Cellulite may be the most infamous of all aesthetic issues the majority of women struggle with worldwide.

The dimply, orange peel skin texture on the thighs, bottom, or belly is not something anyone looks forward to seeing. No wonder cryo slimming has got a massive industry working to find the answer.

Anti-cellulite Treatments that don’t Work

Science does not support the use of supplements, mesotherapy, or cryolipolysis.

Supplements – You will often see ads claiming that supplements containing Ginkgo Biloba, caffeine, or grapeseed, can help you reduce cellulite. There is, however, no scientific data to back the effectiveness of these ingredients.

Mesotherapy – Different cocktails of injections containing enzymes, hormones, herbal extracts, and caffeine get injected into cellulite areas. There is no evidence that mesotherapy works against cellulite. The risk of complications is relatively high, ranging from swelling and redness to skin changes and infections.

Cryolipolysis – Freezing unwanted fat tissue. While this treatment is effective against small pockets of fat, it does not help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Potentially Effective and Experimental Anti-cellulite Treatments

Some promising anti-cellulite treatments require more research, and others that seem to work well produce inconsistent results.


Radiofrequency is an FDA-approved cellulite treatment. That means it is safe but with limited effects.

Most radiofrequency devices combine this technology with massage, suction, and laser treatments. They heat the cellulite in an attempt to break up the connective tissue bands responsible for its appearance. However, most patients only report minor improvements, and post-treatment bruising is usual.


Carboxytherapy uses carbon dioxide gas (CO2). The idea behind the procedure is to remove cellulite by inserting CO2 beneath the skin. Most patients notice only slight improvements. The treatment can cause discomfort and bruising.