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Do Men Get Cellulite or Is It Only Women?

[15 Dec 2010 | No Comments | | Author: Dee Braun, DrR, CA, CCT]
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Do Men Get Cellulite or Is It Only Women?Is there cellulite in men? Or do just women have this particular problem? Look around at your male friends, family members and beach partners. Is there cellulite in men? You may not notice, and there is a reason why.

Cellulite is a condition in which fat cells are squeezed together by constricting bands of tissue beneath the skin. This causes the lumps and cottage cheese look to the skin over the thighs, upper arms, buttocks and stomachs of most women. Cellulite makes its appearance in over 80% of women. It can affect the self-esteem and feelings of well being in the people it affects.

Women’s thin skin and the effect of estrogen and progesterone make women more prone than men to cellulite. The estrogen released during the latter stages of pregnancy helps to relax the cervix and get the body ready for birth also breaks collagen tissue apart making the formation of cellulite easy. Progesterone also helps to retain fluid, which can increase the problems with cellulite.

Cellulite also tends to develop in times of hormonal surges such as PMS, puberty, menopause and pregnancy. When cellulite develops the fat cells are forced to the surface of the subcutaneous fat and the septae or connective tissue goes deeper.

In men the fibrous tissue is formed differently. In women the tissue crosses while in men they are perpendicular to the skin. And the fibrous connective tissue in women tend to be much tighter than mens which causes pulling on the skin and contributes to the dimpling effect.

Even most obese men often do not have cellulite. Women also have less collagen in their skin, which makes it easier to see the cellulite. But although women are more prone men are not immune.

Doctors don’t really know why some women get more than others they can only estimate in part because there are no standardized ways of measuring cellulite. Women do tend to lay down more fat tissue than men to support the unique physical needs of a women. In past years cellulite was something that women flaunted hard to imagine! Today women and men who suffer from cellulite make decisions about what they’ll wear based on whether their cellulite will make an appearance it the clothing.

It is unclear if the future holds a cure for cellulite. If there were a consistent cure now that was completely cost effective then there would be no women or men with cellulite. There are treatments that are effective but not necessarily cost effective or quickly and easily accomplished.

Although the question of cellulite in men is easily answered the question of how to treat the cellulite isn’t as simply remedied.

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The formula is gentle, free from pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers and is organic at the source. HealCellulite treatment is formulated to reduce the unsightly condition of cellulite anywhere on the body.  HealCellulite is successful for use on both hard and soft cellulite.

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