You want to reduce your cellulite? Before you do that, you have to know exactly what cellulite is. So then, what is it?
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is about more than just fat. Body fat or body size do not determine the appearance of cellulite. Instead, the bumpy appearance of cellulite on your skin is caused by fat forming between fibrous connective tissue. This is why it appears as dimples on the skin, and as this fibrous tissue exists mostly on the pelvic region, that is where cellulite tends to form.
Okay, so we know what cellulite is, but what causes it? There are many factors that can cause cellulite to suddenly appear, but some of them include changes in metabolism, physiology, hormonal factors, genetic factors, or even a high-stress lifestyle.
While anyone can get cellulite, it predominantly happens to women. According to various studies (such as this one), 80-90% of post-adolescent women will show signs, while only 10% of men experience it.
The reason cellulite overwhelmingly affects women is because of the way the female body is structured. Collagen is the main protein in the connective tissues that hold in fat, forming in a fashion that allows fat to peek through and create that unwanted dimpled look. In men, this structure is built in a way that doesn’t cause a pronounced dimpled look. According to the Scientific American magazine, this along with the way female hormones are structured, mean women experience cellulite much more often than men.
How do you treat it?
At Bense SurgiSpa, we use treatments such as Mesotherapy and BodyFX to target fat cells in specific areas and break them down. Book a free consultation with us today to find out which method will work best for you!