Cellulite is used to describe superficial areas of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin. It appears in 80% of post-adolescent women. Common areas where cellulite is found are the thighs, buttocks, and the abdomen. Cellulite is not related to obesity as it occurs in overweight, normal, and thin women.
Cellulite occurs in the fat layer just beneath the skin. In that area, fat lobes exist with collagen. These strands of collagen connect the skin to its underlying muscle. The “cottage cheese” appearance of the skin is caused by 2 main factors: The swelling of fat cells distend the skin creating the appearance of “orange […]
This technique of extracting fat by vacuuming it from under the skin is not effective for cellulite. In fact, liposuction may worsen the appearance of the skin by sucking out the cushion of fat that resides just under the skin. The result is additional dimpling of the skin. Additionally, liposuction is a invasive surgery with […]
There have been many herbal remedies, creams and potions as well as expensive body wraps that have been recommended for reducing the appearance of cellulite. These have been ineffectual. Endermologie was the latest treatment until the last few years. Endermologie requires the use of a body suit prior to treatment and many need as many […]