Cellulite is one the most common confidence killers out there for women, causing many to cover up their legs and arms all year round. Although the winter may be the perfect weather for this kind of clothing, life is too short to feel insecure about your appearance. If cellulite is an issue in your life, you’re not alone, and there are remedies available to enhance your appearance again.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is lumpy, dimpled flesh that most often occurs in the abdominal area, thighs, hips, buttocks and arms. It is most commonly caused by a breakdown in the connective tissues within the dermis, that when weakened, allow fat to bulge to the surface of the skin.
What factors most commonly affect cellulite?
Many factors in life can cause cellulite to form including genetics, overall skin thickness, fat distribution and actual amount of body fat.
Who suffers from cellulite the most?
According to the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, nearly 85 percent of women over the age of 20 suffer from cellulite. In comparison, statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have found that only 10 percent of men have issues concerning cellulite. Why?
Men on average have thicker skin than their female counterparts, making it harder for the cellulite to actually rise to the top skin layers.
How can I change the way cellulite affects my life?
There are a few ways to combat cellulite. For starters, get active! By engaging in a more healthy, active lifestyle, the skin and underlying muscles as well as connective tissues will become strengthened. Others may choose to eat a more balanced diet, one that eliminates some foods that can cause excessive weight gain.
These changes may not be enough. If this is the case, a cosmetic change can make all the difference. By undergoing a dermal filler treatment or other noninvasive treatment, such as laser therapy and massage techniques, some of the effects can be erased.
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