Combating Cellulite

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Cellulite Treatment

Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Prevention, and E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork demonstrate an unusual way to reduce the appearance of cellulite!

See Ya Later, Cellulite!
The cosmetic surgeon shows off a high-tech treatment for cottage cheese thighs: The Accent Machine. This radio frequency device generates heat to melt fat, stimulate circulation and reduce forces pulling on fat cells. Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon uses the Accent body machine on 20-year-old Cierra’s cellulite.

He shows a before picture of the young woman’s legs, which are dimpled in the thigh and buttock area. Then Cierra hops up on the exam table for her treatment. After the procedure, Cierra shows off her near flawless lower body.

The Accent Machine costs $2,500 per visit, so if you can't afford this price tag, Dr. Ordon lists two affordable products you can try at home: the Verseo Rollercell Massage System and Skineez, which both cost less than $70.

Body Melt
A 30-minute spa treatment that promises a sexier shape? It sounds too good to be true, but seeing is believing!

Originally developed in France, Body Melt, or Ionithermie Detox, works at the cellular level to combat hardened toxins stored in cellulite. Biological compounds are manipulated by electrical currents to slenderize and contour, firm, tone and improve skin consistency.

Equinox Spa Aesthetician and Body Melt specialist Becca demonstrates this detoxifying and toning treatment on Crystal, a former marine who desires to get back into shape. In just a matter of minutes, 10 inches disappear off Crystal's waist, hips and thighs! This slim-down will last approximately seven days, and can be maintained with regular diet and exercise.

"It feels good," says Crystal while undergoing the procedure. "It feels like I'm exercising!"

Cellupulse Treatment
Dr. Michelle Ware from the Los Feliz Med Spa in Los Angeles, California demonstrates the cellupulse treatment on Ilona.

Dr. Ware explains that the technology was originally used for sports injuries such as tendonitis, muscle tears, strains and pains, but patients noticed a welcome side effect. The machine emits acoustic waves that increase circulation in targeted areas of the skin. In turn, the skin's elasticity is increased, which reduces the appearance of cellulite.

"Cellulite is a circulation problem, which will cause fat cells to swell," explains Dr. Ware. "The connective tissue between the fat cells will shrink and harden, and that creates that dimpling effect you see with cellulite."