What Causes Sudden Cellulite?

Young woman with cellulite problem on light background Cellulite is a common skin condition characterized by a dimpled, lumpy, or orange peel texture. It has several known causes that have nothing to do with what you eat or how often you exercise. Keep reading to learn why cellulite forms — and how to treat it with QWO®.

Thin Skin

The aging process changes the structure of your skin. It becomes thinner, weaker, and less elastic. It also begins to sag due to gravity. These changes can worsen the look of cellulite. 

Fat Cells

Did you know that your fat cells can shrink and expand? Fat cells commonly increase in size due to significant or rapid weight gain. When that happens, they can push up on the skin.

However, weight gain is not the only culprit. Even thin, active people sometimes struggle with a cottage cheese texture on their butt, legs, and other areas due to the presence of fat cells.

Fibrous Bands

There is a pattern of fibrous bands beneath your skin that connect to the underlying muscles. These bands can thicken over time. As a result, they put added tension on the overlying skin. Fibrous bands can also tighten irregularly and pull down on your skin to create unwanted lumps.

Other Factors To Consider

You’ve just learned about the primary causes of cellulite. But the truth is that experts don’t fully understand why our skin takes on a dimpled texture. There might be many other factors involved, such as:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Body type
  • Sun exposure
  • Yo-yo dieting
  • Alcohol
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of muscle
  • Inflammation 
  • Dehydration

If your cellulite has suddenly gotten worse, it can be helpful to talk to an anesthetic specialist about the potential explanation. You can also explore in-office treatments like QWO injections. 

Ask Us About QWO

If you are looking for an effective cellulite treatment, consider QWO. This injectable is thought to target the structural causes of cellulite to unlock smoother skin. Call 503-699-6464 today to schedule a consultation at In My Own Skin Med Spa located in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

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