The causes and manifestations of cellulite, which affects 4 out of 5 women, vary. It is an inflammation of the sub-cutaneous fatty tissue which initially comes about because of an alteration in the micro-circulation. Its causes can be genetic and constitution related, hormonal and, of course, linked to lifestyle.
RECOGNIZE AND COUNTER CELLULITE IMPERFECTION
EDEMATOUS CELLULITE = SWELLING
The initial stage in which water retention and general swelling play a dominant role. The collagen fibres tend to accumulate around the adipocytes, giving rise to the typical “orange peel” effect, which can also be seen in the intermediate stage known as fibrous cellulite. On pressing, the skin is painful.
ADIPOSE CELLULITE = ACCUMULATION OF FAT
An advanced stage with significant micro-circulation anomalous activity alteration. Groups of adipocytes lead to hard micro-nodules forming, which are perceptible to the touch. The skin acquires the classic “mattress” appearance.
LACK OR LOSS OF TONE
Often accompanies the two previous stages but can also appear without cellulite. With age and poor lifestyle the fibroblasts gradually lose the ability to synthesize collagen and elastin: this reduces the skin’s elasticity and leaves skin less compact.
ANTI-CELLULITE INTEGRATED APPROACH
For this reason, [ comfort zone ] believes in adopting an integrated approach. Its in-house Scientific Committee and experts in nutrition and fitness can offer a programme of professional treatments, home care systems and lifestyle tips to help you get into optimal shape.