Testing anticellulite products

C. Rona, M. Carrera, E. Berardesca

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Cellulite represents the most common lipodystrophic disease. It affects more likely women than men and it usually develops in particular anatomic sites such as lateral thighs and buttocks. In these areas skin resembles 'orange peel' surface. The pathophysiological aspects of cellulite are still not clear. Many predisposing factors seem to influence cellulite onset, including gender, heredity, race, body weight and age. Hormones and impairment of both microvascular and lymphatic circulation are considered the most important etiological factors. The evaluation of cellulite is based principally on clinical observation, thigh circumference measurements, body mass index and thermography but for testing anticellulite products, more objective and non-invasive methods of evaluation are requested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cosmetic Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • Bioengineering methods
  • Cellulite
  • Pathogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Dermatology


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