Cellulite is a topographic skin change that is claimed to occur in most post-pubertal females. It is the expression used to describe pockets of fat which are trapped and cause the dimple-like skin folds that occurs mainly in women on the pelvic region, lower limbs, and abdomen and is caused by the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue. Naturally occurring cellulite fat cells create a rough, dimply, look in the thigh, buttocks, and stomach area, leading to an orange peel–like appearance.
90% of post-adolescent women go on to develop cellulite at some time during their life although it is very hardly ever seen in men. The thighs, buttocks and the abdomen are the most common areas for a woman to develop cellulite. Although it is often mistaken for obesity, cellulite is not actually obesity related because it can also happen to thin lean women.
Cellulite is for the most part found in women during their hormonal changes such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause and also while taking birth control pills. Hormonal factors such as a rise in estrogen and/or follicle also plays a role in cellulite formation. A woman's hormones are usually responsible for the regulation of their blood flow, fat, connective tissue and lymphatic drainage. The fat cells between the two reserve fat layers situated under the subcutaneous fat layer dissolve into a slack network. A person's genetic makeup predicts their fat storage and metabolism in these layers which are predisposed by diet, exercise and lifestyle. These layers have no responsibility for cellulite forming on a person's body.
The subcutaneous fat layer in a woman is organized into large upright chambers allowing fat to be stored. In men, these chambers are organized into small slanting units. These store smaller fat quantities and are not likely to form cellulite.
Cellulite's formation is a result of complex physiological changes that occur in the subcutaneous fat layer. Regular exercise and well balanced diets do not always reverse or prevent its formation, although an unhealthy lifestyle will make the overall appearance worse over time due to poor nutrition, weight gain and lack of sufficient water intake.
With age, there is a loss in the thickness and tone of the connective tissue in the superficial fat layer and the dermis. We would recommend contacting the Green Laser Clinic if your Cellulite problems:
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