What Causes Cellulite And How Can We Treat It?  

Cellulite is a common skin condition that affects many people, especially those with a higher body mass index (BMI). Most of us have heard of cellulite in some form or another, but few know the actual causes of it and how to treat it. We are going to discuss the causes of cellulite and its treatment options.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is a common but unpleasant feature for many people, causing dimpling and lumpy skin on areas like the thighs, stomach or butt. Underneath your skin's surface, unwanted fat accumulates against its connective tissue to create an uneven texture.

Cellulite is caused by uneven deposits of fat under the skin. Genetics, hormones, poor diet, lack of exercise, dehydration or smoking can cause this. Additionally, age also plays a role in forming cellulite as our metabolism slows down with age.

Is Cellulite Contagious?

Despite the common misconception, cellulite is not caused or transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. Rest assured that you can't catch it from another person.

How does Cellulite Affect my Body?

Cellulite can be aesthetically displeasing and take a toll on your self-confidence, although it doesn't pose any risk to your health or cause pain. Many people try various methods of concealing cellulite to boost their body image.

How to Treat Cellulite?

The most effective way to treat cellulite is through lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. Furthermore, drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated and healthy, which can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Several other treatments are available for those looking for more immediate results, such as massage therapy, laser treatments, and topical creams. All these treatments work together to reduce the appearance of cellulite and promote healthy skin tone.

However, for a more quick and effective treatment, we recommend going with TightSculpting®. TightSculpting® is an innovative treatment for reducing cellulite and sculpting the body without having to use invasive and surgical methods. Using the TightSculpting® laser system designed by Fotona, the process consists of two steps: PIANO® pulse, which heats the fat tissues safely and comfortably without affecting the epidermis, and SMOOTH® pulse, which promotes collagen production to bring about effective skin tightening.

What’s great about TightSculpting® is that it requires minimal to no downtime and is relatively painless. While some patients may feel a slight tingling sensation, especially during the PIANO® pulse, the process is extremely bearable due to cold air being blasted on the treated area by our doctors.

Read here to find out more about our TightSculpting® treatment.


Cellulite is a prevalent problem that affects many people regardless of their BMI or age. The good news is that there are ways to treat it without resorting to drastic measures such as surgery. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, while other treatments like massage therapy or laser treatments, such as TightSculpting® cellulite, can provide more immediate results. Whatever treatment you choose, make sure you speak with your doctor first before making any decisions about your health and well-being!

All of our treatments are overseen by Dr Oba, who is based in Japan and is considered a leading expert in liposuction. Through his expertise, Tokyo Garden Singapore has risen to become a top aesthetic medical clinic in Singapore. If you’re interested in our services, feel free to reach out to us here.