Cellulite is an abnormal accumulation of fat under the skin. The abnormality consists of
adipocytes (fat cells or lipocytes
) of large size, located under the skin, which gorge themselves on fat and increase in volume
(hypertrophy). Cellulite tends to develop in certain areas of the female body mainly hips, thighs and buttocks.
Although can affect men, cellulite is seen most often in women because many factors specific to women favor its
formation: hormonal and vascular factors for instance. In fact, it is estimated that nearly nine in ten women are
affected with cellulite at one time or another in their life; only one out of fifty men, however, develop cellulite
Any type of woman can be affected; however, cellulite concerns mostly overweight women. The reason is because
cellulite is more favored
where there is a lot of fat under the skin. The onset of cellulite varies greatly from person to person and depends
on many factors. However, some periods in a woman's life such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause are conducive to
the development of cellulite.
There is no treatment to completely get rid of cellulite, especially if it is deep and in
. Hence, it is important to start treating cellulite while it is in its genesis. For some people, it is possible to
reduce or improve the appearance of cellulite under their skin. However, the treatment effect is temporary and they
should be continued over long term to benefit from it.
Types of Cellulite