No one really knows the answer to this question because there is no proven “treatment” for cellulite. The list of treatment alternatives is lengthy because none of them work effectively. If you consider a 20% improvement in the appearance of your cellulite (and you have to really use your imagination), you may be pleased with your money investment.
If I frame the same statement differently, so that there is an 80% chance that you really won’t see much of an improvement, would you spend your hard earned money on treatment? The seemingly impressive before and after pictures are simply a part of marketing ploys, made possible by Photoshop and a change in lighting or patient positioning.
So what’s a person who has cellulite to do? If you have money to burn and you are optimistic, you can try some of the available treatments, making sure to be wary of potential risks. For the rest of us, I would simply accept that you can’t have it all and you may just need to live with it. It’s hard for many to believe that nowadays there isn’t a cure for everything.
Most patients whom I see focus way too much on their minor imperfections. I always recommend patients to focus on the positives and ignore the negatives. Maybe it’s time that you consider addressing something about yourself that can be effectively enhanced—think breast enhancement, facial rejuvenation, nose refinement, tummy tuck and liposuction, to name but a few alternatives.