The term cellulite is actually used to describe the dimpled or nodular appearance of skin. It most often appears on the buttocks and thighs. The most commonly accepted causes for cellulite are:
- Compromised Collagen – extensive sun exposure, certain foods (e.g. High Fructose Corn Syrup) and the natural aging process either denature existing collagen or slow down its regeneration process. Less collagen means thinner skin. Now flaws suforming cellulitech as accumulation of fluids or increased fat deposits become more apparent.
- Inflammation – the most common causes for inflammation are accumulation of toxins (heavy metals or chemicals), poor metabolism, food sensitivities (soy, gluten, dairy, etc) or excess fat. The latter, in particular, is very inflammatory. Chronic inflammation leads to skin adhesions and scarring of skin tissue, which is then classified as Cellulite Levels 3 & 4.
- Fluid Retention – inflammation and its causes lead to fluid retention. The accumulation of fluid and excess fat shows on the surface of the skin as uneven dimples.
- Abnormal Fat Deposits – these are areas of enlarged fat cells that are often caused by poor diet, lack of exercise (we have become a rather sedentary society) or poor metabolism (thyroid dysfunction).
No, treatments are very comfortable and do not require any downtime. You can go back to your daily routine immediately.
The number of treatments depends on the severity of your cellulite. We typically recommend 4-8 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart. As the aging process continues, a maintenance treatment will be necessary every other month. Think regular visits to the ‘Collagen Gym’!
Many people notice smoother skin after 1-2 treatments. Collagen softening and rebuilding is a process and, in more advanced cellulite cases, requires patience. Rest assured, even weeks after your initial set of treatments the regeneration process is still happening underneath your skin,