Cellulite is a common problem. Many treatments have been developed to help cellulite disappear or diminish. It can be difficult to find the right treatment for you, given all of the options.
Dermatologists have conducted research studies to find out. You’ll be happy to know that the research shows some treatments can make cellulite less noticeable — at least for a while.
The best cellulite treatments
Acoustic wave therapy
This can help reduce cellulite, according to studies. To see a reduction, several sessions are required.
Cellulite can be treated with a variety of laser treatments.
A tiny laser fiber is placed beneath the skin during a minimally invasive laser treatment called Cellulaze. The laser’s energy causes the skin to break down the hardened areas beneath it. This is what causes cellulite. The treatment can also thicken your complexion, which is very important. Cellulite can cause skin to thin. Cellulite can be reduced by thinning the skin.
Acoustic wave therapy: This handheld device uses sound waves for cellulite removal.
Cellulaze may help reduce cellulite. Cellulaze is showing results that can last up to a year. To be certain of the effectiveness of this laser, more research is required.
Some patients see less cellulite after other laser treatments. The results can last up to 6 months, but a little bit of dimpling is common.
Cellfina is a medical procedure that involves your dermatologist inserting an instrument just below the skin to remove the hard bands underneath the skin. This will cause cellulite.
Cellfina, as it is known, can reduce skin dimpling similar to cellulite. A study with 232 patients found that 99% were satisfied with the results. These results may last for up to 2 years.
Vacuum-assisted tissue release
The tough bands that lead to cellulite are also broken down. Your dermatologist will use small blades to remove the tougher bands during this procedure. The tissue is moved upwards after the bands have been cut to fill in and remove the dimpled skin.
This treatment may be effective in reducing cellulite. One small study found that patients who received this treatment had significantly less cellulite over the next 3 years. Although it’s too early to know, the effects may last longer.
Extra weight can make cellulite visible. Some people see less cellulite if they lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Cellulite may become more visible if you lose weight and have loose skin.
The more muscle you have, means your skin will look firmer and smoother. Cellulite can be made less visible by replacing fat with muscle.
There is evidence that the treatment works
This medical procedure involves the instillation of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas just below the skin. Carbon monoxide can cause death, but CO2 is safer than carbon monoxide. Side effects of carboxytherapy include temporary bruising and discomfort during treatment.
Early research suggests that women may have less cellulite after taking this treatment. Ten women were treated with eight treatments in one study. Researchers found that women had less cellulite after these treatments.
Creams and lotions
Some creams and lotions have been shown to reduce cellulite.
Products containing caffeine may dehydrate cells, which can make cellulite less obvious. You will need to use the product daily in order to maintain the results.
It is possible that retinol 0.3% can have an effect on cellulite. It has been reported that some women have noticed a decrease in cellulite. Retinol may help reduce cellulite by thickening the skin. You will need to use the product for at least 6 months before you can determine if it is a good choice.
It is a good idea to first test a cellulite cream on a small area before you decide to try it. Some people may experience an allergic reaction to the cream or lotion.
It is important to test a small area before you purchase any product that contains aminophylline. There have been cases of people feeling anxious and having their heart race. Aminophylline is a dangerous ingredient for asthma patients. Even creams containing it can cause problems with your breathing.
This treatment is available at spas and offers a deep massage as well as lifting your skin using a vacuum-like device. This device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a medical device with little risk of causing harm. However, the FDA has not yet confirmed that it works.
According to endermology, it takes a lot of sessions to get results. Each session takes approximately 45 minutes.
Studies have varied in their results. There was no difference in cellulite among women who received endermologie and those who did not. Studies have shown that women who received it experienced a noticeable decrease in cellulite. However, these results were only temporary.
If you are seeing results, you should continue to treat the problem. Cellulite will return in a matter of months after you stop treating it.
Ionithermie cellulite treatment
This spa treatment involves slathering cellulite with clay or algae. The electrodes will then be attached to the affected area. The technician will wrap the area in plastic before he leaves. The mild electric current will be felt during the treatment. Some people feel the current is unpleasant or painful.
The treatment may decrease the area being treated, which could reduce cellulite.
It’s difficult to determine if this works without independent, published studies. Some claim their skin is more toned but still have cellulite. Some people don’t notice any changes. Results will only last 12 to 18 hours if you don’t see them.
This treatment heats cellulite. A FDA-approved device that targets cellulite combines radiofrequency and a laser, suction, massage, and suction.
Some patients may notice a decrease in cellulite, according to recent studies. However, this is a temporary result and you will need to try several treatments to achieve the slightest change.
After treatment, bruises can be expected to disappear. They will fade over time.