Cellulite and Orange peel effect
Over the years, in spite of daily physical effort and flawless food hygiene, cellulite and sagging skin develop gradually over women’s bodies, including thinner ones. It is due to a weakening of connective tissue and touches only the women as discussed immediately below.
Where does the cellulite come from ?
Fat cells, also called adipocytes, are contained under the dermis, between the connective fibers. When humans gain weight (less than 20% of their total weight in a short time), these cells do not multiply but swell. The volume of lipids which they contain increases. As they grow, adipocytes will then occupy more space and compress the connective fibers, giving a rounded shape to the part parallel to the skin (dermis and epidermis). This is what will give the skin the padded form more commonly known as orange peel or cellulite. A man with weight gain does not produce the same inconvenience as its connective fibers are oblique and not parallel to the skin.
Classical and non-medical treatments
- Anti-cellulite creams
- Manual draining massage
- Mechanical massages such as Cellu-M6
- Power Plate
- SPORT : Well above all other treatments, regular and prolonged sport remains the ultimate weapon in the fight against the appearance of cellulite. It is also, unfortunately, the most tedious.
These conventional solutions achieve honorable results and represent a relevant alternative when you do not want to pass the course of the medical act. However, they remain behind in view of the impressive results obtained with cryolipolysis, in terms of treatment, sport being preventive.
The medical solution: the cryolipolysis
Cellulite can affect the entire body of the woman. However, it appears more often on the buttocks, thighs and arms. This is explained by the fact that these three areas comprise more fat cells (“adipocytes”) than others. Now, as each fat cell of the human body grows the same way when we take weight, an area with more adipocytes such as the buttocks, thighs or arms will grow faster.
Cryolipolysis literally means destruction of the fat by cold. Indeed, the technique is based on the sensitivity to cold of fat cells, unlike other cells that contain much less lipid materials. The technique allows to naturally eliminate these adipocytes, evacuated by the lymphatic system, without any risk of damaging surrounding tissue.
By destroying part of the fat cells in the targeted area, cryolipolysis will sustainably reduce the deformation of connective fibers. This will disappear dramatically the cellulite effect on the skin. This is the only medical method – liposuction also does it but is surgical – to destroy the fat cells, others only offering to empty them. By reducing adipocytes from the most containing areas, as the buttocks or thighs, cryolipolysis downs these areas at the same level as the rest of the body. Thus, in case of future weight gain, these zones will stop grow faster and remain in harmony with the rest of the body.
Only a rapid weight gain, representing at least 10 to 20% of the total weight of the patient, will be able to return the cells removed by cryolipolysis in the treated area. In this case, remained living fat cells will multiply by the phenomenon of “cell division” and regain their original number.
When we lose weight, fat cells are emptied of their lipid content but do not disappear. This is very useful because it will lower the volume of adipocytes with it the level of compression exerted on the connective fibers and thus lighten the padded appearance of the skin. Nevertheless, it will be very difficult to reach a weight making completely disappear this slight inconvenience and women, by pinching the skin, will continue to see cellulite. Contrarily, cryolipolysis eliminates a significant portion of these fat cells and does not only empty these cells.