Cellulite is an alteration of the skin that occurs in the vast majority of women at the beginning of their reproductive life. And while it is connected with hormonal disorders (increase or decrease in estrogen), eating habits also play a role. Enough to lead a sedentary lifestyle and unbalanced diet that the situation could worsen with the appearance of localized fat. Furthermore, it should be noted that female tissues are sensitive to hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause) and in those moments when the most advanced cellulite.
“Our skin is divided into three layers,” explains Dr. Cecilia Orlandi, owner of the clinic that bears his name. “Is the surface layer, called epidermis, the media, called the dermis, and deeper, called the hypodermis or subcutaneous tissue. In a smooth, flawless skin, adipose tissue is distributed in the deep part of the skin in the form of lobules separated by connective septa perpendicular to the skin. Through these walls are blood and lymphatic vessels, as well as nerve fibers. These lobules contain fat cells or adipocytes, as they grow, they stress the walls. Then the walls become irregular and it can be seen on the surface of the skin and cellulite. ”
“To make matters worse, as in recent years advanced the onset of childbearing age women also advanced the appearance of cellulite,” adds Dr. Patricio Figueroa, founder of World Dermatology Institute, a health center specializing in skin problems based in Santiago.