What Is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a common condition that can make many women and men feel uncomfortable during swimsuit season. It commonly appears as bumpy, dimpled skin on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen.

It is caused by an accumulation of fat cells that begin to press against the skin surface. This is what gives the skin an uneven cottage cheese like texture. Although cellulite is typically seen in adult females, males can also have it. Factors such as stress, diet and physical inactivity may also contribute to developing cellulite.

Although cellulite is harmless, some people may choose to treat it for cosmetic reasons. See our treatment video for more information.