Endermologie®, a registered trademark of LPG Systems®, was introduced as a subdermal treatment for reducing cellulite over a decade ago. Endermologie® was originally developed in France in the 1980’s as a treatment for adherent scars, although many patients observed reduction of body dimensions and improvement in skin texture. Since then, Endermologie® has been used as a treatment for cellulite reduction and skin toning.
Endermologie® is a patented technique involving a mechanized device with two motorized rollers and regulated suction. This non-surgical and non-invasive device creates a symmetrical skin fold, which allows for deep tissue mobilization to occur and results in reduction of cellulite and loss of inches.
Endermologie® was the first medical treatment to be U.S FDA approved for cellulite reduction and loss of body circumference. Its safety and efficacy have been the subject of several clinical trials and ongoing research is promising.
How does it work?
Clinically, the effectiveness of ENDERMOLOGIE® lies in its action upon cutaneous and subcutaneous structures such as connective tissues, fatty tissues, as well as vascular and lymphatic circulation. As a result, the body is reshaped; skin quality and texture are improved. The dermis and hypodermis connective tissue, which can be compared to a "gel" becomes more fluid with the first few mobilizing maneuvers. The combined action of the motorized rollers that successfully fold and unfold the skin and the maneuvers cause the density of the tissue to change, improving cellular and fluid exchanges.
Release and decompression of the different vascular, arterial, venous, and lymphatic structures immediately result in an influx of blood along with its nourishing elements, and the removal of excess fluids and unhealthy metabolites. Tissues become transformed, and the result is a thinner dermis and hypodermis. Adipocytes and their receptors regain the mediators that facilitate lipolysis, further prompting the thinning of the hypodermis along with the reshaping of the silhouette. At the same time, tissue is completely restructured through evacuation of water from proteoglycan molecules and release of waste attached to elastin.
Treatment after treatment, fibroblasts - the connective tissue's mother cells - are stimulated, leading to renewed collagen and elastin production. This translates into cutaneous resurfacing and tissue rejuvenation. Taking into account every region of the body, this technique boosts the body's major cleansing mechanisms, including lymphatic drainage, purging the inner environment contained within the body's smooth and supple outer shell. Practiced during treatment, Endermogym actively and passively stimulates muscles, supplying them with essential nutrients, and provides resistance training to create tonedand shaped curves.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a common term used to describe superficial pockets of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin. It appears in 90% of post-adolescent women and is rarely seen in men. Common but not exclusive areas where cellulite is found, are the thighs, buttocks, and the abdomen. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, since it occurs in overweight, normal, and thin men and women.
“Edematous-fibrosclerotic panniculopathy” is a medical term used to describe cellulite. In the past decade, there has been extensive research to clarify the possible causes, and many authors agree on the following points:
The changes in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, fat, and connective tissue result in cellulite - a bumpy or dimpled appearance of the skin
Underneath the epidermis and dermis exists three fat layers. Cellulite develops in the most superficial of these layers, known as the hypodermis or subcutaneous fat layer. This layer is structurally unique from the others because its fat lobes are organized into chambers by surrounding strands of connective tissue. Hormones, not exercise and diet, primarily regulate fat storage and metabolism in the subcutaneous fat layer.
The fat cells within the two reserve fat layers situated underneath the subcutaneous fat layer are dispersed in a loose network. Fat storage and metabolism in these layers is predicted by genetics and influenced by the two basic elements of lifestyle, diet and exercise. Most notably, these layers are not responsible for the formation of cellulite.
Factors involved in cellulite:
Special importance is placed on hormonal factors (estrogen, folliculine, etc.), since cellulite develops mainly in women during periods of hormonal change, such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause, premenstrual syndrome, and the initial months on birth control pills. Hormones are responsible for regulating the changes in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, fat, and connective tissue, all of which play a role in the formation of cellulite.
Lifestyle: Diet and Exercise
Cellulite forms as a result of complex physiological changes to the subcutaneous fat layer, despite attempts to exercise regularly and follow a well-balanced diet. However, without a healthy lifestyle, the overall appearance of existing cellulite can worsen over time due to weight gain, poor nutrition, and inadequate water intake.
Aging results in a loss of thickness and tone of the connective tissue within the dermis and the superficial fat layer. The outcome is a more visible and flabby cellulite.
There are several ways to evaluate and classify cellulite.
No dimpling when the subject is standing and lying. The pinch test reveals “folds and furrows”, but there is no mattress-like appearance.
No dimpling while the subject is standing or lying, but the pinch test reveals the mattress-like appearance.
Dimpling appears spontaneously when standing and not lying down.
Men vs Female
In women, the subcutaneous fat layer is organized into large vertical chambers where an abundance of fat can be stored. However the chambers in men are arranged as small diagonal units, which not only store smaller quantities of fat but are also unlikely to result in cellulite formation.
Endermologie & Men:
Get help to rid yourself of love handles and the spare tire around your mid-section.
An out of shape midsection is the #1 fitness problem for men, and can contribute to serious health risks. 59% of men are overweight. Abs are a special concern to both men and women for reasons of appearance and athletic performance-excess “ab flab” has been identified as a risk factor for heart problems.
Love handles! Those stubborn pads of fat that widen your waist and never seem to vanish, no matter how much you exercise. Well, you don’t have to be saddled with love handles. Trade them in for a smaller waist, etched with rows of toned muscle…a 6-pack! According to recent research, you may be able to blame your love handles or spare tire (whichever euphemism you prefer!) on the stress in your life. This type of excess fat can present a greater health risk than overall plumpness and has been linked to increased rates of hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.
With Endermologie®, blood flow is stimulated increasing the circulation by 200% (manual massage increases the circulation by 60%). Endermologie® uses rollers and gentle suctioning to provide deep massage, increasing blood circulation to all parts of the body. Stiff, tense muscles are soothed. Endermologie® relieves DOMS and athletic injury such as golfers swing, minor muscle aches and pains, and muscle spasms.
Since Endermologie® helps expel toxins trapped in the tissue, clients may include firefighters, as it helps rid their body of the toxins from smoke that get trapped in their tissue.
Key Module 1
The Keymodule i® machine is the latest technology worldwide to help assist in the reduction of cellulite on a person’s body. To facilitate a smooth action, the client wears a body suit to protect the skin and make a frictionless environment. Each session is between 35/45 minutes in length and the therapists use this time to work on major key areas of cellulite build up and where cellulite is clearly visible to the naked eye.
Keymodule i Treatment helps with:
· Reduction of cellulite
· Reversal of ageing & sagging skin
· Natural toning & lifting of skin
· Dramatic reshaping of the body
· Increased collagen
· Pre- & post liposuction
· Re-elasticising of burns & scarring
· Increased lymph drainage
· For natural lifting effect on the face