Cellulite is an aesthetic problem that affects around 90% of women between 30 and 54 years of age. It is characterised by a dimpled appearance of the skin surface also called the orange-peel effect. Mainly located on the buttocks and thighs, this effect is due to the architecture of the fat cell chambers specific to women which allow trapped fat to be pushed to the surface.
Internal factors cause cellulite and involve complex mechanisms: water retention, increased adipocyte volume, and fibrosis. Other factors can also aggravate it: hormonal imbalance, sedentary lifestyle, malnutrition, stress, and venous insufficiency.
There are three components of cellulite that can all occur at once to different degrees:
It corresponds to an increase in the number or volume of adipocytes associated with metabolic dysfunction. This is linked particularly to an alteration in the mechanisms of lipogenesis (synthesis of triglycerides/fat storage) and lipolysis (lysis of triglycerides/fat release).
This is due to the passing of water and large proteins in the tissues. The poor resorption by the lymphatic system of these proteins will lead to the formation of fibrosis. This phenomenon is therefore progressive, resulting from water retention and may appear several years later.
This is linked to the passing of water from the vessels into the tissues (dermis and hypodermis) and is due to an increase in pressure in the venous sector (chronic venous insufficiency) or an excess of capillary permeability or a defect in lymphatic drainage (constitutional or acquired).
Benefits of endermologie
Thanks to its original tissue mechanisation process, endermologie targets the three components of cellulite. Through its action on venolymphatic circulation, potential fibrosis and lipolysis, endermologie has a real effective action on “cellulite”.
Because of its circulatory, anti-fibrosis and pro-lipolytic properties (stimulation of the natural fat release), endermologie is effective in the treatment of this dimpling effect.
The impact of endermologie on water retention is practically immediate and is observed from the very first session. This means that, in some cases, an aggravation of the degree of severity may occur during the first sessions.
To start, an average of 10 sessions are recommended, 2 times per week. Then, maintenance sessions once or twice a month are highly recommended to maintain the results long-term.
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