Cellulite

What is cellulite?

Nearly 90% of women over 30 years old have cellulite, and the fact is that cellulite is not only when you are suffering of obesity, because it affect even the thinner women. Cellulite is most commonly found on our buttocks, thighs, and abdomen, but it could be located also on the back, upper arms and calfs.

Beneath the skin are bands of fibrous tissue that surround the fat cells. When these columns, known as septa, become imbalanced and the fat cells begin to bulge through the columns (the columns don’t stretch to accommodate the expanding fat cells), cellulite arises. Because of its nature, it allows small pockets of fat to push up on the tissue, which is what gives the skin a dimpled look and cellulite is the result.

Cellulite comes in different grades:
Grade Zero : There is no visible cellulite
Grade One : If the skin is pinched, the cellulite becomes noticeable.
Grade Two : When standing, there appears to be cellulite, but when you lay down it disappears.
Grade Three : The skin looks dimpled regardless if you are standing or sitting.

Cellulite

Before / After 8 VENUS LEGACY treatments

« Warning : These photos are for reference only to illutrate the nature of the procedure, and offers no garanteeof future results. » Photo Credit : Dr Mario F. Bernier

« Orange peel-skin » a women concern ?

Beneath the skin are columns of fibrous band (septa/septi) that are surrounded by adipose cells. Physiological structure of septa are different if we compare it between men and women.

Orange peel-skin

Can we get rid of cellulite?

A healthy diet plays an important role in keeping the signs of cellulite away; physical exercise several times a week is a must too and be a smoker-free can help also.

Super anti-cellulite foods

Water: A minimum of 8 glasses a day can help by replenish the skin and give it a firmer and supple aspect. That helps to camouflage cellulite!

Green Tea: Contains catechins (a strong antioxydant), which helps to prevent collagen breakdown.

Pineapple: To increase blood circulation the Vitamin C, Potassium and Bromelain present in pineapple will helps to do this.

Banana: Rich in Potassium, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium, bananas will help in a healthy blood circulation.

Brocoli : Contains alpha lipoic acids which have been shown to help prevent hardening of collagen.

Asparagus: Great element to normalized blood capillaries and veins circulation. Known also for its diuretic purpose, it helps to evacuate toxins.

Chili Peppers: Introducing spicy food to your alimentation can help metabolism fat faster.

The treatment

Although there's no perfect solution to eliminate cellulite forever, there are treatment options available to improve the skin aspect and reduce cellulite up to 1 grade.

Read more in the VENUS LEGACY treatment section

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