The orange-peel appearance of cellulite occurs when subcutaneous fat pushes against the connective tissue, causing the skin above to pucker and dimple. It tends to form in areas with the least circulation, commonly the hips and thighs. Women tend to carry more fat around these areas, and have less supportive connective tissue, so are more commonly affected than men. It can be exacerbated by hormonal factors, lack of exercise, smoking, refined sugar, processed foods, excess fat and genetic predisposition.
There are Four Grades of Cellulite:
Grade 1 – No visible cellulite, even when the skin is pinched
Grade 2 – Cellulite seen only when skin is pinched
Grade 3 – Cellulite is visible when standing, but not when lying
Grade 4 – Cellulite visible with standing and when lying down
Radio-frequency is proven to reduce cellulite by one grade