What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a concern to describe the skin when it has a lumpy, dimpled appearance. Usually you will notice it more on the legs and bum area. Generally it is more noticeable in woman, after puberty. However we see it more and more in men and younger children. This may be due to the different hormones present in our water and food available today. The medical term for cellulite is Adiposis Edematosa. The more casual way of referring to this concern is orange peel, hail damage and cottage cheese skin. Cellulite can appear in different intensities, and have therefore been grouped in 3 stages or grades:
- Grade 1: There are no visible signs of cellulite when looking at the skin, however the anatomical changes are present in the skin and can be seen when examined through a microscope.
- Grade 2: The visible signs of this grade will include pale skin (poor blood circulation), the area will be cooler to the touch and the skin will have lost elasticity. Symptoms of Grade 1 will also be present.
- Grade 3: The cellulite is clearly visible when looking at the skin. The skin will also appear rough. Symptoms of Grade 2 will also be present.