Published on January 23, 2020
Slide1: What is Cellulite? Cellulite is a skin condition that appears as lump and dimple on different areas of the body especially on thighs, buttocks, and arms. When skin is underlying the fat, drawn down by connectivity tissue band to the deeper tissues, the outer skin looks like an orange peel. Around 80 to 90 percent of women and around 10 percent of men are affected by it. The most commonly used terms for cellulite are orange peel, cottage cheese or hail damage. Slide2: Why it is more common in Women? It is more often in women than men as the muscles, connectivity tissues and fat cells in women are different than men. Skin and connectivity tissues in women are thinner while fat layer is thicker, in men fat layer is thinner and skin and connectivity tissues are thicker. Slide4: Cellulite Causes There are many causes for cellulite occurrence . (A) Estrogen : Impact on Blood Vessel When estrogen (the primary female sex hormones), gets decreased (which usually happens during menopause), receptors (composed of protein) get loosen in blood vessels and thighs, it minimizes the reachability of oxygen and other nutrition. And this process allows fat cells to become larger which ended up to a bumpy fat called cellulite . (B) Pregnancy The increasing level of hormones, primarily estrogen slows down during pregnancy and the major reason for weight gain. The skin of some parts can be looked like orange peel during this period but it may get better after the baby is born. (C) Other reasons Cellulite can be caused by several other reasons including inactive lifestyle, hormones, unhealthy food choices, genetics, and pregnancy. Slide5: Is it harmful? There is no such claim that it is harmful to health but the appearance on the skin is unacceptable for the large group of people when it comes to cosmetic or skincare. Medical P rocedures and Treatment Fortunately, modern science has several treatments available to reduce the appearance. Laser Treatment Laser treatment may reduce cellulite and appearance. A thin fiber needle used to insert under the skin and the laser melts the fat. Few other tools like cannula are used for the absorption of melted fat. The laser procedure can also thicken the skin and can reduce the appearance. Results can be seen after a few therapies or sessions. Carboxytherapy Carbon dioxide gases get inserted under the skin in this therapy to increase the blood flow of the particular area. This therapy may also help, but has some side effects like temporary bruising or discomfort after the therapy. SYMPTOMS It can be identified easily as it appears on outer skin especially on the lower body parts such as thighs and buttocks. It appears like a lump and dimple or like an orange peel. Slide6: Acoustic Wave T herapy Acoustic wave therapy is performed using a hand-held device that releases sound waves on the body area affected by cellulite and vibrates the connectivity tissues. This therapy can improve the elasticity of the skin and can reduce the presence of cellulite. Improvement can be identified after several therapies. Slide7: Creams, Oils and Ointments There are multiple companies existed who manufacture cellulite oil , creams and ointments to apply on affected skin. These products may help to minimize orange peel appearances by dehydrating cells or thickening skin. This process can take months or longer for the results. Medication, exercise and healthy diet Medication may help in improving cell metabolism and blood circulation. And exercise and a healthy diet can also help you to remove fat but these practices are unlikely to assure the effectiveness, completely depends on the elasticity and the nature of the skin . Slide8: Ayurvedic products are also available for cellulite. It can help with the reduction of orange peel on skin. The products contain natural herbs like ginger, holy basil, centella asiatica , etc. to restrain fat, improve body circulation and other benefits. This process may take time for the results but the effectiveness of natural herbs is quite remarkable. There are a few ayurvedic brands functioning that can be a reliable option for providing Anti-Cellulite Body Oil , cellulite oil or other products.