What is cellulite?

The Hypodermis consists of small ‘Recesses ‘or ‘lobules’ which are separated by bands of fibrous tissue called septa. In men these tend to run in line with the skin but in women these bands are perpendicular to the skin. Cellulite results from both a build-up of fat in the adipose tissue (the hypodermic fat cells) and water retention around the dermis and hypodermis. If adipocytes increase their volume, as happens with weight gain, and if water accumulates in these recesses, then the walls are compressed, damaging the microcirculation and their natural form of the cell.

Because these walls are attached to the dermis in the anchor points, they pull the skin surface, whilst fat cells push towards the dermis. In other words when the adipocytes get bigger or the oedema increases ‘the envelopes’ containing them change shape and pull on the anchor points of the skin.

The result is a skin surface that takes on a bumpy orange peel appearance. Over time the condition worsens, fat and water become wholly enclosed in a prison of always hardened septa, which is comprised of fibrous connective tissue.

How can targeted cold help

The cold creates an imbalance inside the adipocyte leading to the fat content changing its chemical structure, causing the cell to increase its metabolism and to expel small droplets of fat. The process is known as blebbing. At this point the adipocyte cell membrane is still intact, but as the cellular stress increases the blebbing increases to such a degree the cell membrane will rupture. The fat cells is excreted from the adipocytes alongside the broken fat cells, and then are eliminated through the lymphatic system.

Specifically related to cellulite the cold is absorbed by the absorbed by the fibrous connective branches, which causes the solubilisation of the collagen with consequent debridement of the tight non elastic weft that strangles the lobules. The solubilisation of collagen, in addition to producing the loss of the pitted appearance of the skin, also makes it possible to reactivate the fibroblasts which are stimulated to produce new, more elastic collagen.

The cold technology causes immediate collagen fibre, shrinking in the dermis with a consequent tightening.

The final effect is the improvement of sin laxity and the visible result in the disappearance of the orange peel effect.

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