Cellulite is prevalent and perfectly normal for all genders, ages and sizes. However, while it occurs most commonly in women, particularly those over the age of 25, younger women, teenagers, and even men can develop the dimpled texture in their fatty areas given the right circumstances.
What causes cellulite?
Put fat cells and hormones. Secondarily, collagen structures, blood circulation, stress, and extra fat layers in certain areas.
One of the main reasons women are more likely to develop cellulite is due to estrogen levels. Estrogen helps to create fat, while testosterone helps to break down fat. Estrogen levels also play a role in blood circulation and collagen production. It can help prompt fat cells to grow and stretch out, protruding through the collagen structures of the skin.
So just hormones alone give women more opportunities than men to develop cellulite. But it does not end there.
Cutting down on stress can help you avoid developing cellulite.
Adrenergic receptors also play a role in developing cellulite. There are two kinds of adrenergic receptors – alpha and beta. When stimulated, alpha receptors will cause fat cells to create fat, constrict blood vessels and release sugar into the bloodstream. On the other hand, when beta receptors are stimulated, fat is broken down, and blood vessels are relaxed. There are nine alpha receptors for every one beta in the thigh area, for example, when it comes to women. This is why we see cellulite so commonly below the waist and more often in women’s thighs than in the thighs of those with more testosterone and fewer alpha receptors.
Other parts of the body – in men and women- have fewer alpha receptors outbalancing the beta. This is because the alpha-adrenergic receptors are activated by other hormones: epinephrine and norepinephrine—these kick in when humans are experiencing stress.
Simple anatomy can prompt cellulite.
Another reason about 90 percent of women have cellulite. In comparison, just about 10 percent of men do is that women also have an extra third layer of fat in the areas where they are most prone to developing cellulite.
Besides hormones, the structure of collagen looks different in women than in men. In women, this protein comes shaped in bands, while collagen in men appears in a criss-cross pattern. As a result, they hold fat in place differently. Male collagen structures contain fat in place better than the band structure of collagen in women. When the hormones, circulation, and stress add, the fat cells can grow within the collagen bands and swell out against them.
What cellulite treatments are there in Montreal?
Treating cellulite at home might be temporary and tricky, but you can find great results at your favourite medical esthetician salon. At New Age Spa, we use the Vela Shape III for these non-invasive body shaping treatments. This leading technology reduces the appearance of cellulite, minimizes fat cells, and shrinks thigh circumference. It also tones and tightens the skin.
How does Vela Shape III work on cellulite?
The device uses heat, infrared light, radiofrequency energy and vacuum technology to shrink fat cells and connective tissues. New collagen and elastin form, leaving a tighter and firmer skin and contour in its place.
Why choose New Age Spa for cellulite treatment?
For many of us, cellulite will develop at some point, no matter what we do. And that is fine. It is perfectly safe and painless. But there are some things you can do to reduce those chances if the appearance bothers you. Minimize stress, avoid heightened levels of estrogen, and maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle.
When you see signs of cellulite that you wish to remove, consider trying the Vela Shape III cellulite reducing treatments at New Age Spa.