Cellulite: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Cellulite
Cellulite

Women of all ages associate this term with a shuddersome reality. For ages, the term has enjoyed a lot of the limelight, with the beauty market being obsessed with finding ways to curb it, and product manufacturers using it as a marketing tool. Here is an attempt to peel away the layers of doubt, myth, and hype that surrounds this term by achieving a better understanding.

1What is cellulite?

What is cellulite?
What is cellulite?

Cellulite is the simpler term used to describe the dimpled skin – instead of more complicated terms, one of which is Gynoid lipodystrophy. It is often known as “dimpled skin” or “orange peel” appearance in the fatty parts of the body. [1] The most common sites involved are the thighs, buttocks; so to say the gluteal-femoral region, abdomen, and breasts. Owing to the difference in physique, anatomy, physiology, and specifically the difference in the distribution of fat in the body and the framework of connective tissue affiliated with it, cellulite is a far more common occurrence in women than in men.

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