As a woman grows older, there are many types of skin conditions that one would be encounter. For most of the time, these conditions are just left untreated since they do not pose and significant alteration to a person’s lifestyle.
But there are also conditions that one would want to get over with since its appearance is not good at all. And among these skin condition is cellulite formation.
What is cellulite?
Normally, the subcutaneous fat is located below the epidermis.
However, if there are any breaks into this dermal layer, the subcutaneous fat could fit its way to this breakage and would protrude to the skin surface thus causing irregularities and nodularities on the skin.
Who gets to be affected with cellulite?
Cellulite formation is more common among women of the post-pubertal age group. This is due to the fact that as a woman grows older, there are more fat deposits that are being produced due to the hormone estrogen.
However, if there is excessive fat formation under the skin, this could go up and bulge into the skin surface causing the cellulite formation. So it is not necessary that the older you get, the more cellulite you would have on the skin.
It is more of a fat principle that the more fat you’ll have, the more chances for cellulite to form under your skin.
What are the common causes of cellulite formation?
Having cellulite does not mean you are obese since there are other conditions that may cause the appearance of cellulite on a woman.
These other causes are poor diet, slow metabolism, lack of physical activity, hormonal changes especially that which involves estrogen, dehydration, total body fat and thickness and color of your skin.
Genetics also play a role when it comes to cellulite formation. So if your mom has it, there is also a bigger chance that you might get it too.
Can cellulite be treated?
Since cellulite formation is basically due to the abnormalities of your adipose tissues or fat tissues, then there are creams and treatments that one could use to reduce the appearance of your cellulite.
One common treatment is the cellulite cream which you could apply topically on the affected areas of your skin to prevent and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
The only downside to these creams is that they have not been proven to be effective and there are other people who get irritation from using the creams.
Other techniques such as liposuction are effective in removing fat deposits in your body. Therefore, with the decreased amount of fat in the body, it could follow the disappearance of cellulite too!
However this technique is quite expensive and there are some clinics that offer fake liposuction therapy that may do more harm than good.
So it is always to consult your physician before you take any actions to your cellulite since they are the only ones who could help you safely and effectively.