Cellulite removal cream has been marketed for years with claims that it can significantly reduce its appearance on the thighs, buttocks, and arms. With all the hype you see about it online, in magazines, and on TV promising to reduce those dimples in a few applications, you’d almost expect it to leave you with perfectly smooth skin in just one session. But, unfortunately, the hype is all it is. Lathering on creams won’t fix your cellulite problem for good. So the big question is, does cellulite removal cream work at all

Cellulite creams can help to reduce the appearance of the spongy, dimply-looking skin that forms on the body, but they won’t get rid of the cellulite. That’s because these creams only work at the surface of the skin, and they do not penetrate deep enough to target the fat cells or connective tissue. Sure, some of the more expensive creams that use medical-grade ingredients, such as retinol, produce better results by increasing collagen production and making the skin thicker to hide the fat. But they only provide a temporary fix to the issue. Creams don’t shrink the fat cells or improve connectivity which is what you really need to improve in order to get rid of the bumpy areas. Most of the creams also take at least eight weeks before you can start to see any improvement – if you see any at all. The reality is, if you want to get rid of cellulite, you need to use a combination of methods that reduce the fat tissue, boost collagen, and improve the overall connectivity of the skin.

What Is Cellulite Anyway?

Contrary to what you’ve heard, cellulite is not caused by toxins. Instead, it occurs when the fat deposits under the skin start to push through the web-like connective tissue and collagen fibres, creating that dimpled appearance. So what causes the fat to start moving upward? Several factors, including collagen loss, poor circulation, thinning skin, weight gain, low estrogen levels, weakened lymphatic system, inflammation, and genetics. 

What Actually Works? 

To target cellulite, you need a combination of methods for it to really work. For one, obtaining a healthy diet and weight and reducing inflammation in the body can make a big difference. Butting out cigarettes can also help as smoking reduces collagen formation and blood flow in your body. When it comes to beauty treatments, if you want long-lasting results, you need a fat cell reduction treatment or collagen boosting ones like CoolSculpting, Emtone, or SculpSure

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment designed to reduce fat cells through a targeted freezing method called cryolipolysis. This breaks down the fat cells without damaging any of the other surrounding tissue, which can help in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

What Is Emtone?

Emtone warms the skin, tightens the collagen fibres, and stimulates the production of collagen. It uses radiofrequency and pressurized energy through the skin to create vibrations. This helps break down the fat and works to tighten the existing collagen fibres in the skin layer. As a result, the treatment improves the skin’s overall texture and tone.


Another popular fat-reducing treatment called SculpScure uses a state-of-the-art laser to reduce stubborn fat in problem areas. The light treatment specifically targets cellulite areas and permanently reduces fat, creating a slimmer, smoother look. Say goodbye to cellulite with a specialized treatment method today. Contact us at Ottawa Skin Clinic to set up an appointment to discuss all of the available options for you.