SALON vs HOME: Endermologie and Wellbox

In our new SALON vs HOME series, we’re going to be taking a balanced look at some popular salon treatments alongside their home-use alternatives, starting with Endermologie and a CurrentBody favourite – the Wellbox…

Endermologie - space-age wellness!

Endermologie by LPG – space-age wellness!

SALON: Endermologie by LPG Systems – The ‘Ferrari of Electrical Beauty’?

Endermologie was introduced in 1986 by its French creator Luis Paul Guitay (LPG) and is widely seen as one of the highest end beauty treatments on the market. I often refer to it as the Ferrari of ‘beauty machines’ due to  its innovative and space age design – and of course its sky high price tag for the salon owner and the client. The robotic arms and sleek lines of their devices made the Cellu M6 Endermologie instantly recognisable to spa owners and users and continues to be the stand out equipment at cosmetic and beauty congresses around the globe. In the late 90’s LPG began to concentrate on the wider beauty market after establishing that their techniques were clinically proven in more medical circles, and are now represented in over 110 countries claiming to treat over 200,000 people on a daily basis. My first experience was seeing the CelluM6 (seen above) in action in 2000 in the UK.

How does it work?
Treatments are performed by clinicians using rolling heads by devices known as the Cellu M6, Lift M6, and Lipo M6 machines. Traditionally targeting cellulite reduction, firming and toning non-invasively, LPG systems have now also created devices for facial anti ageing treatments.

The rollers and lift valves are specially designed to gently pull the skin tissue and perfectly target specific areas of the body and face completely naturally. It’s all based on their principal of  Mechanical Cellular Stimulation, which sends a signal deep down to the cells to provoke a physiological response causing an activation of collagen and elastin production and activation of lipolysis (breaking down of fat). This has been scientifically proven and over 26 years the company has continued to develop this technology and lead this competitive field. Of course over this time many have copied the device and skin rolling has become a well known piece of armoury in the fight against cellulite, but no company has successfully rivalled the brand or exquisite design of the French originators.

How much is the in-salon cost?
£60 per session – with blocks of 10 recommended.

Why?
LPG tell us why people choose this method:

  • Those looking for the missing link between overly gentle and ineffective techniques and risky, invasive, and harsh techniques.
  • Those who feel that it’s too early or too late to consider more aggressive techniques.
  • Those who want to naturally boost their potential for slimming and looking younger with long lasting effect.
  • Those seeking ‘wellness and relaxation’.
  • Those that understands that, like muscles, skin needs exercise, a balance diet, and tailored cosmetics.
  • Those that recognise that intensive sports and low-calorie diets are not always enough to get rid of stubborn fat and unsightly dimpling.
  • Those that want to rediscover the face they love, not some fixed-expression recreated face (I imagine this is a slight dig at someone overly Botoxed!)

Overall someone who wants high-tech treatments along with healthy, natural, and responsible beauty.

The at-home option - Wellbox

The at-home option – Wellbox

 HOME: The home-use answer from LPG and Currentbody – the Wellbox at £799

Endermologie has always intrigued me with its futuristic approach to beauty – take a trip to any beauty expo and be swooned by the beauty of the LPG offerings. Interestingly, the UK press were not always kind to it, often a specific time in the early 00’s when journalists felt these type of machines were over-promising results, but also possibly due to its French roots. Unperturbed however, LPG reacted well and secured a huge following of celebrity users to hit back at any negativity.

I first came across the home use alternative on my travels to the USA in 2005. Whilst ‘pre-CurrentBody’, the machine stuck with me and was clearly in my mind when we began the CB journey a couple of years ago. It’s a wonderful looking piece of kit that would grace any bedroom or bathroom. Harrods even (typically) stocked a diamond incrusted carnation (seen below) for those willing to part with the paltry sum of £10,000!

 Swarovski Crystal Wellbox

Swarovski Crystal Wellbox – more than enough bling for a lifetime I’d say!

