|What is Endermologie®?|
|What is Cellulite?|
|How does a cellulite treatment with Endermologie® affect the appearance of the skin?|
|Is Endermologie® recognized by the FDA?|
|How is Endermologie® different from Liposuction?|
|How often should I have a cellulite reduction treatment with Endermologie®?|
|How long before I see results?|
|How long is a cellulite reduction treatment with Endermologie®?|
|Does Endermologie® hurt?|
|I am overweight; am I a good candidate for Endermologie®?|
|Is Endermologie® only for cellulite reduction?|
|Can I receive Endermologie® treatments if I am pregnant?|
|Who else should not receive Endermologie® treatments?|
|Can Endermologie® improve a sagging tummy?|
|Why do you treat the full body, instead of spot-treating the cellulite areas?|
|Why do I have to wear a body suit during my treatment?|
|Does Endermologie® produce scarring?|
|What are the risks/complications of Endermologie®?|
|What kind of qualifications should my practitioner have?|
|Will cellulite reduction treatments with Endermologie® work for me?|
|What are your hours?|
|What is your cancellation policy?|
|What methods of payment do you accept?|
|Where are you located?|
What is Endermologie®?
Cellulite reduction therapy utilizes a treatment called Endermologie® which reduces cellulite and tones the skin. Endermologie®, is a registered trademark of LPG Systems and was introduced to Europe in the 1980’s, and the United States in the early 1990’s, as a non-invasive approach to reduce or eliminate cellulite. Endermologie® was originally invented in France in the 1970’s as a treatment to reshape scar tissue, although many patients observed reduction of body dimensions and improvement in skin texture.
The term cellulite refers to the dimpled appearance of the skin generally on the hips, thighs and buttocks. Cellulite is due to any number of reasons, age, genetics, and hormonal changes being the most common; 80% to 90% of post-adolescent women lose circulation to the skin. This causes fluids and toxins to become immobilized, cutting off fat cells from nutrition and waste removal. Fat cells then become engorged, swell up to 300 times in size, and push up on the skin. At the same time, the fibers that connect the skin to the muscle shrink, and pull down on the skin. Fat cells pushing up.....connective tissue pulling down......and there's your "dimple," "orange peel," "cottage cheese" or "hail damage!"
Endermologie® is a mechanized technique, combining regulated suction and two rollers to symmetrically, and rhythmically, fold and unfold the skin. As the deepest layer of fat becomes less adhesive, less glutinous, blood flow increases, thereby allowing the metabolic byproducts to pass through the body by normal physiological methods. At the same time, the fibers that connect the skin to the muscle are being stretched. Through repeated treatments, the fat cells shrink and reshape. Shrinking fat cells....stretching connective tissue.....eliminating trapped fluids.....and there's the magic of Endermologie®!
Yes! Approved in 1998, Endermologie® was the first mechanized treatment to receive FDA clearance for cellulite reduction.
Endermologie® is a non-surgical, noninvasive procedure, not requiring anesthesia or breaking of the skin. There is no pain or downtime experienced with Endermologie®. Plastic surgeons all over the country do, in fact, recommend Endermologie® as part of the Liposuction process. Several treatments before surgery will make the fat softer, and easier for the surgeon to extract. Treatments after surgery will smooth out the lumps and the bumps.
Twice per week is optimal, with at least one day between treatments. Once you reach your plateau, or even just a level where you're happy with how you look, you'll want to maintain your new appearance with one treatment per month or as needed.
Everybody is different, but most of my clients start noticing results within as few as 6 or 7 treatments, reaching a plateau after 16 to 20 treatments.
Thirty-five minutes. It is sometimes necessary to go longer, but never more than 45 minutes.
Most clients find the sensation quite pleasant, even falling asleep during their treatments! The intensity of the treatment will be adjusted to your own comfort level.
Though Endermologie® treatments often result in significant changes in body circumference, this is not a weight loss remedy. There is no correlation between weight loss and circumference loss. You are not likely to see improvements to skin texture unless you are close to your ideal weight. However, if you are embarking on a weight loss program, particularly a radical program such as gastric bypass, Lap-Band®, or the like, Endermologie® may help ward off the sagging skin syndrome that often results from rapid weight loss. The key is to receive regular treatments as you lose the weight, keeping your skin taut as you become smaller in circumference. If you wait until the skin is already sagging, Endermologie® is not your answer.
