We've tried every trick, from going on anticellulite diets to applying Preparation H, but those dimples are tough to treat. Even liposuction couldn't nix those pesky fat cells trapped between the fiber bands that connect the skin's tissue. Mechanical massage treatments such as Endermologie work but require regular maintenance.
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At the Doctor's Office:
New treatments such as VelaShape and SmoothShapes combine radio-frequency technology and lasers to tighten skin and break down fat, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Turns out, cellulite smoothing is an unexpected side effect of the skin-tightening procedure Thermage, so a cellulite-specific version could be next. Bank also says that ultrasound technology, available only in Europe, looks promising.