Cellulite Scams To Be Wary Of

In the United States alone, it is believed that women spend approximately $3 billion as they eagerly search for a cellulite cure. There are a range of anti-cellulite products available that range from a few dollars to several thousand dollars. They also range from the scientifically tested to the patently absurd. Physicians who routinely treat cellulite are well aware of the variety of cellulite scam products on the market and we are here to outline certain products that doctors say have little or no effect on cellulite appearance, reduction or removal.

Liposuction

This is marketed as a cure-all for cellulite and since almost three times as many women undergo this cosmetic procedure as they did 10 years ago, the ploy appears to be paying off despite the high cost. The truth is: Liposuction was developed to remove body fat, NOT cellulite. In all likelihood, stripping off the fat will only make cellulite look more obvious on your body. Experienced doctors say to leave the room and save your money if a plastic surgeon recommends liposuction as a means of removing cellulite.

Anti-Cellulite Clothing

It is certainly true that tight fitting clothing can restrict blood flow and encourage the development of cellulite. It is equally true that simply wearing loose-fitting clothing is an adequate solution. Items such as anti-cellulite sneakers that have a ‘special sole’ are useless when it comes to fighting cellulite. Likewise, compression thigh garments can help prevent cellulite from appearing but will do nothing to remove it.

Nivea Anti-Cellulite Cream

This was released recently amid a cavalcade of hype. However, its main ingredient, L-Carnitine, is the body’s most abundant amino acid and does not actually help burn fat according to nutritional experts. In addition, you can find L-Carnitine in any health food store and it is also present in a variety of energy drinks.

Body Wraps

When you wear wraps, you will find that your skin is dehydrated. After a few hours, your skin becomes rehydrated and the apparent cellulite reduction is actually nothing more than a mirage.

Tanning

There is absolutely no scientific evidence whatsoever which shows that tanning does anything to either prevent cellulite or reduce it. This doesn’t stop certain companies promoting it as a cure though.

Aromatherapy

This is yet another practice that has no evidence backing up its anti-cellulite claims. When you use logic, it seems ridiculous to think that you can sniff your way to cellulite freedom!

Mesotherapy Without Needles

This is preposterous since true mesotherapy relies on the use of needles. This technology uses iontophoresis to allegedly remove cellulite. In actual fact, it was once used as part of physical therapy packages and has now merely been repackaged and sold as a cure for cellulite. Actual mesotherapy on the other hand is one of the few cellulite reduction techniques that have yielded significant results.

When in doubt, keep your money safe instead of wasting it on so-called ‘miracle’ cures that do nothing but fill you with hope and expectation only to dash your dreams of a cellulite-free existence while cleaning out your bank account.

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