Cellulite causes and risk factors

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Cellulite is a harmless and common skin condition that appears on the hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms. It causes dimpled and lumpy flesh to appear on the skin and is most common among women. While it is harmless, a lot of people do try out different techniques to get rid of it. Some possible treatments can include exercise, weight loss, creams, and massages, but most of these ‘solutions’ are often just marketing gimmicks without actual results. It usually takes more than a cream in a bottle to eliminate or reduce cellulite!

There are some treatment options such as liposuction and noninvasive body contouring that have been proven effective clinically, however, liposuction is very costly and can have some risky side effects.

What Causes Cellulite?


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Not much is known about cellulite, but there are some specific causes that researchers have found. Cellulite involves connective fibrous cords that help the skin to stay tethered to the muscle layer below with fat cells in between. When the fat cells start to collect, they can start to push against the layer of skin. The connective cords can start to pull down on the skin too. This can cause dimpling or an uneven surface on the skin.

Hormonal factors can also play a role in the presence of cellulite on the body. Genetics often determines what sort of body type, skin texture, and skin structure you have. Your muscle tone and weight can also dictate the occurrence of cellulite. However, you should note that even fit people can get cellulite.

What Are the Risk Factors for Cellulite?

Cellulite is more prevalent among women than men. Most women can develop cellulite after they hit puberty since the fat in a female body is often distributed in the buttocks, hips, and thighs. These are the most common areas where cellulite can appear, so the fat distribution in females plays a significant role.

With age, the skin also begins to lose its elasticity, which can increase the risk of cellulite in the body. While weight gain tends to make the cellulite in the body look more noticeable, lean bodies can also have cellulite.

Cellulite can also run in the family, so there is definitely a role that genetics plays in whether you have it or not. Pregnancy and a mostly inactive lifestyle can also increase the risk factor for developing cellulite.

But have no fear, that doesn’t mean you should lose hope if cellulite has been persistent all of your adult life. Try some body contouring sessions with TushToners! Ultrasonic body cavitation, radiofrequency and laser lipo are all scientifically tested and approved to reduce cellulite. Virtually all clients see a reduction in the first session and the results continue to improve after several sessions.


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