Treatment of cellulite with LPG endermologie

Int J Dermatol. 2009 Mar;48(3):265-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.03898.x.


Background: LPG endermologie is a FDA-approved massage system in use worldwide for cellulite treatment that lacks clinical study.

Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of LPG endermologie in treating cellulite.

Methods: Thirty-three healthy women (cellulite grades, 1-3 based on the 4-stage Nurnberger-Muller scale) had LPG treatments twice weekly for a total of 15 sessions. Clinical evaluation was performed by digital photography for cellulite grade assessment, and perimetric measurements of eight body sites for the evaluation of body contours.

Results: Significant differences were found regarding mean cellulite grades before and after treatment. However, improved cellulite appearance occurred in only 5 women (15%). All patients showed a significant circumference loss at every measured body site. Weight losers had significantly greater loss of total and average body circumference than weight gainers. Limitations Relatively small sample size and lack of more-objective methods for assessing treatment success.

Conclusion: LPG endermologie is a well-tolerated and effective method for reducing the diameter of body circumference, however, it is mildly effective in reducing the cellulite grade and so, improving its orange-peel appearance.

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue*
  • Adult
  • Anthropometry
  • Cosmetic Techniques / adverse effects
  • Cosmetic Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Massage / adverse effects
  • Massage / instrumentation*
  • Massage / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome