Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance.It usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas. Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.
Fast facts about cellulite
Cellulite is also known as orange-peel skin due to its appearance and affects 80 to 90 percent of women.
Cellulite is a term for the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin. Common names for cellulite are orange-peel skin, cottage-cheese skin, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon. Cellulite can affect both men and women, but it is more common in females, due to the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. Between 80 and 90 percent of women may experience cellulite at some point in their lives.
Grades Of Cellulite
A cellulite severity scale, published in 2009, ranks the condition using three grades:
The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, but it appears to result from an interaction between the connective tissue in the dermatological layer that lies below the surface of the skin, and the layer of fat that is just below it.
Hormonal factors and age
Hormones likely play an important role in cellulite development. Estrogen, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are part of the cellulite production process.
Certain genes are required for cellulite development. Genetic factors can be linked to a person’s speed of metabolism, distribution of fat under the skin, ethnicity, and circulatory levels. These can affect the chance of cellulite developing.
Cellulite is more prevalent in people who have excess fat, but slim and fit people can have it too. It is more likely to happen after the age of 25 years, but it can affect younger people as well, including teenagers.
Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment is a new and promising technology for the non-surgical body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction. Pure RF energy can be used in treatments to effectively contour the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite and fat. With deep, controlled heating of the fatty layers under the skin, the effects of tissue tightening and increased blood circulation mean that fatty deposits are drained through the lymphatic system, reducing the appearance of cellulite. Based on current RF technologies we use most clients will see an improvement in their skin tone, a reduction in the appearance of cellulite and possible inch loss, with minimal risks and downtime. Multiple treatments are needed to achieve optimal results 6-8 treatments spaced 7-10 days apart.