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Fight Cellulite

Many lotions, potions and gadgets claim to cure cellulite -- but what works? See how well you can separate fact from fiction.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

How is cellulite formed?

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The correct answer is: Cellulite forms when the connective tissue, which anchors the fat tissue beneath the skin to deep muscles, changes its positioning between layers of various tissues. The connective tissue may stretch, break down or pull tight, and the fat may squeeze close to the surface of the skin; the result is cellulite.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Why do you get cellulite?

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The correct answer is: As you get older, the fibrous bands in the skin become more rigid and your skin gets thinner, so you see the bulging of the fat underneath.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of the following works to reduce the appearance of cellulite?

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The correct answer is: Caffeine causes blood vessels to constrict slightly, which tightens up the skin, making the bands beneath the skin less visible. This fix is temporary. Caffeine also draws out the water between the fat cells.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

In addition to caffeine, which of the following ingredients should you look for in a cellulite cream?

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The correct answer is: In addition to caffeine, look for orange peel or other fruit extracts as ingredients in a cellulite cream. These can help with exfoliation.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: There is a permanent solution for cellulite.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Though there’s no permanent solution for cellulite, but it is possible to reduce the appearance of it.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What is the best physical way to reduce the appearance of cellulite?

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The correct answer is: The best way to get rid of cellulite is by following a fat-loss exercise program. Along with a healthy diet, try combining aerobic exercise, such as running or dancing, with strength training, such as lifting weights and doing sit-ups and squats.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: Sun exposure on your thighs can lead to cellulite.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Excessive sun exposure to the thigh region can accelerate the loss of elasticity of the skin, making cellulite more visible over time.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which of the following is a home remedy for cellulite?

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The correct answer is: Seaweed baths can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and are an inexpensive home remedy. Add four sheets of seaweed to your bath once a week to get the maximum benefit.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

What's in seaweed water therapy (Thalassotherapy) that makes it effective against cellulite?

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The correct answer is: The benefits of thalassotherapy supposedly come from the minerals dissolved in sea water, including magnesium, calcium, sodium, iodine, silicon, zinc, selenium, sulfur and fluoride. Advocates claim these minerals enter the body through the pores and draw out toxins.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What should you know before trying a cellulite treatment?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Consult your doctor before any treatment and for further information on possible risks and side effects that vary among individuals.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: Mesotherapy has shown to be effective against cellulite.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There's no solid scientific evidence that mesotherapy -- a method through which a drug is injected into your skin over the course of 10 to 20 sessions -- is effective against cellulite. The drug that is commonly injected is not FDA approved for injection, and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has warned patients to avoid mesotherapy.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Cellulite is correctable with liposuction.

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The correct answer is: This is false. This procedure only decreases the underlying fat. It does not stretch or pull the skin in any way to smooth out wrinkles or bumps.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: The CelluBike has been proven to effectively treat cellulite.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Although the manufacturer of CelluBike claims that it can reduce cellulite within several hours of each session, there is a lack of high-quality trials evaluating the efficacy of the CelluBike for any cosmetic or medical problem.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: Teenagers can have cellulite.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Anyone, including teenagers, can have cellulite.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Eating which type of veggies can help firm up your skin?

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The correct answer is: Purple varieties of potatoes, carrots and tomatoes all have different types of anthocyanin, an antioxidant that fights free radical damage and builds collagen.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What kind of light is used in laser cellulite treatments?

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The correct answer is: Some laser systems use combined negative tissue massage, radiofrequency and infrared light to treat cellulite. Others deliver combined tissue massage with diode laser energy, or radiofrequency at deep and superficial levels simultaneously. These are among the most promising medical therapies for cellulite.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

How long do the effects of a laser cellulite treatment potentially last?

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The correct answer is: Laser systems offer improvements to cellulite after a series of treatments. Results may last up to six months.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

What is a prescription topical treatment for cellulite?

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The correct answer is: A twice daily application of 0.3 percent retinol cream has been shown to improve the appearance of cellulite after six months.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: Wearing non-elastic underwear can help prevent cellulite.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Underpands with elastic bands constrict the skin and force dimpling to occur. This trains your skin to show cellulite even more. Look for panties made of stretchy material that give without tight elastic.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

What can you do to prevent cellulite?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Avoid gaining weight, or lose weight if you are overweight. Also, exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.

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