Top 4 Cellulite Treatments for Women
Cellulite is common in women over the age of 20. In fact, estimates reveal that about 80% of women in this age group have at least some cellulite on one or more areas of the body. Cellulite is a particularly troublesome problem because it doesn’t respond much to exercise or dieting. Even slim, fit women can have cellulite, which tends to occur on buttocks and thighs, but can appear anywhere.
Cellulite consists of small pockets of fat locked into cells beneath the surface of the skin. Only certain treatments are effective against cellulite, since the layers of fat are challenging to break down. Here are the best cellulite treatments for women.
The most effective anti-cellulite cream comes with an applicator pad/massager. The applicator pad is designed to fit in your palm, so it doesn’t slip or fall. The surface of the pad/massager is dotted with soft raised numbs at varying heights and shapes. Used in conjunction with the anti-cellulite cream, the pad/massager helps break down fat deposits shown on the surface of the skin.
Look for a cream that contains all the essential ingredients proven to treat cellulite. The list should include Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, which stimulates collagen production, squalene, to reduce the appearance of lumps on the skin, retinol, to boost collagen, caffeine, to break up and disperse fat cells, Chondrus Crispus (seaweed) extract, for its anti-inflammatory properties, dimethicone, to smooth and soften skin, hyaluronic acid, to smooth skin and improve elasticity, and Chenopodium Quinoa Seed extract, which works to block the formation of cellulite. Additional ingredients add vitamins and minerals that can further reduce cellulite. Aside from practical benefits, this cream delivers a light, moisturizing feel to the skin, all without being too greasy.
Arabica Coffee Scrubs
Arabica coffee scrubs are another way to enjoy your favorite morning brew, all the while reaping the anti-cellulite benefits of caffeine. This mildly abrasive scrub is strong enough to slough off dead skin yet gentle enough to use daily. The best coffee scrubs contain Dead Sea Salt, Kona coffee and Arabica seed oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Coconut Extract. With regular use, you can reduce cellulite, minimize the appearance of age spots, and improve common skin conditions like varicose veins and eczema.
Kona and Arabica coffee bean seed oils have incredible skin benefits.
Cellulite laser treatments are offered exclusively by dermatologists. There’s no at-home laser treatment for cellulite as effective as what you’d get at a professional’s office. Laser rays target and break up underlying fat cells that lead to cellulite, and are highly effective, but they can be cost prohibitive. Treatments run in the range of $300 to $500 each, and most dermatologists estimate that 4-8 30-minute sessions are needed for noticeable results of up to 50% improvement. When you’re pleased with the results, you can expect your skin to stay that way from six months up to two years. If you’re looking for a passive, non-invasive treatment for cellulite proven to work, laser treatments are worth considering.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation, or EMS, is a tried and true method to rid the body of cellulite. The method involves wrapping the body area in bandages wired with electrodes that send electrical signals to the tissue in a manner consistent with muscles being exercised. In effect, the experience is like exercising, but without the cardio benefits. During the session, you’re lying down while the practitioner applies the bandage and handles the EMS machinery. The session is painless and non-invasive. EMS is more expensive than anti-cellulite creams, but less expensive than laser treatments. At least four sessions are required before results can be realized.
It’s understandable why cellulite is a pervasive problem among women, when you see what specialized treatments are needed to get rid of it. From exotic creams to engineered machinery, manufacturers and medical practitioners have tried to come up with effective treatments. Thankfully, the above-mentioned cures for cellulite offer remarkable results in the battle against this skin malady. Which one you choose will depend on your budget and the amount of effort you're willing to invest. Whether you opt for anti-cellulite cream, the Arabica coffee scrub, laser treatments or EMS, there’s hope on the horizon for your cellulite problems.