Women typically face the battle against cellulite starting in their early thirties. Cellulite can be reduced by weight management and an active lifestyle. Unsightly cellulite consists of fatty dimples on your thighs, buttocks and tummy.
There are four different grades of cellulite based on the hardness. Your doctor can diagnose your cellulite and treat it accordingly. Grade 0 is no cellulite, 1 is only noticeable when the skin is pinched together, 2 can be seen when someone is standing, but not laying down, and 3 can be seen at all times. Soft cellulite is not attached to the muscle, while hard cellulite is. Hard is more difficult to remove.
There are several treatment options, surgical and non-surgical, available to treat cellulite. Consult with your dermatologist to decide which is the best option for you. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons use infrared heat, light, and radiofrequency energy to break down and reduce the appearance of cellulite. New treatment methods are coming out all the time. Talk to your doctor about your options.