Cellulite Treatment

Definition of Cellulite Treatment

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Cellulite treatments aim to reduce the amount or appearance of cellulite, a type of fat that is more visible on the surface of the skin than other types of fat in the body. Cellulite occurs around areas of the body that serve as the body's fat reserves; the most common areas among these are the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Because it is close to the surface of the skin, cellulite creates a dimpled appearance in those areas of the body. Cellulite forms when the connective tissue, called septa, which anchors the fat tissue just beneath the skin to deep muscles, changes its positioning between layers of various tissues. The septa may stretch, break down, or pull tight, and the fat may squeeze close to the surface of the skin; the result is cellulite.

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This section is designed as a jumping-off point. We've "spotlighted" just a few medical studies on cellulite treatment to introduce you to the nature and diversity of the research. Consider it a springboard to the RESEARCH area.



The heart of the portal. Search the Natural Standard, Cochrane and PubMed databases - and the search engine TRIP - for clinical studies about cellulite treatment's impact on numerous health issues.

Clinical Trials


Investigate the clinical trials currently underway for cellulite treatment. Where they're being conducted around the world - which health conditions are being studied - and how to get involved.