Cellulite has many causes and they can typically be traced to factors that include genetic predisposition, hormonal profile and lifestyle. Cellulite can appear as a byproduct of the natural aging process, or can be accelerated by factors that may include changes in metabolism, individual physiology and skin architecture, diet and exercise habits, changes in connective tissue structure, changes in the microcirculatory system, and several other hormonal and genetic factors. Cellulite takes many forms, from skin roughness to deep pockets and puckers.

While it is typically impossible to identify the multiple factors that cause cellulite in any given patient, Union Square Laser Dermatology has substantial expertise in treatments that will improve the appearance of the affected areas, in certain cases for several years. The “smoother” types of cellulite can be treated by delivering radio frequency and infrared energy to the underlying skin layers; we have often achieved excellent results with devices such as the Velashape III.

Deep pockets and puckers are typically caused by fibrous bands in the fat layer underlying the affected areas that pull the skin down and create the characteristic dimpling. For appropriate candidates, Cellfina, a procedure recently approved by the FDA, can achieve impressive results that may last for two years or longer.

There are many types of cellulite, and the best way to determine what is most likely to work for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our world class dermatologists. Schedule an appointment online or by calling our office at 212-366-5400.

Velashape B&A photos

Before and After 3 treatments with Velashape 3


36 year old female patient treated with Cellfina for cellulite on buttocks; 164lbs before and 163lbs one year after a single treatment