What you need to know about Cellulite

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Chances are for most of us cellulite has crossed our mind at some stage; how to get rid of cellulite? How to prevent cellulite? What causes cellulite? It’s a big topic and doesn’t always have a simple answer. We take a look here about everything you need to know about the dreaded orange peel effect.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite, also known as adiposis edematosa is persistent subcutaneous fat that causes dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs. It actually doesn’t differ from other ‘normal’ fat structurally but only in the way it is distributed and stored in the body tissues. t’s a cosmetic problem thought to affect up to 90% of women at some point. It is usually classified into three grades depending on visibility. Despite how common cellulite is scientists are still not sure what the causes of cellulite is.

Causes of Cellulite

Despite no conclusions there are a few theories;

  • Hormonal factors
  • Genetics
  • Unhealthy Diet
  • Lifestyle factors (such as smoking and physical inactivity)
  • Clothing (tight clothing that may limit the blood flow)

Cellulite Treatments

While it might not be possible to completely eradicate cellulite for everyone, there are ways in which you can improve the appearance of cellulite.

Diet & Exercise

Cellulite is about fat deposits so naturally in the long-term treatment options include eating a healthy, balanced diet with exercise to combat common problem areas such as bums and thighs. This means keeping an eye on your salt, fat and sugar intake. Perhaps the most important is making sure you are fully hydrated. Dehydration will exacerbate cellulite.

Treating Cellulite Faster

If you want to improve the appearance of cellulite fast, consider targeted salon and spa treatment Xero Lipo (www.xerolipo.com). Performed in less than one hour, it’s painless, quick and effective. Laser technology naturally releases the fat cells in targeted areas such as the buttocks, ‘saddle-bags’, arms or ‘bings wings’ and double chins. Muscle stimulation (MS) burns the released fat and radio frequency (RF) adds gentle heat to induce tissue remodeling, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to tighten and smooth the appearance of the skin.