There is a lot of confusion when it comes to cellulite removal. Some people honestly believe that creams that can completely remove cellulite, while others insist that cellulite can only be removed through surgical procedures. Some say that cellulite removal relies on losing weight. But can cellulite really be removed? Fortunately, effective and convenient cellulite treatment is possible with methods like Laser Lipo and VelaShapeIII™.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite has a lot of nicknames. Some refer to as cottage cheese on their legs, others say that their skin has an orange peel complexion, and some may jokingly refer to parts of their body that have cellulite as if they were hail-damaged.
Regardless of the nickname that is used to describe cellulite, it is something that undeniably causes people emotional stress, especially during the summer months when a person needs to trade in their heavy coats and sweaters for shorts and tank tops.
It is estimated that around 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men in developed nations have cellulite. Most women start to develop cellulite between the ages of 25 and 35, although it can form at almost any age. There is a link between estrogen production and cellulite development. This is because when a person’s estrogen levels start to decrease, so does their circulation. Less blood circulation leads to less oxygen, which in turn leads to fewer nutrients getting to the area where cellulite develops. Since there are fewer nutrients, collagen production slows down. This in conjunction with the fact that fat cells are getting larger causes the fat to protrude through the membrane that separates your subcutaneous fat from your skin. This leads to the bumpy, lumpy fat we know as cellulite.
Women often develop cellulite on their knees, buttocks and thighs. This is because these are parts of the body that have three layers of fat as opposed to just one. Women will also have multiple layers of fat in their abdomen and along the triceps.
Is Cellulite Beneficial?
Some wonder if there is a benefit to cellulite. The answer is basically no. Society has changed a lot. A lot of people have jobs that require them to sit in a chair for hours on end. They are not working in their garden, they’re not picking their food, and they’re not walking on the streets. As society has become more sedentary, the occurrences of cellulite have become more pronounced.
Proof of this can be seen when you look at photographs of women who had their legs exposed in the 40’s and 50’s. When you look at these pictures, you see that it was very rare for women to have cellulite, and there was no Photoshop to fix up these photos. Today, cellulite has become increasingly common. As a result, cellulite treatment has become hugely popular.
There is a wide range of treatments that provide differing benefits. At Breeze Laser Center, we offer convenient cellulite treatment in the form of Laser Lipo and VelaShapeIII™. If you are tired of dealing with cellulite, contact our office in Orlando to learn more about these treatments and how they can help you!