Does Endermologie really work for cellulite?

Written by Sandra Green

According the FDA, Endermologie is the only approved treatment for reducing cellulite. Although other techniques are used around the world, Endermologie has gained a large following in the United States. Practitioners say that it helps to treat superficial fat that is located beneath the skin. It helps individuals to remove fat that may be difficult to reduce through diet or liposuction. Since it was first used by physicians, the procedure has gained a following among spa owners, massage therapists and estheticians.

What is Endermologie?

Endermologie is offered by a range of different companies. These machines are all equipped with rollers and valves. Each treatment is designed to lift skin tissue and roll it. It can be performed on different areas of the body. This treatment operates on the principle of mecano-stimulation. Basically, mechanical stimulation sends a signal deep into the cells. Typically, it targets fibroblasts or fat deposits. Once the signal has been sent, it activates a physiological response. This response allows the body to increase collagen levels and become more elastic. It also provokes the activation of lipolysis.

How Does Endermologie Work?

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This relaxing treatment process begins with a hand-held massaging head. While the patient lies on the bed or table, the head is rolled over the problem areas. It kneads and suctions the skin and the soft tissue that lies underneath. With the help of the massaging head, the machine is able to deeply massage and suction the skin in a way that normal massages cannot. With each pass, it draws up the skin and rolls it around. This relaxing manipulation helps to break up cellulite. At the same time, it promotes blood circulation throughout the skin. By increasing blood and lymph flows, it allows new nutrients to reach the skin and tissue. Once the circulation is increased, the excess water is flushed away by the body. Fat, toxins and waste are also freed up and released with the water.

In a typical treatment, patients can expect an extremely relaxing session. They are normally placed into a private treatment room and given clothes to wear for the procedure. Once this is done, the trained practitioner will glide the hand-held tool over the patient’s body. Each treatment typically lasts for 45 to 50 minutes. As soon as the session is over, the patient can return to their normal life. There is no healing time required and most people report feeling exceptionally calm once the treatment is over.

What are the Advantages of Endermologie?

For cellulite reduction, endermologie stands above the crowd. It is the only treatment method for cellulite that is approved by the FDA. Due to this status, it has been researched and studied more than other clinical procedures. Its popularity has led it to be easily available for most users. Endermologie can effectively reduce cellulite and fat deposits.

In addition to reducing cellulite, endermologie offers a number of other benefits. Many patients report feeling calm and relaxed when the session is over. Since part of the process is intended to improve blood flow, individuals may be able to treat poor blood circulation. This allows the body to process toxins and nutrients the way it supposed to. Over time, increased blood circulation can improve the body’s ability to lower fat deposits. Providers of endermologie report that it heightens detoxification and reduces muscle aches or pains. Athletes may use this treatment to soften tissue and improve their flexibility. In addition, it can speed up recovery times after an intense workout. Physically, endermologie is a noninvasive way to shape and sculpt the body. It can enhance the appearance of the skin and decrease the body’s overall size.

What are the Disadvantages of Endermologie?

Although endermologie costs less than liposuction, it is still a fairly expensive treatment process. Individuals typically spend $300 or more per session. Once the initial treatment is complete, they will most likely spend at least $1,200 a year on maintenance. To be truly effective, it has to be paired with diet and exercise. Even in these cases, it may not remain effective. Likewise, there are risks and side effects associated with using the treatment. Due to these risks, individuals who are not in perfect health or who other medical conditions may not be able to seek treatment.

Is This an Effective Way to Permanently Remove Cellulite?

The simplest answer is no. For endermologie to be effective, the patient has to undergo regular maintenance sessions. As the only FDA approved treatment, it can be effective for the first few months or years. After that, the individual will have to work on living a healthy lifestyle and receive maintenance treatments. Due to these reasons, endermologie is not an effective way to permanently remove cellulite. It may help for a while, but will not make the cellulite permanently disappear from the body.

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Contributor : Sandra Green (Consumer Health Digest)

This Article Has Been Published on August 2, 2013 and Last Modified on November 13, 2018

Sandra Green writes for many blogs, which, considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense. She is a freelancer and counselor with a keen interest in helping people lead a healthy and energetic lifestyle with the right information. You can follow her on Twitter.

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