How Do I Reduce Cellulite?

B. Koch
B. Koch
There are no creams that actually remove or get rid of cellulite, although there are some that help decrease its appearance by plumping up the surrounding skin.
There are no creams that actually remove or get rid of cellulite, although there are some that help decrease its appearance by plumping up the surrounding skin.

It is possible to reduce cellulite in a number of ways. Technological advancements such as laser equipment make it possible to reduce cellulite quickly, but the results are not long lasting. Surgery has a more permanent effect on cellulite, although recovery made take longer. Diet and exercise also play a pivotal role in the reduction of cellulite.

Adult women often have cellulite, and sometimes, men have this condition as well. Cellulite may appear on areas of the body where certain types of fats and connective tissues exist. This may be on the thighs, abdomen, or pelvis and appears as dimpled and puckered areas of skin.

The causes of cellulite can vary. Some individuals may be more likely to develop cellulite due to their genetic makeup. Other times it is caused by certain circumstances. For example, poor diet or lack of exercise create an especially high risk for cellulite. In addition, those who smoke regularly are more prone to the occurrence of cellulite.

There are a number of non invasive procedures that have been developed to reduce cellulite. Various laser related treatments are available, such as laser massage and laser toning. These treatments stimulate the skin and the fat cells under the skin to help reduce cellulite. Other remedies may involve radio waves and infrared light. There is evidence that these treatments are successful for quickly reducing cellulite, but these procedures are often expensive, must be repeated often, and can be painful.

Sometimes, surgery is used to reduce cellulite. A doctor can surgically cut the tissue that connects fat to skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite. This procedure is more permanent than many other options but does come at the risk of disfiguring the skin even further. The healing time is much slower compared to non-invasive treatments, which require no recuperation time at all.

A more affordable option in cellulite reduction is the use of topical skin creams. These creams can increase blood flow to the cellulite areas where the cellulite is present, reducing its appearance. Creams and lotions that firm up the skin help to give the skin a smoother look. Caffeine is commonly used in cellulite reduction creams as it helps to break down the fat that causes cellulite.

Perhaps the most affordable and accessible way to reduce cellulite is through diet and exercise. The more fat an individual has the higher their chances of having cellulite. Reducing the amount of fat in the body means there is less fat for cellulite to be made from, which reduces the severity of cellulite in the body.

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    • There are no creams that actually remove or get rid of cellulite, although there are some that help decrease its appearance by plumping up the surrounding skin.
      There are no creams that actually remove or get rid of cellulite, although there are some that help decrease its appearance by plumping up the surrounding skin.