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Cellulite

Also known as orange peel skin condition

What is cellulite ?

Cellulite is a cluster of fat cells that gives the skin a dimpled and irregular appearance similar to an orange peel. It appears mainly on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen and affects almost exclusively women.

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What can cause cellulite to appear on the body?

Here is the most communs cellulite causes :

Hormones

Female hormonal variations are the main cause of cellulite, especially during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Under the effect of surges of oestrogenic hormones, the fat cells that are responsible for storing fat fill up excessively so that they compress the blood and lymphatic vessels. This causes water retention and poor circulation, resulting in a bulging, “padded” appearance on the skin’s surface.

Aging

Collagen is a protein found in the body that provides firmness, flexibility, cohesion and hydration to the skin. From the age of 25, the natural production of collagen slows down little by little. The surface of the skin becomes thinner and looser, accentuating the appearance of cellulite.

Physiognomy

The structure of adipose tissue, which includes all fat cells, differs in women and men. In men, the partitions of the fatty tissue are criss-crossed and form a sort of lattice that is difficult to penetrate. In women, these partitions are thinner and arranged perpendicularly. When there is an increase in adipose tissue, the fat cells stored there are projected upwards and are compressed between the partitions – like balls compacted in a net. This creates an irregularity on the surface of the skin.

Day to day habits

Other factors can contribute to the appearance or accentuation of cellulite, such as: heredity, excess weight, lack of physical activity, poor diet, stress, blood or lymphatic circulation problems, smoking and alcohol.

Is there any treatment for cellulite skin condition ?

Short answer: yes! Here is a technique at the cutting edge of technology: radio frequency. You could even learn to master this technique through one of our specialized training in medical aesthetics across Canada.

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