Parisian women's secret to reducing cellulite

CRAZY QUILT - Tanya T. Lara () - April 11, 2012 - 12:00am

Marie France recently  opened its newest clinic right beside Eastwood City with a new machine and updated treatments to help women reduce the appearance of cellulite. The new branch is a welcome addition to Marie France’s slew of clinics, especially for women living east of Metro Manila, in the Ortigas, Pasig and Cainta areas.

The center is equipped with the most advanced slimming technologies, making every made-to-measure weight-loss program unique. All treatments are supervised by medical doctors and administered by highly trained therapists.

What’s exciting about the Eastwood branch (and soon in most Marie France branches) is the new EDM+SLIM treatment, which follows the success of Endermologie, the first treatment approved by the FDA for cellulite reduction. Endermologie, proven by more than 105 scientific studies, is the science of cell stimulation developed by the French company Louis-Paul Guitay (LPG). It reactivates deep dormant cellular activity by mechanically stimulating the skin, which is painless and non-invasive.

According to Dr. Celia Monteux, who flew in from Paris for the opening of Marie France Eastwood, this is a treatment very popular in France. Yes, Parisian women are slim, but 95 percent of women in the world have cellulite, even those who are thin and lead a healthy lifestyle. And that cellulite is not reduced by either physical exercise or even the strictest weight-control diets.

The new branch of Marie France on E. Rodriguez Ave. in Eastwood offers innovative fast fat loss and easy inch-loss non-invasive treatments. The center is equipped with the most advanced slimming technologies, from body sculpting to removal of cellulite.

EDM+SLIM is a machine that provides mechanical stimulation with rollers and suctions to produce different effects on the body, like the release of fats from fat cells, activating circulation and increasing drainage. Around the world, around 100,000 treatments are done a day.

“To reactivate the adipose tissue and achieve a long-lasting elimination of cellulite, it must be stimulated. LPG’s mechanical Roll stimulation triggers deep biological responses: Tissue that traps the adipocytes (fat cells) is softened and blood and lymphatic circulation is restarted.Results: The fat release process (Lipolysis) is reactivated to naturally eliminate localized fat and imperfections.”

EDM+SLIM is the new and much improved version of the already successful Endermologie treatment. It comes with an ergodrive head (roller) that’s 50-percent more effective in tissular grabbing so it covers more areas with cellulite. It feels and works just like a deep-tissue massage, and uses three kinds of lipomassage movements: Roll’Up gently yet intensively conditions skin tissues to eliminate fat deposits and revitalize blood and lymphatic circulation; Roll’In reactivates the elimination of resistant fat; and Roll ‘Out revitalizes collagen production and stimulates fibroblasts (firming cells). With these combined features, clients see and feel results right away. Skin is instantly smoother, cellulite is visibly reduced, and clients feel lighter and appear slimmer because stubborn fat is naturally eliminated in the process.

Marie France’s Dr. Ariel Torres says, “Basically it’s a mechanical massage for lymphatic drainage, so it’s systematic, the pressure and speed are scientifically based. They noticed in their studies that after a treatment, the response of the fat cells is better, so if you wanted to burn the fat, you can burn it more easily as compared to if you didn’t have it.” 

Dr. Celia Monteux of the French company Louis-Paul Guitay (LPG), which invented EDM+SLIM, and Marie France’s Dr. Ariel Torres, at the opening of the new Marie France clinic On E. Rodriguez Avenue, Eastwood.

The latest clinical study conducted by Prof. Max Lafontan at INSERM Toulouse has revealed that a few sessions of EDM+SLIM accelerated lipolysis (fat elimination) by more than 70 percent, collagen production (skin firming) by more than 240 percent and elastin production by more than 160 percent. Another study conducted by Prof. Jean-Paul Ortonne revealed a substantial reduction on the cellulite surface.

Despite a perfectly healthy diet and regular physical activity, your body’s cellular metabolism will inevitably slow down, which will result in an increase in your body’s fat storage. Unsightly cellulite and fatty pockets will also begin to appear in certain areas like tummy, hips, buttocks, thighs and knees. Simultaneously, the collagen and elastin production will decrease, which causes skin to lose density and sag.

With the treatment, stubborn fat is naturally eliminated, loose skin is firmed up for body anti-aging. It can smoothen cellulite and do maximum body resculpting.

 “The technique is like gymnastics for the skin because it wakes up the fibroblasts and adipocytes, which are kind of sleepy cells, to continue the lipolysis and the production of collagen and elastin fibers. It’s very effective. It’s relaxing for the client. It’s not painful. After one treatment, you can see the results. The treatment improves also the blood circulation and the lymphatics,” says Pauline Carriere, LPG trainer.

EDM+SLIM treats cellulite, does body contouring or toning, and treats scar tissue.

“The technology has been around since 1986,” says Dr. Monteux, “but it has very much evolved every two years. We have new treatment heads, motorization of the rollers, and you can set different parameters to adapt the treatment to each patient.”

“In the Philippines we were the first to get it in 1998, then after we got it, all other slimming centers offered it as they saw the results in our clients,” says Dr. Torres. “Then they had an upgrade after about four or five years, after which they would do scientific studies to prove that the upgrade indeed improved results. Then we would get it again, and then the others follow.”

A session of EDM+SLIM only takes 35 minutes. A patient consults with a doctor first before a therapist does the treatment. Everything is mechanical and programmable, whereas in the first generation of such machines, doctors had to consult a manual with regard to how long to treat each area of the body, whether for cellulite, body contouring or toning, or treatment of scar tissue. Today, a therapist is guided by a touchscreen and finds it easier to do it with the new roller heads. 

According to Dr. Torres, the treatment is ideal for all body shapes and sizes, and a great way to maintain a smoother and lighter body that’s free of cellulite and stubborn fat. With EDM+SLIM, women can feel confident to wear whatever they want without having to worry about the ugly appearance of cellulite ever again.

A couple’s room at Marie France Eastwood: Both men and women have cellulite — even those who are healthy and slim — because genetics play a big factor in who gets cellulite.

The best candidates for EDM+SLIM are women who live a healthy lifestyle but still struggle with cellulite and stubborn pockets of fat, and firming loose or sagging skin. It’s perfect for those who want to resculpt their figure ruined by liposuction, hormonal disorders, pregnancy or menopause. This treatment is also recommended for women who want to maintain youthful, firm, smooth skin and reshape the lines of their body, such as the horizontal folds under the buttocks and the inner thighs.

Weight loss/gain, body aging and too much sitting and leg crossing can distort the curve of your buttocks. EDM+SLIM gets rid of the excess fat in your buttocks, reshapes it, and uplifts the contours.

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Marie France Eastwood is located at the 30th floor of MDC Bldg., beside Eastwood City. Call 894-2639.

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