All About Cellulite 


Cellulite is thought to be caused by small recesses or lobules in the hypodermis, which are separated by bands of fibrous tissue called septa. In men these tend to run in line with the skin, but in women these bands are perpendicular to the skin.

Cellulite results from both a build-up of fat (adipose tissue) and water retention around the dermis and hypodermis. If fat cells increase their volume, as happens with weight gain, and water accumulates in these recesses, then the walls are compressed, damaging the microcirculation and their natural form of the cell.

Because these walls are attached to the dermis at anchor points, they pull the skin surface whilst far cell push towards the dermis. In other words when the fat cells get bigger, ‘the envelopes’ containing them change shape and pull on the anchor points of the skin. The result is a skin surface that takes on a bumpy orange peel appearance.

Over time the condition worsens, fat and water become wholly enclosed in a prison of always hardened septa.

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