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August 13, 2012

Cellulite affects nearly 90% of women of all ages. It doesn't matter how old you are, it's likely that you are going to get cellulite. However, age can increase the appearance of cellulite for many reasons.

With age, your skin changes: Most people think of cellulite as being due to fat, but the skin is actually just as important in the appearance of cellulite. With age, your skin loses elasticity and thins, which can increase the appearance of cellulite.

Fat deposits change with age: Fat deposition in your body is controlled by your hormones, and as your hormones change, so will your fat...

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August 10, 2012

Cellulite is a very common condition whose cause is poorly understood, even by many people who suffer from the condition. To be clear, cellulite is not caused by:

  • Being overweight
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Not eating the right food
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Drinking too much water

Instead, cellulite is caused by the structure of fat deposits under the skin. These fat deposits between the skin and the muscle are divided by connective tissue into pockets. The connective tissue binds the skin tightly to the muscles underneath. The fat, on the other hand, can pillow outward,...

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August 08, 2012

Cellulaze is a laser cellulite treatment that allows long-lasting reduction of cellulite. Some people want to compare it to the older technology of Zerona, also a laser treatment, but the two procedures are very different.

Method of Application: Cellulaze and Zerona are different in their method of application. In Cellulaze, the laser probe is inserted under the skin, where it can directly apply its laser energy to the fat cells, connective tissue, and skin that cause cellulite. Zerona uses laser energy applied to the skin, which absorbs much of the energy before it...

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July 30, 2012

A common misconception is that cellulite is caused by obesity. It is common for people to think that if they have cellulite it is primarily because they are fat. However, although obesity can be linked to cellulite, the problem is not the amount of fat but its structure.

Cellulite is caused by pockets in the fat under the skin. This special fat, called subcutaneous fat, is unusual in the animal kingdom, and it contributes to the softness and shapeliness of the human form. In women, this fat layer is supported by strands of connective tissue that binds the skin to muscle, like the stitching in a quilt, and like the stitching in a...

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July 24, 2012

In the past, there were two different types of cellulite treatments generally available. The oldest treatments are treatments that tried to push down the fat pockets that pillow up and create the uneven "orange peel." These techniques included massages and wraps. These techniques have been updated to include mechanical rollers, heat, and infusions with aromatherapy or other natural remedies, but they remain essentially the same.

These treatments often give short-term results. Sometimes these results are even very, very short-term, lasting a day or two. Other times, they may last for a week or two, at which point additional...

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June 28, 2012

Cellulite is such a common problem that everyone has long been looking for an effective cellulite treatment. As a result, there are many treatment options for cellulite.

Many people espouse diet and exercise as a good treatment option for cellulite. Improving diet and increasing exercise will generally result in a reduction of the appearance of cellulite, and for some people this may achieve the desired result.

Another traditional option for cellulite treatment is massages and wraps. These treatments compress the fat pockets that pillow up causing the quilt-like texture. There are many...

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June 26, 2012

Cellulite is a common condition, with as many as 90% of women suffering the unattractive "orange peel" appearance in some area of their bodies, most often in the thighs and buttocks. Many of these women are slender or of a healthy weight, toned, and proportionate. Because cellulite depends on the structure of your fat and not the amount, you may not be able to eliminate it simply by controlling your diet and increasing exercise.

This is not to say that diet and exercise do not have an impact on cellulite. In particular, yo-yo dieting can have significant impact on cellulite. Cellulite can worsen due to weight gain, as additional...

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May 30, 2012

Since it affects up to 90% or more of women, cellulite is a major aesthetic concern, and, like many body concerns women have, there has been a rush to capitalize on it. The market is full of cellulite treatment options. These treatment options include:

  • Creams
  • Massages
  • Liposuction
  • Noninvasive laser cellulite treatment
  • Cellulaze

Unfortunately, most of these treatment options don't work. Most of these treatment options don't work because they don't target the true cause of cellulite. Cellulite is the result of small pockets of fat in the skin, bound by connective tissue. The...

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May 23, 2012

Cellulite is one of the most common cosmetic concerns in the US, affecting almost 90% of women and up to 10% of men. It is also one of the hardest to treat, though not from lack of trying. There are literally hundreds of cellulite treatments available, including massages, creams, magnetic tools, and mechanical devices.

Few cellulite treatments get any results at all, and those that do generally work inconsistently. This does not, however, stop doctors from offering them, at great profit to themselves. So when you're selecting a doctor for cellulite treatment, you have to be a little choosy to make sure you're getting real...

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May 16, 2012

To understand Cellulaze, you have to understand what produces cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fat pockets just below the skin. These pockets are divided by tough strands of connective tissue. This connective tissue firms and contracts with age, pulling down on the skin and causing the fat in the pockets to pillow upward, like a quilt. It doesn't matter how much or how little fat is in these pockets, the contracting tissue will eventually create the pillow effect. Exercise also cannot target this connective tissue, and toning the muscle in the area may even worsen the effect by putting...

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