Endermologie is an anti-cellulite treatment, developed by the French company LPG systems. Having completed over 24 years of research, LPG pride themselves on being world leaders in the field of natural slimming and anti-aging technologies. Their methods are non-invasive, pain-free and proven, by clinical trials, to reduce mean body circumference.
Endermologie is a patented technique of lipomassage, which combines deep tissue massage and suction, to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What is cellulite?
Once a symbol of beauty and wealth, it is fair to say that these days cellulite does not have quite the same positive connotations. Considered an affliction and an unwanted symptom of aging, up to 85% of women have noticeable cellulite by the age of 40. Most frequently observed as skin dimpling or irregular lumps across the thighs and buttocks, cellulite is predominantly a female problem. The exact cause remains unknown, however, one possible theory is that it is a way for the body to store excess fat, ensuring adequate stores for times of increased demand, such as during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This would explain why cellulite worsens when estrogen levels are high.
How does Endermologie work?
Endermologie is a machine-assisted massage system. The skin is pulled into a mechanical rolling device and vigorously kneaded to promote lymphatic drainage. Simultaneously, a suction device applies negative pressure to the skin and underlying subcutaneous tissue. The net result is an increase in oxygen and blood flow to cellulite-inflicted areas, and enhanced flow of lymphatic fluids out of the cells. Excess fluid is removed as urine. With repeated sessions the layer of tissue immediately below the skin becomes thicker and more hydrated and, thus, less susceptible to cellulite.
Between 10 and 20 sessions of Endermologie are usually recommended, and for optimum results a healthy lifestyle is encouraged. At your consultation, our highly trained specialists will discuss with you the need to remain well hydrated and eat good, nutritionally balanced meals. Maintaining a healthy weight will maximize the positive effects of your treatment.
What else can it be used for?
This technique is also used following surgery for lymphatic drainage. Many surgical procedures result in some degree of fluid retention or swelling. Endermologie can be used to lessen this painful accumulation. One notable example is following lipoplasty surgery, when Endermologie can be used to redistribute weakly-adhered fat accumulations from directly under the skin to achieve a better overall silhouette.