What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is your subcutaneous body fat, which, due to collagen fibers that have either broken down, grown too taut or too lax and fails to contain fatty deposits uniformly. The collagen fibers connect the skin to the underlying muscles and are sandwiched in between layers of fat. The accumulation of these fat cells pushing up against the skin as the fibers work to pull the skin down, can cause the fat to bulge in some areas, making the skin look dimpled.
What causes Cellulite?
Women have numerous hormonal changes in their bodies including puberty, pregnancy, menopause, birth control, lifestyle and age. Hormones help regulate lymphatic drainage, blood flow, connective tissue and fat, which all contribute to the development of cellulite. Cellulite occurs in women of all shapes and sizes. While diet and exercise can impact some areas affected by cellulite, many parts of the body are immune.
The appearance of cellulite can be exasperated by not drinking enough water, weight gain and unhealthy eating and drinking habits. As the body ages the skin loses elasticity, tone and thickness which results in more pronounced cellulite.
Areas you can treat are