With a twinkle in their eye, many speak of the “modern bump plague,” alluding to the dents on the thighs and buttocks of many women: Nine out of ten women over 30 are affected by cellulite. Orange peel skin is not a disease and therefore does not lead to any physical complaints. Rather, the uneven skin is a cosmetic problem that bothers those affected. There are many tips and tricks against cellulite, but they are often – if at all – only effective in the short term. An effective long-term reduction is promised by the Cellfina method, which we introduce to you in this blog post.
How does cellulite develop?
In simple terms, cellulite is displaced connective tissue mixed with large fat cells that press against the skin from the inside. The resulting dimples are most visible in the areas where the body has particularly large fat reserves – and that is on the thighs as well as the buttocks.
The cause has nothing to do with body weight: The dimples arise from a genetic predisposition. However, whether and how strongly they become visible also depends on the health and structure of the skin. Additional factors such as taking estrogens (“the pill”), stress or smoking promote the development of cellulite.
Cellulite is a classic women’s problem: women’s connective tissue is more loosely connected than men’s, which is why fat cells are more easily displaced. In addition, women’s skin is thinner, making dimples more visible. Incidentally, the special connective tissue structure is deliberate on nature’s part: it ensures that women can react flexibly during pregnancy to changes such as the growing belly or the loosening of the pelvis for childbirth. For many women, cellulite appears for the first time after pregnancy.
What can be done about cellulite?
There are things that can be done to improve its appearance: A balanced diet rich in vitamins is a good start. Exercise and avoiding anything that weakens the skin’s structure (such as nicotine, alcohol and too much sun) can also help. Anti-cellulite creams and lotions can also be useful if used regularly. The same goes for manual brush massages.
For some women, these tips are already enough to get the dimples under control. For others, cellulite is more stubborn. The currently most effective method of combating orange peel skin is called “Cellfina“. It targets the cause – the shortened connective tissue fibers in the subcutaneous fatty tissue with the fat cells that swell to varying degrees.
During the treatment, the shortened tissue bands are cut with a sharp needle under local anesthesia. As a result, the skin relaxes and the dimples disappear. The result is visible immediately after the treatment and still improves within the next eight to ten months. The result lasts at least two years.
CELLULITE TREATMENT WITH CELLFINA IN MUNICH
If you have already tried many things to alleviate your cellulite, but are not convinced of the results, then the Cellfina method is just right for you. In our practice in Munich, Dr. Tatjana Pavicic will help you regain a smoother complexion.
Do you have any further questions? Please feel free to contact us.
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