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What causes cellullite?

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According to WebMD, cellulite can be caused by a variety of factors, including dehydration, poor diet, slow metabolism, lack of physical exercise, hormonal changes and slow metabolism. It is more common among women, but it can happen to anyone, whether overweight or not. Genetics may also play a role.

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There a several ways to reduce or eliminate cellulite, according to the Mayo Clinic. Weight loss through exercise and healthy eating is one way to improve the skin's appearance. Laser therapy uses infrared light to treat cellulite over a series of several treatments. Laser-assisted liposuction destroys fat cells and tightens the skin. Topical treatments, such as 0.3 percent retinol creams, may improve the appearance of cellulite if used consistently for at least six months.

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