What is Cellulite?

The term cellulite refers to a condition where the skin appears irregular, dimpled and lumpy. It is most commonly observed on the buttocks and thighs. Women seem to have a disposition to having cellulite.

Cellulite describes fat deposited in pockets close to the skin surface, commonly focused around the thighs, buttocks and hips. These pockets are separated by strands of collagen fibers. The break-down of these strands combined with accumulation of subcutaneous fat, cause the fat cells to bulge out, creating the well recognized dimpled look of cellulite. Cellulite is influenced by many factors such as aging and poor blood circulation, contributing to the weakening of collagen fiber and causing the orange peel-like appearance of the skin surface. An effective cellulite reduction treatment will increase collagen production, reduce subcutaneous fat mass and improve dermal blood circulation.

Cellulite is not a disease but a condition and it does not have a cure but the appearance can be improved.