- The outer skin, which differs, depending on where it is located on the body
- Superficial fat
- Which is separated from deep fat, by superficial fascia
- Superficial fascia is a fibrous layer which sends fibrous spars, or threads, to the dermis, creating fatty particles which are at the origin of cellulite.
This is what affects the body shape.
All the layers are involved
Treatment for each alteration
Fat Deposits or Localized Fat
Localized fat (spare tyre, saddle bags and the like) is a deposit of fat at a specific point of the silhouette. It contributes to the imbalance of the overall silhouette.
Cellulite or Orange Peel
Cellulite is an excess of fat located under the skin in the upper layer of the female structural fat mass (which is the reason why men generally do not have this problem).
Cellulite depends on hormonal factors, lifestyle, blood and lymphatic circulation, and genetics.
Types of Cellulite (four stages)
How can cellulite be reduced ?
The aim is to gradually return to stage one.
After 30 years of age, almost all women are affected.
Causes include :
variations in weight, pregnancy, menopause and certain medications.
A stretch mark is an irreversible fracture of the elastic fibers in the dermis. When they appear they are red, but turn whiter with time and leave a slight depression.
How can they be prevented ?
How can they be treated ?
Slackening of The Skin
Loss of skin tone and firmness.
Slimness per se does not attract admiring looks, but a shapely silhouette does. It is hard to hide unattractive shapes when standing in front of the mirror, or relaxing on a Mediterranean beach.
These shapes are expressions of fertility and femininity, as countless artists have confirmed since the dawn of time.
The buttock muscles shape the buttocks. On top, a thin layer of fat is needed to shape the buttocks; then the skin adds a final touch by providing texture and firmness.
The roundness of the buttocks depends on the width of the pelvic area (hips), the narrower the hips, the more prominent the muscles (steatopygia). The buttocks then have to form a part of the overall harmony of the silhouette, which includes waistline, hips, lower back and thighs.
Which treatment suits which situation ?
Slackening of the stomach (loose tummy skin)
With time, it is inevitable that we end up with excess skin, and certain events in our lives aggravate that situation – putting on weight, pregnancy, menopause and sedentary lifestyles.
Besides dieting and sports practice, several techniques are available:
With age, the skin crumples and slackens.
What solutions does medicine offer ?
Skin slackening on the inner side of the thigh
Here, the skin is finer than on the rest of the leg, and shows its weakness over time.
Hairless skin has become the norm, for both women and men.