Birth control pills and cellulite: is there a correlation?

Do birth control pills cause cellulite? This is a question that women often ask themselves. The answer is very simple and you have to start from the beginning: the composition of the pill.

The composition of the birth control pill:

The contraceptive pill is a drug that can only be taken with a doctor’s prescription and is mainly made up of estrogens and progestins.

Useful not only for preventing pregnancies, but t also helps regulate the cycle, and helps prevent the onset of ovarian cysts and acne, however, in some women, it can cause negative effects such as an increase in body weight and water retention.

While it is true that water retention and cellulite are not the same things, the former can favor the onset of the latter.

What happens in these cases?

The increase in hormones due to taking the pill can negatively affect the blood microcirculatory system which, in turn, affects the fluid drainage system and therefore can cause an overload of toxins in the body.

Liquids and toxins stagnate in the interstitial spaces between the cells causing edema and inflammation of the connective tissue and in the subcutaneous adipose tissue, causing the formation of cellulite.

Contact thermography as an analysis of cellulite

We have therefore seen that cellulite and the pill are not necessarily synonymous: there are certain subjects at greater risk but, even in these cases, a consultation with your trusted doctor can be useful to find the most suitable product for your body.

If then, the problem should arise (even in a way unrelated to taking the drug), we can go to an aesthetic, medical, or nutritional center equipped with contact thermography: a particular technology capable of showing the real condition of the cellulite with an easy, painless and repeatable analysis.

In this way, the operator, by placing a microencapsulated liquid crystal plate on the area to be analyzed, will be able to have a high-resolution color image which will allow cellulite to be classified into one of its stages: oedematous, fibrous, or sclerotic.

The thermographic analysis of cellulite is a highly professional system suitable for anyone, as it does not present any type of contraindication or invasiveness in the execution of the analysis, also allowing repeatability whenever you want to check the progress of the progress obtained from the treatment or from the diet we are following.

Furthermore, given its sensitivity, it allows the presence of cellulite to be detected even when it cannot be detected with the naked eye or by palpation: in this way, it will be possible to act promptly, even from a preventive perspective.