Drugs & Therapy Perspectives

, Volume 31, Issue 12, pp 437–440 | Cite as

Cellulite: no clear evidence that any type of treatment is effective

  • Adis Medical WritersEmail author
Disease Management


The treatment of cellulite, a major cosmetic concern for many women, remains challenging. Although a number of studies have investigated the effects of a wide range of products/procedures on cellulite-related endpoints, most of these studies have important methodological flaws. At present, there is no clear clinical evidence that any evaluated treatments have good efficacy in reducing cellulite, with the most promising results shown with acoustic wave therapy.


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This article was adapted from the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology 2015;16(4):243–56 [1] by salaried employees of Adis/Springer, and was not supported by any external funding.


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