Does Anything Get Rid of Cellulite? What Works -- and What Doesn't

About 80 percent of American women ages 20 to 54 have cellulite; until we all learn to embrace our cottage cheese thighs, here's what does and doesn't work to minimize those dreaded dimples! (9 Photos)

Meg Hemphill on Jan 28, 2013 at 3:46PM

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Does Anything Get Rid of Cellulite? What Works -- and What Doesn't


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Laser Treatments

Never before has the FDA approved a laser treatment for alleviating cellulite until now, with Cellulaze, a laser that claims to target the three causes of cellulite. First, it disrupts or melts the bulging pockets of fat; then it releases the fiber spans that pull down on the skin and create the dimpled look; and finally, it stimulates collagen growth, which improves the skin's elasticity, minimizing the puckering in the cell walls that occur as we age. After the treatment, patients are encouraged to wear body shapewear (think Spanx) to help support the treated area, but otherwise can return to a normal routine immediately (except exercising, which should be avoided for about a week). The cost starts at $5,000 and increases depending on how much area needs to be treated. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure and results vary by patient.

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