Cellulite Treatments: What Works and Is It Worth the Investment?
They say that confidence is the best thing a woman can wear – but let’s be honest. Whenever we look at ourselves in the mirror, it’s hard to ignore the areas that make us feel unattractive and insecure.
This is especially true when bikini season comes around. No matter how cute your bikini is, there’s just no cover-up for all the body hang-ups we constantly struggle with. This, in turn, makes us feel even more dissatisfied with the body we have.
Among all those imperfections women tend to obsess over, cellulite is probably one of the top items on that list. Research says that cellulite is a very common problem. In fact, a whopping 93% of women have it. No wonder cellulite treatments have been so high in demand – a lot of women are actively looking for an effective and safe solution to address this issue.
What Is Cellulite and How Is It Treated?
Cellulite happens when fat deposits found beneath the skin push and contort the connective tissues in a certain area. This causes the skin to appear lumpy or similar to what cottage cheese may look like. Although cottage cheese doesn’t sound that bad, almost all women will agree that it doesn’t look good on the skin.
Experts say that a change in lifestyle can help get rid of cellulite. A healthy diet and exercise improve the shape of our body, allowing the skin to reform into a better condition. It is also said that healthy skincare habits can help restore the elasticity of your skin. But sadly, our bodies are engineered differently, and what may work for others might not work for us.
This is where cellulite treatments come in. Through science, it is now possible to get treatments that cater to any body type. We are also able to see results faster and easier compared to other methods.
But with tons of options out there, how do you know which ones yield the best results? Below is a list of cellulite treatments that work, according to experts.
Which Cellulite Treatments Work?
Laser Treatments (Cellulaze)
Despite the hefty cost, laser treatment is perhaps the most popular method of banishing cellulite. And for those who are familiar with laser treatments, you may have already heard about Cellulaze – especially since it has a £2,500 price tag attached to it.
Cellulaze is a trademarked method of cellulite laser treatment from a company called Cynosure. It is said to be the only laser treatment that targets the cellulite-causing structural problems under the skin. During a Cellulaze treatment, a tiny laser tube is penetrated into your skin. This tiny laser will then break down the bands that form the appearance of cellulite. At the same time, this treatment can also thicken the skin which is said to also help reduce the visibility of cellulite.
Although quite new to the market, Zwave is showing a lot of potential in the cellulite treatment industry. It is also a bit more budget-friendly than the Cellulaze laser treatment. However, Zwave only works for mild to moderate cellulite issues.
A Zwave treatment utilises high-energy radial shockwaves, applying it to affected areas. The tissues underneath the skin will then break down and disintegrate into gas bubbles within the structures of fat.
LPG Endermologie is widely available in most beauty salons, and we provide this form of treatment in our own salon as well. It is a non-surgical process and the safest among all types of cellulite treatments. In fact, did you know that it was the first cellulite treatment to be approved by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
Going through Endermologie is similar to receiving a deep tissue massage. In this process, a vacuum-like tool with rollers lifts your skin and kneads the tissue underneath. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which can reduce cellulite. At the same time, the massage also helps relieve tension and muscle pain.
Creams and Lotions
If you are looking for a cellulite treatment that can be done in the comfort of your own home, you’d be pleased to know that some creams and lotions can get rid of cellulite. Although the results may not last very long, this option is the most budget-friendly of them all.
Experts say that creams and lotions containing caffeine may be the most effective in reducing cellulite. Caffeine has cell-dehydrating properties that can significantly reduce the visibility of cellulite. Along with caffeine, products containing 0.3% retinol also prove to be effective as a form of cellulite treatment. This is because retinol is known to thicken skin, and as we have learned, thickening the skin can reduce cellulite visibility.
But before you apply the product, we suggest testing it on a small area of your skin first. These topical solutions may not be suitable for everyone, as they may contain allergy-causing ingredients.
Is It Worth the Investment?
Now that you have a list of the available options on the market today, the next question is: are they worth the investment? We all know that some of these treatments can be hard on the budget, especially since some of them require multiple sessions. And depending on the beauty salon you choose, prices may also vary.
However, investing in yourself is never a bad idea. If you’ve been dreaming of getting into that bikini this summer season, or if you’re just tired of the bumps and lumps, a cellulite treatment can do wonders for you. Not only will you be able to see how great you look, but it can also make you feel good about yourself.
All of these cellulite treatments have been tested by industry professionals and have been proven to be effective. No matter which treatment you choose, they all can give you a healthier and firmer skin. Now that’s something worth striving for – after all, confidence is also about loving the skin you’re in.
Before You Go…
We hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new.
If you would like to try out the LPG Endermologie procedure mentioned above, this month (until May 31st) we are offering a completely free Endermologie taster session, so you can test it out and see if you like it without any risk.
To get your voucher and sign up for the free session, click here