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Cellulite is a common cosmetic concern characterised by the dimpled or lumpy appearance of skin, often likened to an orange peel. It typically occurs on the thighs, buttocks, and sometimes on the abdomen and arms. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not solely a result of excess body fat. It actually arises from a combination of factors.

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One major contributor to cellulite is the structure of subcutaneous fat beneath the skin. Unlike men, women have a lattice-like arrangement of fat cells, which can allow pockets of fat to protrude through connective tissue, creating the characteristic dimples. Hormonal fluctuations, particularly oestrogen, play a significant role in this structural difference, which is why cellulite is more prevalent in women.

Genetics also play a crucial role in determining susceptibility to cellulite. If a person’s parents or grandparents had cellulite, they are more likely to develop it themselves. Additionally, lifestyle factors like diet, exercise, and hydration levels can influence the severity. A diet high in processed foods and lacking in nutrient-dense options can exacerbate the appearance of cellulite. Lack of physical activity can lead to diminished muscle tone, further contributing to the prominence of cellulite. Collagen, a protein responsible for skin’s elasticity, weakens with age, making older individuals more prone to cellulite. Smoking and excessive sun exposure can also impair collagen production, exacerbating the issue.

While cellulite is a normal occurrence, it’s important to note that it’s not a medical condition and poses no health risks. Many individuals choose to embrace their bodies with confidence, but for those seeking to reduce the appearance of cellulite, a balanced diet, regular exercise, and targeted skincare treatments can be effective approaches. However, this may not always provide the desired effect which is where Face Medical can help. The Body Ballancer is a suit that delivers rhythmic compressions to the lower body. The device is based on providing similar benefits to lymphatic massage therapy which can help to produce smoother, toned looking skin.