The term "cellulite" was
coined in 1973 to refer to the dimpled appearance of
the skin that some people have on their hips, thighs,
and buttocks. This appearance is much more common in
women than in men because of differences in the way
fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in
men and women's skin. Although female hormones may play
a role in contributing to this fat distribution, cellulite
is not treatable by hormone therapy.
How is Cellulite formed?
All the muscles of the body are wrapped in
a padding of fatty connective tissue. The fatty cells
of the padding, bathed in a liquid medium, are held
in place by a network of fibres, nourished and cleansed
by body fluids. These fluids cleanse the fatty tissue,
when this process is slowed down; the tissue is flooded
with waste materials that thicken into gelatin-like
substance and hardens to form immovable pockets.
Cellulite is formed due to:
- Water retention problems.
- Lack of proper circulation.
- Dietary factors which include food additives, chemical
preservatives & hormones.
- By increasing circulation in areas where Cellulite
- By decreasing excessive water retention.(tea)
- By adding certain ingredients in your nutrition
that we call "internal helpers".(pills)
- By following diet restrictions: restricting salt,
chemical additives and spicy foods.
- Low-fat diet : A low-fat diet is
usually recommended as part of a weight maintenance
lifestyle. However, the notion that you can shrink
a localized fat lump or smooth out a dimple by eating
less fat makes as little sense when it comes to cellulite
as it does when it comes to flabby thighs or "love
- Dietary supplements : Several of
these products have been marketed and contain a variety
of ingredients such as ginkgo biloba, sweet clover,
grape seed bioflavinoids, bladderwrack extract, oil
of evening primrose, fish oil, and soy lecithin. These
preparations claim to have positive effects on the
body such as boosting metabolism, improving circulation,
protecting against cell damage, and breaking down
fats. Such claims are difficult to evaluate as is
the case with similar assertions made on behalf of
many supplements and alternative therapies.Additionally,
because these products are sold as dietary supplements
and not as drugs, they are not subject to the jurisdiction
of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Massage treatments : In the past
few years, several machines have been introduced that
massage the areas affected by cellulite. These machines
use rolling cylinders to gather areas of skin and
massage them inside a chamber. Again, no scientific
studies are available to demonstrate the effectiveness
of this treatment, which appears to redistribute fat
rather than permanently alter its configuration under
- Vela Smooth : The VelaSmooth's™
has launched a new revolution in the medical treatment
of cellulite, a problem affecting more than 80% of
women and the remaining 20 % think they have it. It
is a medical device which combines both-light as well
as mechanical energies - Bi-Polar Radio Frequency,
Infrared Light and tissue mobilization to safely and
effectively re-contour the skin surface.
How about liposuction ?
Liposuction is the technique of extracting fat by vacuuming
it from under the skin . However it is not effective
for cellulite. In fact, liposuction may worsen the appearance
of the skin by sucking out the cushion of fat that resides
just under the skin. The result is additional dimpling
of the skin.