Endermologie®, a subdermal approach to treating cellulite and body sculpting, was pioneered by LPG Systems in France over a decade ago. Since its introduction to the USA, Endermologie® was the first system of its kind to be FDA approved for temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite. Endermologie® has been given extensive coverage on TV networks and magazines and is now available to you through Centers for Health Promotion.
Endermologie – In Depth
Endermologie® is non-surgical and non-invasive. It involves the use of a motorized device with two adjustable rollers and controlled suction, which creates a symmetrical skin-fold. The skin gently folds and unfolds under the continuous action of the rollers allowing for smooth and regulated deep tissue mobilization and increased blood and lymphatic flow. As the viscosity of the subcutaneous fat layer decreases, blood flow and lymphatic drainage increase, facilitating the elimination of excess fluid and metabolites, while improving overall cellular function.
Endermologie® treatments are generally 35 minutes in duration, twice a week. The average women will need 15 to 18 treatments to achieve optimal results. Once a month follow-up treatments are usually recommended to maintain results.
- Dramatically reduces cellulite
- Reduces body measurement by firming the underlying tissue and flushing toxic build-up.
- Increases production of elastin thus improving the skin tone and firmness
- Improves the nutrition of the dermis and hypodermis with increasing the blood flow
- Slows down the aging process of the skin and soft tissue
- Maximizes the effects of liposuction / abdominoplasty
- Improves local blood circulation
- Relieves DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
- Relieves minor muscle aches and pains
- Relieves muscle spasms
- Increases range of motion
- Improves complexion
- Increases vitality
- Improved focus and clearer thinking
- Leads to better sleep
- Provides relief from constipation
Frequently Asked Questions
The Thermage procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, depending on the size of the treatment area.
No. Thermage is not a treatment for obesity. It’s a treatment to help smooth out skin, fine lines and wrinkles.
Initial tightening and firmness and thickness within 3-5 months.
The most common area is the face. The skin surrounding the eyes. The arms. The abdomen. The thighs.
Typically Thermage will last from 3-5 years and usually only 1 procedure is necessary, though more than one may occasionally be necessary.
Initial tightening will happen immeidately, but final results may not show for 4-6 months, depending on the area. Depending on the area, Thermage can last up to 6 years. Although Thermage is normally a one-time treatment, it can take 2 treatments.
Immediately following a Thermage procedure, your skin may feel tighter, smoother and more youthful. Overtime, you will notice additional tightening.
No. You may have temporary redness lasting 2-6 hours.
The Thermage procedure has an excellent safety record. With over 275,000 estimated worldwide patient treatments to date the reported incidence of side effects is less than 0.4%. The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps and blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects may resolve in a few days or weeks. A rare (<0.08%) but longer lasting side effect described as a surface irregularity has also been reported. Consult with your physician regarding this and any other questions you may have on the safety record of the Thermage procedure.
Lumpiness may occur.
Patients that have mild to moderate skin laxity (looseness) are candidates. Patients who are type-1 diabetics (insulin dependant) are not candidates for Thermage. Patients who have type-1 herpedic legions are not candidates during the active phase of herpes outbreak.