The fat deposits under the skin accumulation gives an unsightly appearance. Here are the causes and the various responses to this problem.At some point in their lives, most women (and some men ) are embêtées to a varying degree by the problem of cellulite. It is lumpy substance that makes the skin look on the thighs and buttocks curd or an orange peel .
Although his name may sound like a disease, cellulite is nothing more than a normal fat ( fat deposits more accurately ) that lie beneath the skin. This fat has a bumpy appearance because it pushes against the connective tissue within the skin, causing the skin located above it to wrinkle .
Recall that the connective tissues provide insulation and stability between different organelles to their proper operation without disturbing adjacent structures. Its composition is mainly made of collagen , an elastic fabric having a high tensile strength providing the skin’s ability to expand and return to normal .
Although cellulite is not harmful , many women ( 98% of cases because of the aesthetic problem affects them ) are ready to make a lot of efforts to get rid of , creating a large market for cellulite creams and other treatments promising smooth thighs.
For information , cellulite is also called the ” superficial lipodystrophy .” Its scientific name is PEFS ( panniculitis oedemato – fibro- sclerotic ) .
Note also that although obese people may have a superficial development of lipodystrophy more pronounced , those who have less fat (and muscle by definition) have the PEFS only visibility less . Obesity is not in itself the cause of orange peel .
1) The first type of surface lipodystrophy is a compression or pinching of tissue in the buttocks or thighs. For example, the appearance of mattress on your thighs, especially when you sit with your legs crossed , may be associated with cellulite.
The compression chambers of fat cells under the skin is considered to be responsible for this, and is typical of almost all women.
2) The second type is the PEFS orange peel or mattress appearance of a woman can have in its natural posture or when it goes down.
Although cellulite is fat, you do not mean that you are overweight . Slim bodied people can still have this type of fatty deposits in their skin, which gives a lackluster appearance of orange peel . However, if you suffer from overweight , losing weight can reduce the problem of surface lipodystrophy.
The main factor in the development of cellulite is simply being … a woman. Genes play an important role. If other women in your family have a surface lipodystrophy , there is a great risk that you ayiez too.
- Other factors that influence the amount of PEFS you and visibility include:
- Unhealthy diets,
- Genetics and heredity,
- Smoking ( which damages the connective tissue) ,
- Dieting trendy or too low calorie (causing the yo- yo dieting and weight regain and excessive storage of fat)
- A slowed metabolism ,
- Taking certain medications ( such as diet pills , diuretics , sleeping pills , birth control pills , etc. . )
- A lack of physical activity ( a sedentary lifestyle )
- Hormonal changes,
- The total mass of fat in the body ,
- The thickness and color of your skin.
> Solutions and Treatments
Although there are many products and ways to deal with this aesthetic problem that promise to get rid of the thighs and buttocks, there is little evidence that most of them work well or for long . Here’s what you should know about some of the most popular choices :
1) cellulite creams
Presented as capable of dissolving fat and smooth the skin , many anti -cellulite creams contain aminophylline , a drug prescription and approved to treat asthma .
There is no scientific evidence that this type of cream is effective against cellulite, and for some people they can be downright harmful . Their apparent effect on the surface lipodystrophy may be due to narrowing of the blood vessels, and the fact that they force the water from the skin, which could be dangerous for people with circulatory problems.
Moreover , aminophylline may cause an allergic reaction in some people.
2 ) Liposuction
It is a surgical procedure to remove fat deposits from the body. Liposuction is designed to remove deep fat and not cellulite ( which is just under the skin) .
The American Academy of Dermatology warns that liposuction may actually worsen the appearance of cellulite , creating more depressions in the skin.
It is a European therapy originally designed to relieve the pain of inflammatory skin disorders. Mesotherapy involves injecting substances such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes in the localized tissue just under the skin .
Although mesotherapy can break down fat and make a slight improvement in the appearance of cellulite, it is nevertheless a risk of side effects , including swelling or infection of the skin and irregular contours in some people .
4) Massage and spa treatments
Massage and other beauty treatments can have a temporary impact on the orange peel appearance of the skin, but they do not have the ability to remove cellulite. Any effect is short-lived and probably due to the removal of excess fluid ( water retention) .
Lipocavitation , lymphatic drainage, Hydro -Jet and rolling massage are examples of massage can help improve the appearance of orange peel and combat overweight.
Endermologie and Acoustic Wave Therapy are also other types of treatment acting skin contact (massage with a special machine in both cases ) .
5) Derma Roller to cause neo- collagen
This is a cosmetic surgery technique little known in France . It is designated by the technical terms ” Dermaroller ” or ” Medical Roller” . This technique stimulates the means and deeper levels of the dermis ( it must be remembered in this connection that the cells produce collagen in the dermis ) .
This technique is the subject of many studies currently in the United States. The Dermaroller does not destroy the epidermis. After the first treatment , the skin begins its repair , the whole procedures repairs skin tissue is improved, and a neo- collagen occurs . So this is a summary of a restoration of the dermis. The problem is that relatively few medical centers offer this treatment in France .
6) The techniques of the future
Although current therapies are not really effective in reducing cellulite , doctors are trying to find new therapies using lasers and light sources to treat this aesthetic problem.
Procedure involves a red light-emitting diodes and / or infrared for transmitting certain wavelengths known to disrupt the adipose tissue , causing it to shrink. This procedure is combined with rollers (like the Derma Roller) and aspirations to soften the fibrous bands of connective tissue that cause the dimpled appearance of the skin.
7 ) Food readjustment and physical activities
Although the procedures of the future can keep their promise, for now, the best option is to make your healthy and balanced diet and increasing physical ( and if necessary lose weight ) exercise.
Experts agree that cellulite workout routine more effective is one that includes aerobic exercise and strength training with a diet high in rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber.
And even if you can not change the thickness of your skin (which is a factor of cellulite ) , food and athletic fit could help change its color. The surface lipodystrophy tend to be less visible on dark skin if you make the necessary adjustments in terms of food and sports .