This Article is About
collagen production
nylon stockings
collagen and elastin
fat cells
muscle tone
cellulite
rollers
contour
friction
drainage
muscles
intensity
Endermologie – Can Adding Suction To Massage Cure Cellulite?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Endermologie – Can Adding Suction to Massage Cure Cellulite?

Endermologie is described as a suction massage technique. It was developed in France. Regular manual massage was and is touted to get rid of cellulite. Now this type of electrically powered device that kneads the muscles is supposed to fulfill the promise that massage did not, plus do it faster and better.

So how does this work? What are the Side Effects? What is the Cost? DOES it work? What do actual patients say about their treatment?

According to the manufacturer’s website, the equipment uses 2 independent rollers (patented by them) that are designed to be able to move in at least 3 different directions, pulling the skin between them. It also adds suction in a “lift head” that pulses much like a vibrator. This is designed to stimulate the skin gently. The frequency and intensity is variable depending on the type of tissue it is working on.

There are important parts of the skin that are to be stimulated:

  • Fibroblasts
  • Collagen and Elastin Fibers
  • Venous-lymphatic network (blood and lymph)
  • Fat Cells
  • Muscles

The actions of the equipment are designed to send signals deep into the tissue to stimulate changes. These changes include the actual structure of the fat tissue, an increase in circulation that would thus increase lymphatic drainage, plus an increase in collagen production by stimulating the fibroblasts, and finally an increase in muscle tone.

A newer version of their equipment is touted as being able to get rid of fat and re-contour the body. They state that it has four goals:

  • Slim down fat cells
  • Smooth cellulite
  • Firm the skin
  • Re-sculpt the figure.

A patient must wear nylon stockings in order to reduce the pinching and bruising that the friction caused by the equipment can cause. Sessions typically last anywhere from 10 minutes to 50 minutes.

What are the Side Effects

The main complaint has been bruising when too much suction was used or the rollers we not set correctly and caused pinching. This was temporary.

What does it Cost?

Average Cost is $1000; single sessions range from 70 to 90 dollars, often depending on purchasing a package.

Does it Work?

Studies before 2003 did not show evidence of substantive changes, with the exception of improvement in connective tissue. The connective tissue in the skin is what breaks down allowing the formation of septa, or pieces of fat that start to protrude through the dermis, causing the dimpling and bumps. A study in 2004 that is shown in the manufacturer’s research publication does confirm improvement specifically in cellulite that lasted at least 6 months. Nothing further is available to say whether these results persisted. More specific research is needed.

It should be noted that many providers of this service are still explaining that Endermologie is effective in flushing out the lymphatic system. While this had been verified, it is necessary to note that cellulite is not caused by toxins. For that reason, that claim does not apply to cellulite.

What do actual patients say about their treatment?

This is a real mixed bag of results. There are those that rave about their results. Most of these people have had 14 or more sessions and they confirmed an improvement in the appearance of cellulite, general improvement in skin tone, and many confirmed inches of fat loss and improvement of the actual shaping of their bodies.

On the flip side, those that did not continue their treatment beyond 4 sessions did not see the kind of improvements they expected. Many packages start at 4 to 8 treatments. This may be insufficient time to get optimum results.

VERDICT

This seems like it does hold promise. My own mom had breast cancer, and experienced lymphedema in the arm that was used to administer chemo. Getting rid of the toxins is so important to general health, and specifically to the swelling and pain that lymphedema causes. I think that, like massage, Endermologie could a valuable tool in dealing with a host of health issue. However, presenting this as a case for eliminating cellulite is misleading.

There are several things that appear to have been positively affective:

  • Improvement in the structure of the connective tissue
  • Stimulation of Collagen production
  • Improvement in blood circulation in treated areas

The existing studies have not specifically evaluated these specific areas, which are all related to cellulite.

I usually note that more research is needed because of a very obvious lack of any that support their claims. In this case though, I think the technology deserves a much better look, as more information and improvement in the technology could have far reaching affects.


Street Talk

Kymee  

I have never heard of this thank you for sharing this. Here in So Cal. we have a spa called Glen Ivy. ; O) Thanks again God bless Kymee

Reply
  about 6 years ago
Johin  

Surely we do. A spa information directory. ;O

Reply
  about 6 years ago
You May Also Like
Face Muscle Exercises - Three Step Wrinkle Release Technique
The job of face muscle exercises is to improve muscle tone in the face and neck, tighten and lift sagging skin and eliminate wrinkles. You can also use face firming exercises to improve blood circulation, oxygen flow and increase collagen production, which will get help get rid of toxins and…
By: Patricia Bruce in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Dec 17, 2011  
3
  Likes: 7

