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There is not much evidence that it is possible to get rid of cellulite, according to WebMD. However, some treatments have minimal effects or give the illusion they are working. For example, cellulite creams force blood vessel constriction, which reduces the presence of water beneath the skin and delivers a smoothing effect.

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Liposuction is another popular treatment for cellulite, although it can make the problem worse. Mesotherapy involves injecting substances like enzymes and vitamins into the tissue beneath the skin. It has a temporary effect on reducing cellulite but also comes with side effects like swelling and infection. Laser treatment is a therapy supported by the FDA, according to WebMD. By breaking down pockets of fat beneath the skin, it smoothes the dimpled effect caused by cellulite.

Weight loss is the most effective treatment for cellulite, according to Mayo Clinic. Regularly losing pounds and toning muscles significantly reduces the appearance of cellulite, but it does not make it disappear altogether. Most women suffer from cellulite. Alternative therapies like vigorous massage that target the blood vessels beneath the skin have short-term effects. However, there is little scientific evidence to back up the use of massage as a cellulite-curing therapy, notes WebMD.

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