Most women, to varying degrees, are plagued with cellulite, a condition that gives the skin a dimpled appearance and usually is most prevalent in the thigh, hip and buttock areas. In fact, around 90% of women have cellulite. Cellulite affects slim women as well as those who are overweight or obese and often develops from adolescence onwards.
Cellulite is the ‘orange peel’ effect seen on the abdomen, thighs and buttocks which gives the skin a dimpled appearance. It is considered to be an important factor of overall body image, confidence and self-esteem.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is often incorrectly associated with being overweight. Cellulite is actually caused by fibrous tissues that connect the skin to the underlying muscle layer. Between the skin and the muscle is a layer of fat. This fat can push against those connective tissues, causing them to pull the skin downward, resulting in the dimpled or “cottage cheese” appearance of cellulite.
There are lifestyle and health factors that contribute to how much cellulite you develop and how visible it is. By managing these factors, you may be able to reduce the appearance of cellulite. These factors include:
- Poor diet or fad diets
- Slow metabolism
- Lack of exercise
- Hormonal changes
- Total body fat
Sante Medical offers two treatments that help in the fight against cellulite.
LPG Endermologie is a treatment of European origin and has recently gained popularity. The mechanical device consists of two moving rollers that travel across the skin with a suction-generated vacuum between the rollers. The rollers exert a positive force on the skin and subcutaneous tissues, and the suction draws a fold of skin and fat into the vacuum space. The roller/suction motion massages the tissues more deeply than manual massage. Endermologie softens the connective tissue, increases blood flow to the skin and aids in lymphatic flow, resulting in cellular nutrition, waste elimination and a noticeable improvement in cellulite.
Slim-Up Drain is the latest in lymphatic drainage technology, a computerized compression therapy from Italy. Therapeutic benefits include immune system stimulation, the reduction of swelling, and improved circulation. Slim-Up Drain can reduce the appearance of cellulite and promote the elimination of toxins.
After a thorough examination and consultation, Sante Medical will create a custom treatment plan for your cellulite that will also serve to even its texture and tone.