WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
Cellulite is caused by factors which influence where and how fat is stored, where and how
fluid is retained, and the amount and arrangement of collagen and elastin fibers in the connective tissue layers of the skin.
Factors influencing cellulite include genetic predisposition, hormones, hydration, diet, exercise, stress, drugs and medications
and are discussed overleaf.
When normal fatty tissue is stored, it is held in place by a network of collagen and elastin
fibers and is supplied by a network of vascular and lymph vessels. When the system works well, the vascular system takes energy
from the fat stores when required, and toxins are flushed away via the lymph. When the waste removal system starts to fail,
waste products start building up and the connective tissue becomes saturated with fluid, and is often inflamed and swollen.
Growing fat cells (adipocytes) destroy the network of collagen and elastin fibers, which then thicken (fibrose) around these
cells forming hard pockets of fat, encroaching on vascular and lymphatic vessels. The hardened pockets of fat are the cause
of the "orange peel" or "cottage cheese" appearance known as cellulite. Cellulite often becomes painful if the pressure
within the pockets of fat becomes too high.
Cellulite can be diagnosed and categorised into four stages. The
more advanced the condition of cellulite, the greater the effort required to treat it. When treating cellulite, the congested
lymph and waste system needs to be cleared, the fibrosis around the hardened pockets of fat needs to be softened or broken
down and the weak network of collagen and elastin fibers needs to be strengthened and re-modeled. ENDERMOLOGIEŽ will treat
cellulite at all these levels. The frequency and amount of ENDERMOLOGIEŽ treatments is relative to a patient’s condition.