Comparing Cellulite Removal Methods: From Creams to Medical Procedures
Getting a summer beach body might seem out of reach for many women, especially in today’s society, where women are judged from the way they style their hair to the color they paint their toenails! Struggling to pick out your favorite swimsuit or pair of shorts for a summer picnic should be enough – you shouldn’t have to worry about pesky concerns like cellulite! It has never been easier to find a type of cellulite removal that will work best for you! There are plenty of different creams on the market that can help with milder cellulite issues, as well as surgical options for cellulite that do not respond to over-the-counter treatments. Regardless, there is a way to help you eliminate that cellulite and return to the best part of summer!
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a completely natural skin condition that many women (and men, too) find themselves dealing with at some point in their lives. Some might consider cellulite to be unsightly, thanks to the “lumps” and “bumps” that come with the condition, but it is harmless. It most often presents itself on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms. Luckily, there are ways to remove cellulite!
Technology is becoming more and more advanced, and science is able to present new products all the time – including creams that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. While creams are best for a more mild case of cellulite, they have been found to be effective in combating the condition and helping to make it less visible. Creams tend to be a more affordable way to try to reduce the cellulite on your body.
Pros of Using Cellulite Creams:
- Creams are a great value for the money
- It can work well with other treatments
- Easy to apply
Cons of Using Cellulite Creams:
- They do not work in extreme cases
- Price can get higher if you need treatment in multiple areas
- It is important to pay attention to ingredients that may be harmful
- It takes longer to see the results
Diet and Exercise
Diet and exercise can be a great way to help tone your body and get fit. It is also a way to stay healthy and prevent more cellulite from forming. When you eat nutritious foods and fuel your body without empty calories, you will have more energy to exercise, which can help tighten and tone parts of your body, such as your abdomen and buttocks, reducing the appearance of cellulite. While weight loss and exercise can not “cure” cellulite already in the body, it is a great idea to combine healthy eating, exercise, and other methods.
Pros of Diet and Exercise:
- Eating natural foods helps fuel the body
- You will have more energy
- Exercising can help tone the body
- Weight management can reduce further cellulite issues
Cons of Diet and Exercise:
Everyone’s body is different; therefore, you may not see results without other treatments
Takes longer and can be difficult to alter routines
Another way that you can reduce or eliminate cellulite is by turning to safe medical procedures that are focused on cellulite removal. One such procedure is called Subcision. This procedure works by breaking down the bands of tissue that are in between the fat tissue in an area, which will remove the “lumpy” look that many associate with cellulite. The fat cells are redistributed and appear smooth. This outpatient procedure is usually performed in your doctor’s office using local anesthesia.
Pros of Medical Treatments:
- Fast and reliable results
- General anesthesia is not needed
- Outpatient procedure
- Minimally invasive
- Long-lasting results
Cons of Medical Treatments:
- It may cost more than treatment using creams
- Side effects may occur after the procedure, such as redness, swelling, and itching
- Local anesthesia is recommended
As you can see, each treatment has its own pros and cons that apply to their ease of use, effectiveness, and side effects. Mild cases of cellulite can be reduced with creams, diet, and exercise, but not always. If you are looking to treat a more severe case of cellulite, medical treatments, such as Subcision, may be right for you.
If you would like to learn more about how to remove cellulite or to schedule an appointment to discuss Subcision, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to help you!