LPG endermology is a treatment method that uses massage of the skin and subcutaneous connective tissue to tackle skin problems such as cellulite, scar tissue and fat deposits. LPG endermology treatments are offered in various clinics and cost €45 to €60 per treatment session. On average, 15 to 25 treatment sessions are needed, after which LPG endermology maintenance sessions are continued on a regular basis.
What is endermology?
Endermology is a treatment method for the skin and subcutaneous connective tissue, developed by the French engineer Louis Paul Guitay. Guitay was seriously injured in a car accident in the 1970s and suffered extensive burns. Doctors advised him massages, which would reduce scar tissue and restore his muscle function. Guitay took this advice to heart and underwent intensive massages daily. He discovered that the effect of the massages was highly dependent on the masseur, and therefore designed a massage device. With this device he could give himself the same high-quality massages every day. He named the device LPG, after his initials. In addition, he used the term endermology, derived from the words “ende” (under) and “derm” (skin). The results were so good that the device was quickly used by more and more doctors. These doctors discovered that the massage device had several wonderful effects. It not only reduced scar tissue , but also had very positive effects on several skin problems, such as cellulite and edema (fluid retention under the skin). Ever since LPG endermologie was approved by the FDA, it has been gaining more and more popularity. More and more dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons are offering LPG endermology in their practices as a treatment for various skin problems and as a means for figure correction . Methodologically sound studies into the effects of endermology are lacking, but the studies done to date show promising results.
How does endermology work?
The massage device essentially sucks the skin upwards, after which the skin is “rolled” back and forth in the device. Positive pressure from the rollers is combined with negative pressure from “suction” on the skin. This destroys subcutaneous fat cells, so that new skin cells have a chance and you get tighter, smoother skin. During the treatment, you wear a kind of tights, which allows the massage device to glide better over the skin. Endermology is not only suitable for tackling cellulite, but can also be used for fat deposits, scars, burns and after liposuction treatments.
Endermology treatment and prices
There are more and more clinics that offer endermology treatments. LPG endormology is completely safe and does not hurt. An LPG endermology treatment costs approximately €45 to €60.
Number of treatments
The number of treatments you need depends greatly on the goals you set for yourself and the extent to which you have skin problems. Most people need between 15 and 25 treatments of approximately 45 minutes. Many clinics start with one to two treatments per week. After the desired result has been achieved, you return approximately once a month for maintenance treatment. It may take a while before you see results, on average you will see results after ten treatments.