What Is Cellulite?

At Omniya Clinic in London

Did you know that between 80 and 90 per cent of women will experience cellulite? You would certainly not be alone if your cellulite is getting you down. There are a lot of fad treatments out there on the market today, which is why you need something that is scientifically proven, such as shockwave therapy.

Cellulite is a term that is used to describe the dimples and lumps we get on our skin. It can impact both women and men, yet it is certainly more common in women. This is because of the different distributions of connective tissue, muscle, and fat.

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Why Do People Get Cellulite?

There are a number of different factors that have been linked to your chances of getting cellulite. Some of the most common are as follows:

  • Genetic factors – Certain genes are needed for cellulite to develop. Genetic factors can be linked to a person’s circulatory levels, ethnicity, distribution of fat under the skin, and speed of metabolism. These can all impact your chances of developing cellulite.
  • Lifestyle and dietary factors – A healthy lifestyle can help to lower the risk of cellulite. However, toxins do not cause cellulite. You are more likely to experience lumps and dimples on the skin if you do not eat enough fibre yet you eat too much salt, carbohydrates, and fat. Cellulite can also be more prevalent in people who stand or sit in one position for extended periods of time, those who do not exercise, and smokers. While it is more common in people with excess fat, slim and fit people can have cellulite too.
  • Age and hormonal factors – Hormones also play a vital role when it comes to the development of cellulite. Prolactin, thyroid hormones, noradrenaline, insulin, and oestrogen are all part of the cellulite production process.

Can You Prevent Cellulite?

One thing you have probably noticed about cellulite is that it seems to get worse, rather than getting better. There are a number of lifestyle factors related to cellulite. So, when you combine good health with shockwave therapy, you should see the best results. Some of the lifestyle changes that will help you to combat cellulite include:

  • Performing exercise
  • Drinking a lot of water
  • Dry body brushing
  • Eating a lot of raw vegetables and fruits

Is Shockwave Therapy Right For Me?

Most people can be treated with this type of therapy. However, it is important to have a consultation first. One of our experienced and trained practitioners will be able to discuss your medical background, expectations, and concerns with you. They will make sure that this is the right treatment for you and they will give you a realistic picture of what you should expect from the treatment. You are under no obligation to continue with the treatment once you have had the consultation. Use this as an opportunity to ask any queries that you may have and to make sure that shockwave therapy is right for you.

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