Cellulite which resembles cottage cheese or orange peel was first described in the
1920s. Cellulite usually first appears on the buttocks and thighs occurs more
frequently in overweight women than in obese men.
Cellulite involves the microcirculation and lymphatics with the fat pushing through the
framework of the superficial fascia. Through MRI and spectroscopic studies,
subcutaneous fat has been found to herniate into the reticular and papillary portions
of the dermis.
While the skin thickness is not enlarged in women with cellulite, the fat layer is
five-times thicker in cellulite.
Cellulite affects 80% of women above age 35. Cellulite is also becoming common in
adolescent girls and young boys. Men are not immune. Cellulite progressively
worsens in both sexes and may result in physical and psychological issues.
Cellulite is a visually apparent lumps that resemble cottage cheese and is commonly
found on buttocks, stomach, arms and thighs. Academically, the term is used to
describe deposits of fat trapped in pockets of connective tissues that are situated
just under the skin. Cosmetically, cellulite is responsible for the bulky and irregular
appearance that is visible even from moderate distances.
There are many factors that contribute to the formation of cellulite. Causes of
cellulite include hormonal changes during pregnancy, and weight gain. A sedentary
lifestyle and an excess consumption of saturated fats and carbohydrates also
contributes to forming cellulite. Diet and exercise are crucial to the treatment
regimen for cellulite.
How to Get Rid of Cellulite ?
Cosmetic surgeons agree that weight loss and aerobic exercises are two of the best
tools to win the battle against cellulite.
LipoErase cream, 1319nm Laser, and Thermage CPT therapy are clinically proven to
drastically reduce cellulite.
Mesotherapy, sweat wraps, IPL and LED lasers, suction and roller machines and
liposuction are not effective in treating cellulite.
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