What Is Cellulite?
We all have several different layers of fat in our bodies. Cellulite is formed from the fat in the subcutaneous fat layer (The layer right under the skin). The fat lobules swell from water retention, mostly due to hormonal changes. As the fat lobules swell, they begin to pinch off the blood vessels passing between them. This cuts off the blood supply to the skin and surrounding connective tissue, which, in turn, cuts off nourishment to these tissues and the waste product removal from them. These connective tissues in women run vertically down from the skin to the muscle. The lack of nourishment to these tissues and removal of waste products from them, over time, causes them to harden and shrink. This causes them to pull downward on your skin like an anchor. With the swollen fat lobules pushing upward on your skin and the connective tissue pulling down, this is what causes the dimpling or orange peel appearance on your skin (cellulite).
How Does Endermologie Work?
The Endermologie machine has a treatment head attached to a large machine (control consul) by a vacuum hose. The treatment head has a hole in the center of it where the vacuum is, and this hole has a motorized roller in front of and behind it. The vacuum provides a gentle suction on the skin to help lengthen the connective tissue back toward a more normal, functional length. The motorized rollers help to decrease the water retention in the fat lobules, thus shrinking them back down and improving the microcirculation of the surrounding tissues again. The result is improvement in the appearance of the cellulite, more toned and healthier looking skin, and reshaping your body-getting smaller in circumference and more toned looking!
Does Endermologie Hurt?
Absolutely not! In fact, it feels like a deep, relaxing, full-body massage. It will leave you feeling energized yet relaxed. It is a great way to take a break out of the day and pamper yourself. It will not only make you look better, but you'll feel better and be healthier!
Why Is My Exercising Not Helping My Cellulite?
As mentioned previously, there are several different layers of fat in our body. Exercise and diet work on the deeper layers but they don't affect the subcutaneous layer which is where the cellulite comes from.
Am I A Candidate For Endermologie?
It depends…..If you are doing endermologie treatments for the purpose of cellulite reduction and resculpting your body, the general rule of thumb is that you should be no more than about 30lbs overweight. If however, you want endermologie treatments to help with Fibromyalgia, you can be heavier and can be treated as long as you can fit into one of the endermowear body suits. There are also certain medical conditions that may not make you a candidate for endermologie treatments which can be discussed during your initial consultation.