Cellulite is a condition that affects the skin, causing it to look dimpled and bumpy. The word “cellulite” comes from the Latin word for cotton or linen, since this condition was first observed on cotton fabric. It’s also known as “cottage cheese thighs,” because of its appearance when viewed from above–like small pieces of cottage cheese floating in milk!
Cellulitis is caused by fat cells that have become enlarged and trapped underneath your skin. These fat cells push against each other and form pockets of air between them, causing them to bulge outwards like little mountains on top of your legs (or wherever else you might have cellulitis). This makes it difficult for blood vessels under the surface of your skin–which normally supply oxygenated blood throughout all parts of our bodies–to reach those areas where they need it most: inside those trapped pockets where our body fat has built up over time due to poor diet choices or lack thereof; leading us down an unhealthy path towards obesity rather than one towards wellness.”
What are the Symptoms of Cellulitis?
How is Cellulite Formed?
Cellulite is the result of a combination of factors, including hormonal changes, genetic predisposition, poor diet and dehydration. Hormonal changes during puberty and pregnancy can cause cellulite to develop in women who were previously unaffected by it. As you age your skin becomes thinner and less elastic which makes it easier for fat deposits beneath the surface to bulge outwards through small gaps in your skin’s connective tissue structure.
Dehydration can also cause cellulite as well as being inactive or having an unhealthy lifestyle that includes smoking and drinking alcohol regularly (which has been shown to increase sugar levels).
Treatment Options for Cellulite
If you’re looking for a treatment that will help reduce the appearance of cellulite, there are several options available.
- Diet and exercise: These are always good first steps in any weight loss plan. Exercise helps increase blood flow to the skin, which can improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of cellulites by helping them dissipate more quickly. Eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants like vitamins C and E may also help reduce inflammation associated with cellulite formation.
- Liposuction: This surgical procedure removes excess fat from beneath your skin’s surface by suctioning it out through small incisions made near each dimple or lump on your body (called “lumps” when they’re caused by fat). Though liposuction can be effective at reducing the size of lumps caused by fat deposits under the skin, it won’t eliminate them completely–only improvement over time will do that! It’s important to note that liposuction isn’t recommended as an initial treatment option due to its high cost; rather than spending thousands on surgery when other options might work just as well (or better), try these less expensive options first before considering this one if necessary later down road.”
Prevention of Cellulite
- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Drinking plenty of water
- Exercising regularly
- Using topical creams, such as those made from caffeine or retinol (a form of vitamin A). These help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by increasing blood flow and collagen production. They also increase the breakdown of fat cells, which reduces the appearance of cellulite.
- Taking supplements such as green tea extract, pycnogenol (pine bark extract), alpha lipoic acid and grape seed extract may also be beneficial in reducing the appearance of cellulite by increasing circulation in areas affected by cellulite