I’m guessing you are looking for a way to get rid of your cellulite. Is an endermatic cellulite treatment going to help you? Perhaps be your cure? Well, let’s find out.
The short answer is this: If it does anything for you, it will be in the very short term. It won’t be long until you have to go back to your next session. You’ll be hooked to this treatment in a very frequent fashion if you want it to help you with your cellulite.
This type of treatment is called “endermatic” because the machines were inspired by a different, older treatment called Endermologie. In case you’re not familiar with it, it was one of the first cellulite treatments on the market and consisted of suction and massage. Originally it was invented to treat scars, but later on, it was used for cellulite reduction and has been ever since.
Endermatic cellulite treatments consist of fancy massages. The machines that are used for these treatments give your skin a workout by applying things like suction an vibration to your body in the specific areas that you and the professional select. These versions are derivatives from the classic Endermologie treatments – almost like adding a new spin to it.
The devices offer different settings and modes that allow the professional to adjust the treatment to however you need it. It can range from a very superficial vibrating and exfoliating session to a deep massage session that really digs into your skin, tissue, and muscles.
But are all massages the same? You probably know the answer. No, they are not. Even deep massages vary in techniques and results. The type of massage that works best for cellulite reduction is something very specific, called lymphatic drainage massage.
It focuses on the lymphatic system and works it in a way that more often than leads to a loss in thigh size (when performed on thigh; it would lead to less arm size if it’s done on the arms), and also to less cellulite.
There are many massage devices on the market that promise to reduce cellulite, but the truth is that the vast majority doesn’t make a difference. They are really all very similar too. Yet each one promises the dream: no more cellulite.
An endermatic cellulite treatment won’t reduce the dimples for long. But let’s take a look at what happens when you receive a session:
What does an endermatic cellulite treatment accomplish?
Your circulation increases
This is a natural consequence that comes from almost anything that is done to the skin. The question is the degree to which circulation is increased. The more intense the settings on the machine, the stronger the massage will be and the more the local blood circulation will increase.
There are many reasons why circulation is beneficial, and there is almost no downside to a better blood flow.
Your blood holds important oxygen, water, and important nutrients that every cell in your body benefits from. That includes all the cells in your skin. It will become a little healthier and might even glow a bit stronger.
I say almost no downside because, although rare, there can be risks to increased circulation from massage. For example, blood clots could get loose and that’s not good at all.
If you have a history of clotting blood or are taking any medicine at all, please consult with a health professional before any treatment. There might be a safer option for you out there.
Collagen production is increased
Collagen helps your skin stay tight and “look younger”. Because your skin is given a workout, the collagen bands that sit right beneath the surface of it tend to minimally “break”.
These small “injuries” to the collagen bands have a good effect on your body’s collagen production: it makes more because now it’s needed. Although it will not result in a big difference in appearance, its good.
It can exfoliate your skin
Endermatic treatments often offer the option of exfoliating the skin with a brush-like massage head that gently spins on your skin to remove a layer of dead skin cells from the surface. This also helps your skin’s glow and often also removes any waste that’s sitting on it as well.
The not-so-good news is that this does not do anything for cellulite reduction. It will feel good, but your cellulite will not see any changes.
Your skin will be puffier and you will see less cellulite from it in the short run
This is why you will see less cellulite right after your endermatic cellulite treatment. Your skin will puff up as an inflammatory response to the massage and vibrations. This is not really unhealthy, as long as it’s not done constantly. Just like most things in life, in moderation, it will be fine.
The challenge that this poses is that you will be happy in the short term, but it will not be long until it wears off and you back to your pre-treatment looks and feelings. This created a weird up and down dynamic, physically and emotionally.
Summing up why an endermatic cellulite treatment will disappoint
Well, it’s just not specific enough. Endermatic treatments are done for exfoliation, deep massage, relaxing massage, and more. With such a wide range of options, it’s no wonder that it does not offer anything more cellulite specific.
Oh, and there’s one more thing: The word “endermatic” comes from the word “Endermologie”. But the Endermologie treatment has not yet been scientifically proven to reduce cellulite. There have been several studies but those were not conclusive. Some showed good results, and others showed no results.
Concluding the endermatic cellulite treatment’s 7 facts you must know
The decision to receive an endermatic cellulite treatment is ultimately only yours. But I hope that I could shed some light on the shortcomings of this “cellulite remedy”, and that now you can at least make a more educated choice for yourself.
If you want to explore alternatives, I have found these treatments to be some of the best and most reliable options (click on the links to read more):
- Acupuncture, specifically for cellulite (my personal fave)
- Real cupping
- Acoustic wave therapy with the Z Wave or the X Wave
No matter where you are on your journey. There is a light at the end of the tunnel; there’s a way to reduce your cellulite by a lot. But not everything works for everyone, you just need to find the best option for yourself. Keep looking my friend, you will find it.
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