10 Risk factors of cellulite

The scientific term to define cellulite is “edematous-fibro-sclerotic panniculopathy” but we know it better as an imperfection caused by the stagnation of water and fat that forms between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue.

Initially, it is not inflamed but, over time and with the worsening of the situation, the connective tissue, first of all, becomes edematous (to then degenerate into fibrous and sclerotic) and the capillaries progressively alter, making vital exchange increasingly difficult with cells.

But did you know that there are risk factors that contribute to the formation of cellulite?

Here below the top 10:

  • female sex,
  • familiarity with circulatory problems,
  • hormonal alterations,
  • wrong diet,
  • incorrect clothing,
  • unhealthy lifestyle,
  • conditions of overweight or continuous weight fluctuation,
  • pregnancy,
  • absence of physical movement,
  • alterations of the vertebral column and incorrect posture.

Diet, as we have seen in previous articles, is certainly one of the most important risk factors in the formation of cellulite: the diet should be low in sodium and rich in antioxidant foods such as seasonal fruit and vegetables but also foods rich in Omega -3 such as avocado, nuts or extra virgin olive oil. Refined foods, packaged products such as snacks and snacks, and condiments such as lard and butter should be avoided.

A good diet can contribute to excellent prevention of the disorder, however, it must always be combined with healthy exercise.

There are various stages, which is why it is important to always start from a correct analysis of cellulite before deciding on the most suitable type of treatment: diet therapy, cosmetics, beauty treatments, or aesthetic medical treatments (depending on the severity of the condition).

The best method for analyzing cellulite is certainly contact thermography, an entirely Made in Italy technology, based on the use of microencapsulated liquid crystal plates.

Its operation is very simple: just place the plate on the area to be analyzed to obtain, in a few seconds, a high-resolution color image that reflects the condition of the underlying tissues, allowing us to classify cellulite as oedematous, fibrous, or sclerotic. and to distinguish soft from hardened adiposity.

We are talking about an extremely sensitive system, capable of detecting the presence of the problem even when it is not yet visible to the naked eye or palpable: an excellent way to act promptly without having to run to remedies with expensive or invasive treatments.

Since this is a painless analysis and free of any contraindications, it is possible to carry it out several times over time to view all the progress of the treatment path we have undergone.