Cellulite is a cosmetic condition that causes the skin to change its normal appearance. It will create dimpled and lumpy spots of flesh. The condition normally occurs on the thighs, stomach and buttocks. While it may not be very pleasant to look at, there is absolutely nothing dangerous about cellulite.
This condition is not harmful because it is just normal fat that is sitting just under the skin. The skin and body gets its lumpy appearance because the fat is pushing against connective tissue. The pressure on the connective tissue causes the skin to get the lumpy and dimpled appearance commonly associated with cellulite.
A lot of people think that you have to be overweight or obese to get cellulite, but that is absolutely untrue. Overweight people are far more likely to get the condition because they have more fat in the body, but a thin person can easily get it too. A person with very little fat can still get cellulite if it is located in the right spot and pushes against their connective tissue under the skin.
The most common cause of cellulite is genetics. If the women in your family got the condition at some point in their life, then there is a very good chance that you will get it too. Certain genes in the body are predisposed to create the condition, so there may be nothing you can do to avoid it. These genes ultimately determine your metabolism levels and how fat is distributed throughout the body.
Another major cause of this condition is a poor diet. Eating an unhealthy diet filled with fat, carbohydrates and salt puts you at a much higher risk of developing the condition. A diet low in fiber is also contributed to cellulite growth. In addition to eating unhealthy foods, regularly starting fad diets can also lead to the condition. These fad diets do not provide your body with enough nutrition, so they actually do more harm than good.
The final common cause of cellulite is having an unhealthy lifestyle. Smoking is not only unhealthy for your lungs, but it can also lead to this condition. Not getting enough physical activity will also lead to the formation of cellulite. Smoking and a sedentary lifestyle both limit the blood flow in your body, which makes the formation of fat and cellulite far more likely.
This condition can be very hard to get rid of once it forms on the body; however, at Paradise Med Spas of Texas in Lubbock, we have many treatments to get rid of that unwanted cellulite. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more about our treatments.