Endermologie (vacuum) treatment is recommended for the reduction of cellulite and stretch marks. Both, cellulite and stretch marks are more common in women. Age and weight loss/gain are often associated with these conditions. The risk of developing stretch marks increases post pregnancy. The problems are not related to any medical condition but they can distort the appearance of an individual. The treatment renders the skin firmer and smoother by blending the scars with the surrounding skin. The therapy boosts collagen production to enhance skin rejuvenation and repair.
The dermatologist employs an endermologie machine that has dual action rollers and suction devices to redistribute skin and its underlying connective tissues. Endermologie treatment for stretch marksworks both by repairing the damaged tissue and by stimulating collagen production to produce smoother, firmer skin. The treatment uses a vacuum pump to massage the skin between two motorized rollers. The process reduces edema in fat cells and increases the circulation of blood and oxygen to the affected tissue. The endermologie machine can reduce cellulite by breaking down and pushing the fat deposits away from the skin for absorption into the bloodstream.
A single session of endermologie commonly costs USD $100. Usually, 10 to 14 sessions may be required for complete elimination of the marks. Individual sessions generally last for 35 to40 minutes and regular monthly follow-ups are recommended to maintain results. The results can last for several months to a year depending on the lifestyle of the patient.