1. Grade 1: No visible clinical symptoms, but there are anatomical changes seen under the microscope.
2. Grade 2: The skin shows paleness, lower temperature, and decreased elasticity after compression or muscular contraction. There is no visible roughness to the skin. Additional anatomical changes are detected by microscopic examination.
3. Grade 3: Visible “orange peel” roughness to the skin is visible at rest. Thin granulations in the deep levels of the skin can be detected by palpitation. All Grade 2 signs are present, with further anatomical changes, detectable under the microscope.
4. Grade 4: All Grade 3 symptoms are present, with more visible, palpable, and painful lumps present which adhere to deep structures in the skin.
Causes of Cellulite
Several factors are believed to play a part in the formation of cellulite, and contrary to popular belief, it has no direct connection with being overweight. These factors include:
• Hormonal Factors
• Lifestyle choices
• Tight clothing
To help prevent cellulite try to cut down on the following:
• Refined and processed foods and artificial foods that contain sweeteners
• Additives and chemicals
• Dairy and high fat products
Sugar and high sugar products