Cellulite is a condition that affects 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men, in fact, most women develop cellulite after puberty.
Your body contains fibrous connective tissue that link the skin to underlying muscle tissue, while fat deposits lie in between those links. As fat cells accumulate, and the fibrous tissue cords that anchor the skin shorten, adipose (fatty) tissue pushes up against the skin; thus, creating an uneven surface and dimpling effect. Due to cellulite residing in the subcutaneous tissue where fat is mainly regulated by hormones, it is less likely to respond to diet and exercise.
What Causes Cellulite?
Individuals who have cellulite have a different composition of connective tissue. This can be triggered by underlying factors such as genetics, sex, age, and a sedentary lifestyle that influence the extent to which cellulite is present or visible. As women age and approach menopause, estrogen begins to decrease. As Estrogen levels lower in the blood, the receptors in your blood vessels causes decreased circulation; resulting in a lack of oxygen and nourishment to the area. Skin elasticity then decreases and fat cells accumulate, protruding through connective tissue. This in turn, gives the appearance of cellulite.
How Does Laser Cellulite Treatment Work?
Cellulite treatment is a unique, non-invasive treatment that uses dual-wavelengths via ultra-sound and radio-frequency to tighten loose skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The unique, wavelengths are designed to penetrate deep beneath the skin’s surface where the bulk of fat pushes outwards to make cellulite apparent. The laser will then utilise controlled heat to target the fat deposits causing natural cell death, while leaving the skin unharmed.
Areas that are affected by cellulite: