Written by Charlotte Wood (last updated May 31, 2013)
Cellulite is a common occurrence in many older people, and frankly, it's not considered very attractive. Cellulite is the dimpling of the flesh in the lower limbs, pelvic area, and abdomen. It's almost uncommon to not have cellulite, but despite the fact it is so common, most people don't like it and would like to get rid of it. There are several ways to get rid of your cellulite, some of them expensive and some of them not no so expensive. Once you know the ins and outs of cellulite reduction, then you'll be able to make an educated decision.
Some of the more expensive alternatives include electronic muscle stimulation (EMS), body wrapping, and plastic surgery. EMS, as you can probably tell by the name, deals with stimulating the muscles. The idea behind EMS is that the electricity will make your muscles contract, thus getting rid of—or at least hiding—the cellulite. This method is usually based more in commercialism than in actual science, and may work initially, but isn't a permanent solution. You'll have to do EMS multiple times to keep the cellulite from reappearing on your body. This is more of a money drain than anything else—seek other options if you can. Body wrapping is of the same vein as EMS, in that it takes more money than it does cellulite. It's the spa way of getting rid of cellulite, and doesn't really get rid of cellulite in the first place. Plastic surgery is the most dependable way to get rid of your cellulite—it's definitely the most expensive, but also the most reliable. If you want to get plastic surgery, however, make sure that you have a good doctor and that you are getting quality care.
There are also creams you can try. These creams can be either prescribed or over-the-counter, but either way, the creams are the least expensive way for you to get rid of your cellulite. Cellulite creams utilize special chemicals and compounds to reduce your cellulite, but will never actually get rid of your cellulite. Cellulite isn't fat, and so most of the cellulite treatments won't ever completely get rid of the cellulite. The creams will probably work enough for to give you satisfactory results, but you will have to continually apply the creams.
So, cellulite reduction methods do have some kind of substantiation, but they will never completely rid your body of cellulite. Do your research, because there are many different scams out there that look to steal your money. Make educated decisions about your body and always remember that having cellulite doesn't mean that you're unattractive. If you can't afford to get rid of your cellulite, then it's really no big deal.
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