One of the unanticipated and unexpected side effects of COVID-19 has been weight gain or what has been affectionately called 'The Quarantine 15' – that extra weight gained due to stay-at-home sheltering, comfort eating and reduced access to fitness centres and physical activity. This has proven to be a real concern for many.
According projections by MarketWatch, the global cellulite treatment market, including topicals, non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments, is expected to see growth of 5.5% from 2020 to 2025 to reach US $757.5 million (up from $611.9 million in 2019).
According to CosmeticsandToiletries.com, the search term cellulite has also gained popularity.
The Science of Fat
The human body is in a constant state of change due to both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. In relation, the uneven distribution of fat at all ages leads to physical appearance-related consumer concerns. There are many products on the market which offer curative solutions. Cellulite and excess body fat-reduction products and services, address everything from sagging eyelids, drooping cheeks to double chins, fatty necks, flabby arms and thighs.
Dietary supplements, exercise videos, prescription medications and surgical treatments are mainly curative routes to mask these problems rather than prevent them.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is a normal physiological state in post-adolescent woman that presents greater accumulation of fat to ensure appropriate calorie availability in preparation for future pregnancy or lactation.
However, this fat deposit can cause a series of changes in the structure and physiology of the dermis, the microcirculation in the area and on the adipose tissue, which result in aesthetic changes visible on the surface of the skin.
Genetics, circulatory problems, effects and changes of daily habits (such as reduced physical activities and poor nutrition as has been the case during lock down), hormonal reasons and fluid retention all contribute to the formation of cellulite. These factors mean that even thinner women can also get cellulite as it is not always directly related to being overweight.
Studies show that the main changes in the physiology of the skin that culminate in the appearance of cellulite include the balance between lipogenesis (fat synthesis) and lipolysis (breakdown and oxidation of fat); loss of integrity of the extracellular matrix of the affected region due to the deformation of the adipose tissue; and the interference on microcirculation, with the compression of the venous lymphatic system culminating in tissue oedema.
Some products have been proven to effectively address these factors by helping localised fat that regulates deposits by balancing the activation of the lipolysis (fat burning) and the reduction of the lipogenesis (fat deposition), in addition to improving the quality of the extracellular matrix and consequently the microcirculation of the region.
These products whilst primarily restorative in nature can also help prevent the onset of cellulite.
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