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Cellulite Treatment Scams

Updated on May 10, 2011

A $3 billion market should be full of scams of treatment, and it is. These so called anti-cellulite 'treatments' and products have a cost which range from a $40 lotion to invasive surgical procedures which can cost over $20,000 yield no cure of cellulite - sometimes actually making it

There are many dirty scams pitched for the treatment of cellulite. These are some of the most widespread cellulite scams and cellulite reduction myths:

1- Liposuction (LIPO)

Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula (something like a syringe) which is connected to a powerful suction pump and inserted into the fat through small incisions in the skin. Fat removal is accomplished as the suction cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers.

Paul Lorenc, MD and author of, "A Little Work: Behind the Doors of a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon" explicitly states if a Plastic Surgeon recommends
Liposuction for cellulite reduction, run out the door without looking back.

Beware of any beauty spa procedure that utilizes
the "LIPO" prefix in any type of treatment name.

2- Anti-Cellulite Shoes/Sneakers

It is supposed that our feet have points that lay pressure on all the nerves of the body. The anti-cellulite shoes are based on maintaining pressure on some points that activate the muscles that you are not using at all. Some people use them to alleviate foot pain and facilitate walking.

It is your duty to find someone who cured cellulite by using these sneakers.

3- Anti Cellulite Clothing (Bioceramic shorts)

It increases sweating a lot, People who use them may find temporary soothing of the skin, yet it is not a permanent fix , so you have to continuously wear them.

4- Skin Lotions for Cellulite

People who use them don't know if it works, some of them with sensitive skins develop rashes. The point is that these products contain Caffeine and Niacin,
which can produce a redness and tingling on the skin surface, the user feels that there is something happening under the skin(the product is working).

5- Cellulite Cream

These creams are empirically formulated to contain ingredients that are known to be "good' for the skin with the hope that it may have some positive effect on cellulite. There is some hidden logic in that cellulite appears on the skin and these creams are applied onto the skin.

6- Body Wraps

The process includes the use of special wraps or clothing and can sometimes be used with special lotions or creams that are applied to the skin. The skin is temporarily dehydrated, but within a few hours, the skin and the underlying tissue is re-hydrated and before you know it the puckered skin and cellulite returns.

7- Tanning for Cellulite

Darker skin tends to mask surface texture more than lighter skin. it's the darker hue of tanned skin that reduces the appearance of cellulite, not the act of tanning itself. It is like you are painting your skin to hide some defects, but it has nothing to do with cure.

8- "No Needle Mesotherapy"

Mesotherapy targets problem areas with micro-injections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Tiny "medicinal bullets" are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) that are highly specific to the condition being treated.

This procedure utilizes a technology known as iontophoresis which was used in physical therapy with very little success. It cannot be performed without injections.

9- Aromatherapy

Again, the empirical application of agents that are claimed to improve circulation , and reduce puffiness, swelling, and water retention. Is that sufficient to make cellulite go away?


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    • silkrose profile image

      silkrose 7 years ago

      I like the anti cellulite clothing!

    • achenes profile image

      achenes 7 years ago

      Isn't supposed that liposuction will reduce fat which the primary cause of cellulite?