It estimated that upwards of 80% of women in the US have cellulite. Those are some very startling statistics, and what’s even more surprising is the fact that even slim women have it. Men can also get cellulite, but it is much more prevalent in women, because of the difference in structure of the fat cells. Hormonal factors, diet, stress, and genetics are also thought to play a part.
Cellulite is really deposits of fat that bulge just below the surface of the skin. It is often described as being lumpy, or having a cottage cheese appearance. That’s because the fat is separated by connective tissue and when this tissue breaks down, the fat pushes through, and it is this that gives cellulite that dimpled appearance. Cellulite is usually found on the hips, buttocks, and thighs.
Types of Cellulite
Cellulite is not all the same, there are different grades of cellulite classified according to appearance.There is cellulite that seems to suddenly appear on skin that otherwise looks fine. This type only emerges when the skin is pinched or compressed. Then there is the orange peel type of cellulite that is very visible, and shows up whether a woman is standing or lying down.For some women, cellulite can be very painful. This is the most severe type of cellulite, and is characterized by raised areas and nodules on the skin.
Traditional treatments for cellulite like topical creams have been surpassed by superior radio frequency (RF) technology, which significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite. The Endymed RF is one such treatment. It is a non-invasive cellulite treatment that utilizes RF technology. The RF waves regenerate the skin cells and stimulates collagen, to reduce cellulite.
We also use acoustic wave therapy, or AWT, to treat cellulite. AWT improves the flexibility of the connective tissue; breaks up the fibrous bands and releases the attached skin; and enhances fibroblastic activity, including reproduction of new collagen. The result is smoother, firmer skin.
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