Anti-ellulite suction cups: effectiveness, contraindications and instructions for use
To get rid of stubborn cellulite, did you choose the rubber bands? Here are the instructions (and doctor's opinion).
Anti-cellulite suction cups: what exactly are they?
What is cellulite? Before explaining what anti-cellulite suction cups are, we must take a small detour to the aspect of cellulite itself. There are 3 schematic types of cellulite: fatty cellulite (the most famous of them, which forms “orange peel” irregularities on the surface of the epidermis), fibrous cellulite (which relates to postmenopausal women and is difficult to touch) and watery cellulite (the result of fluid retention).
To reduce cellulite, there are several techniques that are recognized as effective. Thus, against watery cellulite, the best thing is palpation: this massage (which can be performed manually or with a machine for greater comfort) consists in squeezing a fold of the skin to make it roll on itself. Against fatty cellulite, the most appropriate treatment is liposuction.
Anti-cellulite suction cups: what are they? Cupping has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years to detoxify (it stimulates blood and lymph circulation) and relax (relieves muscle pain).
Against cellulite, suction cups reproduce the effect of palpation massage: they suck the skin by sliding over it (because depression occurs inside the suction cup in the absence of air) and this “kneading” helps activate the melting of adipose tissue - also known as “lipolysis”. In addition, the anti-cellulite suction cups also stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, which promotes the elimination of fat and eliminates water retention.
Anti-cellulite suction cups, instructions for use: How to use them?
be careful ! To be effective, anti-cellulite suction cups must exert a drop (ie a "suction pressure") of between 90 and 160 millibars. Below these values, the effect is nil.
Anti-cellulite suction massage: 3 tips to know before you start.
We pay attention to choosing a medical anti-cellulite suction cup to avoid skin allergy.
Anti-cellulite suction cups, these little flexible "cups", can be used on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, calves, and arms - but especially not on the face or chin!
Anti-cellulite massage with suction cup should last for 5 minutes per area (eg: 1 thigh = 1 area).
Step 1: Before beginning the anti-cellulite massage using a suction cup, generously spread the targeted area with a specific oil or cream. For example, an anti-cellulite oil is made by mixing 60 drops (2 ml) of lemongrass essential oil, 60 drops (2 ml) of Atlas cedar essential oil, 30 drops (1 ml) of samphire essential oil, and 30 1 drop (1 ml) of lemongrass essential oil and 50 ml of carrier oil (sweet almond oil, for example).
Step 2: Pinch the suction cup (which has been previously cleaned well) between your thumb and forefinger to expel air and then (without releasing pressure) place it at the bottom of the area to be treated. Then gently move the anti-cellulite suction cup over the skin from bottom to top.
Step 3: Massage the area to be treated for 3 to 5 minutes, always working from bottom to top. We alternate circular and zigzag movements and straight lines. If the pressure is too strong, feel free to gently tap the sides of the suction cup to release a little air. At the end of the massage, the absorbent tape is carefully cleaned with soap and water.
to know. Ideally, this protocol is repeated every day for two weeks, and then every other day for two weeks for visible results.
Anti-cellulite suction cups: What the doctor thinks
For Dr. Jean-Marc Ada, a cosmetologist, anti-cellulite suction cups are an ancient technology that was invented in China many years ago: it consists of creating a depression in the skin and sliding a rubber cup to perform the same movement as a manual device. Sanitation. I think it can It works but (according to my patients) this technique is very painful and you have to know how to handle the absorbent patches well.”
When you have cellulite, the best thing is to contact a health professional who "is qualified to distinguish between different cellulites and look for the causes and thus adapt the treatment" the doctor recommends. Therefore, it is not recommended to treat the problem alone!