Cellulite also called orange peel mainly affects women. This is the most common body defect today that is well known to most women over 20. Unfortunately, once it appears, fighting it can be really difficult. Today on our blog about why cellulite is formed and how to deal with it.
Cellulite is formed when there are disorders in microcirculation, then stasis and swelling are formed. There is also a change in metabolism, which in turn leads to the formation of a fatty tissue defect, which manifests itself in an uneven, folded, nodular, sometimes thickened surface of the skin, resembling an orange skin. Cellulite most often occurs on the thighs, stomach, arms and buttocks.
It is, though it cannot be seen with the naked eye
Cellulite may develop for a long time and initially give no symptoms visible on the surface of the skin. However, there is already venous and lymphatic stasis, which can be seen in a microscopic examination, then we are talking about the first degree of cellulite. Later, when it enters the second stage, the changes are visible to the naked eye, although most often it is noticeable only when we squeeze the folds of the skin. The third stage is changes that can be seen without the need to squeeze the skin or tighten the muscles, it is at this stage that cellulite takes the form of an orange skin, the fourth most advanced stage is additionally appearing bumps and clearly palpable under the fingers of hardening, at this stage may also appear pain.
Why is it created?
When we think about cellulite right before our eyes we have a person struggling with overweight or even obesity. That is why it is worth mentioning that such changes also apply to slim and active women.
The following are responsible for the formation of cellulite:
- Hormones - estrogens are most often blamed - female hormones responsible, among others, for the formation of reproductive organs and regulation of the menstrual cycle, the problem occurs when there are too many of them, then there is, among others, circulatory disorders, excessive water storage in the body, tissue growth fat and swelling. However, this is not the end of insulin, prolactin and hormonal disorders occurring in the course of thyroid disease.
- Diet - a diet low in vegetables and fiber and rich in highly processed products as well as salt and animal fats is also very important here. It promotes water retention, excessive fat accumulation, constipation and leads to circulatory disorders. Adverse effects also have too much coffee, sweet carbonated drinks, alcohol and cigarettes.
- Lack of physical activity - cellulite is also favored by a sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity, then muscle mass decreases and fat tissue increases. Regular muscle work, however, supports the work of the circulatory system, while reducing the risk of stasis and swelling.
- Tight clothes - impede the flow of blood and lymph in the tissues, and by disrupting their proper functioning, they increase the risk of cellulite. The situation is similar, unfortunately, also in the case of high-heeled shoes, which can also contribute to circulatory disorders and, as a result, promote the formation of cellulite.
- Stress - cellulite is also favored by chronic stress, which is when excessive cortisol secretion occurs, which promotes fat deposits and long-term muscle tension, which impedes proper blood flow.
- Drugs - cellulite may also appear as a result of taking certain medications, e.g. antihistamines, medicines used to treat hyperthyroidism, betablockers, and sometimes also hormonal contraception.
- High temperature - high temperature is conducive to the formation of an orange skin, so it is worth giving up hot baths, frequent visits to the sauna and solarium, and excessive body exposure to the sun
How to deal with cellulite?
Fighting cellulite is not easy, but we can effectively improve the condition of the skin, increase its tone, improve circulation and accelerate regeneration. Appropriate care can be effective when cellulite is still in its early stages. Good results are achieved by massage, you can use a special rough sponge and shower with cold and warm water for this purpose. Massaging the body with ice cubes is also a great way. After such a procedure, it is enough to apply a good cream or lotion intended for cellulite-prone skin. Coffee peeling 2-3 times a week also works very well. Coffee supports the reduction of adipose tissue and reduces the formation of new ones, firms, tightens and smoothes the skin, improves circulation, speeds up metabolism and perfectly oxygenates.
Aesthetic medicine versus cellulite
When home remedies fail, it is worth using the help of a specialist. Remember also that time counts, if you get to the aesthetic medicine office in the early stages of cellulite, fighting it will be easier and less painful and the effects more visible. Therefore, it is worth making an appointment before the changes visible on your body appear. Experienced specialists will take care of you at REVIVE CLINIC™, who will assess the condition of your skin and arrange the best treatment plan for you.
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- CRYO T SHOCK
This treatment freezes unwanted fat to get rid of it. With this cryolipolysis, fat below the skin is reduced. You'll need multiple treatments. Results appear gradually over few weeks.
The treatment involves injecting a cocktail of natural extracts, as well as amino acids, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the middle layers of the skin. This is done to promote local circulation, local metabolism and hence it leads to localized fat loss, skin firmness and a substantive reduction of cellulite.
- ANTI-CELLULITE MASKS and BODY WRAP.
Various topical treatments are promoted as capable of reducing the skin dimpling of cellulite by improving skin texture and plumping the skin. The effect of applying these creams to the affected skin is likely indirect and short-lived. If you want to try such creams, look for products that include caffeine, retinol, and alpha hydroxy acids and aminophylline.
Remember that what treatments will be best for you should be decided by an experienced specialist who will conduct a detailed interview with you, get acquainted with your state of health and carefully look at the changes that have appeared on your skin. The specialist will also decide on how many and what treatments you will need to obtain satisfactory results, how long the therapy will last and how you should care for your skin after its completion.