Anticellulite Creams: Are They Worth Your Money?

Cellulite is the lumpy fat pushing through the connective tissue underneath the skin. An estimated 85 to 90 percent of women above the age of 20 years have cellulite. Lotions and creams don’t work, but several new treatments, including lasers, DO help smooth out cellulite, and are worth investigating.

Key takeaways:

  • Cellulite is most common in areas around the thighs, the hips, the buttocks and the waist.
  • Cellulite could be caused by hormones, inadequate intake of fluids, age, smoking, diet, stress and genetics.
  •  Even though skin creams and lotions are commonly used against cellulite, studies indicate that the topical treatments have no positive effect on the appearance of cellulite.

There are different types of laser and light treatments for cellulite. They are sometimes combined with suction and skin manipulation, or massage. In general, they all aim to achieve a reduction in cellulite by melting fat and breaking down tissues under the skin.

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Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.