Treating cellulite can be done in the comfort of your own home with creams and gels or at a professional medical office that offers more invasive treatments like liposuction or laser therapy. You can also visit a spa for massage treatments on areas affected by cellulite.
Cellulite is caused when normal fat deposits on the body push against the connective tissue beneath the skin creating a distinctive "orange peel" or "cottage cheese-like" appearance. It is common among women, but men are affected, too. There are many products on the market that claim to help rid people of stubborn cellulite, but there is little evidence that these products are effective. Creams and gels that contain caffeine are often used for at-home treatments, They work by narrowing the blood vessels in the skin making cellulite less apparent.
Surgical treatments for cellulite include liposuction. This process involves inserting a small cannula under the skin and suctioning out the fat. This procedure is performed by a physician in a hospital or surgical center. Minimally invasive treatments such as laser therapy can be performed in a dermatologist's office. Laser treatment involves using a specialized laser to melt fat and break up fibrous bands under the skin.