WHAT IS CELLULITE?
Cellulite refers to the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin. Common names for this skin concern are orange-peel skin, cottage-cheese skin, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon. This skin concern can affect both genders but is more common in women due to differences in the distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. Nearly 90 percent of all women experience it at some point in their lives.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, but it appears to result from an interaction between the connective tissue and the layer of fat below the skin. In women, fat cells and connective tissue in this layer are arranged vertically. In men, the tissue has a criss-cross structure, which may explain why men are less likely to have it than women. In addition, there are several other factors that appear to contribute:
- Hormonal Factors and Age: Hormones likely play an important role in cellulite development. One theory is that as estrogen in women decreases in the approach to menopause, blood flow to the connective tissue under the skin also decreases. Lower circulation means less oxygen in the area, resulting in lower collagen production. Age also causes the skin to become less elastic, thinner, and more likely to sag, increasing the appearance of cellulite.
- Genetics: Genetic factors such as metabolism, distribution of fat under the skin, and circulatory levels all contribute to the likelihood of developing it.
- Dietary and Lifestyle Factors: Cellulite is not caused by “toxins,” although a healthy lifestyle may help stop it from forming. People who eat too much fat, carbohydrates, and salt and too little fiber are likely to have greater amounts. It may also be more prevalent in smokers and those that lead sedentary lifestyles.
- Clothing: Wearing tight underwear can limit blood flow, possibly contributing to occurrences.
HOW IS CELLULITE TREATED?
Luckily, Wow Medi Spa offers multiple options for treating your cellulite, these include:
CELLULITE REMOVAL IN DULUTH, GEORGIA!
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