Aminophylline is a medication that is used to treat lung diseases such as bronchitis, emphysema and asthma by opening up airways to the lungs. Creams made with aminophylline are reportedly able to reduce areas of cellulite and fat on the body. The cream apparently works by dehydrating the skin and eliminating water in the cellulite to give the skin a firmer appearance. Proponents of aminophylline cream suggest using it on a daily basis for maximum effect.
Cellulite is a problem for many people but tends to affect woman more than men. This is because women’s skin is generally a little thinner. With millions of dollars being spent trying to find solutions to this condition, the idea of a cream that could reduce cellulite and fat seems like a cosmetic panacea. There are some claims that aminophylline cream can actually convert fat into heat and therefore break it down. The counter argument to this is that most creams cannot penetrate that deep into the skin and can only superficially affect the appearance of the skin.
Many creams on the market that claim to reduce fat and unsightly cellulite have aminophylline as an active base ingredient. Diuretics, which serve to increase production of urine, work to reduce water in the body, and this is the chief theory behind the cosmetic weight loss claims of applications such as aminophylline cream. There are many positive reviews from users of the cream; however, the side effects are generally unknown. Some studies have claimed that the cream can affect the heart rate for a few hours after application. On the plus side, the amount of aminophylline found in the anti-cellulite creams is relatively small and the side effects should be relatively small as well.
Due to the localized diuretic effect of aminophylline cream, the product can work quickly to show results. Apart from drying out the skin and giving it a tauter appearance, there are some claims that the cream does not actually cause fat to disappear, but rather it is moved to another location in the body. Some weight loss specialists claim that it is biologically impossible to reduce fat just from a single location, like the thighs. Whatever the process behind the application, the effect may only be temporary, so it is recommended that the cream be applied to the affected areas on a regular and sustained basis. Once the applications are ceased, the fat, or cellulite effect, may return to the area.