11.19.07

Stages of Cellulite

Posted in Cellulite at 4:00 pm

The Nurnberger - Muller scale can be used to classify cellulite based on a four-stage process, beginning with normal skin and terminating with its most advanced stage. The stages or degrees of cellulite are as follows:

  • Degree 0: Results in no cause of cellulite or apparent visible alterations to the skin surface
  • Degree I: Results in no cause of cellulite or apparent visible alterations to the skin surface. Orange peel appearance of the skin becomes visible by the pinch test or muscular contraction.
  • Degree II: Results in a visible cause of cellulite. Orange peel appearance of the skin is evident to the naked eye, without the help of any manipulation.
  • Degree III: Results in a visible cause of cellulite. Presence of the same alterations as described in degree II with raised areas and nodules.

11.13.07

History of Cellulite

Posted in Cellulite at 4:43 pm

The history of cellulite is shrouded in contradiction and confusion. The term was coined in 1973, but the condition was first described in-depth by European physicians around the beginning of the 19th Century. It is now believed to affect more than 80% of women in Europe and America.

The orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin, and the mattress phenomenon are all terms used to describe cellulite, the lumpy deposits of dimpled fat that plagues the thighs and buttocks of millions of women around the world. However, it is comforting to know that if you do have cellulite you are not alone as nearly all women develop cellulite at some stage in their lives.