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Adipocyte

Cell responsible for storing fat (lipogenesis) and releasing it (lipolysis).

B

Beta receptors

Found in adipose tissue, beta receptors are adipocyte membrane receptors that increase lipolysis when they are stimulated.
Receptors located on the walls of fat cells which increase lipolysis when stimulated by endermologie®.

C

Cellulite

Typical female disorder characterized by dimples on the skin surface; can vary in intensity and mainly occurs in the gluteo-femoral areas (buttocks and thighs); resistant to low-calorie diets and exercise.

Dimpled aspect caused by excessive fat stored in the female hypodermis, associated with the compression and retraction of hypodermic walls (septa).

Collagen (natural collagen)

Collagen is a natural protein produced by the fibroblast that gives shape to the body; it is the primary building block of connective tissue. This fibrous connective tissue is what holds our body together. Collagen is what makes our organs and tissues strong. Collagen also provides skin firmness.
Its natural synthesis can be boosted by stimulating cells (endermologie®).

 Mechanical, natural, and non-aggressive stimulation of fibroblasts creates 100% natural collagen and elastin.

Connective tissue

Relatively strong fibrous tissue in the human body whose role is to protect the organs it surrounds and to ensure the skin’s cohesion—its firmness and elasticity – as well as strengthen tendons, fascia, ligaments, and the skeletal structure.

This tissue consists of collagen fibers, elastic fibers and reticular fibers (very thin collagen fibers connected to thicker ones).

D

Dermis

Middle layer of the skin, separating the epidermis from the hypodermis. It is mainly composed of fibrous proteins (collagen and elastic fibers which make the skin strong and elastic), cells (fibroblasts and immune system cells) and a substance responsible for hydration: hyaluronic acid.
Its fibrous proteins act as a solid base for the epidermis.

The dermis is the primary target of firming and draining by endermologie®.

Drainage

Helps eliminate metabolic waste.

Action verb attributed to the endermologie® and endermothérapie techniques for their role in stimulating and accelerating lymphatic drainage.

E

Elastin (natural elastin)

Connective tissue protein produced by fibroblasts and which provides tissue elasticity.

Its natural synthesis can be boosted by stimulating cells.

Among the different types of elastin, oxytalan is produced by this stimulation despite having disappeared due to aging. endermologie®

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endermologie®

Exclusive cellular stimulation technique using endermologie® ; created by LPG® in 1986 to non-aggressively treat and transform connective tissue for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. It can only be provided by LPG® patented devices.

LPG Systems trademark.

endermowear

LPG® bodywear that covers the entire body and makes it easier for rolls to slide, optimizes the quality of the treatment, and ensures privacy and hygiene while, at the same time, acting as a lipo-zoning guide.

This suit is available in several sizes, in both male and female models. LPG® patented models.

Using an LPG endermowear suit is one of the conditions to activate the warranty in case of a breakdown.

E

Epidermis

Superficial layer of skin covering the dermis.
The epidermis is composed of 5 layers of cells or superimposed strata, nourished by diffusion from the dermis.

As it gets older, wrinkles and other signs of skin aging begin to appear.

F

Face endermologie® kit

LPG personal Lift kit for face endermologie® treatments; offers clients optimal hygiene and quality treatments.

There are two face endermologie® Kits™:

– The first generation face endermologie® Kit™, which contains a set of 3 Lifts (TML10, TML20, TML30)
– The New face endermologie® Kit™ [2] (latest generation, 2013 – new LPG® Ergolift patent) which contains 2 Lifts (Lift 10 and Lift 20)

Reminder: Disinfecting wipes are effective on germs only after  5 minutes of continuous rubbing!

Fat

Anatomical structure consisting of a layer of fat cells (adipocytes) beneath the skin.

There are two types of fat. The first type is trapped in the hypodermis and its septas, and is what causes cellulite. The other type is excess fat that accumulates much deeper in specific parts of the body.

This excess fat and cellulite are resistant to exercise and dieting but react to cellular stimulation by endermologie®.

Fibroblast

Mother cell of connective tissue whose role is to secrete collagen and elastin fibers and hyaluronic acid.
This production is boosted by endermologie®.

Fine lines

Superficial wrinkles (shallow) found next to the eye (crow’s feet) and around of the mouth (known as « barcode »).

Firm

Restore the skin’s firmness and elasticity by boosting the production of natural collagen and elastin.