Part ornament but with a serious results side. £1000 for a course of 10 treatments in a salon, or £799 (without the diamonds!) for your very own device and a piece of ‘beauty history’ and suddenly the Wellbox looks like truly good value. Of course, don’t expect the same results immediately as you would after being treated by a professional, but for those limited for spare time for that day at the spa or salon this is the answer. Now coming in a choice of colours – including a black version for men – it continues to be one of the must have beauty gadgets.

Until someone else comes up with a device that looks and delivers in the way the Wellbox does, I will continue to refer to it as the Ferrari of home use electrical beauty!

CurrentBody TIP:
It may only be 20 minutes that is needed but take some proper time out of your day to use your Wellbox with the mobile phone off, kids in bed and door locked – pure ‘you’ time to enjoy using one of the world’s best devices.

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17 Comments

  1. Reply

    AntiAgeing Savantess

    May 8, 2013

    I love this device and mentioned it at the end of a recent blog post Check it out as I mention a whole gamma of the most credible and helpful at home devices…as a aesthetic practioner and a laser expert, I have full faith you can get great results with consistant use. Growth hair, treat acne, lighten spots and stimulate collagen! Check it out @ antiageingsavantess “professional-results-home-the-mini-laser-phenomenon” Cheers from Barcelona!

  2. Reply

    Nor

    December 29, 2016

    Hai.im interested home lpg.Can i know the price and how to order? I am in singapore.

    • Reply

      rachel

      January 4, 2017

      Thanks for your enquiry. Our team will be in touch with your soon.

  3. Reply

    Desislava Nikolova

    January 20, 2017

    Wellbox It can be used in salon?Can you deliver to Bulgaria?

    • Reply

      rachel

      January 25, 2017

      The Wellbox is a great slimming and anti-ageing solution and they have a new generation device called the Wellbox S. We can ship Wellbox to Bulgaria and our Customer Care team will be in touch with more information soon.

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    Iva

    April 11, 2017

    Hello.
    I am interested of this item?
    Can I order to UK and is this with the similar results like LPG Lipo M6 in the salon?
    Thank you

    Ivscleaning@gmail.com

    • Reply

      jessica

      December 11, 2017

      Hi Iva,
      Yes, we deliver to the UK and this product can definitely bring the salon experience home. It’s more cost-effective too. Please contact our sales team on sales@currentbody.com so they can assist you further.
      Thanks,
      Jessica

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    Sarah

    April 25, 2017

    Where can I buy parts?
    I have lost some bits of the large head of my wellbox

    • Reply

      jessica

      January 3, 2018

      Hi Sarah,
      Please contact sales@currentbody.com so we can assist you further with this.
      Thanks,
      Jessica

  6. Reply

    Martin

    November 19, 2017

    I would.like to know whether it can use after sport game as welness.

    • Reply

      jessica

      January 3, 2018

      Hi Martin,
      We would recommend using Wellbox as part of your skincare routine, however we do have a number of products that will relax and tone the muscles after sports games too. We would love to be able to help you find the right device for you – please contact sales@currentbody.com so we can assist you further.
      Thanks,
      Jessica

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    Anna

    November 24, 2017

    How often should I use the home device for good results? I want to buy it, but I want to make sure it will work..

    • Reply

      jessica

      January 3, 2018

      Hi Anna,
      For the body, we recommend using Wellbox® two to five times per week for the first month, and then one to two times per month in order to maintain your results.
      For the face, we recommend using Wellbox® two to three times per week. We are confident that you will be very pleased with the product and will want to use it every day.
      If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on sales@currentbody.com.
      Thanks,
      Jessica

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    Agne Uzanskiene

    December 2, 2017

    Hi. Can you delivered to Denmark. How much is Wellbox S?

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    Ve

    January 16, 2018

    Can this be used on the face?
    What is the cost?

    • Reply

      jessica

      January 18, 2018

      Hi Ve,
      Yes, the Wellbox includes face attachments. Please contact our dedicated customer service team on sales@currentbody.com so we can assist you further.
      Thanks,
      Jess

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