Cellulite Management Therapy


What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is a term used to describe the dimpled appearance of skin caused by fat deposits between connective tissue that are just below the surface of the skin. It generally appears on skin in the abdomen, lower limbs, and pelvic region, and it usually occurs after puberty. Cellulite is also known as adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, and gynoid lipodystrophy in the medical field and as orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon in colloquial language. 

Cellulite is often classified using three grades. Grade 1 classification sees no clinical symptoms, but a microscopic examination of cells from the area detects underlying anatomical changes. Grade 2 cellulite requires the skin to show pallor (pastiness), be lower temperature, and have decreased elasticity in addition to anatomical changes noted by microscopic examinations. Grade 3 cellulite has visible roughness of the skin (like an orange peel) along with all grade 2 signs. Cellulite occurs in both men and women, but it is much more common in women because they are more likely to have particular types of fat and connective tissue. As cellulite can occur in every shape type of people, one tends to wonder what causes it. There are numerous causes of cellulite and one of them is your genes. If your mother has cellulite, you are more than likely to suffer from it too,but there are several theories that have been put forth as explanations.

Among these are:

Hormonal factors

hormones likely play an important role in cellulite development. Many believe estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are part of the cellulite production process. Birth control pills may also induce the formation of cellulite as it produces increased estrogen levels in the body, and tends to prevent the flushing of toxins by retaining water in the body.


certain genes are required for cellulite development. Genes may predispose an individual to particular characteristics associated with cellulite, such as gender, race, slow metabolism, distribution of fat just underneath the skin, and circulatory insufficiency.

Lifestyle factors

Another of the many causes of cellulite formation is a sedentary lifestyle where there could be poor muscle tone and blood circulation. This leads to cellulite formation as the connective tissues in the body harden, which in turn can cause dimples and for those who do not exercise, and who sit or stand in one position for long periods of time.


underwear with tight elastic across the buttocks (limiting blood flow) may contribute to the formation of cellulite.

Insufficient water

is believed to be another cause for cellulite as water helps in flushing toxins from the body. As cellulite is composed of water, fat and toxins which are not eliminated by the body, you have to drink lots of water to get rid of toxins and control cellulite.

Smoking is considered one of the stronger cellulite causes, as it spoils the connective tissue of the body. This gives the dimpled effect cellulite is famous for. In addition to this, it is important to follow a good diet to prevent cellulite as poor diet may lead to cellulite formation.
A poor diet is one that consists of excesses of alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods and processed foods where toxins can get trapped in the fatty tissue. As far as toxins being the fundamental cause for cellulite, it is thought also that too much medication can lead to cellulite formation as well.People who eat too much fat, carbohydrates or salt and too little fiber are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite.
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