What Really Works For Cellulite Removal?

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Cellulite is one of those body features that divides opinion. Some women happily embrace it with a ‘body positive’ attitude. Some try to hide it as much as they can and feel bad about it, while a lucky few don’t have much. Many will make a judgement based on how their partners feel about it.

If you are among those who is keen to do something about the amount of cellulite you have, the first question you may have is what cellulite treatments work, and how?

There are certainly plenty of different treatments out there; In an article on the topic, US Weekly listed its’ “11 best treatments for cellulite”, suggesting you will never be short of options.

Noting that cellulite is natural and is variously influenced by genetics and factors such as diet, the article also advised that “Not all cellulite-reducing products are as miraculous as they seem,” highlighting WebMD’s observation that effective products contain substances such as caffeine, aminophylline, theophylline or retinol.

On this basis, it recommended various body creams and lotions that can help break down the excess fat pockets that cause cellulite and tighten up the skin. It also tipped the NuFACE body toner, which can help shape up various parts of the anatomy.

Interestingly, none of the list includes laser treatment. US Weekly’s article carried the disclaimer that it has paid partnerships with some companies, so while their treatment list may include some useful products, it does not necessarily mean they are the best.

By contrast, no less a body than the American Academy of Dermatology Association lists laser treatment as one of the most effective ways to remove cellulite. A notable benefit is that these can be effective for six months or more, which may be longer than some creams that need to be reapplied regularly.

This is a reminder that whenever you read or hear claims about the effectiveness of a cellulite treatment, it is important to check further. Look for signs of vested interests and also research further to see what really works. Creams can be good, but lasers are better.