What Is Cellulite?

What Is Cellulite?

If you’ve been looking in the mirror of late and have started noticing dimpled or bumpy skin, rather resembling the peel of an orange, then it’s highly possible that you’ve started developing a bit of cellulite in certain areas of your body.

This is no cause for concern whatsoever and it’s incredibly common, as well as being completely harmless – so don’t panic if you have started noticing it a little. You’ll typically find it on your thighs, hips, bottom and abdomen… and the good news is that there’s a lot you can do to tackle the problem head on if you really don’t like the way it looks.

Cellulite, unfortunately, is more common in women than in men and a lot of you will find you have some after puberty has finished, mainly because fat in women is distributed across your bottom, hips and thighs – all of which, as previously mentioned, are hotspots for cellulite development. You will also likely see more of it as you get older, since your skin loses its elasticity as you age.

Genetics seems to play a part in whether or not you’ll suffer from it, although bear in mind that weight gain can make it more noticeable, so if you’re not already that active, hitting the gym in the new year could be a great resolution to make. Note that being inactive can actually make cellulite more likely, so try to remain as active as you can.

But what exactly is it?

Under the epidermis and dermis layers of your skin, you all have fat cells that store your excess energy. Running vertically between these cells are bands of connective tissue that connect the top layers of your skin to deeper body tissue. This connective tissue creates chambers to give fat cells as much room as they need.

But when these expand, your chambers will start to become crowded and bulge out, which results in a bump on the top of the skin. But your connective tissue is still attached to your deeper body tissue, which also creates a cleft in the skin – and these bulges and clefts are what cellulite is!

The good news is that there is much you can do to improve the appearance of cellulite, as well as focusing on health, nutrition and fitness. Cryolipolysis for cellulite treatments Stony Stratford can make a real difference, a non-invasive procedure that destroys your fat cells to change the contours of your body.

It’s a brilliant non-surgical alternative to liposuction and you may well hear it referred to as fat freezing. Look out for brands like LA Lipo, CoolSculpting, Lipoglaze, Clatuu, isoLip and 3D Lipo Stony Stratford, all of which are well-known and reputable.

If you have any other questions about cryolipolysis Stony Stratford and cellulite, get in touch with the team here at LA Lipo today.

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