The cellulitis is the combination of water, fat and cell debris that form a gelatinous mass, which is trapped between the layers of the skin, causing it to deform.
More than 85% of women worldwide suffer from this disorder in specific areas of the body such as abdomen, hips, thighs, arms and back. Also known as "orange peel skin", it is known to affect thin women equally or with overweight . Even men suffer from it; 10% of them have cellulitis .
But, why does it mainly affect women? One of the determining factors are the estrogen , female hormones that increase the storage of grease on the skin.
According to the doctor Rosa María Ponce , Dermato-oncologist , the high concentrations of this hormone in the blood, alter the functioning of the blood vessels, the nerve endings and the fat cells that are found in the hypodermis or subcutaneous layer of the skin. In addition, it damages the collagen and the elastin , proteins that provide firmness, elasticity and softness to the dermis : "When estrogen affects blood vessels, they become fragile and porous, a situation that facilitates the accumulation of fluids and toxins that cause fat cells to swell and lose their dimension, forming the cellulitis ”.
In addition to the hormonal condition, there are other factors that favor the appearance of orange peel, among which are:
The doctor Ponce, recommends people who have cellulitis , visit your dermatologist, as it is the right one to make an assessment of the affected area and prescribe the correct treatment. It is also very important to be consistent in the regime that the doctor determines:
"To eliminate the cellulitis , we must have a good diet, a favorable lifestyle and practice exercise. Additionally, there are special creams or lotions that, although they do not eradicate the problem by themselves, they provide a better appearance to the skin, at the same time they hydrate and reaffirm it ". The dermatologist Ponce, points out that the best treatments anti cellulite are those that have ingredients that dilate blood vessels, deflate, eliminate fat and reaffirm the skin.
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