Cellulite and Stretch Mark Treatments

Cellulite is more common among women due to feminine distribution of fat cells and connective tissue.

Rippling Skin


Two common dermatology conditions can cause some anxiety: Neither is the result of dermal incision but the marks can be perma­nent. Cellulite is the formation of lumps or dimples in the skin resembling cottage cheese or orange peel. Stretch marks are atypical lines or patterned dis­colora­tions in your skin.

Some people find beauty in either condition. Such marks might be a complex problem or unsightly to others. Perhaps you want to improve your appearance by diminishing your cellulite or stretch marks. What you do about these skin condi­tions depends upon your complexion, how long you have had the marks, and your personal preference.

What Causes Cellulite?

Anatomically, fat cells protrude into the layer of skin, causing vari­ous grades of cellu­lite. Genetics, estro­gen, insulin, nora­drena­line, thyroid hormones, and prolac­tin are part of the cellu­lite produc­tion process. Cellulite is more popular among women due to feminine dis­tri­bution of fat cells and connec­tive tissue. In fact, over 80% of women develop cellu­lite at some point in their lives. Cellulite shows up less on darker skin.

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