Topical: Methylxanthine Creams

09 Jul, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some studies suggest improvement in cellulite with the use of creams containing methylxanthines, including caffeine, aminophylline and theophylline, but the extent of improvement is questionable. Other studies show no improvement. These creams are thought to act by breaking down fat, but it’s not clear whether enough of the substance penetrates the skin. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery warns that scientific proof for aminophylline products is still far in the distance.

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