Cellulite Reduction Therapy – Endermologie®
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Endermologie®?
Cellulite reduction therapy utilizes a therapy called Endermologie® which slims fat, tones skin, and reduces cellulite. LPG Systems – inventor, patent-holder, and registered trademark owner –introduced Endermologie® 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 clients observed reduction of body dimensions and improvement in skin texture.
In recent years LPG Systems introduced Facial Endermologie® to tone skin, replump wrinkles, lighten dark, puffy under-eye circles, and improve skin clarity.
What is Cellulite?
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 tissues pulling down….and there’s your “dimple”, “orange peel”, “cottage cheese”, or “hail damage”!
What is the “Integral 2”?
It’s the technology I’m operating. It’s the latest advancement in Endermologie®. I’m currently the only practitioner in the state of Arizona, and one of fewer than 100 in the entire country offering this cutting-edge technology.
How does a cellulite treatment with Endermologie® by “Integral 2” affect the appearance of the body?
Endermologie® is a mechanized technique, combining regulated suction and two rollers to symmetrically and rhythmically fold and unfold the skin. This technique increases your body’s own naturally-occurring processes. Your body already releases fat; Endermologie® increases this process – called Lipolysis – by more than 70% for slimming. Your body already produces collagen and elastin; Endermologie® increases its production for toning. Your body already circulates blood and drains the lymph; Endermologie® increases these processes by 400% and 300% respectively, to reduce cellulite. No injections, no cutting, completely non-invasive, 100% natural!
How does a Facial Endermologie® treatment by “Integral 2” affect the appearance of the face?
Through motorized flap technology, Facial Endermologie® is the only technique in the world that naturally stimulates fibroblasts which help boost collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production to deeply redensify the skin. Your body already produces hyaluronic acid – the cells that create volume and plumping…..and the acid of which fillers are made – up to 80%, and natural elastin production up to 46%. Collagen production starts to decrease around age 25. If you start Facial Endermologie® early enough, perhaps you’ll delay your entry into the injection chair!
Is Endermologie® recognized by the FDA?
Yes! Cleared in 1998, Endermologie® was the first mechanized treatment to receive FDA clearance for cellulite reduction. It’s also cleared for reduction of circumferential body measurements, improvement of local blood circulation, and relief from minor muscle aches and pains, muscle spasms, and DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
How is Endermologie® different from Liposuction?
Endermologie® is a non-surgical, non-invasive 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 their Liposuction protocols. 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.
Incidentally, Endermologie® by “Integral 2” is a wonderful complement to several other aesthetic treatments – “CoolSculpting”, “Zerona”, “VelaShape” and “VaserShape” being the most common pairings. Whether it’s speeding the elimination of dead fat cells from your body, hastening the removal of released fat, or breaking down fibrotic conditions, incorporating Endermologie® into these therapies may enhance your results.
How long is a cellulite reduction treatment with Endermologie® by “Integral 2”?
Express, i.e. “spot”, treatments are 15 minutes, while Classic, i.e. “complete”, treatments are 35 minutes. It is sometimes necessary to go longer, but never longer than 45 minutes. This is a good “lunch time” procedure!
How often should I have a cellulite reduction treatment with Endermologie® by “Integral 2”?
For optimal results, 2 treatments per week for the first 4 weeks and 1 treatment per week thereafter. An average series is 12. Upon completion of your series, 1 treatment per month will, not only maintain your results, but continue to make slight improvements.
How long is a Facial Endermologie® treatment by “Integral 2”?
Express, i.e. “spot”, treatments are 10 minutes, while Classic, i.e. “complete”, treatments are 30 minutes. It is sometimes necessary to go longer, but never longer than 45 minutes. This is a good “lunch time” procedure!
How often should I have a Facial Endermologie® treatment by “Integral 2”?
For optimal results, 3 treatments per week for the first 2 weeks, 2 treatments per week during weeks 3 and 4, then 1 treatment per week thereafter if needed. Upon completion of your series, we’ll have to see what works best for you in terms of optimization – generally anywhere from 1 treatment every 2 to 4 weeks.
How long before I see results?
