What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is typically identified as the dimpled skin usually found on thighs, buttocks, hips and abdomen.
Cellulite affects 80% of all women. Cellulite is caused by multiple factors: heredity, poor blood circulation, unbalanced nutrition, sedentary life style, stress etc. It is a hormone dependent process and is more likely to occur after pregnancy or in premenopausal period.
When, during aging, the skin loses elasticity and firmness because of the reduction of collagen fibers, elastin and hyaluronic acid, it no longer appears smooth or even. One of the reasons for that is that the clusters of subcutaneous fat that are normally tightly held in place by collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid start revealing their detached and fragmented structure. This is the essential reason for the “orange peel” appearance in cellulite.
Blood vessels may become compressed in the connective tissue, causing localized water retention and poor elimination of fat and toxins. This may contribute to a more resistant type of cellulite.
Cellulite is a chronic condition. It cannot be cured, but there are many methods to reduce it. Using comprehensive approach you will achieve the best benefits:
- Diet should include reasonable caloric intake (1500 to 1800 cal) and a low fat diet spread evenly during the day (at least 3 meals)
- Exercise daily with attention to all muscle groups
- Maintain good hydration status using water instead of sweetened or artificially sweetened drinks
- Combination of Mesotherapie and Endermologie is a very successful program