Cellulite is a formation of lumps and dimples appearance in the skin. Formation of cellulite is more common to women compared to men because of cell structure including fat cells, muscle and connective tissue. The top layer of skin which smooth and flat surface will be affected by the formation of cellulite which uneven indents and dimples and making it look unattractive.
Research has found cellulite appearance is mostly located on hips, thighs and buttocks. As the connective tissue in the skin been push by fat deposits, the appearance of lumpiness became visible. The condition of connective tissue is obvious from the outside and more appear like orange peel skin or cottage cheese layer. Physicians refer to cellulite as edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy (EFP).
Cellulite may be caused by:
- poor diet
- an unhealthy lifestyle
- accumulated toxins
- weight gain
Cellulitis is a different condition of skin from cellulite. Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the deeper layers of the skin. It is spreading bacterial infection or inflammation of the skin and tissues beneath. This infection can be serious if its not be treated immediately and can be life-threatening if spread deeper into body system. Early prevention by taking antibiotics prescribed by the doctor is usually successful. It may affect any part of the body especially in lower part of the body like leg.