Ninety percent of all women have cellulite. And whether you’re good to go with what you have or want to give cellulite the boot, there have been options in the past that aren’t foolproof. Can an FDA-cleared, non-surgical treatment actually give us all hope for cellulite removal? From cost to how it works, here’s the full scoop on endermologie cellulite treatment.
What Is Cellulite?
Since 90% of us have it, you’ve undoubtedly looked in a mirror and seen it on your thighs, stomach, buttocks, or arms. However, cellulite is more than just something we all strategically cover up with clothing.
First, let me start off by writing that cellulite is absolutely harmless. There’s never a medical need to rid our bodies of it. In a nutshell, it causes lumpy, bumpy, dimpled skin. I like to think of cellulite as a skin-fat sandwich: cellulite is tethered to the skin via fibrous connective cords.
Those pesky fat cells, as they grow, push up while the connective cords push down. As for genetics, they play a huge part in cellulite formation and appearance, so thank your mama for that.
While weight loss can naturally improve or lessen the appearance of cellulite, it never really goes away. As for aesthetic reasons, I’ve tried creams, gels, and even dry brushing. Yeah, they all work a teeny bit, but if you want something more permanent, you’ve gotta go all in.
Origins of Endermologie Cellulite Treatment
Developed in France in the 1980s, endermologie cellulite treatment was originally used to break up scar tissue that frequently forms after skin burns. Realizing it had an alternate effect to break up cellulite, the process was adopted by cosmetic surgeons.
How Endermologie Cellulite Treatment Works
To give you a quick and easy description of endermologie cellulite treatment (also called lipomassage), it’s a non-invasive procedure that uses deep tissue massage, vibrating rollers, and suction. This trinity of employment breaks up deposits of fat that we, as women, naturally have all over our bodies. The device also increases circulation, improves lymphatic drainage, and stimulates the production of collagen. By reducing swelling, inflammation, and fluid retention, the process reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Preparation for Endermologie Cellulite Treatment
Is there a pre-treatment routine? Yes, but it’s not a big one. You’ll be asked to stay well hydrated by drinking lots of water ahead of time. Additionally, if you’re prone to bruising or take blood thinning medication, ask your doctor if it’s okay to temporarily stop taking them. For you gals that like a nighttime toddy, you’ll have to nix the alcohol for several days before the procedure.
Is Endermologie Cellulite Treatment Painful?
The good news is that there’s no pain. The 30 to 60-minute treatment has been compared to the sensation of a deep tissue massage. Having written that, every time I’ve gotten deep tissue massages, they hurt like hell. Still, I follow through with gritted teeth because I know there will be positive benefits. You may also experience soreness or bruising afterward.
Results of Endermologie Cellulite Treatment
Endermologie shows promising results, and you should see them within 3-6 treatments – but only temporarily. While the treatment does improve small pockets of fat and smooths skin, you’ll have to keep getting them if you don’t want to go back to the beginning.
Another benefit of endermologie cellulite treatment is there’s no downtime after treatment. You could literally get one on your lunch break and head back to the office. Additionally, as it’s considered a form of massage therapy, it can actually lessen muscle aches and pains. That’s double the effect!
If you’ve looked up body contouring procedures like liposculpture, adding lipomassage into your treatment can actually help with the benefits.
Cost for Treatment and How Long it Lasts
Endermologie cellulite treatment is done in roughly 10-20 sessions at $100-$200 each. Therefore, you’re looking at anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 once you’re done. You’ll begin the treatments once or twice a week and then go for follow-up treatments to keep your results in check.
Results can last up to six months. Once you’ve got your skin looking smoother, you’ll probably only need to go back twice a year for upkeep.
Note from the Author
If you’re reading about endermologie, you’re undoubtedly a smart woman that delves into every aspect of a personal treatment before diving in. It goes without writing that you’ll need to do your research before trying lipomassage. Make sure you look up certified professionals that have plenty of experience in this type of cellulite treatment before you book a session.
If you’re still not sure about it, check online reviews to help you narrow it down. Look at the before and after photos to get an idea of what you can expect (remember, the results will vary), and even ask friends and colleagues about it if you’re not shy.