U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

what is the difference between orange peel skin and cellulite?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Cellulite & Orange: Cellulite generally looks like dimpling of the skin. This is caused by normal bands between the skin and deeper tissues that either shorten, or most commonly, the fat between the skin and deep tissues thicken, causing the dimple. Orange peel skin gets it's appearance from edema or swelling in the skin. The normal skin pores appear larger and deeper. Seen in lymphedema patients sometimes.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 35-year-old member asked:

How can you get rid of hard skin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Most of the time a good moisturizing cream and pumice stone will do the trick.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How come when I smile wide my mouth trembles?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Essential tremor: This maybe part of an essential aka familial aka intention tremor. These are not serious but tend to run in families. They usually are seen most in hands when trying to lift things, are made worse by caffeine, stimulants and anxiety. If concerned consult a neurologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What could cause dry, flaking, irritated skin?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Many diseases : You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause.
A 32-year-old female asked:

The skin between my buttocks is dark and im light skinned. What can I do ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Bodian
Dermatology 35 years experience
Hydroquinone cream: Try hydroquinone cream. Rub in a small amount 2 times each day. You can find a 2% hydroquinone cream over the counter in most pharmacies. Natural liquorice extract is another treatment that works but is usually not as effective.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the difference between orange peel skin and cellulite?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Minoli
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Celllulite is looser: Orange peal skin (peau d'orange) has a tighter skin pattern than cellulite. Just take a good look at an actual orange and you will see the tight punctate contours. It can suggest an underlying tumor. Cellulite creates dimpled irregularities of skin, but the pattern is a looser. It is created by the confined nature of certain fascial attachments to the undersurface of the skin, but with no tumor.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated May 29, 2015

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.