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What are some natural ways of getting rid of cellulite?

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Losing weight by making healthy dietary choices and engaging in regular exercise is a natural way to get rid of cellulite, according to Mayo Clinic. Vigorous massage is another natural way to improve the appearance of body areas affected by cellulite, but it only provides short-term results.

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Losing weight and toning abdominal, leg, thigh and gluteal muscles can make cellulite less noticeable, but this strategy does not totally eliminate the dimpled skin and bulges of cellulite, explains Mayo Clinic. Vigorous massage offers temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite, possibly due to increased blood flow that encourages removal of toxins and excess fluids in the region.

Applying 0.3 percent retinol cream to the cellulite twice a day may improve appearance of the area after six months, notes Mayo Clinic. The use of lasers and radiofrequency treatments offer promising results after a series of treatments.

Cellulite creams, liposuction and mesotherapy are treatments that people try in an effort to eliminate cellulite, but there is no evidence that these are effective, states WebMD. Aminophylline, the key ingredient in many cellulite creams, seeks to draw water from the skin by narrowing blood vessels, which can be problematic for people with circulatory problems, and some people are allergic to aminophylline. Liposuction removes deep fat deposits but may worsen the appearance of cellulite by causing more depressions in the skin. Mesotherapy, a procedure which involves injection of a solution of vitamins, minerals and enzymes into the skin, may dissolve fat and provide minimal improvement in the appearance of cellulite, but it can also produce irregularities in the appearance of the skin.

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