Cellulite is a term for dimpled skin on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. The skin is tethered to the underlying muscle by connective tissue, with fat lying in between each strand of connective tissue. As fat cells accumulate, they push upward against the skin, while the connective tissue pulls downward. This push and pull motion creates an uneven skin surface resulting in dimpling of the skin. There are many factors influencing how much cellulite you have and how visible it will be including poor diet, slow metabolism, lack of physical activity, hormone changes, dehydration, total body fat and thickness and colour of your skin.
Cellulite isn't a serious medical condition, but many people find it unsightly. It can make some people feel self-conscious about wearing certain types of clothing, especially if your cellulite is quite extensive.
Cellulite is unresponsive to a wide array of treatments but there are number of treatments that will offer temporary relief for possibly up to six months. The most promising treatments at the moment are the ones that use lasers and radio frequency energy along with tissue massage. Losing weight and strengthening muscles in your legs, thighs, buttocks and abdomen can also improve the appearance of dimpled skin.