Endermologie costs average about $100 per session, with anywhere from 6 to 20 sessions needed to achieve the desired results. The total cost is often comparable to having liposuction done on a single area of the body. Endermologie, meanwhile, is a noninvasive procedure that treats many areas of the body in a cost-effective manner. Since the procedure is considered cosmetic, it is not generally covered by health insurance.
Am I a candidate for Endermologie?
Endermologie is a popular procedure for both men and women, and can be used to treat the entire body during one session, with a focus on areas of the body that are most in need of it. Benefits of this technique include:
- Reducing the appearance of cellulite
- Taking inches off thighs, abdomen, and other areas of the body
- Relieving minor muscle aches and pin
- Improving circulation, which can benefit every part of your body
Endermologie works best on candidates who are at or near their ideal weight and are between the ages of 30 and 50. In addition, those who exercise regularly may see better results from this procedure than those who do not exercise. Drinking plenty of water on the day of Endermologie procedures can also improve the results.
What is Endermologie?
Endermologie is an FDA-approved massaging procedure used to improve the appearance of the body by reducing body circumference and the appearance of cellulite. The effectiveness of Endermologie lies in its stimulation of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues, including connective tissues, fatty tissues, and the vascular and lymphatic systems. The massaging action causes these tissues to become more fluid and relaxed, smoothing the skin while improving circulation. Endermologie improves your circulation as much as three times as much as the typical manual massage.
Patients undergoing this procedure wear a body stocking as an Endermologie assistant guides the suctioning rollers over the body, concentrating on areas of the body that are most afflicted with cellulite. During Endermologie, a specific set of massaging motions works various layers of the skin, stretching connective fibers in order to reduce water retention, increase collagen production, and free the fat cells from their current arrangement, which causes the appearance of cellulite.
This procedure lasts about 35 to 45 minutes, and has been described as a deep-tissue massage that many patients find both relaxing and invigorating. Most patients undergo 14 to 20 initial sessions, scheduled twice per week, followed by follow-up sessions once per month to maintain results.
Endermologie Recovery and Healing Steps
Endermologie requires no recovery or healing process. Patients may return to their daily activities immediately following the Endermologie process, including exercise, which is recommended for patients undergoing this procedure. Most doctors advise drinking plenty of water before and after the treatment, but otherwise there are no aftercare requirements. Endermologie is a non-invasive procedure that requires no incisions, no bandages, and no downtime.
Endermologie Side Effects and Procedure Risks
Side effects are minimal, and may include temporary soreness or minor bruising in the areas treated. Otherwise, Endermologie carries no more risk than a relaxing massage.