It is estimated that over 80 percent of women have cellulite on their bodies following puberty. There are three primary causes of cellulite in people:
- Degradation of the collagen layer between the skin and subcutaneous fat – The primary reason women are more likely to develop cellulite is the dense layer of collagen that connects the skin to tissue underneath runs perpendicular in women, as opposed to diagonally in men. This creates a greater likelihood of fat to push through the connective tissue when fibers begin to degrade over time.
- Fascial adhesions – Our fascia is composed of connective tissue, providing a flexible structure between our muscles and skin. However, when our muscles become tight or injured and circulation is diminished, our fascia may lose its elasticity and adhere to itself, our muscles or our skin, enabling fat to protrude through our connective tissue to bulge beneath the skin.
- Lymph blockage – Our lymphatic system exists to remove toxins, waste and foreign matter from our cells and tissues by flushing it from our bodies. Lymphatic drainage is activated by exercise, our NovoTHOR light pod, infrared sauna use, and physical or mechanical manipulation, such as massage or Z-wave treatments. Unfortunately, a combination of sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, and stress can lead to lymph congestion over time. Not only does this cause an increase in toxin accumulation in the body, but the lack of appropriate lymphatic drainage can cause our fat cells to swell over time, thus resulting in cellulite.