Firming and Cellulite Creams

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 27, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Firming lotions are great at preventing sagging or can provide small improvements in sagging skin if utilized properly. However, many of the formulas in over the counter cellulite creams are plagued with caffeine or even carnitine (they could help decrease the look of cellulite by dehydrating the fat, which really helps the body break it down) and peptides (they could encourage elastic and collagen production to thicken skin and boost its rebound). Obviously, this isn't to mention that slathering something on the surface of your skin is not going to magically sink in and fix your connective tissues  or tone your muscles. Most of us know that you will require a couple of hours of daily exercise, coupled with a cleaner eating program, and perhaps some assistance from a physician to acquire your ideal body. However if you use these firming creams daily, you will essentially always benefit from the temporary effects of these products.