Cellulite can affect both men and women, but it is more common in women, due to the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. Cellulite is usually categorised as visibly, lumpy and uneven skin, with that characteristic 'orange peel' texture, giving a poor cosmetic appearance.
Cellulite is caused by many factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, genetics, hormones, and hypothyroidism. These contributing factors lead to poor blood circulation and a dysfunctional lymphatic system. Primarily, cellulite is caused by weakened connective tissue.
Cellulite can be classed in the following ways:
Hard Cellulite - This is found in younger woman who in many cases, have good muscle tone. It is a compact type of cellulite that adheres closely to the deeper skin layers and can at times be accompanied by a feeling of numbness or loss of tactile sensation.
Soft Cellulite - The superficial layer is softer and detached from the deeper tissue. It tends to cover large areas, especially the thighs and upper arms and retains a lot of water.
Endomatous Cellulite - This is a variation of soft cellulite with a greater presence of water and is found mainly in the lower extremities. It is often a combination of soft cellulite with areas of hard cellulite also present.
Here at Face the Future we use a treatment called Lipotripsy to tackle stubborn cellulite and re-tone the skin, offering measurable results in an achievable timeline.