What is Cellulite?

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite may be viewed as fat storage that allows women to carry pregnancies and breast feed; 90 percent of women have cellulite and the other 10 percent think they have it. While cellulite certainly isn't a serious or dangerous skin condition, those who have it may be self-conscious about the appearance of dimpled, puckered skin on areas such as the buttocks, thighs and hips. It is caused by an unevenness of the fatty tissue beneath the skin surface, according to the Mayo Clinic.

While there are several methods that are marketed to treat and reduce cellulite, experts say few provide consistent results. When searching for a remedy you will find thousands of removal creams and potions that claim to get rid of cellulite. Other treatments that experts say don't always guarantee positive results include various herbal and dietary supplements, massage, endermologie and mesotherapy. Treatments including liposuction, fat injections and lower body lifts can be much more successful in reducing the appearance of cellulite. One of the more promising ways to get rid of cellulite involves various laser treatments.

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