What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a very common skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled appearance on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. Cellulite affects women more than men due to the different fat, muscle, and connective tissue distribution. It is thought to affect 80 to 90 percent of women to varying degrees over their lifetime. Cellulite is not harmful.

What are symptoms of cellulite? 

Cellulite looks like dimpled or bumpy skin. It's sometimes described as having an orange peel texture.

You can see mild cellulite only if you pinch your skin in an area where you have cellulite, such as your thighs.

Cellulite that is more severe makes the skin appear rumpled and bumpy with areas of peaks and valleys.

Cellulite is most common around the thighs and buttocks, but it can also be found on the breasts, lower abdomen and upper arms.

What causes cellulite? 

Cellulite may be caused by:

  • hormones

  • poor diet

  • weight gain

  • inactivity

  • pregnancy

  • genetic factors

Cellulite isn't harmful, is there anything I can do about the appearance though?

  • Contact QLS - all phone calls are free and one of our team can let you know if we can help - with no commitment from you unless you’re ready 

  • Shockwave (or soundwave) therapy is a non-invasive treatment that targets and eliminates fat in the abdomen and thighs.

Additional Information 

  • Wikipedia - Cellulite

  • Healthline - Cellulite


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