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Understanding Cellulite

Before you think about treating cellulite, it is good to understand what cellulite is and why we develop it. Why are your thighs lumpy and dimply? Well, you can thank cellulite for that. While it is a type of fat, it differs from other kinds. Some call it cottage-cheese or orange-peel skin. Call it what you like, but knowing the facts about cellulite can better understand how to treat it.

The Stages of Cellulite

Understanding the 5 stages of cellulite

Cellulite is a problem women often face, especially in their adult life. You know that as soon as it becomes visible, it is going to pose an issue. So once you start trying out your bikinis and see that you need to address this issue, stop here for a minute and read this. In essence, to be able to remove or minimize it, it is vital to first understand what cellulite is. That is why today, we will go through the 5 stages of cellulite and understand how it forms in your body. And of course, after discovering the cause, you will be able to remove it and enjoy your body!

The 5 stages of cellulite

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Since there are many reasons why women come face to face with cellulite, we can only approach this from one perspective. How does cellulite happen? Why does this seem to be something that, over time, becomes a part of the woman’s body? This is why we are taking a look into how cellulite forms and cellulite treatment.

The first stage – the impairment that happens between the connective tissues and the waste trapped in the cell, is caused by slow blood flow. This is a beginner's stage, and several treatments are recommended here. Approximately three to six treatments should remove the cellulite completely!

The second stage – at this stage, if you start pinching your skin a little bit you will be able to see the cellulite. The poor circulation will subsequently lead to leakage of blood to the connective tissues. Because of the issue with the veins, you will notice that your skin will start to look discolored and blotchy. This is when you will start asking yourself how to treat cellulite. This is an intermediate stage, and five to ten treatments will reduce it.

The third stage – the cellulite starts being visible on the surface of the skin. Even though the skin is still soft, this cellulite is more noticeable now. At this stage of cellulite, you would be looking into ten to fifteen treatments.

The fourth stage – since there is a stagnation in lymphatic fluid, the skin where there is cellulite starts to become cold to the touch and starts to harden a little bit. Since the visibility is higher now, you are looking at fifteen to twenty treatments to dissolve this.

The fifth stage – the skin feels very cold to the touch and is incredibly firm. This is how you know that the cellulite has matured and is now in its final stage. Now you should start looking into how to treat cellulite. At this point, you would need more than twenty treatments to overcome this.

Final summation
When you are looking for ways to remove or reduce your cellulite, the first thing that comes to mind is cellulite treatment. Now that you are aware of the stages of cellulite and how it forms in your body, you know that you can cut its growth at any stage. If you are interested in booking a treatment, feel free to get in touch! Get to the contact page and find out something more about the treatments that can be offered here!

The Facts About Cellulite

Fact #1: It can affect men and women.

Cellulite happens to everyone, however, women tend to have it more often. This is due to the different distributions of muscle, fat, and connective tissues.

Fact #2: Cellulite comes in grades.

There is a severity of cellulite scale that comes in three grades. The first is considered mild, much like an orange peel with a slightly sagging appearance. The second is moderate which looks more like cottage cheese. Then there’s the third grading of cellulite with deep depressions in the skin.

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Fact #3: The cause is unknown.

No one can pinpoint the exact cause for cellulite. Speculation abounds from interaction between the dermatological layer just under the skin surface and the connective tissue and layer of fat.


Fact #4: Some things may make you more prone for cellulite though.

While the cause of cellulite is unknown, certain factors may increase your chances for cellulite. Among them, hormones like estrogen, prolactin, and insulin, to name a few, are involved in the production of cellulite. Coupled with aging that brings on thinner skin and lower circulation, your body will produce less collagen while fat cells enlarge, making these deposits of fat far more visible.


Your genes may play a role in cellulite development too. That’s beyond your control, though dietary and lifestyle factors are something that lets you take charge. By eating healthfully and exercising, you’ll be less likely to have cellulite show up.

Fact #5: Even thin people can have cellulite.

It’s certainly true that those with excess fat will more prevalently have cellulite. However, cellulite can happen to those that are slim and fit too. Generally, you’ll be more prone to cellulite after your 25th birthday though it can happen when you’re younger than that.


Fact #6: You may be able to minimize the appearance of cellulite.

There’s no one cure for cellulite that works permanently. Yet, there are a few things you can do to help minimize the way it looks. For starters, you’ll want to limit processed foods and sugars to get your estrogen levels balanced and reduce the amount of fat storage in your body. You’ll also want to exercise for these same reasons.

Schedule your appointment

If you’d like to learn more about Cellulite Treatment in Fairfax, VA get in touch with our team at Atlas Bodyworks. We’re your experts in body shaping techniques that work. Give our team a call today at 703-560-1122 or send a message using our online contact form. We look forward to seeing you.

Targeted Treatments to Diminish Cellulite

Cellulite is entirely normal; nearly 90% of women have it. With such a large population struggling to find solutions towards finding confidence in our bodies, it can be overwhelming to find solutions that effectively reduce and get rid of unsightly cellulite.


