scrolling through social media lately you've probably seen that perfect beach bikini picture with a woman who has no stretch marks or cellulite. If you're thinking to yourself "HOW do they keep the cellulite away?!" ...keep reading for answers.

Cellulite affects 80% of women, so it's interesting we don't talk about why it happens. We are conditioned to see that beautiful bikini picture and compare our bodies to what we see through a social media lens.

Cellulite is seen as a sign of being overweight & out of shape which isn't entirely true!

What Is Cellulite?

Cellulite is the name for the fat that pushes against the connective tissue beneath your skin. While cellulite can affect both men and women, it's more common in women. Women's skin collagen is arranged in parallel rows, like pillars, this leads to compartmentalization of fat, which makes cellulite visible.

While being overweight tends to make cellulite more noticeable, women of all shapes and sizes can have it. The main symptom is the appearance of lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and belly.

While there is no exact cause, there are various factors that can contribute to how noticeable your cellulite is. The most common reasons why cellulite is more noticeable on some women more than others?

Here are a few factors:


One of the most common reasons you may have cellulite is having family members who also have it. Studies have identified genes that appear to play roles in your susceptibility to cellulite.

Hormones such as estrogen, noradrenaline, insulin, prolactin and thyroid hormones play a part in the development of cellulite. Estrogen plays a huge role in fat regulation. This hormone causes fat to build up in the breasts, thighs, and buttocks. When estrogen declines in menopause, it becomes easier for women to gain weight, which then exacerbates cellulite.

A diet that is heavy in fat, sugar, carbs, and salt contributes greatly to the severity of cellulite. Try and opt for whole foods like fruits and vegetables to help decrease excess fat production.

Skin Structure

Healthy skin with good amounts of collagen holds fatty areas tighter so cellulite doesn't show as much.


It's inevitable as we age our skin becomes less elastic. The decline in elasticity causes blood vessels to become more fragile and the skin begins to sag, making cellulite that much more pronounced.

How Can I Get Rid Of My Cellulite?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, nonsurgical fat-freezing procedure that combats stubborn trouble spots, such as the abs, thighs, and chin resulting in up to 20% – 25% fat reduction within three months.

QWO™ is the first and only FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women.

Functional Medicine Providers often offer medical weight loss solutions. Patients work with a nutritionist to create an exercise regimen and nutritious diet plan, as well as recommend any additional supplementation to help the patient lose weight without the use of surgery. The goal of medical weight loss is to help the patient achieve and maintain a long-term healthy body.


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Brett Markowitz, CEO of Age Rejuvenation

Brett Markowitz founded AgeRejuvenation to provide a solid structure of weight loss, nutrition, anti-aging, and hormone balance solutions for his beloved patients. His goal is to help permanently change the patient’s everyday wellness habits so each individual can live a healthier and happier life.


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