Everybody is different, but most of my clients start noticing changes to their bodies within as few as 4 or 5 treatments. The average series is 12 treatments. Facial Endermologie® is amazing! Most are seeing results after just ONE treatment! We’ll need a series in order to make these results last; a conservative estimated average series is 10 treatments.
Does Endermologie® hurt?
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.
Does Endermologie® produce scarring?
What are the risks/complications of Endermologie®?
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.
I am overweight; am I a good candidate for Endermologie®?
Though Endermologie® treatments often result in noticeable 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.
Can Endermologie® improve a sagging tummy?
To a certain extent, yes. If the abs are sagging from loose skin, then Endermologie® may 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!
Can I receive Endermologie® treatments if I am pregnant?
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 with Body Endermologie® as soon as one month after the return of your period, and after you’ve stopped lactating. We can start Facial Endermologie® right after delivery.
Is Endermologie® only for cellulite reduction?
No! It’s also for defying-age on the face! And the FDA has cleared Endermologie® for 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 programs, including severe soreness after the 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.
Who should not receive Endermologie® treatments?
Because Endermologie® increases blood circulation 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:
- Thrombosis, and/or taking prescribed blood thinners
- Progressive, infectious illnesses such as AIDS, etc.
- Cancer or malignant tumors within the past 5 years
- Heart disease
- Acute infections or inflammation
- Respiratory disease
- Kidney failure
- Circulatory conditions within the past 2 years
Endermologie® is 100% natural. Endermologie® is not going to cut, prick, heat, or zap your skin, and it’s not going to injure your fat cells. It is merely going to increase processes that your body is already performing. It’s going to increase Lipolysis for fat release, collagen and elastin production for toning, and blood circulation and lymphatic draining for cellulite reduction. You are doing these things anyway; why not do them more efficiently?
What kind of qualifications should my Endermologie® practitioner have?
This is very important; if you don’t seek an experienced LPG-certified, licensed practitioner, you risk wasting your time and money. I even personally know a woman who redeemed a “Groupon” for Endermologie®, and left her first (and only!) treatment swollen and in pain! 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 that bans the practitioner from LPG training, certification, licensure, and tech support. So also look for the LPG 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 Finally, you’ll want to ask the typical questions you would ask of any new personal-service provider: “How long have you been in practice?”, “How many treatments have you administered?” and the like.. This credential ensures that your practitioner has received results-oriented training.
What makes you an industry leader?
More than a decade of continuous, focused, Endermologie® practice
More than 12,000 treatments administered
Four Endermologie credentials
An above-industry-average success rate
Operating the “Integral 2” – currently the only practitioner in the state of Arizona, and one of fewer than 100 in the entire country, doing so
Endermologie® is my career. Endermologie® is my passion. I’m not practicing Endermologie® because I need something, anything, to do; I had a lucrative health care career before Endermologie® chose me! For twelve uninterrupted years, I have provided nothing but Endermologie®……I haven’t been splitting my time doing hair…..or wraps…..or eyelash extensions….or anything else. It’s all Endermologie®! All the time!
The bodysuit 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.
Why do some people cry during their treatments?
We ALL experience stress….and strong emotions. That’s what differentiates us from door stops! Most of us have built up strong barriers in an attempt to mask these feelings from the outside world. Endermologie®, though, is SO relaxing that we tend to lose the fight to keep up these barriers, and out roll the tears. Endermologie® is much more than aesthetics; there’s definitely a wellness component to it.
Will cellulite reduction treatments with Endermologie® work for me?
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.
Which services do you offer and what are the costs?
There are a variety of services and options offered to meet each individual client’s needs. Please view the Price List below and feel free to email or call me for any current specials!
My core hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm. I’m sometimes available outside of these hours; it just depends upon what’s going on in my personal life!
What is your cancellation policy?
Twenty-four hours’ notice please. This is how I make my living. Go figure! When you and I schedule, that time slot is yours, and I schedule around it. When you give at least 24 hours’ notice, I can probably fill that slot. Please don’t just not show up, or call an hour before your appointment, (which is better than no-showing, but still means the slot is going to waste). I will, regretfully, decline to serve those who repeatedly “ambush” me in this manner. I have to be selective in whom I serve, in order to attract clients who are honorable and respectful of my time, as I am of theirs. Just notify me; I don’t bite! Thank you for your understanding of this matter!
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