Cellulite Treatment

Do you work hard to stay in shape but still struggle with unwanted lumps and dimples? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to hide under shapewear or long hemlines anymore. You can achieve smooth, firm, dimple-free skin with the many cellulite treatment options at our Greater Houston, TX, dermatology locations serving Kingwood, Willowbrook, Pearland, The Woodlands, El Campo, and surrounding areas.

Our skin specialists offer a range of cellulite treatments to suit various skin types and treatment preferences. Each option safely reduces cellulite and creates a more attractive skin surface, sometimes within a matter of minutes.

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What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is caused when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. It causes a dimpled or lumpy look to the skin, typically in the thighs and buttocks. Cellulite has also been called orange-peel skin, cottage cheese skin, hail damage, and mattress phenomenon.

Men and women alike can develop cellulite, but it is more common in women. Up to 90% of women might experience it in their lifetime.

What Are the Best Treatments for Cellulite?

There are many cellulite treatment options available, ranging from laser treatments to subcision.

Radiofrequency (RF) Therapy

This approach heats the deeper layers of the skin to boost collagen production and create a smoother, tighter, younger-looking surface. Thermage® is one of the safest and most popular forms of treatment on the market today.


In this approach, a device reaches below the skin to cut through the fibrous bands pulling down on the skin’s surface and causing a dimpled look.


Lasers provide a combination of boosted collagen production and more even fat distribution. Results vary depending on the type of laser used.

Acoustic Wave Therapy

Acoustic waves disrupt the fibrous bands pulling down on the skin, giving the surface a smoother and more even appearance.

Your board-certified dermatologist can help you decide which approach is right for you, depending on the nature and severity of your cellulite.

What Is Recovery Like After a Cellulite Treatment?

Recovery time varies depending on the treatment itself, but most approaches require little to no downtime and yield long-lasting results.

Cellulite Treatment FAQ

What’s the fastest way to remove cellulite?

Treatments that release the fibrous bands associated with cellulite provide immediate results.

Is it possible to get rid of cellulite completely?

We offer treatments that can significantly decrease the appearance of cellulite, especially the most noticeable dimples, but it’s unlikely that we can completely eliminate it.

How long will my result last after cellulite removal treatment?

The longevity of results varies between treatments and patients but is generally as follows:

  • Thermage (radiofrequency): 2+ years
  • Subcision: About 3 years
  • Laser: About a year

I’ve heard you can get rid of cellulite with massage; is this true?

Massage may make cellulite dimples less noticeable, but the results are temporary and likely due to increased circulation.

Why do I have cellulite if I’m thin?

Cellulite is more related to the thickness and elasticity of a person’s skin than their weight.

If you would like to learn more about your cellulite treatment options in the Greater Houston area, please request a consultation online or call (713) 791-9966 to speak with one of our experienced specialists at a location near you.