Cellulite is the lumpy fat pushing through the connective tissue underneath the skin. An estimated 85 to 90 percent of women above the age of 20 years have cellulite. Lotions and creams don’t work, but several new treatments, including lasers, DO help smooth out cellulite, and are worth investigating.
- Cellulite is most common in areas around the thighs, the hips, the buttocks and the waist.
- Cellulite could be caused by hormones, inadequate intake of fluids, age, smoking, diet, stress and genetics.
- Even though skin creams and lotions are commonly used against cellulite, studies indicate that the topical treatments have no positive effect on the appearance of cellulite.
There are different types of laser and light treatments for cellulite. They are sometimes combined with suction and skin manipulation, or massage. In general, they all aim to achieve a reduction in cellulite by melting fat and breaking down tissues under the skin.
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