What type of cellulite do I have the most appropriate way to eliminate it?
Oily, sagging, mixed ... Cellulite can take many forms. But how do we recognize them and find the appropriate treatment? Answer with an angiologist.
Cellulite is a deformation of the fatty tissue under the skin. It gives the appearance of an orange peel corresponding to sebaceous dimples, which are cells made up of fat cells.
The origin of this subcutaneous fatty deposit is multifactorial. Cellulite can be genetic, due to lymphatic system insufficiency, a metabolic imbalance such as blood sugar, thyroid disorder, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, hormonal disorder or even an imbalance.
Cellulite in women is most often present on the hips, on the outer side of the thighs, and on the inner side of the knees: a genetic distribution caused by estrogen.
Retinal, sebaceous, or mixed cellulitis
There are three types of cellulite: retinal cellulite, fatty cellulite and mixed cellulite.
Accumulated (or watery) cellulite results from water retention. It can appear in people with renal insufficiency, renal insufficiency, or hypothyroidism.
Fatty cellulite is caused by excess weight and metabolic disorders such as blood sugar, lipids, or thyroid disorders, which promote fat storage. This type of cellulite can also be of hormonal origin. And for good reason: Hormones promote an increase in fat cells. This type of cellulite takes on the appearance of fatty deposits.
Mixed cellulite, as its name suggests, is a mixture of reticular cellulite and fatty cellulite.
Eventually, cellulite can become fibrous and develop into fibrosis, due to the hardening of the collagen fibers that surround fat cells. It is therefore advisable to do a venous Doppler to check the cellulitis component, especially if there is heredity, if the appearance of the skin has changed or if edema appears.
Healthy lifestyle against cellulite
To get rid of cellulite, it is necessary to have a healthy lifestyle. This includes the diet: therefore, it is advised to limit sugars and fast fats, eat five fruits and vegetables a day, drink enough water, and eat a good amount of protein.
It is also necessary to fight a sedentary lifestyle, by engaging in physical activity. Sports such as aquabike, which work on the postural muscles, are especially recommended in cases of retinal cellulite.
In addition to drying treatments, anti-cellulite and physical treatments
In addition to this healthy lifestyle, remedies can be put, such as tonics for veins or drainage (pelocella, orthosiphon, meadowsweet, dandelion, black currant, artichoke, etc.).
Anti-cellulite products can also enhance this process, such as guarana, which regulates satiety, karaluma, which regulates appetite, or algae like spirulina, which fights fat storage. Caffeine is applied locally in the form of a cream, and is also effective against the hardening of collagen fibers.
There are also physical treatments for cellulite, such as rolling massage or radiofrequency, a method based on heating the skin. Endermologie, a technique for treating subcutaneous fat in cases of retinal cellulite, is also recommended, while the cryolipolysis technique is especially recommended in cases of fatty cellulite.