One of the most widely-known and dreaded “skin conditions”. cellulite is the name given to the dimpled appearance of skin usually on the thighs, hips, abdomen, and buttocks. Hormones, age, genetic factors, and dietary and lifestyle habits all contribute to the development of cellulite.
Cellulite occurs when the fibrous connective tissues which connect the skin to muscle and fat tighten, and pull downwards towards the muscle while pushing the fat layer upwards towards the skin. This is caused by growth in the fat layer which lies in between the skin and muscle. This is what creates the dimpled appearance of cellulite.
Family Podiatry Centre offers a variety of treatments for cellulite, including extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). ESWT can promote the production of collagen, which keeps the skin supple and springy, while helping to diminish the layer of fat which causes cellulite. Other treatments such as acoustic wave therapy have been shown to be effective as well.
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