The benefits of undergoing a program of endermologie® treatments to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are becoming obvious to a growing number of people. However, few realize that the unique Mécano-Stimulation™ technique provided by endermologie equipment and specialized protocols is also highly effective when used by licensed healthcare professionals as a therapeutic tool.
The Medical Origins of endermologie®
In 1985, Louis-Paul Guitay had a life-changing experience – a devastating injury forced him to endure a series of excruciating, hours-long physical rehabilitation sessions. As a result, Guitay became determined to mechanize the treatment protocols for greater consistency. In Valence, France, he designed the first working prototype of the Cellu M6®. Almost immediately, the effectiveness of the process, both as a therapeutic tool and in reducing unsightly “dimples” in the skin, was evident.
Guitay’s original endermologie machine and protocols became the first of many generations cleared for use in both therapeutic and aesthetic treatment applications by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Medical and Therapeutic Applications
Natural, non-invasive endermologie treatments offer two unique, patented technologies for mobilizing tissue that cannot be reproduced by human hands or other machines. Genuine LPG® machines have also been cleared by the FDA for treating muscular pain and spasms, the reduction of secondary lymphedema of the arm (post mastectomy), improved lymphatic and local blood circulation in treatment areas, and burn injuries.
- While commonly categorized by crippling and relentless muscle pain, fibromyalgia symptoms vary widely, making it difficult to treat effectively. While has great variance and lack of specificity – making it difficult to treat. Those suffering with fibromyalgia are commonly prescribed pain medicines, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and sleep medicines, but may also experience some health benefits from receiving a program of endermologie treatments.
- Lymphedema, a condition caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, is most commonly caused by lymph node removal or damage due to cancer treatment. The main symptom – swelling in an arm or leg commonly accompanied by pain or discomfort – can also be temporarily soothed with regular endermologie treatments.
- Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease that mainly affects women – usually between the ages of 30 and 50. The overproduction and accumulation of collagen in body tissues causes the areas of the skin and connective tissues to harden and tighten, causing inflammation and pain that might be temporarily reduced by endermologie® treatments.
When combined with other therapies, a series of endermologie treatments provides a natural, non-invasive approach to temporarily increasing treatment site-local circulation, while easing the pain, stiffness and muscle soreness associated with the above medical conditions.
*Mecano-stimulation™ of the skin improves sagging score and induces beneficial functional modification of the fibroblasts: clinical, biological, and histological evaluations. Philippe Humbert, et al, Research and studies Center on the Integument (CERT), Department of Dermatology, Clinical Investigation Center (CIC 1431), Besançon University Hospital.