Action verb attributed to the endermologie® technique for their action on sagging, flabby, and dull skin: it helps skin regain firmness and elasticity.

G

Galenic forms

Several different types of formulations are used in cosmetics science. They can be grouped into three categories:

– Dispersions (emulsions, suspensions, aerosols, foams, serums, etc.), found in approximately 60% of cosmetic products
– Aqueous forms (lotions, gels, and micellar solutions), making up approximately 20% of cosmetic products
– Anhydrous forms (sticks, balms, powders, oils, and ointments), which account for the remaining 20% of cosmetic products

Gluteal anchor

Shape formed by the inter-gluteal fold and the two creases under the buttocks which can be resculpted by body endermologie® using the Roll Up action in particular.

H

Healthy skin

Young and healthy skin offers many advantages.

Among these qualities, some are maintained or restored by regularly using endermologie®: firmness, elasticity, suppleness, hydration, micro-circulation, reduction of wrinkles, of cellulite, of accumulated fat, etc.

Hertz

Unit of frequency according to the international system (IS). It is equivalent to one oscillation per second (symbol: Hz). Sequential unit equal to the number of cycles per second.

The LPG Rolls and Lifts are often associated with sequentiality, which enables them to pull on the tissue intermittently. This results in targeted cellular stimulation that firms up the skin, drains, redensifies, or accelerates muscle recovery.

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydration agent that makes the skin elastic. Its ability to make the skin firmer and smoother means less wrinkles and fine lines.
Hyaluronic acid is actually small pouches filled with water that our body produces in quantity during our youth but which, unfortunately, empty little by little as we grow older.

Hyaluronic acid works like a sponge: it soaks up water up to 1,000 times its weight and restructures the skin. It also has healing properties and its restructuring action gives it a key role in maintaining dermal density and skin firmness.
In summary, it helps the skin heal, retain water, and stay hydrated.

Note: hyaluronic acid produced by the face endermologie® technique is 100% natural (endogenous), as opposed to injected (exogenous) hyaluronic acid and those present in cosmetics, which are synthetic forms.

Endogenous HA is homemade (producted by the fibroblast), whereas exogenous HA (injected or via creams) is made of bacteria.

Hypodermis

Deep cellular layer of the skin. Composed of fat cells, blood vessels, and nerves, it protects the body from shocks and stores the body’s fat.
Highly malleable, the hypodermis acts as the buffer between the dermis and the mobile structures located underneath it (muscles, tendons, etc.).

It consists of a layer of fat just beneath the skin (epidermis and dermis). Its partitioning system is different in women (vertical walls) compared to men (oblique walls).

L

Lipo zoning

Markings made by the practitioner on the LPG Endermowear bodywear indicating the areas on the body to be treated.

Lipo zoning is specific to the body endermologie® technique, which targets areas of the body that are voluminous, dimpled, retaining water, or sagging.

Lipo-isolation

In addition to the LPG Roll action, the customer contracts their muscles using elastic straps. The fat fold becomes isolated from the muscular base, making the treatment even more effective.

Lipolysis

Natural reaction when fat is released to provide energy for the body.

The endermologie® technique is based on a gentle and pleasant mechanical stimulation of the skin to naturally start the lipolysis process in targeted fatty tissue.

M

Mécano-Stimulation LPG

Mechanical stimulation is performed on the surface of the skin using exclusive ROLL & LIFT technologies developed and patented by LPG.

This stimulation sends a signal deep down to targeted cells, provoking a physiological reaction: the adipocytes (fat cells) start eliminating fat while the fibroblasts activate new collagen and elastin production for visible slimming and anti-aging results. LPG® MECANO-STIMULATION is the basic principle of the endermologie® technique – a unique connective tissue treatment provided by LPG’s CELLU M6® and MOBILIFT M6® technologies.

O

Oxytalan fibers

Type of connective tissue protein belonging to the group of elastins which disappear with age but are regenerated using the endermologie® technique.

Oxytalan fibers are an essential component of young and firm skin.

P

Palpate roll technique vs. endermologie®

The palpate roll technique is a traditional massage technique that consists of an oftentimes painful pinch and pull of the skin. Used and described by our predecessors as a technique to treat cellulite, it is one of the basic movements for treating scar tissue, improving the circulation, and providing a softening and fiber reduction action.

