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Frequently Asked Questions About Endermologie
Endermologie Services & Info
What IS Endermologie?
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a skin condition that affects
more than 90% of women. It is the “orange
peel” skin most women begin to notice
in their 20s. It tends to worsen with
age and is related to hormonal variations.
Resulting from circulation impairment
on a micro level, cellulite is a vicious
circle involving fluid retention, rigid
connective tissue and enlargement of fat
cells in the superficial layer.
How can I tell if I'm retaining
Below are some easy ways to tell.
Press the tip of your finger into the
inside of your shin-bone. Can your finger
make a dent?
Do your rings sometimes seem not to fit
you any more?
Is your tummy often tight and swollen?
Do you ever suffer from breast tenderness
Does your weight ever fluctuate by several
pounds within the space of only 24 hours?
If the answer to one or more of these
questions is "Yes," you may
be retaining fluid.
I had liposuction a few weeks/months
ago. I was very happy with my results
at first, and now I'm all over the place.
I have days when I feel great, and then
days when I wonder if there is any difference
in my body at all! How is this so?
Relax, this is very common, and your liposuction
DID work! Many of my clients are post-lipo
patients, because when your body goes
through surgery, it must then heal itself.
While it's in the healing stages (usually
up to 6 months post-op), it has a tendency
to hang onto fluid much more than before
your surgery. This makes you feel "fat"
or "spongy," which is no fun.
Endermologie® addresses this problem
at it's source and help the body release
all those excess fluids, so you look and
feel much better. For more on how Endermologie
can help with post-lipo patients, please
visit the Liposuction
and Endermologie® page.
How long does a session last?
Do you just work on my problem areas?
Sessions last an average of 35 minutes.
Your problem areas are focused on, but
time is given to other areas to stimulate
general circulation and elimination.
How many sessions before I see
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 recommended to
How long do the results last?
A recent study in France by Professor
Ortonne showed that results can last up
to 6 months, depending on age, lifestyle
and hormonal changes. However, maintenance
sessions of at least once a month are
recommended after completion of the initial
sessions for optimal results. These follow-up
sessions maintain the results and keep
fluids from building up in the tissues.
Does this replace exercise?
No. Endermologie® reduces the appearance
of cellulite, a condition that is resistant
to diet and exercise. It works on a more
superficial fat layer than exercise does,
which is why even women who work out often
still have cellulite. In addition to Endermologie®,
both healthy diet and exercise should
be incorporated as part of one’s
lifestyle for optimal results.
Do diet and exercise get rid of cellulite?
Whereas both diet and exercise affect
deep fat, they fail to act on the underlying
cause of cellulite in the superficial
tissue of your skin. Even women who exercise
regularly and follow a low fat-diet may
still have cellulite.
Because excess sodium causes water retention
in the tissues, reduction of this element
may help to reduce cellulite. Pamela and
her team councel all their clients on
ways to reduce sodium intake and hence,
maximize the amount of abnormal fluid
that is flushed out of the superficial
Does this treatment work on men
Definitely-- especially for problem areas
such as "love handles" and loose
pectoral tissues. Results have been excellent.
Since Endermologie ® ® has been
found to expel toxins trapped in this
tissue, some of Pamela's clients have
included firemen, as it helps rid their
body of the toxins from the smoke that
gets trapped in their tissues.
How long do I have to wait after liposuction
or a tummy tuck to receive treatment?
This depends, but usually you can start
once the compressive garments come off.
However, Endermologie® is an excellent
way to prepare the skin for liposuction
or a tummy tuck before surgery —allowing
for optimal results.
Does the machine tone the skin?
Will I lose weight?
You will most likely notice an improvement
in skin tone after using the machine.
Appearance of stretch marks and loose
skin may be improved. It is not a weight
loss method, however, many clients report
being able to lose weight, especially
fat weight, more easily while using the
machine than they ever could before.
What sensations will I experience during
the treatment? Does it hurt?
The sensation is similar to a deep massage
and most clients find it quite pleasant.
The strength of the treatment can be individually
adjusted to your comfort level.
What will I feel like afterwards?
Most clients report a feeling of relaxation
and an increase in energy. To aid in elimination,
it is recommended that you drink at least
two liters of water every day during the
duration of your treatment in order to
aid in elimination of the mobilized fat.