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How do you get rid of cellulite on your thighs?

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There is no cure that can completely eliminate or hide cellulite. However, there are four methods commonly used to reduce the appearance of cellulite: weight loss, creams, massage and cellulite machines.

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Women who carry extra weight can reduce the appearance of cellulite by losing some weight. The fat cells become smaller in size with weight loss, and cellulite becomes less visible. However, losing weight is not the correct approach for everyone. For women with healthy weight, losing weight will loosen their skin and make the cellulite even more noticeable.

Creams that contain caffeine and retinol are also used to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Caffeine and related ingredients may work by making the skin thicker, as cellulite is less visible on thicker skin. However, whether these creams work or not is debatable.

Some treatments for cellulite are based on massaging the skin to improve the blood circulation in the area. However, there is little evidence that such treatments are effective against cellulite.

Doctors use various machines against cellulite. Most of these machines use either lasers or radio waves to treat cellulite. Lasers and radio waves are meant to work by applying heat on the skin, thereby making it firm and thick. Heat may also help burn some fat underneath the skin. These treatments may improve the appearance of cellulite by 25 to 50 percent.

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