Cellulite is also known as adiposis edematosa and orange peel syndrome amongst some other names. It is a condition in which the skin has a lumpy and dimpled appearance.
Cellulite mostly happens to postpubescent females and happens when fat beneath the skin hernias and begins to show up as little dimples on the skin.
Cellulite mostly happens in the pelvic region, such as the buttocks, lower limbs and abdomen and happens to a large number of women; 85% to 98% of women. It can happen in men too, but mostly happens to women.
The severity of Cellulite could be graded on a three level scale. Grade 1 is the mildest where the skin has an “orange peel” appearance and where there is 1 and 4 depressions in the skin. Grade 2 is the next on the scale where the cellulite has a “Cottage Cheese” appearance. The most severe is Grade 3 where the cellulite has a “mattress” appearance
Cellulite is the lumpy and dimpled skin that may appear around the thighs, buttocks and hips.
Cellulite is caused by deposits of fat pushing through some connective tissue beneath the skin resulting in a dimpled and lumpy appearance.
Cellulite is more common in women even though it can affect people of any age or gender.
Some factors that may influence cellulite would be age, genetics, diet and lack of exercise.
There are a number of treatments available for the treatment of cellulite with varying success rates.
It’s important to know that cellulite doesn’t actually indicate any kind of underlying heath concern and is generally seen as benign.
Cellulite does not actually pose any kind of health risk and is not seen as a medical condition or as a medical emergency; however it is nearly always seen as undesireable and unwanted due to it looking unattractive and is not wanted for aesthetic reasons.
The exact cause of cellulite is not known, however there are some factors that go towards causing it and maybe even making it worse.
Factors that may contribute to the development of cellulite include hormonal changes, poor circulation, lack of exercise and a sedantary lifestyle. Obestiy is also a factor; although it can affect people of any body weight and type it is more common on women who have an excess of body fat.
Some treatments of cellulite include creams and topicals, massage techniques, radiofrequency treatments and laser therapy. The effectiveness of these treatments can vary and there’s no single definitive cure.
You can help eliminate cellulite by exercising, losing weight, and eating a healthy and balanced diet. Toning and strengthening the muscles in effected areas can also help; it tones the skin and reduces the visibility of cellulite