When it comes to treating the appearance of cellulite, Endermologie® has earned its reputation and popularity with women worldwide … and the enthusiasm is obvious on Realself.com, a website dedicated to cosmetic surgery. The treatment section, which includes a wide range of procedures, was recently dominated by a high percentage (85%) of positive Endermologie reviews from women rating their treatment experiences and results.
RealSelf, created in 2006 by former Expedia exec Tom Seery, does for cosmetic surgery what Angie’s List does for homeowners – although in a far more community-minded way. The site provides social information, support and data for interested consumers, while honoring their desire for privacy.
ENDERMOLOGIE MAKES THE GRADE
Since first cleared for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the original Cellu M6 has spawned eight succeeding generations of treatment machines. The latest Endermologie technology now includes the ninth generation Cellu M6 Integral and Endermolab models.
Originally created in France to ease discomfort in the scars and rigid skin of burn victims, it visibly reduced the appearance of cellulite in those burn patients. In time, the visibly reduced appearance of cellulite was discovered in patients who had received the treatment.
The international Endermologie clients at Realself may not know its history, but they were quite vocal about their enthusiasm for the results. The reviews are entirely voluntary, covering the last two years:
The overall tone of the reviewers was not only upbeat, but very supportive. The reviews came in from all over the country and the world.
‘Worth it Rating’
No matter what you call it, cellulite – also known as adiposis edematosa or dermopanniculosis deformans in the medical field and as orange peel syndrome or cottage cheese skin in laymen’s terms – is unsightly, affecting up to 90% of women and 10% of men at some point in their lives. While cellulite is not contagious or harmful to a person’s health, most consider it unflattering, especially as it often develops on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and upper arms.
While research proves that genetics do play a role in the development of cellulite, both in how likely a woman’s body is to store fat and how much the bands of connective tissue pull down on the fat, there are many other factors responsible for the severity of the condition.
CAUSES OF CELLULITE
After decades of research, clinical experts agree that several biological, lifestyle and environmental factors combine to form cellulite:
Hormones such as estrogen, noradrenaline, insulin, prolactin and thyroid hormones play a part in the cellulite production process, which is why far more women develop cellulite at some point in their lives.
Certain genes passed down through generations may also predispose an individual to cellulite production. While factors such as gender, race, metabolism, circulatory efficiency and the distribution of fat are widely believed to play a role in the development of cellulite, the genetic background of this condition remains unclear.
However, a 2010 study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology claims that two specific polymorphisms (genetic variations) were present in test subjects who had cellulite. Since then, research has progressed to the point that a genetic test is available that identifies a gene variant responsible for moderate to severe cellulite development. The test, which is prohibitively expensive, accomplishes what most women already know … if their mothers and grandmothers had cellulite, good chances are they will too.
A diet heavy in fat, sugar, carbohydrates and salt and too little fresh fruits, vegetables and natural fiber contributes greatly to the severity of cellulite.
Those who smoke, lead a sedentary lifestyle or must sit or stand in one position for long periods may be more predisposed to cellulite development.
Tight clothing, especially garments with tight elastic across or around the buttocks, thighs or upper arms, limits healthy blood flow, which may contribute to the severity of cellulite.
While genetics plays an important role in whether or not cellulite will make an appearance, several of the contributing factors – and the right program of treatment – will help keep it under control.
Many women believe that if life was fair, their appetites would shrink along with their dress size does while dieting. But human bodies, which evolved to survive in lean times, were designed to keep weight on, not off. Age, genetics, hormones and lifestyles all affect both weight gain and weight loss.
Healthy dieting and exercise will help reduce weight and tone muscles, but neither can solve the problems of cellulite and skin appearance. One of the many questions put to endermologie® therapists are asked is whether or not the treatments will help in their efforts to reduce weight. The final answer is no. A series of endermologie® treatments will not reduce weight but they can definitely complement a weight loss program as the treatment targets specific areas resistant to diet and exercise.
Dieting alone has several drawbacks:
All of the equipment and treatment protocols used in endermologie® have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which categorizes, clears, approves or denies the use of all health-based equipment and treatments. So go ahead, hit that diet and the exercise machines – and don’t forget the relaxing endermologie® treatments.
One of the biggest beauty concerns for women of all ages, weights and varying degrees of fitness is dealing with the unwelcome development of cellulite. This nonthreatening, yet aesthetically unacceptable condition historically plagues women (but very few men) in the hips, thighs and buttocks, and sometimes in the triceps and lower abdominal areas.
Naturally, Endermologie competition is fierce in the cellulite treatment industry. Two competitors in the cellulite treatment industry – Endermologie® and VelaShape™ – both offer benefits and differences in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
EndermologieEndermologie, the patented and trademarked technology first developed in France by Louis Paul Guitay in the 1980s, is the undisputed pioneer in the field of cellulite treatments. LPG® manufactures the equipment, each machine specifically developed for a precise range of treatments, all of which employ the unique Mecano-Stimulation™ technique.
In 1998, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first CELLU M6 Endermologie machine for the treatment of cellulite. The launch of the 8th generation of CELLU M6 in 2009 marked a turn in both design and technology. Equipped with a color touchscreen, the CELLU M6 Endermolab features a multitude of pre-registered treatment protocols and an integrated coach to facilitate treatments.
