Cellulite (also known as “orange peel” or the “mattress” phenomenon) is often described as a condition where the skin looks uneven or dimpled. Any area of the body can be affected by cellulite but the areas most often affected by cellulite are the thighs, abdomen and buttocks. The condition is much more common in female than male. Practically all female display some degree of cellulite after their puberty (age13-15).
Normally, fat cells collect in compartments surrounded by connective tissue fibers under the outer layer of the skin. As a result of slower circulation, poor cell permeability, build up of cellular waste and obesity these compartments of fat cells get trapped and swollen, giving the appearance of “cottage cheese”. Some of the contributing factors for developing cellulite are: heredity, age, hormones, insufficient water intake, diet (alcohol, caffeine, insufficient fiber intake, etc.), smoking, lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle”.
Cellulite is not really a disease but rather a body image problem. A healthy life style, a balanced diet and smoking cessation should be the first line of intervention. There are several cellulite treatments available:
At VITA Medical Spa, we will help guide you in choosing the appropriate cellulite treatment to achieve a desired result. Call today for your free consultation to find out which treatment is right for you.
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