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Why Are Women More Likely to Have Cellulite and What You Can Do About It

Cellulite isn’t a worrisome condition health-wise, but the noticeable bumpy, dimpled skin may be interfering with how you feel about your appearance.

As a woman who understands how cellulite can affect your self-confidence, Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, offers cellulite reduction therapies using innovative EMTONE™ technology to address cellulite and improve the overall look of your skin.

Understanding cellulite

Cellulite is a common type of skin condition that causes changes in your skin’s texture. The dimpled, lumpy areas of skin develop when fat cells build up between the surface of your skin and the fibrous connective tissue below.

New fat cells push against your skin while the connective tissue pulls down. This creates the dimpling and uneven texture in your skin.

A woman’s risk for cellulite

There are several factors that make women more susceptible to cellulite:

Genetics and hormones

While men also have areas of cellulite, the condition is much more common in women due to their genetic background and hormonal changes. Cellulite often begins showing in women soon after puberty because of the way their body distributes and stores fat.

Fat is generally stored in areas like your hips, thighs, and buttocks, the same areas that you may have more noticeable cellulite.


Another common cause of cellulite is the natural aging process. As you get older, your body doesn’t produce as much collagen and elastin as it did in your youth. These two essential components are important for youthful, healthy skin. The loss of collagen and elastin can result in loose, saggy skin that makes cellulite more obvious.


The weight and hormonal changes associated with pregnancy can increase your risk of having more noticeable cellulite.

Sedentary lifestyle

If you work in a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time, or if you don’t get sufficient activity every day, you may be more likely to develop cellulite.

EMTONE to the rescue

EMTONE is a cellulite reduction technology that tones and tightens skin. The system delivers mechanical and thermal energy into the tissues below the skin without the need for incisions or downtime.

The energy prompts your body to produce new collagen, which smooths and tightens your skin. In the weeks after treatment, your skin will become smoother and more youthful.

Dr. Seman can use EMTONE on many areas of your body, such as your:

Dr. Seman also offers another technology to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The Thermi250™ body rejuvenation system uses radiofrequency technology to heat dimpled areas of your skin, stimulate new collagen growth, and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Benefits of EMTONE cellulite reduction

As EMTONE and Thermi250 are both noninvasive, nonsurgical treatments for cellulite and overall skin tightening, you can undergo your treatment without incisions or related complications.

Other benefits of EMTONE include fast treatment times and no need for recovery. You can go back to your usual activities right away without downtime.

Dr. Seman will create a custom treatment plan to address your unique needs and ensure the best outcome. Results of EMTONE are long-lasting and can often be noticeable after your very first treatment.

If you’re interested in learning how EMTONE can work for you, schedule a cellulite reduction consultation by booking an appointment online or over the phone with Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, today.

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