The two most common terms for cellulite are the "mattress phenomenon" or the "orange-peel phenomenon" (Drs. Scherwitz and Braum-Falco).
The pinch test is the pinching of the skin in the thighs and buttocks area that creates a folding of the skin (Drs. Nurnberger and Muller)
Due to the composition of the female skin structure, as adipose (fat) tissue increases, it expands into the upper layers of the skin, or the dermis. (Drs. Rosenbaum et al) It is the expansion of this adipose (fat) tissue that causes the overlying skin to protrude. (Drs. Nurnberger and Muller) Along with the adipose (fat) tissue there is also slight edema in the affected areas. The edema is caused by the retention of water in the skin. Also frameworks of collagen form causing subsequent sclerosis. (Drs. Lotti, Ghersetich, Grappone, and Dini)
Cellulite is not some mysterious skin condition. Despite what you've heard about trapped toxins or poor circulation being the blame for it, cellulite is just two simple things: fat and retained water. The skin simply looks different because of how it is arranged. Everyone has strands of connective fat tissue that separate fat cells and skin. In women, these fibers form a honeycomb-like pattern, so any increase in a given area tends to bulge. You don't see cellulite in men very often as their fibers run in a horizontal, crisscross pattern that prevents bulging or dimpling. So why does cellulite seem to appear out of nowhere and get worse as we get older? There are two reasons: 1) It's because tissue changes. Those strands of connective tissue thickens with age, and our skin gets thinner. 2) Most importantly, the average woman loses 5 pounds of muscles and replaces it with about 15 pounds of fat every decade of her adult life. As fat is exceptionally soft, it doesn't keep our skin taut like muscle does. Fat also takes up more space than muscle so it bulges out like cottage cheese. You will not find a 'cure' with the use of any product, however, with Cellulite-Ltd III and improving your muscle tone, you will have less of a noticeable problem.