The study of cellulite is a relatively recent development in physiology. In 1999, researchers in the US found that cellulite is associated with a thin layer of connective tissue made of collagen that sits just below the skin. In people without cellulite, this layer is smooth and continuous. But in those with cellulite it is irregular and discontinuous, which gives rise to the dimpled effect associated with cellulite.

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Now Alexander Dagum, a plastic surgeon at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York state, US, has come up with a novel way to treat the condition.

Dagum says cellulite can be reduced by injecting infected areas with collagenase, an enzyme that digests collagen. The treatment can be given either by injection or by applying patches every 4 to 6 weeks. In his patent application, Dagum even claims to have tested the treatment on 10 women, reducing the cellulite by over 70%.

Via:  New Scientist