As you get older, it’s normal to gain a bit of weight and start noticing dimpling skin, especially on your thighs and buttocks. Cellulite comes about when there is a fat buildup under the surface of your skin, and some people are just naturally predisposed to getting it. There are lots of circumstantial factors that play into how much cellulite you have and how visible it is. Your body fat percentage, your age, your genes and even the thickness of your skin makes a difference to how this issue manifests.
While cellulite affects only around 10% of men, it affects about 90% of women. Many treatments promise to effectively contour the body and reduce cellulite, but which ones actually work? We’ve done our research and listed the top 5 treatments for body contouring and cellulite reduction for you.
VelaShape is the only technology that contours, tighten the skin and shapes and slims the body by improving the appearance of cellulite and reducing thigh circumference in the same session. Get results without downtime or significant discomfort. Smooth and contour trouble spots that even diet and exercise can’t fix. In clinical trials, the average range of circumferential reduction was 0.5 – 3 inches.
CoolSculpting body contouring treatments use cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, to target stubborn areas of fat without surgery. The device freezes and kills fat cells without harming neighboring skin, nerves, vessels, or muscles. Some didn’t see much of a difference or had side effects like soreness, hyperpigmentation, and lingering nerve pain. Others were surprised by sagging skin after losing underlying fat and had to add multiple skin tightening treatments.
The beauty industry offers many types of laser treatments to treat cellulite and most of them are effective. Cellulaze™, for example, is a minimally invasive laser treatment that uses heat energy beneath your skin. The laser then breaks tough bands responsible for cellulite while also thickening your skin. As a result, the appearance of cellulite is reduced.
Cellfina® is a highly effective, FDA-approved cellulite treatment that can be used anywhere on the body and addresses the connective bands found in the fat of the thighs and the buttocks. It uses a small micro-blade needle inserted under the skin to cut the connective bands, and, as a result, releases the tension that causes the cellulite. According to studies, the procedure is so effective, cellulite does not reoccur after three years of getting the treatment.
The Sudatonic™ System targets a user’s overall health by boosting metabolism, nutrient flow, and blood flow and decongesting blocked passageways. The treatment uses a 4-zone Far Infrared technology plus unique cosmeceuticals that help enhance slimming and contour the body. Just one treatment can result in a 3-6 inch reduction of combined body circumference.
The patented and non-surgical technique Endermologie® uses a device with two motorized rollers and regulated suction for deep tissue mobilization to reduce cellulite and fat. The procedure is safe and effective and is the ideal alternative to liposuction. Generally, about 15-20 sessions are needed to see your desired results.
Emsculpt and Emsculpt Neo help you build muscle and decrease fat volume by toning the abdomen and lifting the buttocks. Using high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology that creates intense contractions similar to those when you work out, Emsculpt effectively trains your muscles without leaving you sore afterward. Immediately after your first treatment, you will feel stronger and more toned. Typically, you will need about 4-6 treatments, each lasting around 30 minutes, spaced 2-5 days apart.