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Designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite, Endermologie is the first non-invasive device approved by the FDA specifically for this purpose. Cellulite occurs when fat cells protrude from around the connective tissue that attaches skin to muscle. Cellulite tends to develop in almost 90% of women at some point.

Before Endermologie, cellulite treatments generally met with mixed reactions: many people swear by creams and special diets, while doctors insisted that those products do not produce actual results. The latest craze in cellulite treatment is Endermologie, the brand name for a type of roller massage therapy that has been clinically proven to reduce and even erase the signs of cellulite.

How is Endermologie performed?

Endermologie uses mechanical roller and regulated suction to create symmetrical skin folds, temporarily stimulating circulation to the area. Each Endermologie treatment lasts 30 to 45 minutes, and patients typically need dozen or more treatments for visible results. Because this cellulite treatment addresses only the appearance of cellulite, and not the root causes, bumps and dimples may reappear in the months after Endermologie treatments cease unless maintenance sessions are performed.

The long-term results of this non-invasive treatment have not been established, but Endermologie has been used as a method of cellulite treatment since 1996 in the United States, and users claim that it can also be used to soften burn scars and connective tissue. When Endermologie is used in order to treat the appearance of cellulite, it is often combined with liposuction to improve results. Because Endermologie is, in fact, able to improve the appearance of cellulite, its popularity continues to grow, and the treatment is now widely available, with many cosmetic surgeons offering the service in their clinics or offices.

Endermologie Information

Endermologie information has indicated that reduction in the appearance of cellulite can be achieved for some people by using the non-invasive technique. According to endermologie information, biopsies have shown that the technique is able to create a fibrous tissue layer deep down in the fat that appears to support the fat better. The only FDA approved treatment for reducing the appearance of cellulite, Endermologie first came from France over a decade ago and can now be found throughout the U.S.

Most people will undergo a series of endermologie treatments before the results begin to appear, though individual results will vary. In some cases, endermologie information has shown that a percentage of people will fail to respond to the cellulite treatment at all.

Cellulite Reduction

Countless methods focused on cellulite reduction have entered the market over the years. Though there are many lotions, gels, and treatments that promise a bump free, cellulite reduction appearance, few seem to deliver adequate results. The latest technique in cellulite reduction is called endermologie. Famed models and seemingly perfect looking women have been flocking to get the non-surgical deep massage treatment in hopes of achieving cellulite reduction.

Endermologie was approved by the FDA and referred to by the medical community as one of the most effective cellulite reduction treatments available. Despite the endorsements, endermologie will not achieve cellulite reduction for a percentage of women and can be costly for others. There is still an absence of sure fit ways of reaching cellulite reduction, though researchers are continuing to explore new avenues of doing so.

Cellulite is the dimpling and puckering of the skin caused when dermal elasticity is lost. Targeting the trouble areas for cellulite reduction can be difficult because it exists in the subcutaneous layer of fat below the skin. Endermologie has been an effective cellulite reduction procedure for some clients because it involves a device that sucks the skin while rollers aggressively massage the underlying tissue to create a smoother, more toned surface.

Cellulite Laser Treatment

One of the latest and most exciting developments in cosmetic surgery is cellulite laser treatment. A number of different groups are currently researching and testing various methods of cellulite laser treatment in order to determine the efficacy of this procedure, especially when used in conjunction with other forms of treatment. Endermologie, for instance, can be combined with cellulite laser treatment, with the laser softening the tissue to be massaged, potentially creating smoother results in less time. Cellulite laser treatment could also be used before or after liposuction, again speeding and improving the effects.

Especially effective is the combination of cellulite laser treatment and roller massage therapy such as Endermologie. These processes used in conjunction appear to trigger the breakdown of subcutaneous fatty tissue. Individuals using cellulite laser treatment and Endermologie are also able to mobilize the body's natural mechanisms to dispose of undesirable byproducts of decomposed fat, such as glycerol and free fatty acids.

Although cellulite laser treatment is still in testing phases, the procedure appears to hold great promise for the field of cosmetic surgery. Already cellulite laser treatments are being used in Europe and other parts of the world and physicians report great results. Currently, American patients seeking cellulite laser treatment may qualify to participate in a study, although such opportunities are rare.

Endermologie Massages

Endermologie massages are non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic techniques that are proven to reduce cellulite and improve skin tone. The massages are facilitated through the use of a mechanized device patented by LPG Systems. This system uses two rollers and a regulated suction device that delivers a deep massage to enhance the appearance of the treated area. Endermologie massages were originally developed in France in the 1980s and were then approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Ninety percent of all adult women have some degree of cellulite formation in particular areas of their body. Cellulite develops in the subcutaneous fat layer primarily as a result of hormones, though diet and exercise also play a role. Endermologie massages can be used to reduce the appearance of cellulite on:

  • buttocks
  • thigh
  • abdomen areas

Endermologie massages work by providing a deep tissue massage that improves circulation three times more than a traditional manual massage. The Endermologie massage technique increases circulation by two hundred percent compared to sixty percent for a manual massage. Endermologie massages create a symmetrical skin fold working deep into the layers of the skin to stretch lax connective fibers and reduce tension in the layers of fat.

The stretching of the connective fibers achieved during Endermologie massages functions to improve skin tone and reduce the buildup of excess water in the tissues. The suction component reduces the strain on fat globules that cause dimpling in the skin. Endermologie massages also expel the toxins from the treated area.

Facial Endermologie

Although the face contains no cellulite, facial Endermologie is becoming a popular alternative use for the roller massage technology traditionally used to treat cellulite on the body. Facial Endermologie works as a sort of deep tissue massage, stimulating blood flow to improve the skin's health and appearance. Like other forms of Endermologie, facial Endermologie must be performed by a licensed practitioner, and is available in the offices of cosmetic surgeons. Some spas also offer facial Endermologie.

Facial Endermologie treatment can be used on the neck, the chin, the face, the scalp, and even around the eyes. Using facial Endermologie, technicians can stimulate the production of new collagen fibers, improve skin tone and slow the aging of the skin. The facial Endermologie treatment exercises the cutaneous layer of the skin by attacking flaccidity, wrinkles, expression lines, dehydration and poor circulation.

Using facial Endermologie, patients can see improved circulation, rejuvenated looks, and toned facial muscles, with a reduced appearance of wrinkles and creases. Facial Endermologie is becoming more widely available as it grows in popularity and more patients understand the benefits of deep tissue facial massage.


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