Cellulite is a common and harmless condition which mainly occurs in women. It causes the skin to appear lumpy and dimpled. Most commonly found on the legs, buttocks, abdomen and hips, it can greatly impact confidence and self-esteem.
There are a lot of cellulite treatments available on the market, but the majority are ineffective. If you want to clear up your cellulite for good, it is essential to target the underlying causes.
Why does cellulite develop?
Cellulite appears due to an excess build-up of fat underneath your skin, pushing against the fasciae or connective tissue in the dermis. Its exact cause isn’t known, though it does tend to link to genetics, age, and body fat percentage. How thick your skin is will also determine how visible the condition is and poor circulation can make it worse.
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and looser as collagen breaks down. This can also cause cellulite to appear much more noticeable.
Why is cellulite most visible on the legs and buttocks?
Although cellulite can occur on any area of the body, it does tend to be more prevalent in the legs and buttocks. The buttocks and thighs are a common place for fat to form. If you tend to put more weight on in these areas, that is where the cellulite will develop.
It is important to note that cellulite doesn’t just develop due to weight issues. It can occur on all body types, with 90% of women expected to develop it throughout their lifetime.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Body Ballancer
TREATMENT OPTION: BODY BALLANCER
Body Ballancer is an invigorating compression therapy system which is used in our London clinic. It utilises the proven principles of manual lymphatic drainage to aid detox, slimming, toning and to reduce cellulite.
The treatment can reduce cellulite and volume in the abdomen, upper arms, buttocks and legs — areas which are often affected by water retention.FIND OUT MORE