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Types of cellulite   

Cellulite is classified into different types; the three main include: 

Soft Cellulite this type of cellulite is not painful; it grows primarily on the hips and upper thighs. Cellulite is due to excess fat (overweight), lack of physical activity and a diet too rich. This is a purely fat-related condition; therefore, to get rid of it you should lose weight by changing your diet or adopting a slimming program. 

To know if you are overweight, consider your Body Mass Index (BMI). It is calculated by your weight (in kg) divided by your height (in cm) squared; therefore BMI = KG x / x 2 cm. The abnormal or normal weight of a woman is calculated as follows: 

 

  • an index under 18.5 = underweight; 
  • an index between 18.5 and 24.9 = normal weight; 
  • an index of 25-29.9 = overweight;  
  • Over 30 = obesity.

“Watery” Cellulite : this form of cellulite is visible and slightly soft to the touch. In some women, it may cause sensitivity effect, mottled skin (discoloration of the skin in irregular patches) , spider veins, heavy legs, tingling in the legs, and sometimes fluid retention. It is thought that Watery Cellulite is the result of circulatory problems due to physical inactivity or a sedentary lifestyle. To get rid of watery cellulite you need to exercise regularly during the treatment.   

Hardened Fibrous Cellulite : also called fibrous cellulite or just hardened cellulite, this type of cellulite is easily recognized: it is hard to the touch, and has a purplish hue and a pronounced orange peel appearance. It is also symptomatic, for it is painful to pinching. Scientists believe that hardened fibrous cellulite is caused by hardening of collagen fibers surrounding the adipocytes, cells that the adipose tissues use as reserves of energy or fat (therefore, adipocytes are also called lipocytes or fat cells ) . There is no specific treatment for fibrous cellulite. Talk to your dermatologist for information.  

 

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