What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within connective tissue that causes a dimpled, “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” appearance.
How does one get Cellulite?
When there is weakness of the collagen layer of the skin due to aging, genetic, hormonal and other factors, the fat cells start pushing out in to the skin. Normally, the fat cells are in an area of skin below the dermis layer. When there is weakness in the collagen layer of the skin, the fat cells start protruding or herniating out resulting in an uneven skin surface. In addition, the collagen bonds within where the fat cells are located and are stretched, causing further unevenness to the skin’s surface.
What causes Cellulite?
While the exact cause of cellulite varies from person to person, changes in metabolism, physiology, diet and exercise habits, obesity, sex-specific dimorphic skin architecture, alteration of connective tissue structure, hormonal factors, genetic factors, the microcirculatory system, the extracellular matrix, and subtle inflammatory alteration play important role in causing cellulite.
How common is Cellulite?
Cellulite is very common and is thought to occur in as much as 80–90% of adult females, although some have more than others. Both men and women have cellulite but it appears more frequently in women due to the types of fat and connective tissue that women have.
Can hormones play a part in Cellulite?
Hormones play a dominant role in the formation of cellulite. Estrogen may be the important hormone in the development of cellulite. However, there has been no reliable clinical evidence to support such a claim. Other hormones, including insulin, the catecholamines adrenaline and noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin, are all believed to participate in the development of cellulite.
Can genes play a part in Cellulite?
Yes, some genetic factors have been known to lead to increased risk of Cellulite.
What predisposes one to Cellulite? Can stress lead to Cellulite?
Several factors such as sex, race, biotype, distribution of subcutaneous fat, and predisposition to lymphatic and circulatory insufficiency have all been shown to contribute to cellulite. A high-stress lifestyle will cause an increase in the level of catecholamines, which have also been associated with the development of cellulite.
W8MD’s Tripolar Radio Frequency Cellulite Reduction
Our advanced Tripolar Radio Frequency cellulite reduction solutions reduce the size of the fat cells in the target area and strengthen & regenerate the collagen fibres. The reduction in the volume of the fat cells causes the skin to go back to its initial form, while the strengthened collagen fibres ensure that the skin has the elasticity it requires.
Is RF Cellulite Treatment FDA Approved?
Cellulite reduction treatments are not only FDA approved, but also safe, fast, effective and suitable for all skin types, and will not interfere with your daily routine. Results are both immediate and long-term.
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