No! The FDA also recognizes Endermologie® in the relief of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), minor muscle aches and pains, and muscle spasms. Your muscles will inevitably become sore after a proper workout; muscle soreness and joint pain being frequent problems for athletes. Many people allow themselves to be overcome by the challenges of their exercise program, including severe soreness after workout. The key is to not allow these obstacles to stop or deter you from reaching your full potential. With Endermologie®, you'll feel the difference with enhanced physical performance and endurance during your workout, and you'll notice the effects from better recovery after your workout. See me before vigorous exercise to help energize your muscles and maximize your workout. A treatment beforehand not only increases blood circulation, it also improves the visco-elasticity of the muscles, thereby preventing the minute tears of muscle fibers, and the muscular swelling that causes DOMS. See me to aid in lessening soreness after your workout. Endermologie® helps with the elimination of lactic acid, the drainage of inflammation, and relieves stiffness to provide greater flexibility. Those who incorporate Endermologie® into their workout routines, enjoy an improved comfort in everyday life, as well as improved static and dynamic strength.
Though no correlation has been found between Endermologie® and pregnancy complications, for liability reasons, I will not treat pregnant clients. But we can get started as soon as six weeks after delivery. If you are merely seeking the "Ahhhh" factor, I will see if I can refer you to a massage therapist who specializes in prenatal massage.
Because Endermologie® increases blood flow by up to 400%, some conditions may be exacerbated, or some organs over-burdened upon treatment. For this reason, I cannot treat those diagnosed with the following conditions:
1) Thrombosis, and/or taking prescribed blood thinners
2) Progressive, infectious illnesses such as AIDS, etc.
3) Cancer or malignant tumors within the past five years
4) Heart disease
5) Acute infections or inflammation
6) Respiratory disease
7) Kidney failure
10) Circulatory conditions within the past two years
To a certain extent, yes. If the abs are sagging from loose skin, then Endermologie® can help. But if the abs are sagging because the abdominal muscle is sagging, then Endermologie® is not your answer. Endermologie® is the answer to many post-partum moms’ prayers! It even whittles men's love handles too!
I concentrate on the problem areas, but need to treat all 19 body zones in order to fully stimulate circulation and elimination.
The body suit allows the treatment head to glide easily; otherwise, it would stick on, and pinch, bare skin. It also keeps the treatment head clean and helps maintain modesty.
None at all! That’s the beauty of non-invasive remedies!
Everybody is different, so temporary, mild bruising, sensitivity reactions, and broken capillaries might occur. Simply inform me if you feel discomfort during the treatment, and I’ll adjust the power to your comfort level. Additionally, if you are within the first 72 hours of a cold, flu, infection (bladder, poison ivy, for example), Endermologie will, in all likelihood, exacerbate it.
This is very important; if you don't seek an LPG-certified, licensed practitioner, you risk wasting your time and money. LPG is the inventor, patent-holder and trademark owner of Endermologie®. So first, you want to ensure that your practitioner is using an LPG system, and not some knock-off imitation. Before agreeing to your first treatment, look for the LPG logo on your practitioner’s equipment. Secondly, you want to ensure that your practitioner has not purchased LPG equipment off the black-market – an offense which bans the practitioner from LPG training, certification, licensure and tech support. So, also look for the LPG "Level 1," or better yet, "Level 2," certification on display in your practitioner’s office. If you don’t see it, ask to see it, and accept no excuses for its non-availability. This credential ensures that your practitioner has received results-oriented training and is not someone who is merely "going through the motions." Finally, if you question your practitioner's authenticity, you can call LPG's North American distributor, Daniele Henkel Enterprises, at 1-877-585-3116 ext. 245 or ext. 229 for confirmation. Accept no excuses for non-licensure.
There is no guarantee, but, statistically, ninety percent of Endermologie® clients do notice favorable improvement in cellulitic areas. In my practice, I'm experiencing a higher-than-average success rate.
I schedule on the hour, Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
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5635 E River Road #111
Tucson, AZ 85750