Cellulite is the term used to describe pockets of fat which are trapped and cause dimpling in the skin. This lumpy dimpling is irregular and patchy and is often compared to the appearance of orange peel or cottage cheese.
80% of post-adolescent women go on to develop cellulite at some time during their life although it is very hardly ever seen in men. The thighs, buttocks and the abdomen are the most common areas for a woman to develop cellulite. Although it is often mistaken for obesity, cellulite is not actually obesity related because it can also take place in thin lean women.
Underneath the dermis and epidermis are three specific layers of fat. Cellulite tends to develop in the subcutaneous fat layers. This layer of fat is unique in its structure compared to the other layers because its fatty parts are structured into specific chambers by strands of linked tissue around it.
To treat cellulite it is necessary to stimulate the area in order to reduce the volume of fat that has become stored and to kick start the blood flow and circulation which has become metabolically sluggish.
Faradic electrical stimulation uses specific electrical waveforms to mobilize the connective tissue surrounding the pockets of stored fat. This stimulation triggers lipolysis whereby the fat cells naturally start to release the stored fat.
The Electro Cellulite Massager ( ECM) is an optional attachment that can be used in conjunction with all CACI systems that incorporate micro-current technology.