If you have cellulite, you’re probably desperate to find a way to get rid of it. While there are countless ways to diminish its visibility, including toning the muscles beneath the fat deposits, most of the surgical and mechanical procedures are controversial at best.
Here are just a few of the most popular clinical methods for removing cellulite:
- Pneumatic massages
- Heat therapy
- Radio frequency therapy
- Magnetic and Radial waves therapy
- Electrical Stimulation
There are also far less invasive and expensive methods for reducing the appearance of cellulite. These are generally topical in nature but occasionally these various skin-rebuilding and fat-fighting agents are even taken as supplements or injected into the cellulite directly.
Here are just a few of the most popular anti-cellulite agents:
- Methylxanthines (caffeine)
- Alpha antagonists
- Amino acids
- Gingko biloba
- Indian chestnuts
Modern science has even produced a few high tech articles of clothing that are purported to fight cellulite by compressing the arteries underneath the fatty tissue and increasing blood flow to the damaged skin. These particular treatments are considered dangerous by skeptics, and should be considered with an abundance of caution.
Then, there are the procedures like liposuction that remove the fat cells altogether. This seems to be the only truly effective approach for ridding the body of cellulite. That being said, proper diet and exercise can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite through fat cell shrinkage and toning of the surrounding muscles. In terms of safety, these lifestyle alterations seem to be the most beneficial method of them all.
Cellulite can be avoided altogether by simply eating a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, fiber and naturally low fat foods. Daily exercise with special attention to those cellulite prone areas is also a must. Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water and do your best to avoid stress. Loose and comfortable clothing that promotes proper circulation is also advised.