Most women are confronted with this problem and even though it is not a serious medical condition it can be unaesthetic especially if someone wants to wears shorts or skirts.
Many treatments which appear on mass media are presented as having miraculous results when in fact they are not as efficient as they are shown.
Cellulite appears under the shape dimpled skin surface (or better known as orange peel ).
At the beginning, cellulite is visible only of someone presses the skin. In more severe cases the skin has a wavy appearance.
The most frequent areas cellulite appears are the hips and the ass but it can also appear on breasts, abdomen and arms.
Several genetic factors have been shown to contribute to cellulite :. Gender, race, biotype, a hormone receptor allele that determines the receptor number and sensitivity, distribution of subcutaneous fat, and predisposition to circulatory insufficiency.
Other factors which can increase the risk of forming cellulite are:
– sedentary lifestyle
– hormonal contraceptives
The best treatment for cellulite is to follow a proper diet and a program of physical exercises.
Other physical methods include : Iontophoresis, ultrasound, thermotherapy, pressotherapy (pneumatic massaging in the direction of the circulation), lymphatic drainage (massage technique to stimulate lymphatic flow), electrolipophoresis (application of a low frequency electric current).