Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh. The condition is most prevalent in women. Many people try, with variable success, to improve the appearance of their skin. Cellulite occurs when the skin overlying certain areas of fat is pulled downward to the deeper tissues by connective tissue bands. This creates an uneven surface. Cellulite can become more visible as you age and your skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity. This exposes the rippled connective tissues underneath.

Cellulite is commonly found on hips, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and breasts. Cellulite affects women more than men due to the different fat, muscle, and connective tissue distribution. Cellulite may be caused by hormones, poor diet, genetics, weight gain, inactivity, and pregnancy.

Stretch marks

Stretch marks (striae) can appear when there is rapid stretching of the skin. They are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. Over time they may diminish, but may not disappear completely. Striae are caused by tearing of the dermis during periods of rapid growth of the body.

They’re common in both men and women. Stretch marks aren’t painful or harmful, but some people don’t like the way they make their skin look