Is cellulite from water retention?
Not exactly. Water retention is a component of cellulite, which is a combination of fat, toxins and water trapped in the subcutaneous (deep) skin layer.
Can you be thin and have cellulite?
Yes, because cellulite is related to hormones and the circulatory system and genetics. It affects 9 out of 10 women, regardless of size.
Can dieting get rid of cellulite?
Even when you lose weight, cellulite remains because it is trapped in the hypodermis.
What is the dimpled, “orange peel” appearance?
It is the outward manifestation of what is happening inside: the walls between the fat cells deform and pull on their anchor point. It is this strain that causes this dimpling of the skin.
If cellulite is fat, why doesn’t exercise get rid of it?
The cellulite fat is trapped and cannot be eliminated by the body without intervention. Endermologie helps to facilitate fat metabolism to release this fat more easily.
Why does cellulite increase during pregnancy?
Because of the hormonal changes and circulatory problems which can be caused by pregnancy all the risk factors for cellulite are increased.
Why does cellulite increase with age, despite diet and exercise?
As we age the skin becomes thinner and more lax, causing cellulite to become more visible regardless of how thin or fit you are.
When it comes to the treatment of cellulite, you have options. Dr. Ptito will discuss all of your choices with you, and help you to determine the best approach to improving your appearance.