history of what researched concluded was the source of cellulite. In 1978, the first reference of cellulite in regards to the science behind it
researchers Scherwitz and Braun-Falco examined cadavers to try to place what the cause was. They made some claims that were both unfounded and some that had validity.
Incorrectly, they believed that the cause of cellulite was the pulling down of skin over fat tissues by strands of tissue called septae. However, it has been found that this is quite the opposite, as cellulite is actually caused by the pushing of fat outwards to the skin, not the other way around. However, they did find that men weren’t able to see any results based pinching their skin unless they were androgen deficient.
This information contributed greatly, although they were unaware at the time, to finding out the fact that cellulite is caused in part by hormones. This explains one of the major aspects of cellulite; women are much more likely to be afflicted than men. In 1986, a different pair of researchers, Markman and Barton, discovered that the hypotheses that skin being pulled inward was the cause of cellulite was false, but instead that it was fat growing outward, causing dimples in the skin. This new information was furthered in 1991 by Lockwood, a researcher who determined that there were two types of cellulite, primary and secondary