Cellulite is a term used to describe fat deposits under the skin that outwardly give the skin a dimpled, or orange-peel like appearance. Cellulite is most often seen in woman because the fat is arranged in large chambers separated by columns of collagen fibers. Unlike other fatty deposits, which respond well to diet and exercise, cellulite can be difficult to effectively eliminate, or even reduce, with traditional exercise and diet. Cellulite is predetermined by genetics so even thin women can develop the appearance. Factors such as hormones, pregnancy, and aging may all attribute to the weakening of the collagen fibers to give the cellulite appearance. Fortunately, cosmetic specialists can employ a variety of cellulite treatment techniques to successfully remove these deposits resulting in a smoother, firmer appearance as well as better overall contours.