The vast majority of cellulite reduction treatment options give very poor results at best.
On this page we will provide you with information of some of the most popular anti cellulite treatment substitutions so you can make an informed decision on what may be the best for your situation.
It's a fact that there are hundreds of different companies manufacturing and promoting all types of treatment products that claim to be the best.
Unfortunately for most people it just seems to be their bank accounts that are being reduced. We'll try to cut through all the confusion for you.
Some of the most popular anti cellulite treatment methods on the market include body wrapping, electronic muscle stimulation (or EMS) and plastic surgery and using creams.
Most health spas and numerous other businesses that cater to the "beauty" consumer will offer a service known as body wrapping.
Body wrapping, as with all other anti cellulite treatment options claims to be able to take off fat from around your waist, thighs, hips or other problem areas of your body.
This is where this particular option falls short. Body wrapping claims to be able to reduce fat or cellulite – but as you'll learn elsewhere on this site – fat and cellulite are primarily two different things.
Body wrapping uses special wraps or clothing in conjunction with lotions to help reduce inches around the problem areas. It's a process that is said only to take an hour or so.
From that fact alone it's pretty obvious that this cellulite reduction treatment just isn't what it's all cracked up to be. Yes you may lose water through sweating but that's got nothing to do with fat or cellulite reduction. There is a lot more to cellulite than excess water.
Some body wrapping products are made of simple plastic materials while others are rubber. You would wear this type of product over all of your cellulite problem areas. There are even some body wrap products that use an inflation process from a vacuum or hair dryer.
Almost all medical, weight loss and fitness experts are in total agreement that this type of so-called cellulite reduction treatment will only cause a reduction in water weight due to sweating.
Be aware that too much of a reduction in body fluids can have its drawbacks such as extreme dehydration and imbalanced electrolyte levels.
The good spas out there know about this and other possible dangers so make sure you check out the best ones if this is something that you are going to try. This is not recommended as an anti cellulite treatment.
The cost of body wrapping can be quite expensive due to the fact that there is very little if any real benefit as far as being a cellulite reduction method. The cost can be anywhere from about $40 per hour up to a couple thousand dollars.
Here are some things to keep in mind when looking for a business that offers body wrapping as a beauty / rejuvenation service:
There may be some benefits to body wrapping other than a cellulite treatment such as: a rejuvenating experience; you may feel very rested, relaxed and refreshed.
There are primarily 2 main types of electric muscle stimulation equipment that we'll discuss here. One sends an electrical current to specific parts of your body while the other is a massage device.
Although electric muscle stimulation has been used for approved medical procedures for a long time it's a relatively new cellulite reduction treatment.
Some of the medical uses include:
Some companies that manufacture and sell electric muscle stimulation equipment will tell you that it can be used as a cellulite reduction treatment but there is absolutely no medical or scientific proof that it affects cellulite at all.
These machines are used in the following way:
You position electrodes on the specific problem areas (muscle groups) you're targeting. A mild electric current is sent to the electrodes causing your muscles to contract.
In theory, the manufacturers say that it may be possible to duplicate regular exercise using this type of product. It would be nice if it actually worked as good as exercise but the fact remains that it doesn't, especially as far as the best cellulite treatments go.
The next type of electric muscle stimulation equipment is a type of massage product.
The company that manufactures this product claims to have the first FDA approved piece of equipment to be used as a cellulite reduction treatment or for the short term reduction of cellulite.
This electric muscle stimulation device is made up of a hand held piece with 2 rollers that can be adjusted, and a suction part.
Unfortunately there's just not enough long-term information on this product to determine if it is a legitimate cellulite reduction treatment.
When it comes to any cellulite reduction option it's definitely buyer beware. There are few anti cellulite treatment options that will provide the results you want at a very reasonable price.
Many people are very concerned about cellulite surgery and would rather have a non-surgical cellulite reduction method.