Cellulite is the persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs. In this condition, the skin appears dimpled and lumpy, having areas of underlying fat deposits. Usually occurring after puberty, this condition is most noticeable in women’s buttocks and thighs. They are prominent in women than men because of the different ways in which fat, muscle and connective tissue are distributed under the skin. The fat deposits push and distort the connective tissues changing the appearance of the skin, causing lumpiness of cellulite.
Also known as adiposis edematosa and dermopanniculosis deformans, the common names of cellulite are orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin and mattress phenomenon. Nearly 90% of women are affected by cellulite at some point in their lives.
Types of Cellulite
Grade 1 – no clinical symptoms but microscopic examination detects underlying changes
Grade 2 – the skin shows pallor, lower in temperature, and decreased elasticity in addition to grade 1 symptoms.
Grade 3 – has symptoms of grade 2 and shows visible roughness of the skin
Causes of cellulite
Cellulite is not limited to overweight people. Even thin people get cellulite but reducing weight may reduce it. Cellulite, though, is hereditary. Hormonal factors play an important role and genetics can develop cellulite. Excessive carbohydrate intake and lesser fibre intake cause cellulite. Even tight elastic and clothes that limit blood flow may contribute to cellulite formation.
Best cellulite treatment methods
Pneumatic massages, and those that simulate lymphatic flow are best treatment options for cellulite as they help in contouring the skin. This method is used in the early stages for tightening the skin.
Chemical liposuction methods are used for fat removal in addition to laser treatments.
The ultrasound, radio frequency, magnetic therapy, electrical stimulation, endemologie are also best cellulite treatment methods.
Best treatment methods are available in Mumbai, India that can help you reduce the fat deposits and tone your skin for restoring its beauty. We would recommend Dr. Rinky Kapoor who offers excellent diagnosis and treatment for cellulite.