Written by Charlotte Wood (last updated May 31, 2013)
Cellulite doesn't actually pose any kind of health risk, but it is a cosmetic concern. Cellulite isn't exactly an extremely attractive feature, and fortunately there are ways to reduce your cellulite. Cellulite reduction methods include body wrapping, electronic muscle stimulation (EMS), plastic surgery, and creams. The cellulite creams are definitely the least expensive of all these options, and so are probably the most commonly used by the general public. Now the question is, Do cellulite creams actually work? Here is some information on cellulite creams, so you know if purchasing the creams will actually help you reduce your cellulite.
The thing about anti-cellulite creams is that they often stretch the truth, making it so consumers end up spending more on the creams than is worth the cellulite reduced. Cellulite creams often contain dimethylethanolamie (DMAE); however, this chemical does have claims of damaging skin cells. Some creams may work to semi-reduce cellulite, but there is that risk that your other skin cells will be damaged. This claim is not a blanket statement: there may be cases that don't damage the skin cells at all and other cases that may have a more negative effect on the skin. The possible damage to the skin is more dependent on your own personal biology and reaction to the creams than anything else.
Most experts recommend plastic surgery as opposed to creams for the reason that plastic surgery has much more guaranteed results than expensive creams. While surgery is more expensive, if you're looking for a more permanent and effective solution, then cosmetic surgery is the way you'll want to go. Creams can work to reduce more mild cellulite, but you can't expect the creams to completely rid your body of the cellulite. If you want to perhaps improve the effectiveness of cellulite creams, wear sunscreen, use moisturizer, drink water, and exercise. By improving the overall health of your body, you can help in decreasing your cellulite. Cellulite creams can be most effective if you take measures to improve the health of the rest of your body.
So, while cellulite creams are, more often than not, more of a cosmetic gimmick, it can help you reduce your cellulite if used in the right way. If you want optimal results, plastic surgery is recommended, but using creams in conjunction with other health maintenance will improve the effectiveness of the cellulite creams. Consider this information when deciding whether or not to use cellulite creams, and you'll be able to make an informed decision.
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