Endermologie: Yes or No for Poor Skin Laxity

Hello, I have CELLULITE and very poor skin laxity. I'm considering ENDERMOLOGIE however was told that the rollers do stretch skin and should be avoided by poor skin laxity. Do you agree or disagree?

Doctor Answers 5

Endermologie improves cellulite and skin tone

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Endermologie does use a system of rollers combined with other modalities. While there is a stretching component to it to deal with shortened ligaments, that are partly the cause of cellulite, the treatment actually improves skin tone in general. The results of Endermologie are very much dependent on the abilties and experience of the therapist administering the procedure. Performing Endermologie well is more complicated than it might appear. At Rejuvenation Center we often see patients who have had courses of Endermologie elsewhere with little or no result. After only a few treatments with our Endermologie therapist (who has at least 15 years experience & has trained others) they see results.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

Endermologie for skin laxity

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endermologie can temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. The results are very technique dependent. it is not an ideal treatment for skin laxity

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction

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Thank you for your question. I would suggest Cellulaze to reduce your cellulite. Cellulaze is the only minimally invasive laser procedure designed to attack the structure of cellulite beneath your skin. Cellulaze is backed by many years of clinical research. Studies have shown it increases the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%—significant claims that haven't been made by any other treatments. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin surface to improve the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results at one year post their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment to a friend.

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Does Endermologie even work at all?

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Most doctors are not convinced that this technology is useful at all. You don't even see the company trying to sell its product at national plastic surgery meetings anymore.

Endermologie doesn't work

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Endermologie doesn't really do anything. The claim that rolling skin and fat between to rolling pins aided by suction is nonsense. This was confirmed by a study at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Don't waste your money. 

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