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Cellulite Treatment

Heights Aesthetic Laser Center

Aesthetics located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Cellulite creates a bumpy, dimpled appearance on skin that some may find unappealing. Turn to Heights Aesthetic Laser Center in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, for your cellulite treatment needs. Rita Blufshteyn and the skilled team offer several solutions to minimize the appearance of cellulite, such as innovative skin creams and firming serums. Call today to make an appointment or schedule online through the convenient booking tool.

Cellulite Treatment

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is the natural collection of fat underneath the skin and other connective tissues within the body, such as ligaments. Cellulite commonly forms around the thighs, butt, and stomach, creating a bumpy texture best described as having peaks and valleys.

Is cellulite dangerous like lipedema and does it require treatment?

Cellulite is not harmful and doesn’t cause any medical complications. It is simply the result of fat distribution throughout the body. Cellulite differs from lipedema, where lipedema is a diagnosed medical condition resulting from excess fat accumulating in the lower body.


Lipedema may result in sensitive skin that leads to bruising, swelling, and pain, which can affect your ability to walk. Cellulite doesn’t lead to these symptoms and is purely cosmetic. 

What causes cellulite and how can I treat it?

Cellulite is very common and affects up to 90% of women and 10% of men. While the direct cause of cellulite is unknown, its formation is the result of fibrous connective tissue under the skin tightening irregularly. When this occurs, the skin pulls down, and the underlying fat pushes upward. Excess estrogen in the body can also lead to cellulite development.


There are many available options to minimize the appearance of cellulite. Some topical creams or serums come with powerful active ingredients that target cellulite. Your providers may recommend deep tissue massages to aid in cellulite reduction.


In more severe cases, laser treatments and liposuction can help minimize the appearance of cellulite. A healthy lifestyle combining a balanced diet and exercise can also treat cellulite. 

How soon can I expect to see results from cellulite treatment?

The time it takes to see measurable results varies depending on your body and the treatments you use. If you’re targeting cellulite with healthy lifestyle modifications, like exercise, you can typically see results in two to three months. Topical creams with active ingredients could take up to six months before seeing results.


Each body is unique, requiring a custom approach to care, and the experts at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center customize treatment options specific to your unique needs. It’s important to remember that cellulite is a natural part of the body and it won’t disappear overnight. 


To learn more about cellulite treatments, call the Brooklyn Heights office or go online and reserve an appointment with the booking tool.