Basic anti cellulite methods
Talk about a democratic condition: Ninety percent of women have cellulite. (The dimpled effect usually creeps up between the ages of 25 and 35, when the collagen fibers that bind fat to the skin start to stretch and tear, allowing fat cells to bulge out.) While cellulite doesn't come with a veto option, it can be negotiated.
Anti cellulite methods that are really good
Let's give these three anti cellulite cures a try and see how fat and cellulite dissolve.
At Home cellulite remedy
Caffeine is the classic cellulite-cream ingredient because it immediately tightens the skin, but studies have shown it works even better when used with retinol, says Francesca Fusco, M.D, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
The thinking: Caffeine spikes circulation and temporarily shrinks fat cells, creating an immediate improvement and a lasting smoother appearance in about a month; collagen-boosting retinol plays the long game, repairing the structure of your cells over time (it can take up to 12 weeks to work). Dermatologists say you'll get the best effect by layering two creams on top of each other nightly.
At the Gym
Interval training on an incline targets potentially troubling fat cells right below the surface, says Beverly Hills-based trainer Jarett Del Bene, who has worked with bikini babes Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge. On a treadmill set to a 6 percent incline, sprint for one minute, then slow to a walk for 30 seconds; repeat for a total of three sprints.
Tack this onto the beginning and end of your regular gym routine for maximum fat burning: A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that fat oxidation increased by 36 percent after high-intensity aerobic interval training. (You can also help get rid of cellulite with yoga).
At the Doctor's Office
Dramatic results will cost you—in this case, around $2,500—but they'll last for years. During an hour-long treatment of FDA-approved Cellulaze, a teensy fiber-optic laser is inserted below the surface of the skin to melt bulging fat globules (once liquefied, the fat is gently pressed out through the incision site), break the overstretched fibrous bonds, and stimulate collagen production.
A topical numbing cream nixes in-the-moment pain, and swelling or bruising clears up in about 10 days. (You can resume normal movement immediately, and strenuous exercise within a week.) "Women with mild cellulite can see more than 50 percent improvement," says Fusco. "Those with more intense cases can expect to see a 20 to 40 percent improvement but might require a second pass." The effects will keep getting better over the next three to 12 months.