Atlas Bodyworks has you covered. With various services to help diminish the appearance of cellulite, we’re here to explain six of our best technologies that effectively treat cellulite. Let’s jump into it!

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Endermologie® By LPG


If you’re looking for a non-invasive procedure targeted for tightening and toning the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite, then look no further than our Endermologie treatment! Completely painless and lasting around 55 minutes, this treatment offers a head-to-toe total body experience.


Unlike liposuction, which requires considerable downtime and is an invasive surgery, Endermologie offers similar results without any drawbacks. Clients share the experience as feeling similar to a deep tissue massage and praise the treatment for leaving them feeling relaxed and refreshed.


To complete this treatment, a qualified technician will use our Endermologie machine for around 55 minutes to help tone and tighten your entire body. During this process, the fat beneath the skin that causes unsightly cellulite will be softened- and can be flushed out of the body naturally. You can expect your entire body to feel tighter and lose inches.


You can expect to see results quickly; most clients notice them after their first session! For best results, consider following a treatment protocol of Endermologie sessions two times a week for at least three weeks.


Zemits EndoLuxx


Our newest service that targets cellulite and aging skin is our Zemits EndoLuxx Deep Tissue Contouring Therapy. This non-invasive, no-downtime treatment is perfect for those looking for a collagen boost! It primarily targets cellulite, muscle tone, excess fibrous tissue, fluid retention, and other signs of skin aging. It is also perfect for those looking for a sports recovery treatment!


Zermits EndoLuxx works by increasing lymphatic activity and drainage and plumping up the skin. This treatment utilizes an array of silicon 3D rollers that rotate at a high-speed and compressive micro-vibrations to yield an excellent deep-tissue massage. This cutting-edge technology helps to increase muscle tone and circulates the lymphatic system.


This relaxing and rejuvenating service lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes and length. Perfect for when you want to target a specific part of your body- you can expect results quickly.


Venus Legacy


Aging and weight gain cause most types of cellulite that people struggle with. Consider a treatment that is specialized in addressing skin aging to tackle unsightly cellulite using cutting-edge technology. The Venus Legacy treatment uses VariPulse™ technology to tackle skin imperfections.


This treatment employs Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic fields. It works phenomenally to target cellulite, loose skin, and skin aging concerns such as wrinkles. This treatment is safe and comfortable, with no downtime to keep you from your busy schedule.


The Venus Legacy treatment uses heat and suction to achieve stunning results. It creates a thermal reaction in the skin by using radio frequencies that produce new collagen. Wrinkles and fine lines are banished and reduced thanks to the new collagen production, and skin is left reinvigorated. Our VariPulse technology creates suction during the treatment and ensures comfort during the procedure.


Depending upon the treatment site, treatments last anywhere from 15 to 40 minutes and require zero downtime. Some redness can be expected at treatment sites; however, you can anticipate seeing results immediately after your first session! Many clients opt for 6-10 sessions to see optimal results; final results can be seen 3-4 months after their last treatment.




Our BallancerPro treatment removes toxins from the body. It increases bodily circulation, resulting in beautiful, firmer skin and a cellulite appearance reduction. BallancerPro works by having our clients wear inflatable garments: a jacket that targets the upper body and pants to target the lower body.


This treatment is a terrific choice for lymphatic drainage- from a boosted immune system and faster metabolism to a more toned physical appearance, our BallancerPro treatment offers many benefits. After one treatment, you can expect a reduced bloating appearance. We recommend 10-12 treatments spread over 3-4 weeks for optimal results to combat cellulite appearance.


M’lis Contouring Wraps


Backed by medical research, our M’lis Contouring Wraps can help you attain incredible results after a single treatment. This treatment was first used for patients with diabetes struggling with lymphatic drainage. What resulted for these patients was increased circulation and lymphatic draining that aided in cleansing tissues in the body.


This treatment is performed by a professional who will begin the process by spreading a specially crafted cream over the treatment area. Next, they’ll wrap the area with a thin plastic wrap, which will trap the moisture from the cream and promote circulation to the site.


Sunlighten Infrared Sauna


Saunas have been widely enjoyed for their therapeutic and relaxing properties. Now, thanks to our Full Spectrum Sunlighten Sauna that uses Near, Mid, and Far infrared light, you can enjoy all the benefits a traditional sauna has and bodily transformation with the reduction of visible cellulite.


This non-invasive method will mildly and gently raise your body's temperature and can help burn additional calories- helping you reach your weight loss goals. Another great feature our Infrared Sauna offers is that it is spacious enough for up to 6 clients- consider bringing a friend with you during your treatment! You can expect weight loss and bodily changes after six months of regular treatments.


What’s The Right Choice for You?


With so many choices available for targeted cellulite treatment, it can be hard to know which treatment is the right one. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

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