Information Regarding Natural Collagen Creams
This particular post is all about collagen creams and moreover whether they can really assist people to look younger and slow down the process of aging. Even though you will never completely stop the process of aging on your body, you'll be able to slow it down a bit using…
By: harriet spotter in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Jul 14, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Tone Sagging Skin in Just Minutes Per Day
If you have sagging skin on your face and neck, it can add years on to your appearance. Learn how to tone sagging skin on your face and neck naturally and effectively to look and feel years younger. Why does skin begin to sag and lose elasticity as we age?…
By: Patricia Bruce in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Feb 17, 2011  
5
  Likes: 6

Wrinkle Creams Reviews
Everyone knows that we must get older; there really is just no way around it. The older we get the more worn down are bodies become and the more prevalent those once small wrinkles begin to be. Let’s face it we have a lot of stressors in our lives that…
By: Branden in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Mar 18, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Anti-aging Skincare Tips for Your Eyes
As we age, our skin gradually loses its elasticity and ability to retain moisture, making it look saggy and dull. Although our skin is the single largest organ of the body, different parts of our skin have their own characters during aging. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest…
By: Janus Ng in  Womens Interests  >  Beauty Products   Mar 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Collagen Face Creams Provide Youth Enhancing Benefits To Your Skin
Collagen cream has many benefits, but you have to understand how collagen works before you can truly understand what those benefits are. Collagen is like a glue. It's a binding agent that holds the body together. It connects cartilage and muscle and it also helps to firm up the skin…
By: Jayne Brooke in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Apr 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 4

Microdermabrasion For Removing Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. It disturbs the pattern of the collagen production thus resulting in marks and lines on the body. Initially they come about as lines that are reddish or purplish in color and are rough…
By: katrinasui in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Jan 24, 2012  
0
  Likes: 2

What's the Best Essential Oil for Scars?
Essential oils are great little things - they're concentrated oils which are often used to scent particular products, or perhaps burnt to make a room smell nice. They are also used on the skin due to their many beneficial qualities. Scars of all types can be helped along by various…
By: Emilia Holloran in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Aug 27, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Skin Tightening Cream - How to Find the Best Skin Tightening Cream for Face And Neck?
Unless you have plenty of free time, choosing a suitable skin tightening cream (or product) is not something easy. You simply have too many choices, and even if you manage to narrow down to a few skin firming products, it is still not practical to try all of them. A…
By: Jes Lim in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Apr 26, 2012  
0
  Likes: 3

Laser Skin Tightening – Get Rid Of Wrinkles With Lasers And the Alternatives
Laser skin tightening is a process whereby you attempt to get rid of wrinkles with lasers. It is almost like pressing your clothing the way you do with wrinkled fabrics except that you are not using the hot iron for the job. However, it is more complex than that. How…
By: Jes Lim in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Apr 23, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Will Hydrolyze Really Help To Get Rid Of Dark Circles?
Can You Trust Hydrolyze Reviews? Hydrolyze is a popular product that claims to reduce the appearance of eye bags, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines. One of the biggest draws of the beauty product is their risk free trial which allows users to test the product and see for themselves…
By: Claire5 in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Feb 01, 2013  
1
  Likes: 0

How to Build Collagen in Skin for a Younger Look
If a firmer, more youthful look is what you want, then you need to rebuild collagen in your skin. Collagen levels naturally decrease as you age, and to look younger, you need to replenish it. Read on to find out how to build collagen in skin for a younger look.…
By: Patricia Bruce in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Mar 16, 2011  
1
  Likes: 14

Antioxidants for Skin - Defy Age Effects with Vitamin E
There is no denying the positive anti-aging results when using antioxidants for skin. Antioxidants slow down and help prevent free radical damage, which is a major player in the aging process. Not only does free radical damage age our skin, it can cause illness in the body. An antioxidant is…
By: Patricia Bruce in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Feb 27, 2011  
2
  Likes: 1

Natox Anti Ageing Skin Cream Review - Is It A Genuine Alternative To Botox?
The Natox anti-ageing skin cream was in the news over the weekend because the man behind this product is earning a quarter of a million pounds a month from this alternative Botox treatment. Furthermore he appeared on the British version of Dragons' Den in 2011 and all five Dragons failed…
By: James Woolley in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Fashion Style   Nov 03, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Deep Face Wrinkles Treatment – Treatment And Preventing Options for Deep Face Wrinkles
There are plenty of wrinkles treatments in the market ranging from non-invasive to invasive. However, for deep face wrinkles treatment, not all treatment options are effective. Some of the methods are only good for fine lines, but once the lines deepened, only specific treatments are effective and they are usually…
By: Jes Lim in  Health and Fitness  >  Anti Aging   Apr 19, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1776    Report this Article