Anti-Cellulite Pants: Do They Work for Cellulite?

Anti-cellulite Pant
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In the search for a cellulite cure*, one of the latest treatments are the anti-cellulite pants. Although they are slightly expensive, these pants are cheaper than many other cellulite treatments. Made by companies like Hu Nu, the anti-cellulite pants are made with caffeine. When worn during working out, it is intended to stop the formation of cellulite and increase* the amount of fat burned by the body.

Recently brought to the United States, these pants are quickly reaching outlets throughout the country. Brands like Hu Nu use the Revolutional Slim fabric that is imported from Italy. This fabric contains ingredients like aloe, Vitamin E and caffeine. The fabric is designed to allow the skin to breathe and encourage blood circulation.

What is Cellulite?

An estimated 80 to 90 percent of women have cellulite at some point in their life. It typically appears after adolescence and has an orange peel-like texture. Dermatologists divide cellulite into four different stages. With stage I, individuals will not have any visible cellulite unless the skin is grabbed in certain ways. By stage II, cellulite is slightly more obvious and may be visible when someone stands a certain way. Stage III is defined by ripples along the skin that are apparent in most sitting or standing positions. With stage IV cellulite, individuals will have pits and dimples on significant portions of their body.

Although little scientific research has been conducted on the cause of cellulite, some data indicates that genetics play a role. Women who are thin or fat will suffer from cellulite and it is difficult to just diet cellulite away. In addition, cellulite is more common among women. Fibrous tissue called septae are organized vertically for women. This means that fat can push through the tissue far more easily with women than with the diagonally organized septae possessed by men. Treatments like liposuction have already been discounted as cellulite treatments and in some cases, liposuction can make cellulite worse.

The Latest Alternative

Workout Pants

In addition to the anti-cellulite pants offered by Hu Nu, Playtex and other companies have created their own versions of the product. With the new Playtex shape wear, consumers are promised a smoother physique and less cellulite. The advertisements promise that the anti-cellulite pants will cause women to drop at least two dress sizes and will help tone the body. These particular anti-cellulite pants are designed with anti-mineral ceramic crystals. Mixed in with the fabric, these crystals are supposed to improve* circulation on a micro level within the thighs and bottom. As individuals walk around during the day, the pants help to continuously massage the legs.

How do They Feel?

Anti-cellulite pants are tight along the legs. At first, they feel like a girdle or a corset for the legs. They start at the waist and travel down to mid-thigh. The Playtex version of the pants are not particularly attractive, but thankfully fit easily underneath most outfits. According to the makers, these pants have to be worn for at least 28 days to be effective. This means that users have to buy several pairs or constantly be doing laundry. Fortunately, anti-cellulite pants retain their elasticity after being washed.

Do They Work?

Users of anti-cellulite pants have reported losing up to two inches off of their waist line within 28 days. In addition, reports indicate a weight loss* of around five pounds. Although this may be due to the pants, it could also be due to the fact that eating large meals in them is difficult. Before the anti-cellulite pants begin to take effect, the additional compression helps to instantly tone the legs and create a smoother appearance. They are ideal for wearing on a night out or during errands.

What are They Made of?

Bio-ceramic Product

Different anti-cellulite pants will use a variety of products to achieve results. Some use bio-ceramic infrared or micro-massage fibers. Other pants are outfitted with aloe, vitamin E, moisturizing milk threads or caffeine. Each product has different levels of efficacy, although some of the anti-cellulite pants are just gimmicks. With Proskins anti-aging compression leggings, users receive a pair of leggings that use nanoparticles of gold within the fabric. According to Proskins, the gold is supposed to moisturize the skin, stop harm from free radicals and bind hyaluronic acid. Unfortunately, the gold in the leggings can irritate the skin and cause dermatitis.

Conclusion

When selecting anti-cellulite pants, individuals do not need to spend a significant amount of money. One of the most expensive options is found with Proskins gold line, but this also happens to be one of the least effective treatments. Instead, individuals should use anti-cellulite pants that are designed with well-researched technology and ingredients. After selecting the right pair of pants, individuals can begin to use them on a daily basis. Over a few days or weeks, the anti-cellulite pants are supposed to reduce* the visible signs of cellulite. In the short term, the improved* contours and physique will make cellulite less noticeable.

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Expert Author : Kathy Mitchell (Consumer Health Digest)

Kathy Mitchell is a journalist and web content specialist covering a range of health topics, from breaking health news and fitness to health issues and regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutrition.