How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite

How long does it take to get rid of cellulite is a loaded question with varying answers. There is no definite answer because each treatment gives a DIFFERENT ANSWER. I will go through with you all the main treatments and will answer to the best of my knowledge how long does it take to get rid of cellulite.

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Why Is Cellulite Hard To Get Rid Of

Unlike fat, which can be burned off by calorie restriction and exercising, cellulite is a different beast which is immune to being “burned off”…so its gonna take longer to get rid of than normal fat, especially if you are at later stages of development.

But don’t let that put you off – you just have to tackle cellulite in a different manner.

Bear in mind, no treatment can TOTALLY get rid of your cellulite as there is no permanent cure for cellulite…there are only ways to reduce it or hide it which is still better than nothing.

Women are more prone to cellulite because our fat layers are created in chambers that have oval shapes which are not compact at all. This allows a lot of space for cellulite to be created and build up which puts pressure on the top layers of the skin, resulting in the hated dimpled look of your skin.

Natural Treatments

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Natural treatments in general take longer than other treatments as they require a bit of dedication and persistence. But you will get there in the end if you stick with them. Let me go through the best natural treatments and how long they take roughly to reduce some of your cellulite.

Diet & Exercise

If you are following a good anti cellulite diet and exercise program and sticking to it with discipline then you will some reduction of your cellulite. Just try and stick to lean meats such as turkey and skinless chicken, cut back on alcohol, and increase your water intake to get some good hydration.

Regarding exercise, your aim here is to focus on toning exercises for your legs and butt where cellulite tends to accumulate the most. Brisk walking, yoga, climbing stairs, swimming and weight exercises like squatting are the most effective for targeting your cellulite. For more information go to my Yoga & Exercises category where I am much more specific.

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite: It will take a couple of MONTHS to see some reduction if you are participating in an anti-cellulite diet and following a good exercise program. Slowly but surely you will get there. 

Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is a great way to detoxify your skin and make it smooth. It also tightens your skin giving it a great toned look, banishing away cellulite so its not longer that noticeable.

There are a lot of good dry brushes on the market for cellulite – if you want a guide on choosing the best out there, read my blog Best Dry Brush For Cellulite.

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite: If you are dry brushing twice a day then you will see results after a MONTH, as long as you are consistent and doing it correctly. 

Massaging With Essential Oils

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Massage is a great way to treat your cellulite, and you can do it through a self massage. However, to get a quicker result you should consider using an essential oil as they are able to penetrate through the skin to really get at your cellulite.

The three main oils you should use are Grapefruit, Lemongrass, and Rosemary as they are the most effective at treating your dimpled skin due to the added benefits such as unblocking your lymph system, dissolving your cellulite pockets, and removal of toxins.

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite: You can see results in a as little as only 15 DAYS if you are massaging with the oils every night, but generally 30 days to see full results. 

Using Caffeine With A Body Wrap

This method involves a bit of time setting up but the rewards can be great if you stick with it and apply it correctly. Caffeine is one of the best cellulite treatments and using it directly on your skin is a great way to really get at your cellulite.

By using some olive oil, coffee grounds and a body wrap you have your own little natural DIY cellulite kit which can be done twice a week. For more info and further instructions please read my article Caffeine And Cellulite.

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite: About a MONTH if you are sticking to twice a week and using a good body wrap. 

Salon Treatments

With a professional salon treatment, you can expect quicker results than your home and natural treatments which is expected considering how much you pay and the practitioners and clinics involved.

So if you have the budget and are short of time than this is the way to go as you are guaranteed quicker results. I will list the main popular salon treatments below.


Endermologie is a massage therapy that is mechanized from using a special massage device that performs suction and has rollers that put pressure on your skin. The device can really penetrate deep with its two rollers and with an experienced clinician you will get fantastic results. For more information, read my blog Endermologie Benefits.

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite: It is recommended to do at least 10 sessions where 2 sessions are usually done in a week. So overall time taken is 5 WEEKS to see your cellulite reduced. 


Another massaging technique is the popular Velashape 3 treatment. Its one of the best methods for applying vacuum pressure to the skin and is gentle in its approach. The pressure applied is just fantastic and really gets to your fat cells by heating them up and shrinking them, causing a major reduction in cellulite.

Read my Velashape Review article to know more about this wonderful treatment.

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite: Depending upon the stage of your cellulite the time it takes varies but usually 6 WEEKS on average to treat cellulite.

Laser Treatment

Getting a laser treatment is the quickest method of all in reducing your cellulite and also the most effective. This is the Formula One of all the professional treatments. You want a quick result? You will get it here. No fussing around as the laser zaps the connective fibers that are the cause of your cellulite – no waiting around getting massaged, its literally straight to the point!

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite: On average, you only need around 5 treatments, lasting only about 30 mins each. These can be done in only a COUPLE OF WEEKS.  


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Just a quick note about creams. Cellulite creams can be effective for cellulite removal and you really have to experiment a bit to see which ones give you the best results. To achieve the best and the quickest results you should tend to go for creams that have caffeine as an active ingredient as well as having organic ingredients. There are so many on the market and you can go through some of the creams I have reviewed here  – Cream Reviews

How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Cellulite: Cellulite creams can vary on the amount of time to see some results, but in general most creams and serums have a default time of at least a MONTH to start working, and some take longer. 

(Its rare to see any cream that takes quicker than that, although you hear about the occasional success story of some women getting results after only 2 weeks.)

Its Your Choice

In the end, it all comes down to you and how quickly and badly you want to reduce and get rid of most of your cellulite. If you have patience and are not willing to fork out a lot of cash, then go ahead and do the home treatments where the results will come if you keep at it, especially if you get the right essential oils.

Or if you have the cash and want more effective and sometimes quicker results, you won’t go wrong going for a professional salon treatment.

Any questions about the treatments discussed or about any other treatments and how long they may take go ahead and ask me as I have experienced most of the treatments myself.

Cellulite sucks, and the quicker you get rid of it, the better YOU will feel.

Get started now and treat yourself.







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