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 and hair damage.
80 to 90% of woman may experience cellulite at some point of their lives.
- 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.
- Hormones likely play an important role in cellulite development: Estrogen, insulin, 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 not caused by toxins, although a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the risk. People who eat too much fat, carbohydrates, salt, and too little fiber are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite.
TREATMENT AND REMOVAL:
A deep tissue massage to reduce the appearance of cellulite by compressing arteries and increase blood and lymph flow to reduce visible cellulite.