Monday, November 19, 2007

Finding the Best Cellulite Treatment

By Patricia Hammond

Cellulite is often a big worry for people of different ages and sizes. It is quite normal therefore for people from different walks of life to try and find the best cellulite treatment. Since people's bodies and conditions differ however, the best cellulite treatment for one person may not be good for another.


It is a general rule in medicine that the best treatment to any condition is preventing it before it even happens. The best cellulite treatment therefore is that which can prevent severe cellulite before it becomes visibly apparent.

Prevention includes maintaining a physically active lifestyle and eating a nutritious and balanced diet. Since cellulite is basically body fat, you can increase its production by eating fatty foods. In some cases, you can burn the fat through exercise. A sedentary life however will almost always encourage fat to increase or stay where they are.

Not eating anything at all or skipping meals does not necessarily translate to losing fats and preventing cellulites. Eat multi grain foods that are rich in carbohydrates to give you energy. You should also have a daily ration of lean meat or fish as a source of tissue building protein. Fruits and vegetables are of course, also a necessary part of your diet as good sources of antioxidant vitamins like A, C and E. These antioxidants can mop up harmful free radicals that may cause cellulite.

It is important to note though that in some genetic or hormonal cases, it is difficult to find a way to prevent cellulite even with the right diet and exercise. Some experts even claim that diet and exercise cannot significantly reduce cellulite at all.

Medical Methods

Liposuction can work as a method for cellulite removal. It does involve sucking out excess fats but many experts now think that liposuction is not the best cellulite treatment. It can worsen the appearance of cellulite especially among older people or people with less elastic skin types.

A better option for removing cellulite other than liposuction procedure is the Mesotherapy. It involves injecting a homeopathic formula to melt the fats and break down the rigid connective tissues. A homeopathic formula however should be prepared only by a practicing expert since these formulas are especially formulated based on your specific needs.

Oral Medication

Another method for cellulite removal and treatment is oral medication. Recent research however has determined that the reduced blood flow due to excess fats may block the chemical components or the antioxidant ingredients in even the most expertly formulated oral treatments.

Topical Treatments

Topical medication is now preferred by numerous individuals who cannot afford medical treatments or cannot maintain sufficient diet and exercise programs. Topical treatments work around the blood flow problem by not relying on blood flow to carry chemical treatment to the different body parts. Topical treatments seep downward from the top most layer of the skin to work on the problem areas below. The problem however with chemically generated topical treatments is that some people may suffer from ingredient allergies.

To naturally treat cellulites, Revitol may also be used since it is a safe and a naturally-occurring treatment. Since Revitol contains natural products, it can be safely used without the fear of side effects like allergies. Revitol's natural ingredients will work to fight free radicals and improve blood flow, thereby reducing the appearance of cellulite.

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