Cellulite: Get to Know About the Orange Peel Syndrome

Cellulite: Get to Know About the Orange Peel Syndrome

13-03-2018   |   Posted By: Shagun Parasher   |   2663 View(s)

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a condition also known as Adiposis edematosa, gynoid lipodystrophy or in common terms, Orange Peel Syndrome. It is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous tissue that makes it appear like dimples or orange peel. It can be due to various factors including heredity and hormonal.

This condition usually affects the buttocks but can occur in other areas of the body as well. It can affect both men and women but is commonly seen in females. There are numerous treatments available, but the effect of these is mostly temporary.

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Grades of Cellulite

There are three grades of cellulite which are as follows:

Grade 1: This is the mild form of cellulite. It has an “Orange peel” and sagging appearance to the skin.

Grade 2: This is the moderate level. There are between five to ten medium depressions of “cottage-cheese” like appearance.

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Grade 3: This is the severe level of cellulite in which the skin appears to be a mattress.


There isn’t anything in particular known about the development of cellulite. It is however believed that hormones are the active parts of cellulite production. A lot of factors combine to make the fat deposits visible. Age also causes the skin to become elastic, thinner and it is more likely to sag increasing the risk of cellulite.


Cellulite can be treated through various methods namely;

1. Massage Treatments: Massages are useful for the areas affected by cellulite. It, however, has a temporary effect.

2. Cellulite Diets: Several cellulite diets have been proposed that claim to solve the issue of cellulite. Following these diets can help deal with cellulite.

3. Subcision: This technique involves cutting the fibrous cords also known as septae that pull down the lower part of the skin. FDA approved this treatment in 2015. The benefit of this method stays for up to two years.

4. Retinol Cream: Applying a retinol cream two times a day can help decrease the skin dimpling.

This was about the Orange Peel Syndrome, also known as Cellulite. We hope you liked this article. If you did, please share the article with others. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.

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