What is Cellulite?
to put it simply, the best way to describe Cellulite is the name given to the formation of lumps and dimples that appear just underneath the surface of the skin. Cellulite can be found in both men and women but it’s usually more common in females due to the different distributions of fat muscle and connective tissue. it is said that between 80 and 90% of all women will most likely experience Cellulite at some point in their lives- even a very slim and lean person can experience Cellulite.
Most people assume that Cellulite is just excess fat, but this is in fact entirely incorrect.
Cellulite involves fat, but it is in fact more to do with connective fibres between the skin and muscle.
it is assumed that losing weight will make your Cellulite disappear, but this is also entirely incorrect. if you’re not building muscle while eating a healthy, low sugar diet, and keep your diet clean from most processed carbohydrates, weight loss may still exasperate Cellulite.
we shall get on to a cosmetic treatment for the removal of Cellulite, but if a non-surgical treatment is still not the option you are interested in, then aerobic exercise and weight training are two of the most efficient ways to reduce and eliminate the bulging of fat within the connective tissue that leads to Cellulite formation.
Why do we get Cellulite?
Cellulite occurs when the connective tissue that lies below the surface of the skin and the layer of fat just below that attach themselves to one another. the fat cells and connective tissue are arranged vertically under the surface of the skin. If these cells protrude into the layer of skin, this is when the appearance of Cellulite begins. The formation of the tissue in men is structured differently to that in women, which is why Cellulite is less common in men than in women.
The vertical arrangement of that tissue attaches to the collagen fibre strands and create pockets of skin.
Hormones and age also play a likely part in Cellulite development. Oestrogen, insulin, thyroid hormones, and prolactin can be triggers of Cellulite. when oestrogen levels decrease, as a women ages and approaches menopause, blood flow to the connective tissue under the skin also decreases. the reduction in circulation means less oxygen appears in certain areas resulting in lower collagen production. although fat is not responsible for Cellulite, fat cells will also enlarge when oestrogen levels fall. when this happens, fat deposits become more visible as the fat under the skin protrudes through weakening connective tissue which results in the dimpling effect.
As we age the skin becomes less elastic, thinner, and more likely to sag. this decrease in skin quality will also increase the chances of Cellulite developing and becoming visible.
Of course, there is always the genetic factors to consider. if an older generation is prone to Cellulite this can be passed down through gene make up.
A high salt and too-little fibre diet can have a great effect on the amount of Cellulite formed in the body.
An unhealthy lifestyle that includes smoking, lack of exercise and even a job for example that required standing in one position for too long will also increase chances.
Are there different types of Cellulite?
There are three different types of Cellulite, that are graded from one to three.
Grade 1-this is Cellulite that only appears when you pinch the skin
Grade 2– this is the Cellulite that appears when you’re standing up, but when you lie down it disappears
Grade 3– grade 3 Cellulite is when the nodules appear whether you are lying down or standing up.
How can we remove Cellulite?
At eclipse we offer training in the removal of Cellulite. this treatment is known as Celluerase.
Celluerase is a micro surgical blade treatment specifically designed to erase depressed lesions that result from the alteration of connective tissue strands that tether the dermis to the deeper layers.
It is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anaesthetic where a special micro blade is used to separate the bands of connective tissue allowing the skin to spring back resulting in a smoother appearance.
it is possible to treat multiple areas at once; for example, the thighs, the buttocks and only one treatment session is usually required to achieve the desired look and breakdown of Cellulite.
Celluerase can be combined with other active ingredients such as mesotherapy or injectable lipolytic products to help breakdown the fat and aid lymphatic drainage to produce the smoother appearance to the skin in the treated area.
Because Celluerase Cellulite removal training is only minimally invasive, there is very little downtime or bruising involved with this particular treatment and results are almost imminent after receiving Celluerase.