Are there any cheap and good cellulite remedies and treatments?
We all know how bothersome it is to cover up our cellulite and how big of an investment it is to buy all the new cellulite creams, go to all the best cellulite massages and undergo the most expensive cellulite treatments. I'm going to try to give you some pointers on which are the best anti cellulite treatments that actually work.
The first thing you need to know is that you cannot totally cure cellulite, some lumps and bumps will remain on your skin but still you can reduce the appearance of cellulite with some easy methods and natural cures.
What is cellulite and what causes cellulite?
Under your skin, there’s a network of connective-tissue strands, called septae, that hold the fat in place. If the septae aren’t strong and tightly woven together (which may be determined by genetics), the fat can bulge out between them, creating ripples on the skin’s surface—a.k.a. cellulite. Women are more likely than men to have cellulite, since they have fewer and less tightly arranged septae. Women also have thinner skin, as well as hormones that can affect the size of fat cells and the strength of the septae. To truly eliminate the problem, says dermatologist Molly Wanner, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, “you would have to get rid of the fat and, essentially, change the interior structure of the skin.”
Losing weight reduces cellulite?
Because half the cellulite equation is fat, it would seem that losing weight through diet and exercise would help. And it might—but that depends on your skin’s elasticity. “If your skin bounces back after weight loss, you may notice a reduction in cellulite,” says Wanner. However, she adds, if your skin isn’t quite so resilient (hormones and aging could be partly to blame), “it can sag, which can make bumps look worse.”
Anti cellulite creams, anti cellulite lotions, anti cellulite serums and anti cellulite massage
The easiest short-term way to improve the appearance of cellulite is with a lotion or a cream, which fall into two main camps: those that contain caffeine, which has a temporary tightening effect and help bumps look smoother, and those with a vitamin A derivative, which over time can thicken the outer layer of the skin and make lumps less visible.
These ingredients can be combined with others, such as gingko and vitamin C, both of which may improve circulation to minimize bumps and tighten the skin.
If these anti cellulite creams and anti cellulite remedies don't do enough for your desired look, try applying a self tanner. Self tanning as an anti cellulite way to hide it is one of the best anti cellulite tricks in the book.
Professional anti cellulite treatments
If you’re looking for a longer-lasting solution, there are a few options. Endermologie, which is available at many spas, involves kneading the skin with a rolling suction device to boost circulation and stimulate collagen production. You’ll probably need at least six sessions, which cost 50$ to 150$ each; the (subtle) results could last up to a few months.
Want to go one step further? Dermatologists offer more high-tech (and more expensive) treatments. The gold standards are lasers and radio-frequency (RF) devices, both of which use massage and suction to stimulate collagen production and alter the septae so they don’t pull as hard on the skin, causing dimples. These relatively painless treatments also add heat energy to help shrink fat cells (your liver then processes the fat).
These anti cellulite treatments are not extremely expensive, but expensive still. You’ll need about four to eight 30 minute sessions at 300$ to 500$ per session, and you can expect to see up to a 50 percent reduction in dimples. Results can last from six months to two years or longer. After these sessions, you'll have to get two other sessions every year.
If you absolutely won’t rest until you’ve done everything you can to get rid of your lumps, you might consider laser-assisted liposuction. Often called Smartlipo, this surgery (which requires local anesthesia) involves inserting a tiny laser fiber under the skin to melt the fat; a cannula then suctions it out. The procedure takes about two hours, and you’ll be sore for a few days afterward. One session typically does the trick, but it costs about 5,000$. And, still, it’s not a permanent solution: Results can last for up to six years, but that means you’ll eventually need a repeat treatment.
New and best cellulite treatment
For those seeking a onetime, single-session solution, a new procedure called Cellulaze, now available in Europe, that's not yet approved by the F.D.A. It is similar to laser-assisted liposuction but uses a bidirectional beam to cut stubborn septae and liquefy fat cells. The best part about Cellulaze is that its results are long time, but the downside is that it's very expensive of course: it's expected to cost from 2,500$ to 3,000$ per area.