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Rebecca Humphrey, LPG Certified Endermologist
The History: LPG was founded in the mid-1980s by Louis Paul Guitay in Valence, France. Endermologie from LPG Wellness is the world's first patented technology to assist in the reduction of cellulite and free localized fat that is trapped below the skin. It is now internationally established with over 20,000 Endermologie centers around the world.
With non-invasive, Endermologie / lipo-massage treatments, patients experience detoxification, an improvement in skin tone and a reduction in the dimpled appearance of the skin.
The Cellu M6 Endermologie machine, was the first device in the world to be recognized by the FDA (American Food & Drug Administration) as a proven solution to cellulite and body contouring. The Cellu M6 also has approval from the Australian TGA (Therapeutics Goods Administration) for therapeutic use.
What is cellulite it and how is it formed?
Cellulite is caused by factors which influence how and where fat is stored, how fluid is retained, and the amount and arrangement of collagen and elastin fibers in the connective tissue layers of the skin. Factors influencing cellulite include genetic predisposition, hormones, hydration, diet, exercise, stress, drugs and medications.
When normal fatty tissue is stored, it is held in place by a network of collagen and elastin fibers and is supplied by a network of vascular and lymph vessels. When the system works well, the vascular system takes energy from the fat stores when required, and toxins are flushed away via the lymph. When the waste removal system starts to fail, waste products start building up and the connective tissue becomes saturated with fluid, and is often inflamed and swollen. Growing fat cells (adipocytes) destroy the network of collagen and elastin fibers, which then thicken (fibrose) around these cells forming hard pockets of fat, encroaching on vascular and lymphatic vessels. The hardened pockets of fat cause the "orange peel" or "cottage cheese" appearance known as cellulite. Cellulite often becomes painful if the pressure within the pockets of fat becomes too high.
Cellulite can be diagnosed and categorized into four stages. The more advanced the condition of cellulite, the greater the effort required to treat it. When treating cellulite, the congested lymph and waste system needs to be cleared, the fibrosis around the hardened pockets of fat needs to be softened or broken down and the weak network of collagen and elastin fibers needs to be strengthened and re-modeled. Endermologie will treat cellulite at all these levels. The frequency and number of treatments is relative to a patient's condition.
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