Originally posted on https://www.cryoinnovations.com/blog/2019/5/23/cryotherapy-for-cellulite
For the avoidance of doubt, humans care about the looks of their bodies, and cellulite, which is made up of deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue, such as in the thighs and hips that gives a crumpled and plump appearance to the skin surface, does not do any good to people’s looks. This is known to affect 80 to 90 percent of women world over.
With regards to the causes of cellulite, the gathering together of the skin happens when the layer of fat located under the skin pushes against connective tissue and bulges. This development causes a typical orange-peel or cottage cheese appearance — the risk of developing cellulite increases in women with age, or by the time they reach menopause. Only 10 percent of men are believed to be affected by it.
Moving ahead, hormonal changes, specifically a decline in estrogen levels, are also believed to contribute to changes in circulation and a reduction in the production of collagen. Therefore, when fat cells become more substantial or if they increase in number, doing so in the presence of a thinner collagen layer, and change in blood supply, the effect is usually the formation of cellulite. Cellulite is, however not a health issue, nor is it something that emanates from health matters. It, however, affects how we look since people with cellulite have skin that is not smooth as compared to individuals without it.
Having said the above, we understand that cellulite has many ‘cures,’ most of which are hectic. However, Cryotherapy has proved to be the most comfortable and strain-free formula for the treatment and control of cellulite.
Cryotherapy basically means cold therapy and is sometimes referred to as cryosurgery. This is a procedure used to destroy the tissue of both benign and malignant lesions by the freezing and re-thawing process. In the treatment of cellulite, cryotherapy may be used as a means to freeze some unwanted fat layers from the skin.
While thermogenesis is the process of heat production in organisms, in cryotherapy, this is a process of ‘burning’ fat that makes use of the cold, or freezing conditions. This is so because our genes are known to respond favorably to brief cold exposure. Since cellulite is caused by excess fat near the skin, thermogenesis treats it by ‘burning’ the same fat, however, in a slightly different manner to what ‘burning’ would mean, literally. Therefore, with thermogenesis, we understand that humans have two types of fat, the white and the brownish. Those with more white fat are overweight, and most have cellulite. On the other hand, the brown fat helps to reduce weight, and metabolism is higher in its presence.
Having said the above, thermogenesis, therefore, makes use of extreme cold conditions to boost the ‘brown’ fat, making it ‘eat-up’ the white fat, and thus helping the body lessen its fat, reducing cellulite in the process. Over and above helping with cellulite, thermogenesis also helps with protecting against diseases, improved metabolism, and an increase in insulin sensitivity.
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