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Some Interesting Facts About Cellulite

Women often get more cellulite than men

Women tend to carry a bit more fat around their hips and thighs than men do. Women also have less supportive connective tissue to keep it all in the right place. David McDaniel, MD, director of the Institute for Anti-Aging and assistant professor of clinical dermatology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, says that if you think of scaffolding outside of a building that has X crosses on them, that can sort of give you an idea of what men’s fat chambers have. It has been estimated, however, that more or less 10% of men also suffer from cellulite.

Cellulite getting worse with age

Hormones can also play a role in the appearance of cellulite. As women get older, their bodies start to produce less estrogen. This often also leads to poorer circulation, which can mean having a decrease of new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue.

Cellulite can be in your genes

It is a known fact that cellulite may run in your family, in fact, there is a genetic test available that is able to tell you whether you have the gene variant that puts you at a higher risk for moderate to severe cellulite, however, considering that most women usually develop cellulite in their lifetimes, it isn’t really worth its hefty price tag.

Exercise can help reduce the appearance of cellulite

Exercising on a regular basis is not going to cure your cellulite, but very often, it can help reduce or prevent its appearance. Cellulite appears when the connective fibers underneath your skin become weak or when they lose their elasticity, but strengthening and stretching these areas can definitely help. By toning and firming those muscles, you will be tightening the skin, giving the illusion that your cellulite is less noticeable, says Dr. McDaniel.

At Fourways Aesthetics Centre we understand the struggle when it comes to cellulite, which is why we offer our specialists services in needle-less cellulite treatments. Visit our website on www.fourwaysaestheticcentre.co.za for more information.