Different types of laser treatments are used to treat cellulite.
During one minimally invasive laser treatment called Cellulaze™, a tiny laser fiber is inserted beneath your skin. When the laser is fired, the laser energy breaks up the tough bands beneath the skin that cause us to see cellulite. This treatment can also thicken your skin, which is important. The skin often thins where cellulite forms. Thickening the skin can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
For so many years, billions of dollars have been spent by women all over the world, trying to get rid of cellulite. There are several treatment methods like laser therapy, liposuction, endermologie, mesotherapy, and anti-cellulite products.
The problem with cellulite is that it makes your skin have an unattractive orange peel look, which you can’t ignore. After all, who wouldn’t like to have smooth and firm skin?
The emergence of cellulite is a result of the clumping of fat cells due to factors such as poor circulation. This causes a constriction in blood flow, thereby damaging some of the blood vessels which could make them leak leading to fluid retention. This retention of excess fluid would make the fat cells compress against each other, pushing themselves against the connective tissue with the skin. Source
With other laser treatments, some patients have seen less cellulite. Results can last 6 months or longer; however, a bit of dimpling usually returns.
Called Cellfina™, this medical procedure involves your dermatologist inserting a needle just under the skin to break up the tough bands beneath the skin that cause us to see cellulite.
Bottom line: Cellfina has been shown to reduce the skin dimpling that you see with cellulite. In a study of 232 patients, 99% of them said they were satisfied with the results. The results can last 2 years and possibly longer.
Vacuum-assisted precise tissue release
This also breaks up the tough bands that cause us to see cellulite. During this procedure, your dermatologist will use a device that contains cellulite body wrapping blades to cut the tough bands. After the bands are cut, the tissue moves upward to fill out and eliminate the dimpled skin.
Does cupping work for cellulite?
Exactly how cupping therapy works isn’t clear.
The theory of cupping for cellulite is that negative pressure promotes draining of accumulated fluids, toxins, and other chemical compounds — from interstitial fluid to blood and lymphatic capillaries, especially the lipids in cellulite.
It also promotes circulation.
Cupping may smooth the appearance of cellulite, but this is likely a temporary effect.
The process can be done with glass, bamboo, ceramic, or silicone cups. Suction can be created by:
applying heat to the cup before placing it on your skin, which removes the oxygen
using a vacuum device on the cup
massaging and gliding, also known as dry-moving cupping therapy
Wet cupping involves piercing your skin so blood flows into the cup. Cellulite is treated with dry cupping, however, which doesn’t involve piercing your skin.
What the research says
There isn’t much research specific to cupping for cellulite or the long-term effects of cupping.
In 2015, a small pilot study investigated cupping for cellulite. The research involved 40 healthy female participants. The researchers found that dry-moving cupping therapy applied 10 times on each thigh for 5 weeks effectively decreased the grade of cellulite.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, there’s not enough high-quality research to draw conclusions about cupping. Most studies have been of low quality.