No matter how heavy or thin a person might be, they may have experience with cellulite and want to get rid of that cellulite ASAP. On Instagram, the hashtag #cellulite has 304,576 posts as of this writing, proving the popularity of the topic. Whether it be various companies pitching their cellulite solutions, or others offering their natural cellulite remedies, the result is the same: People want to be rid of the lumpy bumps that would otherwise present smooth skin if they were gone.
As such, a variety of cellulite treatments are being bandied about online as 2016 swings into full gear. First off, there’s the Cellfina cellulite treatment that was recently approved by the FDA. As described by Elle, Cellfina involves cutting the connective bands beneath the flesh that cause the appearance of cellulite.
“Enter Cellfina, a newly FDA-approved treatment that breaks up the connective bands within the fat tissue of the thighs and buttocks to release tension and smooth cellulite. So how does it work? Each dimple is clearly marked with a circle before the area is numbed with an injection of local lidocaine. A small handheld device then grabs the skin using suction and slides a miniature blade below the surface to precisely cut the connective bands, creating a taut and dimple-less silhouette. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the procedure can take under an hour; side effects include soreness, tenderness, and bruising that last roughly three days. Unlike its predecessors, the non-invasive procedure is proven to deliver up to 98 percent improvement in treated patients, with results that last for up to two years.”
As seen on the NSFW photos of Cellfina patients on Real Self, the Cellfina cellulite treatment — which can average nearly $5,000 — enjoys a 93 percent “worth it” review rate as of this writing. Approximately 33 reviews for Cellfina have come into the plastic surgery review site thus far.
“The most commonly reported side effects during Cellfina clinical trials were soreness, tenderness, and bruising. For full product and safety information, visit cellfina.com/IFU”
Other cellulite treatments include the foam roller actions as seen on Goop, which claims that foam rollers can improve the appearance of cellulite and the connective tissues and fascia beneath that cause cellulite to appear. Fascia is the stuff that wraps around muscles and can store toxins. The foam roller seeks to improve muscle tone and circulation, and lengthen and elongate the legs as it is used daily in a variety of ways.
As featured in the book Taller, Slimmer, Younger: 21 Days to a Foam Roller Physique – by Lauren Roxburgh, a woman called “the body whisperer” by Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop site — the foam roller can help folks look taller and leaner in just three weeks, and improve the appearance of cellulite in the process. Lauren, who has worked with Paltrow, says the foam rolling technique can help areas of the body look better in only 15 minutes per day.
— Healthy World (@HealthyWrld) January 28, 2016
As reported by the Toronto Sun, whole body Cryotherapy is a type of cold therapy that involves getting in a booth with temperatures as low as minus 100 degrees Celsius. Such cold therapy experiences are touted as helping to improve the skin and lessen the appearance of cellulite, along with helping with weight loss by burning approximately 600 calories per session — which may only last a few cold minutes. In between cryotherapy sessions — or in lieu of that type of cold therapy — other adherents swear by using ice packs or dry brush scrubbing with coconut oil to rid their bodies of cellulite.
— Julie Montagu (@juliemontagu) February 5, 2016
(AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)