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What is Endermologie: A Guide to This Non-Invasive Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs and buttocks. 80-90% of women have cellulite to some degree, and it can occur at any weight, height, and stage of life. There are many cellulite reduction treatment options, from topical creams to laser treatments, but Endermologie could be a non-invasive option for you!

What is Endermologie?

Endermologie is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure using a device that provides deep tissue massage with suction and vibrating rollers to reduce cellulite by breaking up fatty deposits, improving lymphatic drainage, stimulating collagen production, and increasing circulation. It is primarily used on the thighs and butt, as those are the most common cellulite locations on the body. You can expect the entire procedure to last between 30 to 45 minutes at Rainier Ink.

How does Endermologie work?

Endermologie reduces the appearance of cellulite through a process called lipolysis. Lipolysis uses mechanical rollers that massage the treated area. The fat deposits are released in the process, and the deep tissue massage stimulates elastin and collagen production, leaving the skin tighter and smoother. The mechanical rollers also suction the skin and the soft tissues in the process of massaging. The suction allows the body to improve blood flow and lymphatic circulation and reduce excess fluids.

Benefits of Endermologie

Endermologie treatment is quick and can take anywhere from 15-40 minutes for one treatment session. Treatment can have very avoidable and minor side effects, like bruising. You can find how to avoid these minor side effects below under “Potential Side Effects.” Aside from cellulite reduction and skin firmness, Endermologie has other benefits:

  • Lymphatic stimulation: The lymphatic system works as your waste disposal system and removes waste, toxins, and excess fluid from the cells and tissues.
  • Boosts circulation: Endermologie increases blood flow up to 200%, which supports the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to the cells and tissues. Increased energy and a sense of vitality come with improved circulation.
  • Cellular regeneration: Cells are the fundamental structural and functional units of tissue. They perform essential processes such as respiration, digestion, metabolism, and structural support.
  • Relaxation: Endermologie stimulates nerves in the skin, fascia, and underlying muscles and promotes a feeling of peace. By restoring the body to its resting state, the treatment can initiate a healing response, lowering feelings of stress and aiding digestion.

Drawbacks of Endermologie

Endermologie treatments can be a commitment. 12-16 initial treatment sessions, followed by additional treatments to enhance results. Because of the number of treatments that are potentially needed, the cost can add up quickly! Results also take time to appear and are temporary. Depending on your age and lifestyle, results can last up to six months. While there are some drawbacks to this cellulite reduction treatment, the internal and external benefits of Endermologie outweigh the drawbacks!

Potential Side Effects

Bruising and soreness after the procedure are not uncommon. To minimize them, avoid medications or supplements that contribute to bleeding. Additionally, avoid alcohol for several days before treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and assist in lymphatic drainage.

Rainier Ink – Washington’s Endermologie Experts

While cellulite is not something to be ashamed of, sometimes people want to reduce it to boost their confidence. Endermologie is an excellent, non-invasive option to reduce the appearance of cellulite with the perks of other amazing internal benefits. We at Rainier Ink provide scalp micropigmentation and Endermologie treatments, so schedule a free consultation today to see if Endermologie is right for you!


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