|Cellulite is a condition that occurs rarely in men, butmuch more common womenwhere the skin of the lower limbs, abdomen, and pelvic region becomes dimpled after puberty. Other names for cellulite include orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin. Cellulite is unrelated to cellulitis, which is infection of the skin and its underlying connective tissue.
Causes: The exact causes are not understood. Changes in metabolism and physiology may cause cellulite or contribute to cellulite.
Therapy: There are no medical supplements that have been approved as effective for reducing cellulite.
Only deep mechanical massage (like Endermologie) improves the blood circulation, enhances the lymphatic drainage, reduces the fat tissue oedema, facilitates the normalization of the metabolism in the area and the formation of stronger skin connective tissue skeleton.
Dieting does not get rid of the cellulite, but a balanced diet and exercise may help to reduce the fat content within the distorted cells, reducing their contribution to the dimpling.
Why does the skin look dimpled?
Clinically, the appearance of cellulite is the result of enlarged female hypodermic lobules, which give the skin the dimpled "orange peel" look. As a woman, you have two opposing forces, which create this visible appearance of cellulite:
- Vertical connective tissue pulling down on the skin
- Fluid retention and enlarged fat cells pushing up on the skin.
Do diet and exercise get rid of cellulite?
NO. Because cellulite is a complex problem, it must be addressed from the subcutaneous layer, to act on fluid retention. Whereas both diet and exercise affect deep fat, they fail to action the underlying cause of cellulite in the superficial tissue of your skin. Generally, even women who exercise regularly and follow low fat-diets may still have cellulite.
Which treatment is most effective to treat cellulite?
Currently the most effective treatment is Endermologie®. Endermologie® is a technique recognized worldwide which has been proven for over 15 years. Administered with the LPG's CelluM6® therapeutic massagers, Endermologie® is the first technique recognized to fight the dimpled appearance of cellulite. LPG Therapeutic Massagers are the first devices to have been cleared by the FDA for the temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulite and circumferencial body measurements in cellulite treated areas.
Does endermologie hurt?
Not at all, endermologie is like a deep massage and is very relaxing. The endermologie machine can be programmed to give a gentle, relaxing and therapeutic session to fit each individuals needs.
Is Endermologie safe?
Yes, there are no side effects from endermologie other than minor, temporary bruising may occur. It is safe for almost everyone. A health questionnaire with health guidelines assures endermolgie’s safety.
Should I do Endermologie or Liposuction?
Endermologie is useful for cellulite reduction, body contouring to reduce your measurements and it is extremely safe. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves risk and complications. It does not help with cellulite, but instead works on the deep fat layers to reduce body measurements.
Can I have Endermologie® treatments if I'm planning to have liposuction?
Yes! Endermologie® is recommended by many plastic surgeons before and after liposuction (especially after). Endermologie® counteracts the rippling and hard fat deposits than can occur with liposuction.
How many treatments can I have in one week?
The average number of treatments is two per week. If you are simultaneously in the process of losing a significant amount of weight or if you have a long-term problematic cellulite condition, one treatment per week is recommended More than two sessions per week will not bring faster results.
How long does a session last? Do you just work on my problem areas?
Sessions last an average of 35 minutes. Your problem areas are focused on, but time is given to other areas to stimulate general circulation and elimination.
How many sessions before I see results?
Usually people see changes within 8to10 sessions, but 15 to 20 is the average number of suggested treatments.One monthly maintenance session are suggested thereafter.
Does this replace exercise?
No. In fact, it is highly recommended that you add diet and exercise to the routine you follow while undergoing Endermologie® treatments. In most cases, this improves results
Does this treatment work on men also?
Definitely. For problem areas such as "love handles" and loose pectoral tissues. results have been excellent.
Does the machine tone the skin? Will I lose weight?
You will most likely notice an improvement in skin tone after using the machine. Appearance of stretch marks and loose skin may be improved. It is not a weight loss machine. However, many clients report being able to lose weight, especially fat weight, more easily while using the machine than they ever could before.
Why are photos taken before & after the treatment?
Photos are taken to provide an accurate record of improvements and to help the Endermologie® practitioner provide better treatments through comparative analysis.
I don't want anyone to see my pictures. Do you protect my privacy?
Only your therapist and attendant staff will see your photos. If you wish, and you sign a release to that effect, your photos may be used for educational and promotional purposes.
What sensations will I experience during the treatment? Does it hurt?
The sensation is similar to a deep massage. Most clients find it quite pleasant. The strength of the treatment can be individually adjusted to your comfort level.
What will I feel afterwards?
Most clients report a feeling of relaxation and an increase in energy. Since the Lymph system is stimulated, it is recommended that you drink at least two liters of water every day during the duration of your treatment in order to aid in elimination.
Can I receive treatments if I am pregnant?
No, it is recommended that during pregnancy you do NOT receive treatments.