Cellulite Treatments That Work
Cellulite Treatments That Work - What Can Reduce Cellulite?By Joey Atlas, M.S., Exercise Physiology Creator of The Butt, Hip And Thigh Makeover DVD Fitness Program
Cellulite reduction devices have no effects other than draining people's pockets or jacking-up their credit bills.
This is the prevailing opinion of skeptics and many medical experts.
Their viewpoint just happens to carry substantial evidence.
They also indicate that specific anti-cellulite exercises are the only cellulite treatments that work because they are a proven way to banish unwanted cellulite.
This point of view is gaining more and more support, eventhough the desperate market of cellulite-fighting devices and services is expected to grow to more than 200 million dollars a year.
Experts allude to the fact that the best and only way to reduce or prevent the appearance of cellulite is through a well structured exercise routine.
Although the FDA has approved dozens of anti-cellulite gadgets, it only judges said devices based on whether they provide short-term changes in cellulite appearance.
FDA approvals are not based on structural, long lasting reductions in cellulite.
"We don't have any third party research data nor do we have official proof about how long reduction effects usually last", claims an FDA spokesperson referenced in the Wall Street Journal in a feature article: "The Latest Cellulite Treatments Sound Too Smooth to Be True."
After reading this article - it's hard to understand why so many women still buy into these devices and gimmicks.
Cosmetic Surgery Today (CST) details the main paradox in this industry of desperation, big money and empty promises:
Most anti-cellulite treatments require women to commit to a series of cellulite reducing treatments in order to see any visible changes. For example, a set of about ten visits is the standard "initial" treatment plan and women are "advised" to have a sensible diet throughout the entire cellulite treatment process.
Skeptics and critics of beauty-spa procedures state that most of these treatments, at best, only offer short term improvement. Most are simply "jazzed-up" massage treatments that reduce ripples and dimples only while the appearance of cellulite is only temporary - with no lasting effects.
They also state that women who have experienced improvements could have only done so with proper exercise. These are true cellulite treatments that work.
However, despite the evidence of doubt, supporters (mainly companies that sell cellulite products) of cellulite treatments say that "non-invasive" cellulite treatments are a perfectly viable way to drop a few inches, tighten loose skin and see changes within 3 to 4 months.
"None of these have been shown in any definitive, objective way to offer reduction in cellulite," states Bob Weiss of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. "If there was concrete proof - women would be going crazy - and the undeniable proof would be all over talk shows and the news. There would be no debate."
Nevertheless, cellulite gadget manufacturers stand behind their products' effectiveness despite the fact that many women have been greatly disappointed. In surveys about anti-cellulite devices, only a small fraction of women said "Yes" to the question "Was the money you spent worth it?"
Dermatologist Ava Chambon M.D. of Santa Monica, is very skeptical about what cellulite treatments can offer. She says the claims such as: "This device will get rid of your cellulite..." are one of the world's top lies (costing women millions every year).
A more objective viewpoint is offered by Christopher Zachary M.D., chairman of the Dept. of Dermatology at U.C.I. He claims the dimply fat that frustrates many women is just a secondary sex characteristic like breasts and wide hips that can only be improved with exercises that enhance the structure of the underlying muscles, under the skin that shows the cellulite bumps.
Thus, cellulite treatments that work are ones which involve properly structured exercises routines. This doesn't mean you have to spend hours at the gym every day. On the contrary, you can do them in as little as 10 to 20 minutes a day in the comfort of your own home.
For more information on cellulite-reducing exercise routines visit my website below.
About the Author
Joey Atlas is the author of Amazon.com's bestseller Fatness to Fitness and creator of the Ultimate Leg, Butt, Hip and Thigh Makeover program for Women.
Joey is a renowned and highly sought after expert that has many tricks up his sleeve when it comes to helping women get fit and creating cellulite treatments that work and remove cellulite - PERMANENTLY.
For more information on Joey's program visit www.lowerbodymakeover.com
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