It is estimated that over 80% of women suffer from a medical condition known as cellulite. Alarmingly, this condition can often become apparent even at a young age, with some girls as young as 16 presenting symptoms. Currently there are a number of treatment procedures to improve the appearance of cellulite and promoting skin firmness however before considering these options, it is important to clearly understand the causes of Cellulite, how it becomes apparent and what we can do about it.
The medical term , 'cellulite,' refers to the condition of dimple formation in the skin due to uneven deposition of fat. These fat deposits in the subcutaneous tissues lead to a bulging dermis featuring an irregular and undulating surface. The most common areas for cellulite development are the buttocks, thighs, lower limbs and the belly.
Cellulite is more common in women than men. It usually surfaces post puberty or with age, usually when women approach menopause. These days however, more and more women are iron to this condition and the answer lies in the structure of collagen. The structural protein component of connective tissues in women is formed in an upright manner while in men this stays in a more cross-linked fashion. The cross-linked form can hold fat better than the pillar-like form, resulting in frequent cellulite formation in women than men.
The causes of cellulite are many from genetic pre disposition to alteration in physiology and lifestyles; The list is long however out of the many, the most prevalent causes are:
Estrogen, the primary sex hormone for females, is believed to play a leading role in the formation of cellulite. Estrogen is a fat creator, thus a woman's body in short, is typically designed to store fat in huge amounts. Other hormones such as insulin and thyroid hormones too, may trigger cellulite formation.
A genetic component within the human body can also lead to cellulite formation at times. But, this is not always a compulsion and can lie dormant throughout life.
Diet regimes and lifestyles play a major role in cellulite formation. High-calorie meals and lack of exercise are the prime causes of cellulite and obesity. And to top all the woes, the biochemical processes of the human body are still active.
We, at Melbourne Cellulite Treatment, employ the effective Syneron VelaShape II system of cellulite reduction and body re-shaping. This system uses a combination of Bi-polar Radiofrequency heat, Infrared heat, suction pulses and body massage with mechanical rollers to re-firm and re-shape problem areas. This combination has experimentally been proven to be effective in clinical improvements in almost 90 % of patients. It is now considered as the gold standard in medical grade cellulite treatment procedures.
The VelaShape II system uses non-invasive techniques. There are no reports of any harm due to the treatment procedure till date. Several medical studies have reported no side effects as yet and the Syneron VelaShape II device is the only device to have both FDA and TGA approval for cellulite reduction and body re-shaping. The process is completely painless and very effective.