ABOUT Let’s talk about cellulite dimples

Let’s talk about cellulite dimples

Cellulite is characterised by dimpling and uneven skin texture on the buttocks and thighs, which affects an estimated 1.4 billion women worldwide.1* Did you know, 84% of women who are at least somewhat concerned about their cellulite dimples are motivated to do something about it.2 Some seek remedies such as creams, lotions, lasers, massage and wraps, and these have shown limited results with respect to either treating the underlying cause of cellulite or providing long lasting outcomes.3,4

*1.7 billion is the total amount of post-pubertal females aged 25-60 worldwide based on the US Census Bureau. A total of 1.4 billion women (85% of 1.7 billion) are estimated to be affected by cellulite based on published studies

Areas prone to cellulite dimples2

Thighs and buttocks are most susceptible

Obesity is not necessary for cellulite dimples to occur5

*based on projection figures collected through market research

The details behind the dimples5

Fibrous septae connect the skin to underlying tissue at select points

Fibrous septae orientated perpendicular to the skin surface pull down on the dermis

This structural cause of cellulite results in dimpled, bumpy skin

Cellulite dimples worldwide

1.71* billion women, ages 25-60, worldwide

85% (~1.4 billion)** of women have cellulite dimples

80%** (~1.2 billion) of women are concerned with their cellulite dimples2

84%** of women who are at least somewhat concerned with
their cellulite dimples are motivated to do something about it2

*1.7 billion is the total amount of post-pubertal females aged 25-60 worldwide based on the US Census Bureau.
**based on projection figures collected through market research

Cellulite dimples in the UK

98%* of UK women aged between 35 and 65 who have
considered having a cosmetic procedure reported having cellulite dimples on their thighs7

74%* of these same women are very or extremely bothered by their cellulite dimples7

80%* of these same women have looked for information about cellulite dimples7

*based on projection figures collected through market research

Accountable factors6

There are multiple factors that influence the development of cellulite dimples, including:

However, the structural cause of cellulite is anatomical and a result of tethered fibrous septae bands5

The cellulite
treatment landscape

The limited results and barriers of currently available
cellulite treatments have left an unmet need among
aesthetic practitioners and patients.3,4

Commonly used treatments include:

Weight loss
Massage
Topical treatments
Herbal products
Liposuction
Skin tightening with radio frequency devices

  1. US Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/worldpop.php Accessed January 2018.
  2. CEL-DOF1-001_01 Cellfina – Global cellulite market research, October 2016.
  3. Wanner H, Avram H. An evidence-based assessment of treatments for cellulite. Drugs Dermatol. 2008; 7:341-5.
  4. Kaminer et al., Multicenter pivotal study of vacuum-assisted precise tissue release for treatment of cellulite – Dermatol Surg | 2015;41:336-347.
  5. Green J, Cohen J, Kaufman J, Metelitsa A, Kaminer M. Therapeutic approaches to cellulite. Semin Cutan Med and Surg. 2015;34:140-143
  6. Avram MM. Cellulite: a review of its physiology and treatment. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2004; 6:181-185.
  7. CEL-DOF-002_01 Cellfina UK Report, November 2015.