LPG Cellu M6 was primarily designed to treat burn victims and is backed up by 130 scientific studies. Endermologie was the first device ever cleared by the FDA for the reduction of the appearance of cellulite. Endermologie offers both esthetics and health benefits. Cellu M6 has been cleared by the FDA for several medical claims including the treatment of post mastectomy secondary lymphedema. Other technologies are limited to cellulite reduction.
Endermologie technicians are encouraged to attend the official training center in Fort Lauderdale. While professional requirements vary from state to state, in most states the regulations for working on the body are a massage therapist or higher.
Endermologie has a long, positive track record and the treatments are non-painful and deeply relaxing. An average treatment program includes between 14 and 18 visits, but requires only two to three follow-up maintenance treatments.
VelaShapeVelaShape treatment machines, formerly known as VelaSmooth™ machines, are in their second generation of development and are manufactured by Syneron. The original VelaSmooth machines received FDA clearance in 2004 and VelaShape equipment was cleared in 2007 following safety studies and trials.
The machine employs bi-polar radiofrequency (RF), infrared light energy, pulse vacuum and the mechanical massage elements. The heat is supposed to firm and thicken the skin and possibly melt some of the bulging fat beneath the surface. The high-pressure RF waves aim to break up the connective tissue that causes dimples.
Because VelaShape is rated as a medical laser, only qualified medical professionals should operate these machines. Training is available through the manufacturer, in the practicing physician’s office or online through a physician’s portal. While treatment costs vary according to the areas of the body involved, full treatments of 12 to 14 visits and follow-up maintenance programs can run into several thousand dollars.
While the main side effects include residual swelling, site redness and bruising, burns and blistering can occur if the machine is used by unqualified personnel or through operator error.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CELLULITE TREATMENT DEVICES
Those pesky patches of dimply skin that typically appear on the thighs are the bane of many women’s lives, especially as it can look a bit unsightly. Commonly known as ‘orange peel’ or ‘cottage cheese’ because of the way it makes the skin look, cellulite is subject to numerous myths and facts about its causes and treatments. But what’s true and what’s not?
Theory: Only fat people have cellulite
Myth. Anyone can have cellulite, whether they’re young, old, well-built or slim. Fat cells exist under the skin and cellulite occurs as the cells swell and become more fibrous. As this swelling occurs, the tissue changes in texture, which causes the dimpling look we know as cellulite.
Theory: Cellulite only occurs on the thighs
Whilst it’s true that cellulite does occur on the thighs, it’s not the only area that can be affected. It’s also found on the bottom, hips, lower abdomen, on the inner knee area and even under the arms.
Theory: Women are more prone to cellulite
True. Anyone can get cellulite, but because hormonal changes and genetics increase the likelihood of it, women tend to be more prone to cellulite than men.
Theory: If you lose weight, you’ll automatically lose cellulite.
Myth. Wouldn’t this be great if it worked? But, although keeping an eye on your weight, being fit and toned do help, you certainly don’t automatically banish cellulite simply by losing weight.
In fact, how and where fat accumulates is connected to your hormones and genetics and your individual pattern is set at puberty. Whilst you can’t change your body’s pattern, you can still minimise the effects by eating healthily and exercising regularly.
Theory: Liposuction can get rid of cellulite
This theory is still hotly debated. Some people suggest that liposuction can’t fully remove cellulite as it works by removing the fat from the deeper layers of the skin. However, other people argue that it is possible to remove some cellulite through the surgical procedure. But whatever your view, it’s a very drastic option to take.
Theory: Special creams work by melting away cellulite.
Myth. Sadly, it’s not possible for a cream to melt away cellulite, although it sounds like a lovely idea.
Rather than melting fat away, most of the cellulite lotions on the market work by strengthening the skin, draining away excess fluid and boosting circulation. They do this work on the superficial outer layers of the skin, so there’s no magic melting in action, but some products can help the skin rather than the fat. For example, they can help the skin in cellulite affected areas look smoother, firmer and plumper.
Massages To Treat Cellulite.
Endermologie is the latest high-tech medical treatment for cellulite and body shaping that don’t disturb the integrity of the skin. Having originated in France in the late 1970s,Endermologie quickly assess overseas and is currently a hit in U.S. beauty centers. The machine restructures skin’s connective tissue, stimulates blood and lymph circulation, and facilitates the removal of toxins. By activating the body’s natural process to burn excess fat, endermologie tones, tightens, and that situation leads to smooth skin and a weaker, finer figure.
Another advantage of Endermologie is that with its calming and relaxing effect is struggling with stress, which is the basis of many pathologies, discomfort, and inferiority of the individual.
In addition, it may be struggling with issues of aging.
With increasing age, the metabolic processes deteriorate and the skin loses its elasticity. Endermologie treatment restore connective tissue and helps to reduce wrinkles and location of fat bags by increasing local micro-circulation.
Therefore, she struggles with the adverse effects of aging.
LPG treatment gives women what they always wanted: a non-invasive method for younger, more beautiful body in harmony.
Right now, SB Beauty & Health Spa is offering a free consultation and 50% off your first Endermologie session so you can try it out for yourself. Just mention that you read this article when booking your appointment.
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Achieve Slimmer, Firmer, Smoother Skin
Written by Michelle Acosta
Lipomassage, body slimming treatments, used to be expensive and only afforded to the affluent, rich and famous. But with advancements in technology, this same treatment is now much more affordable and can be found in premier health and beauty spas around the world including SB Health & Beauty Spa located in Tampa, Florida. When I spoke with the Co-owner of SB Spa, Bianca Menzerotolo, she explained the reasons for its growing popularity.