Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It usually affects the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen but can also occur in other areas. Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.
As summer approaches, most women dread the thought of stripping off to their bathers.
Regardless of size, cellulite is the bane of most women's lives, and can really affect self-confidence.
It lurks mainly on the lower body, specifically the buttocks, back of legs, thighs and occasionally, the tummy.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a term for the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin.
The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, but it appears to result from an interaction between the connective tissue in the dermatological layer that lies below the surface of the skin and the layer of fat that is just below it.
In women, the fat cells and connective tissue in this layer are arranged vertically.
Between 80 and 90 percent of women may experience cellulite at some point in their lives. If the fat cells protrude into the layer of skin, this gives the appearance of cellulite.
Men have a criss-cross structure in the tissue, which can explain why males are less likely to have cellulite than women.
How Do We Treat Cellulite?
Radio frequency with Exilis is a course of four treatments with initial photographs and follow up reviews alongside our homecare plan. Radio frequency is a very good way of tightening up the skin whilst bursting the fat cells beneath.