Anti-cellulite creams – there are numerous topical cellulite treatments available that contain vitamins, herbs, minerals, and antioxidants. The best ones make the skin softer, smoother, healthier, and stimulate blood flow. By moisturising the affected area the appearance of cellulite can be reduced – but this is by no means permanent. Furthermore, you’re only treating the symptom rather than the cause. The underlying fat cells will still be present.
Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) – improves the skin’s elasticity by stimulating collagen production. AWT uses pressure waves which penetrate the skin and underlying fat to smooth out dimples and create firm skin. It is effective after about six treatments but further maintenance sessions are needed. However, the process is completely safe and pain-free, with minimal bruising.
Microdermabrasion – is a popular alternative to chemical peeling that uses a blast of aluminium oxide or salt crystals to exfoliate the skin. Tiny particles pass through a vacuum tube to gently scrape away the ageing skin and stimulate new cell growth. Multiple treatments are usually required.
Mesotherapy – is a cosmetic cellulite treatment that involves a series of painless injections to dissolve small areas of fat. A customised formula of vitamins, minerals and amino acids are deposited just beneath the skin to shrink the cellulite. It typically requires 10-15 sessions for effective results.
Lipodissolve – is similar to mesotherapy, in that it involves painless injections to affected areas of the skin. However, the difference is it uses a medication known as PCDC which goes deeper under the skin, and works with your body’s physiology to break down fat naturally. While it’s used in cellulite treatment it is probably more appropriate for reducing larger amounts of fat that reside deep under the surface.
Accent Radiofrequency – is a new and innovative cellulite reduction treatment which changes the shape of fat cells, and reshapes the connective tissue that forms the cellulite. It is pain-free, effective, and long lasting. Besides cellulite, it is also recommended for body reshaping and skin tightening.