The only method completely guaranteed to get rid of cellulite is surgery. Although there are topical anti-cellulite treatments out there that claim to get rid of it completely, there are still doubts about their effectiveness. If you are reading this article, you are not looking for surgery, but an alternative that will get you results.
Some results you can expect with a non-surgical cellulite treatment include a reduction in the appearance of dimples on your legs and buttocks. These treatment methods require multiple sessions or applications to maintain results. If not treated well, the cellulite reappears. However, the benefit is that most of these methods are far less risky than surgery and the side effects are almost nonexistent.
Here are some treatments for cellulite that are non-evasive:
This is probably the most well known treatment for cellulite; and that is with creams and lotions. All the big name skincare companies have developed their own take on cellulite creams, but they all claim to do the same thing. These creams effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite dimples after consistent application.
A disadvantage to cellulite creams is that you must continue to apply them each day to ensure you maintain adequate results. A product is yet to be found that states you can discontinue use after optimal results are achieved. The best hope is to reduce the frequency and amount required to be applied.
In addition to creams, exercising is also used to reduce cellulite and it is usually the first mode of attack on cellulite for women with mild to intermediate dimples.
There are two popular non-surgical cellulite treatment methods performed in clinics. These are called Mesotherapy and Endermologie® and they are known for reducing the appearance of cellulite effectively. Each method provides short term results, but the results are seen much quicker than with topical alternatives.
Not surprisingly, these faster results come at a price. Each treatment session can cost between $70 and $100. Although time varies between sessions, it is likely you’ll have 3-6 sessions in the first 4-6 months.
The major benefit with this nonsurgical method is the guarantee of some sort of result. Depending on the severity of your cellulite will determine how much visual difference you’ll see. These methods of treating cellulite work much better for more severe cases of cellulite, where topical treatments are often non effective.
Which Treatment Works?
Not being in the medical field, it is difficult to suggest which method of treating cellulite works best. However, if you opt to use anti-cellulite creams, it is suggested that you implement a weekly workout program that targets the legs and buttocks. This will enhance the results you get and also make you less dependent on the cream for visual results.
If you decide to go with a treatment program such as Mesotherapy or Endermologie® you can be sure of some sort of result. However, be aware that it’s a very expensive procedure and not easily affordable.
At the end of the day, it comes down to balancing the cost and benefit of each alternative. Though there are fewer side effects to these non-surgical treatments, getting quick results end up being extremely costly.
Prasanta Chatterjee is involved in healthcare market research since 2009. He loves to write about alternative health, herbal health along with general healthcare.