As fat cells in the lower layers of the skin increase in volume, these fat cells become hard and cannot maintain their old profile. This pushes the fat cells to the surface of the skin, which leads to the orange peel skin that women fear. Cellulite, which causes a squashed, dented appearance on the legs, stomach, and hips, is a result of the skin’s loss of elasticity.
Elulite may not be very noticeable in some people, or it may be noticeable in some people both when they are lying down and when they are standing. In general, cellulite grading can be done as follows:
Grade 1: Cellulite is not obvious.
Grade 2: When you squeeze the skin with your hands, the appearance of cellulite occurs.
Grade 3: Cellulite shows up standing, not lying down
Grade 4: The appearance of orange peel is evident both when lying down and when standing.
Cellulite tends to be more common in women than men. This may be because women have a higher percentage of fat than men. Overweight women are also generally more likely to suffer from cellulite. However, losing weight may not be enough to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and very thin women can have that “orange peel” look.
As women approach menopause, estrogen hormone levels in the body also drop. This, in turn, can cause the layers of fat to weaken the tissues, leading to the appearance of cellulite. In general, the most common causes of cellulite are hormones, genetic factors, and a person’s diet and lifestyle.
Is cellulite a genetic problem?
Genetics can be proven to be one of the reasons that contribute to the development of cellulite. Maintaining the same lifestyle by saying “I have cellulite, that’s my genes” would be a bit of an exaggeration if you ask me. Because cellulite develops mainly due to a sedentary lifestyle, irregular diet, habits that slow down blood circulation, and all these factors are completely preventable.
Eating foods rich in vegetables and fruits, avoiding processed foods and sugar as much as possible, limiting caffeine intake, drinking plenty of water, reducing the build-up of toxic substances in the body by drinking alkaline water, and exercising regularly are very important steps you can take to prevent cellulite formation. In cases where these are not enough or for those looking for a quicker solution, it is also possible to resort to some methods aimed at reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Manual massage, the G5 massager, or some topical creams and lotions that work with the mechanism of accelerating blood flow can effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite. However, these methods are often temporary and the results may not satisfy all patients equally.
The massage option helps reduce fluid retention and increase blood flow in areas with cellulite. This in turn reduces the appearance of orange peel skin. Since the G5 does this mechanically, it can be more effective than a manual massage. Studies show that while such mechanical messages can work in the short term, they are not a permanent solution in the long term.
Ultrasonic waves, used for body contouring and improving skin quality, are supported with the right products and provide significant improvements in the appearance of cellulite over the long term.