Over 90% of all women have cellulite showing on their hips, arms, stomach, and buttocks. Though common, very few people understand the true nature of cellulite. Contrary to popular belief, the appearance of “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” skin is NOT the result of too much weight. Even thin people have cellulite and can benefit from cellulite treatments.
However, you need to do your research. Many of the so-called cellulite treatments don’t do anything but moisturize the skin and the effects wear off practically before you leave the parking lot. So, to keep you from wasting time and money, we put together a list of The 5 Most Effective Cellulite Treatments.
Though more expensive than some of the cellulite treatments on our list, Cellulaze ranks #1. According to dermatologists, Cellulaze significantly reduces the appearance of cellulite and the results are long-lasting if not permanent.
A small tube is inserted under the skin to direct a tiny laser that melts the “fatty tissue” and softens the area around it. This produces a smoother appearance, getting rid of the “cottage cheese” effect. You may see some swelling around the area immediately after the procedure, but this will subside.
Cellulaze was the first cellulite treatment approved by the FDA and has an almost 100% satisfaction rate among clients.
Vanquish uses radiofrequency energy to contour and sculpt the body. It gets rid of cellulite by using heat to kill fat cells in a non-invasive way. The treatment is not intended for overall weight loss but works well in reducing the cellulite in the abdomen and thighs. Vanquish is FDA approved and the procedure causes very little discomfort. Most patients start seeing results after four treatments. It costs less than Cellulaze but has not been on the market quite as long.
The majority of cellulite creams are a combination of emollients and caffeine. When used every day, you will see noticeably smoother skin and a reduction in cellulite. The caffeine dehydrates the fat cells upon absorption. This causes the cells to shrink, temporarily. Cellulite creams are the least expensive method of controlling cellulite. However, you must know that they do not remove the fat cells, only cause them to shrink. Once you stop using the cellulite cream, your cells will return to their normal size and shape.
Stimulation of the skin through exfoliating causes the lymphatic system to drain. A secondary benefit is that the scrubs create added blood circulation which improves the look of the skin. All exfoliating scrubs work, but a coffee scrub works the best. The caffeine in coffee is absorbed by the skin and has the same effect as more expensive cellulite creams.
You can easily make your own coffee scrub at home.
Combine these three ingredients in an empty jar. Massage into problem areas daily and watch as your cellulite appears to shrink.
- 1 c coffee grounds
- 6 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 3 tbsp sea salt or sugar
The coconut oil will solidify after mixing but will melt again once with body heat. Keep in mind that, just like cellulite creams, the effects of exfoliating scrubs are temporary.
Mesotherapy is on the list because it works, but of the five methods, this one seems to involve the most risks. This cellulite treatment was developed in Europe and involves injecting a mixture of vitamins, amino acids, and other organic materials under the skin. These chemicals break down the fat cells and smooth out the areas of cellulite. Some patients experience swelling and the risk of infection is present if the procedure is not administered by a professional.
Which Cellulite Treatment Is Right For You?
How do you know which cellulite treatment you should choose? That depends on your budget and what you hope to achieve. The more expensive treatments last longer and often require the services of a medical professional. Massage and creams work well and can be administered at your local spa. The long-term cost is often less than other treatments. Contact Illuminari Med Spa to find out more information on which cellulite treatment is right for you.