Not only does cellulite creep up on women slowly, it stubbornly remains where it develops despite rigid diets and exercise regimens. Even worse, some “cellulite-reducing” products and treatments are invasive and dangerous, leaving consumers with hefty price tags and frequently unfulfilled promises. While various claims or reviews praise the value of taking seaweed baths as a way reducing the appearance of cellulite, scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of this treatment does not exist
In the everlasting quest to vanquish cellulite, women around the world subject themselves to a variety of bizarre and often dangerous treatments. Some are applied to the skin’s surface and some are highly invasive and often painful. There are homeopathic treatments and medical procedures. Let’s explore several products and procedures that simply don’t work.
Women have known about – and hated – cellulite for decades. But as common as it is, there’s still a great deal of distortion out there on what causes it and how to treat it. So before scheduling an invasive surgical procedure or spending a fortune on “magical” creams, gels, scrubs, loofahs and body wraps, here are some real facts about cellulite.
Call it what you will – orange peel, cottage cheese, mattress skin or hail damage – cellulite is still an unattractive and anxiety-inducing condition that develops in about 90 percent of women. It does not discriminate. It does not care if a woman is thin or obese, toned or flabby, tall or short, young or old. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it – and worst of all – it rarely occurs in men.
Many women erroneously believe that liposuction eliminates cellulite along with the fat in targeted areas, but along with being a risky, invasive surgical procedure, liposuction can actually aggravate the appearance of cellulite.