What is Cellulite?Cellulite, also known as orange peel syndrome and adiposis edematosa, is the collection of fat under the connective tissues beneath the skin that results in formation of small bumps and irregularities. Cellulite deposits are mostly seen in the abdomen, lower limbs, thighs and the general area around the pelvis. Most post-pubescent women experience cellulite deposits and is a form of physiological disorder.
What are the signs and symptoms of Cellulite?The commonly seen signs and symptoms of cellulite include:
- Dimpled skin
- Small bumps on the skin
- Rumpled skin
What are the causes and risk factors of Cellulite?There are various causes of cellulite based on the changes in your physiology, metabolism, exercise habits, diet variation, dimorphic skin construction, connective tissue structure as well as several genetic factors. These are the main causes of cellulite formation:
Hormones:Estrogen level change is known to increase the formation of cellulite in the body. Apart from estrogen the other hormones that aggravate the growth of cellulite in the body are insulin noradrenaline, catecholamines adrenaline, prolactin and thyroidal hormones.
Genes:Genes play an important role in susceptibility to formation of cellulite.
Lifestyle:Highly stressful lifestyle results in an increase in catecholamines which is linked to formation of cellulite in the body.
Other factors:Circulatory insufficiency, lymphatic insufficiency, distribution of underlying fat deposits, biotype and race are also known to be factors indicating towards higher chances of cellulite deposition. The risks caused due to cellulite deposit are very less as it is not known to have any kind of adverse effect on the body. Cellulite is more common in women than men and is mostly seen in the buttocks, hips and thighs of a woman. Aging and elasticity decrease in the skin causes the cellulite to become more noticeable.
What are the treatment options for Cellulite in India?The treatment methods for cellulite are various but the evidence for their long-term effectiveness in not sufficient. Here are a few options that are available for treating cellulite in India:
LiposuctionThis surgical procedure is useful in removing fat deposits from under the skin however liposuction is ideally useful for removing larger fat deposits and not the finer and much smaller cellulite deposits successfully.
MesotherapyMesotherapy works by injecting enzymes, amino acids, minerals and vitamins under the skin which may help break down the cellulite fat deposits and bring slight improvement in the skin’s appearance.