Cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. The enlarged pockets of fat are pushed towards the skin’s surface by tight, inflexible connective tissue.
Cellulite is visible as dimples that appear on the surface of the skin, along with raised areas. The appearance of these dimples is primarily on the thighs and buttock area, although it can also appear on the arms and abdominal region.
Cellulite is commonly known as orange peel syndrome or cottage cheese skin. In scientific terms it is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissues that manifests topographically as skin dimpling and nodularity.
Cellulite is a problem faced by a vast majority of women and unfortunately, it is notoriously hard to shift these dreaded orange peel dimples.
Cellulite is found in people of all weights, although it may be more noticeable in those who are overweight. Over 80% of women over the age of twenty say that they suffer from the unsightly dimpling.
Cellulite isn't harmful. Many people, though, would like to get rid of it because of the way it looks.
Cellulite is caused by changes which take place far below the skin’s surface These changes include the expansion of the fat cells in the hypodermal fat layer, which becomes thickened as a result, and the fact that the fibrous bands which connect the muscle and the skin become hardened and lose their flexibility when they contract.
This will result in the connective band pulling the skin down, causing cellulite’s dimpled effect and trapping pockets of fat, causing the trapped fat to bulge towards the skin’s surface. Unfortunately as these changes are happening below the skin’s surface and causing cellulite to appear, the skin is losing its elasticity because collagen production has slowed down and the skin becomes thinner, making cellulite appear even worse.
There are three biological factors which contribute to the development of cellulite; these are a thickened hypodermal fat layer, the depletion of collagen as we age and the hardening of the fibrous connective tissue septae.
Other factors which could cause cellulite are-
Cellulaze is a treatment for cellulite with lasting results. It is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure performed by a qualified physician. Cellulaze is clinically proven to increase your skin's natural thickness for a smoother, healthier look that lasts.
The procedure entails marking the areas of cellulite to be treated. A couple of tiny incisions will be made, about the size of the tip of a pen. Local anesthesia is used to numb the required area. Then the Cellulaze laser fiber is threaded through a very small tube (or cannula) and inserted through the incision site.It levels out bumps of fat. It treat dimples by releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on the . It also stimulates collagen production to increase your skin’s depth and elasticity for a smoother look. The liquefied fat is thus gently pressed out.
A minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure performed by a qualified physician. Cellulaze is a new anti-cellulite treatment clinically proven to increase your skin's natural thickness for a smoother, healthier look that lasts.