LPG® Mécano-Stimulation™ is very different from the palpate roll technique, although it was initially inspired by it. LPG® Mécano-Stimulation™ is a mechanical stimulation that gently sucks the skin into a treatment chamber and massages it using two independent, motorized rollers. The different Roll settings (Roll In™, Roll Out™, Roll Up™) can massage the skin up to 300 different ways – an impossible task to reproduce manually.

R

Redensify

Increase the density of the dermis by increasing the diameter and number of collagen and elastin fibers (including oxytalan fibers) and by increasing the quantity of hyaluronic acid.

Thanks to endermologie®, it is possible to increase the density of the dermis by increasing both the diameter and number of collagen and elastin fibers, including oxytalan fibers, and the quantity of hyaluronic acid.

Release fat

Reduce fat by increasing lipolysis.

Action verb attributed to the body endermologie® technique for its role in triggering natural lipolysis via the Roll In action.
Note: the face endermologie® technique also carries out this function and can be used to get rid of a double chin.

Resculpt

Reshape the figure in a precise and targeted way by eliminating unflattering curves where desired to restore the body or face’s ideal shape.

Action verb attributed to the endermologie® technique for their role in redefining the body and face’s volumes and curves.

The gluteal anchor, belly, cheeks, eyebrows, and lips are the main areas resculpted by Roll or Lift massage settings.

Roll In™ action

Rotation of the CELLU M6® motorized rollers: the rollers rotate in two opposing and converging directions. This Roll helps release fat.

On its own, the rotation is capable of triggering natural lipolysis in treated fatty tissue. The penetrating action of endermologie® causes triglycerides to hydrolyze into fatty acids and glycerol and naturally release them so they can be metabolized.

Roll Out™ action

Rotation of the Cellu M6® motorized rollers: the rollers rotate in two opposing and diverging directions.

This rotation alone is capable of starting the production of natural collagen and elastin by stimulating fibroblasts located in the dermis. These new endogenous proteins redensify the skin, giving it a new firmness and natural elasticity.

The primary objective of this Roll is firming.

Roll Up™ action

This rotation by itself is capable of smoothing cellulite by softening the walls (septa) that trap fat cells – which are in turn stimulated – resulting in natural lipolysis. In addition, the faster rotation of the 1st roller provides a lifting effect of the tissue, used to resculpt the body’s curves and folds.

The resulting tissue fold helps resculpt curves and smooth away cellulite.

Rolls (LPG Rolls)

Exclusive LPG® patented technology that uses treatment heads equipped with two independent, motorized rollers and a suction chamber.

The rollers can converge, diverge, or turn in the opposite direction at fully configurable speeds, depending on the objectives. The result is a multitude of skin folds that vary in thickness and depth depending on the specific aesthetic or therapeutic goals.

Roll In™, Roll Out™, Roll Up™.

S

Septa

Hypodermic walls made of connective tissue, responsible for the dimpled appearance of cellulite.

These walls are naturally softened and become more permeable after using the Roll Up™ action.

Skin

An organ composed of several layers of tissue (epidermis, dermis, hypodermis). Among other things, it provides a protective covering for the body.
The skin is also a protective barrier against the sun’s harmful rays.

These rays stimulate melanocytes, which results in tanning.

The skin is one of the key targets of the LPG techniques.

Skin aging

Gradual and irreversible process that modifies the structures and functions of the body over the course of time.

LPG techniques fight against tissue aging by stimulating cells –adipocytes and fibroblasts – to make the face and figure look young.

Smooth

Make the skin’s appearance uniform.

Action verb attributed to the body endermologie® technique for the way it reduces the dimpled aspect of cellulite: the skin looks uniform and homogeneous, without imperfections on the surface.

W

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are the result of a fracture in the dermis. They appear when the dermis structure changes by loosening.

Some wrinkles appear very early on, in direct connection with facial muscle movements, while others are related to aging, when the dermis loses density due to a lack of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

endermologie® can be used to redensify the skin and reverse wrinkles by smoothing them, filling them in and replumping them.

  • Examples of expression lines: nasolabial fold (which covers the area from the nose to the corners of the mouth), glabella (between the eyebrows), forehead wrinkles (horizontal lines on the forehead), bunny lines (on sides of the nose, caused by contracting it), and barcode (vertical lines around the mouth)
  • Examples of wrinkles due to aging: bitterness folds (which extend the nasolabial area to the bottom of the face, fine lines
    (
    e.g.: crow’s feet), peri-oral wrinkles, known as the « barcode» (vertical lines around the mouth)

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