The Ins and Outs of Cellulite: Part 1

The term gets tossed around often enough, but what exactly is cellulite?  It goes by many less pleasant titles, such as cottage cheese skin, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon – which give a little more insight into the condition than you may think.  Fat deposits just below the surface of the skin give it a dimpled appearance – this appearance is what we call cellulite and it most often appears after puberty around the abdomen, lower limbs, and pelvic region.

Cellulite is classified in 3 different grades of severity.  Grade 1 has no clinical symptoms but anatomical changes can be spotted via microscopic examination of cells.  Grade 2 is the most common grade: visible dimpling occurs along with a more pallid skin tone, lowered skin elasticity and an overall cooler temperature.  Grade 3 is more of an advanced Grade 2 – the dimpling becomes so severe the skin becomes rough like an orange peel.

We hope the next few posts will prove educational and beneficial for you!  Should you like to try our Viora Reaction™ treatment, which is a radiofrequency treatment aimed at minimizing the appearance of cellulite-related dimples, call us today at 770-495-9322 to schedule an appointment.