Top Cellulite Treatments

Liposuction:
liposuctionThis is a process where a machine literally sucks the fat from your body. When a large enough amount of fat is removed, the appearance of cellulite should be reduced. There are both positive and negative aspects of using this particular type of treatment.

Good: Most people like liposuction because it is easy. You don’t have to worry about diet or exercise and your doctor will take care of everything for you. Another reason why this process is so popular is that the results can be immediate. Although there is some healing time and you may need multiple sessions, these results will happen much more quickly than with other treatments. Lastly, liposuction has been proven to work, time and time again.

Bad: Aside from the speed and ease, there are a few reasons why you may want to avoid this procedure as a way to remove cellulite. Liposuction can be very expensive and most of us can simply not afford it. Technically you will be operated on and and surgery is always dangerous no matter how routine. Lastly, even though you may look better, your body is in the same poor condition that it was in before the procedure.

Creams:
creamsThere are many different cellulite reducing creams on the market. These products work by heating the area in which they are applied in order to reshape fat cells. They also work by tightening the skin, making cellulite much less visible.

Good: The good news is that these creams can be purchased at most beauty shops and are fairly easy to use. Even if your cellulite remains, most of these creams are actually quite good for your skin.

Bad: There is little to no proof that any of these creams work. People who claim they work only show very slight improvements in the appearance of their cellulite. These creams are quite costly and most people feel that they have wasted their money.

Massage Therapy:
There are many different massage treatments when it comes to eliminating cellulite. Some of these massages involve heat which is believed to help reform enlarged fat cells. Other treatments require regular massages to keep the cellulite from returning. You will most likely be able to find a massage which is specifically aimed at reducing the appearance of cellulite at beauty salons or health spas. Like all of the other treatments, there are both positive and negative things to consider before making a choice.

Good: Thankfully these massages are not only good for reducing stress, while they eliminate cellulite, but they can also help improve muscle health and increase circulation. All of these things have been proven to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. You can also purchase these massages for a fairly reasonable amount, depending on where you go.

Bad: Though they may be pleasant, the way these cellulite reducing massages work is by quite literally needing the fat cells. As they are pushed, pulled and twisted, they begin to swell. The swollen fat cells will not grow enough to make your legs or arms look larger, they will however look smoother. This is why these massages seem to work so well. They are unfortunately only a temporary solution. Technically this treatment works well but you will need to get massages twice a week to keep up the facade.

Lasers:
This is a new form of cellulite treatment that has gained popularity over the years. While it may seem very simple when you are having the procedure done, these little lasers do a lot of work. When you are getting this treatment, it will feel as if warm rubber balls are slowly and gently massaging your skin. The technician will glide the device over the areas of your skin that have the most cellulite. A single laser treatment with Cellulaze, will cost between $5,000 – $7,000 depending on how much cellulite you have and where you go. Take a look at what you can expect from this procedure.

Good: These types of treatments have been proven to work. They are effective and you will see results after the first procedure. There is nothing invasive about getting laser cellulite removal and you are in no danger. There are absolutely no side effects what so ever.

Bad: If you are considering this as a way to get rid of your cellulite, keep in mind that it is not permanent. You will need to continually get laser treatments, two to six times per year, in order to keep your skin smooth. Because you have to have so many treatments, this is a very costly way to improve the look of your skin. Again, since the lasers are merely hiding the cellulite, your body is not becoming healthier and this should not be used as a replacement for a healthy lifestyle.

Diet and Exercise:
womanWhile no one wants to admit it, the single most effective and healthy way to get rid of your cellulite is by improving your diet and exercising on a regular basis. Not only will a change in diet help reduce the amount of fat on your body but it can also improve many other health problems you may be having. Exercising on a regular basis will improve muscle tone and circulation. You will begin to burn fat, especially in the areas where the muscles are working hardest, and you will most likely improve your life and overall health in general.

Good: There are so many positive things that can be listed when it comes to healthy eating habits and exercise but we will just stick with the facts regarding the reduction of cellulite for now. Weight loss will be the first thing you notice when you implement this into your life. As your fat cells shrink, they will no longer be too large for the space your body has provided for them and therefor the cellulite will disappear. You will be amazed at the small amount of weight that you need to loose before you start noticing a difference in the texture of your skin.

Bad: Improving diet and increasing exercise require some significant lifestyle changes and this can be hard to do, especially over time. Those of us with busy lives can find it very difficult to make the time to improve these things. Aside from the difficulty, there are no side effects or negative impact when it comes to eating right and working out.

Those of you who think that changing your lifestyle in order to get healthy will be your best option when it comes to getting rid of cellulite should start off slowly. If you try to change too much you are less likely to keep up with those changes. Add a few more fruits and vegetables to your diet and cut out a few sweets. Don’t try and turn yourself into a professional athlete. If you have limited time to exercise, try to work on your problem areas. If you have cellulite on your thighs or rear, do squats. If you are flabby underarms, get some light weights and do a set curls once a day. A few small changes will really make a big difference over time.

Keep in mind that if you are having difficulty eliminating cellulite, you would probably benefit from talking to your doctor. He or she will most likely be able to guide you in the right direction and give you sound advice.