About Cellulite

Cellulite affects the vast majority of women, regardless of bodyweight. It appears as skin dimpling and lumpiness, most commonly seen on the thighs, hips and buttocks.

Cellulite is thought to be caused by a combination of malfunction of the venolymphatic system and herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue, leading to an orange peel–like appearance. This is usually followed by accumulation of toxins, loss of skin firmness and formation of lumps and nodules which can be very difficult to treat.

Potential causes of cellulite include:

  • Genetic factors
  • Poor diet
  • Lifestyle (lack of exercise or stress)
  • Hormonal factors (thyroid-related or oestrogen)
  • Changes in metabolism
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Chronic diseases (eg. diabetes).


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