what creams get rid of cellulite?

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Treating Cellulite with Creams

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Approximately 1.4 billion women suffer with cellulite. Many have tried various #remedies for getting rid of it; weight loss, #massage, #creams or lotions, herbal products, #liposuction, or skin tightening treatments with little improvement. Well, we now have Cellfina. Cellfina is the newest, most effective FDA approved technology available for treating cellulite. This one-time, minimally invasive procedure takes only 45 minutes to perform, but the #results #last for a minimum of two years. #Cellfina has the longest lasting results of any current #cellulite treatment. Its approval rate is over 93% here on RealSelf.

Used on #moderate to #severe cellulite of the buttock and thighs, Cellfina works by treating the rubber-band-like connective tissue that causes cellulite. When these “rubber bands” under the skin are cut, the fat trapped underneath in dimples “snaps” back into place, creating a full, smooth appearance. Seek more information to learn if you are candidate for #Cellfina by consulting with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon.  

Cellfina/Cellulite Treatment/Ultherapy/Thermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures

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Thank you for your question.

Cellfina is an FDA approved minimally invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of cellulite for at least two years on the buttocks and back of the thighs of women.

It works by releasing the internal bands that cause the cellulite dimpling and so we have not seen any fat atrophy. You should not see much of a difference with weight gain or loss but this also has not been studied.

Other areas of the body with dimpling, it is important to make sure it is truly cellulite before treatment.

It is common to have swelling bruising and firmness after the procedure. This can last for a few weeks.

It is different than Cellulaze which is a laser. 

If you have had previous poor results with cellulaze, you can still do Cellfina.

Cellfina has shown 100% noticeable improvement and 96% satisfaction in all patients at 2 years. 

Cellfina is designed to be a one time procedure. 

It can be used on women with all skin types but caution should be taken if theres a history of keloiding.

It can also be combined with other treatments such as Thermi or

Ulthera if skin tightening is needed.

We have done Sculpsure and Coolsculpting if fat reduction is wanted, but its best to wait 3 months to see the results before proceeding.

It can also be done at the same time as other procedures such as liposuction and BBL or as a stand alone procedure in the office.

Since Cellfina outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Cellfina or other treatments are available to meet your goals. 

Take care,

Dr. Schwartz 

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Creams to get rid of cellulite?

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Ii am not aware of any creams which truly improve cellulite. We have, however, been very impressed with the results obtained by Cellfina. This is probably the most effective treatment for cellulite on the market today with patient satisfaction rates in excess of 90% three years after treatment.

What creams get rid of cellulite?

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There is only one truly effective and proven lasting cellulite treatment out there, and that is CELLFINA. All of the other lotions, potions, creams, treatments, radio frequency devices, including Cellulaze, are at best, mediocre, and, in many cases, completely worthless. Cellulaze is a laser-based procedure that has a much higher complication rate, as well as a much lower patient satisfaction rate, so that answer is pretty clear. CELLFINA is the only cellulite treatment that has a proven track record of 96% patient satisfaction at 2 years post treatment. Nothing else is even remotely as effective as Cellfina. I have attached a link to my website, explaining how this remarkable system works. There are patient testimonials and schematics reviewing the details of this remarkable breakthrough treatment. Also, Cellfina is a single session procedure that is done under local anesthesia with little to no pain! Thank you for your good question.

No creams for cellulite

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There are no creams that are truly effective for cellulite.  If you truly have cellulite, cellulaze may be a good option for you. Cellulaze uses a laser under the skin to attack the anatomic causes of cellulite. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes 1-2 hours and can be safely done under local or just IV sedation. It is an FDA approved treatment for cellulite and requires only one treatment. Hope this is helpful.

Dr. Sugene Kim


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Cellulite is difficult to get rid of, and creams do not help. They may temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite, but are by no means a permanent solution. We have found that excilis is a great device that can help with cellulite.

Cellulaze gets rid of cellulite

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Unfortunately there are no creams that will get rid of cellulite. Cellulaze is a minimally invasive treatment that will smooth out the skin keeping it cellulite free. Consult with your surgeon to make sure you are a good candidate for this treatment. Good luck!

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Cellulite Treatment

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There are no effective creams for cellulite.  I would recommend you learn more about Cellulaze - the FDA approved one time definitive treatment for cellulite. Cellulaze utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser to accomplish 3 things: 1) melt away fat bulging out 2) break up fibrous septae (attachments) that create the indentations and 3) help thicken the dermis (skin) to prevent future recurrence. The procedure can take between 60-90 minutes and can be completed under local or just IV sedation (depending on the length of your procedure and number of areas being treated). To see your final results takes between 3-6 months. You can visit the cellulaze . com website to learn more about the procedure. Best of luck! Dr. Basu
Houston, TX

Cellulite Treatment

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There is no effective cream for the treatment of cellulite. Cellulite is a deposit of fat within connective tissue that pushes against the skin giving it a bumpy appearance.

In order to treat cellulite you would have to break apart the fat deposit so that your body can then absorb it and flush it out of your system.

In my office I currently have two machines to treat cellulite. Velashape and Pellefirm.

Velashape uses 4 modalities: Bi-Polar Radiofrequency, Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage. The Vacuum with specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin and the combination of Bi-Polar Radiofrequency and Infrared Light energy causes precise heating to ensure a safe, effective, fast treatment that increases metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. Velashape gives best result in a series of 6 treatments done once a week.

Pellefirm treatments result in firmer skin and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. This machine uses a wand that can be applied to the abdomen, arms, buttocks, thighs and it is necessary for the practitioner to achieve a certain temperature on the skin for the treatment to be effective. Pellefirm treatments show best improvement after a series of 6 treatments. Once a week for 4 weeks and then every 2 weeks for 2 additional sessions.

There are several non-surgical options to treat cellulite however, it is best to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see which option is best for you.

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Forget The Cellulite Creams; Forget The Lasers; Subcision & Biostimulatory Fillers Can Work Well For Cellulite Dimples

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Unfortunately, to date, cellulite treatments generally do not work. This includes creams, which fail--even when the ingredients do make sense (which is frequently not the case)--in general, due to lack of penetration. Lasers and radiofrequency devices have been tried, but likewise of are of limited value, give variable and often subtle improvements at best, and treatment sessions tend to be expensive.

One of the major underlying causes of cellulite, which affects about 80-90% of all women to some extent, are fibrous bands of collagen, vertically oriented, which, by tethering the skin downward push the surrounding fat upwards through the surface of the skin creating the well known "peau d'orange" or cottage cheese dimpling appearance of the surface skin.

Subcision is a technique that I have found effective when there are a fair number of deeper dimples present. Subcision, which is performed ,following a local numbing injection, on each dimple individually  consists of inserting a sharp needle or trochar to break up the tethers, allowing the freed up skin to rise to the surface. Neocollagenesis (i.e. new, native collagen synthesis) takes place in the ensuing four to six weeks to further buttress and bolster the overlying skin up. I have found that the addition of a small amount of biostimulatory filler, such as Radiesse, can further help to promote and enhance native collagen production. If needed, the treatment process may be repeated one or more times down the road to further increase healthy collagen synthesis.

Currently, an injectable collagenase product (at present only approved for the treatment of contractures of the hands) is being tested for use in chemically breaking up collagen. Collagenase is a natural enzyme that breaks down collagen. So, this is an exciting possibility as an alternative or an addition to the method described above. So forget the cellulite creams and save your money for methods that have a true chance of working.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.