Cellulite is a problem that mainly affects women, starting from adolescence, but not only overweight women: Slender and wiry women can also be affected. A woman can have a perfect ratio of body weight to height, or be decidedly thin, yet have evident manifestations of cellulite.
In such case, slimming treatments and controlled low-calorie diets which imply sacrificing food are not recommended for treating cellulite. Specific treatments in specialized centres, on the contrary, will be of considerable help.
Cellulite lends a spongy appearance to the skin, which for this reason is likened to a orange peel.
The most affected region is the upper side of the thighs, near the upper extremity of the femur (trochanteric area).