A temporary or permanent reduction in the appearance of cellulite, smoother skin and reinvigorated production of collagen are a few benefits of cellulite treatments, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Results vary from person to person and depend on the severity of the cellulite and the treatment method. Some methods are more effective than others, reports Allure magazine.
Common forms of cellulite treatment include 1440-nanometer laser surgery, massage and Cellfina, an FDA-approved subcision procedure, reports Allure magazine and the American Academy of Dermatology.
The 1440 nanometer laser treatment entails the insertion of a fiber optic just beneath the skin, reports the American Academy of Dermatology. The subsequent application of a laser cuts the fiber bands beneath the skin, allowing the skin to release. The result is a visible smoothing of the skin in as little as one session.
With lipomassage, also FDA approved, a series of motorized rollers gently manipulate the affected areas, explains MedicineNet. A similar FDA-approved method, Endermologie, employs rolling cylinders that collect areas of skin and massages them within a chamber, explains the European Rejuvenation Center.
Similar to 1440-nanometer laser treatment, Cellfina also targets the connective fiber bands beneath skin that cause the telltale dimpling of cellulite. However, Cellfina uses a tiny needle to cut the bands as opposed to a laser. Visible benefits may take up to one year to manifest, reports Allure magazine.