The Zemits Bionexis is an FDA-registered non-invasive device used for circumferential reduction. This treatment has been demonstrated to effectively improve body contour and reduce the appearance of cellulite. In some cases, it has shown to reduce thigh circumference to up to seven centimeter after a complete series of treatment sessions. Results vary as a function of the body type and other factors. Most patients opt for a series of four to six treatment sessions for each area and see a gradual, noticeable improvement in skin smoothness, circumference, and contour.
While this is not a permanent treatment (maintenance sessions are recommended to maintain the results) patients can extend results by adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and proper nutrition.
How it Works
The applicator is gently applied to the treatment area. Pressing the trigger activates a vacuum coupling and massaging effect. Meanwhile, Infrared light and Radiofrequency energies are emitted. This widens local blood vessels and increases blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. The effects of all these changes result in a circumferential reduction of the treated area, improvement in visible cellulite, and body reshaping.
The Zemits Bionexis system has 4 applicators. The large handpiece is used for cellulite treatment and circumference reduction in large areas (such as the thighs, buttocks or abdomen). The medium handpiece is used for contouring small areas such as the lower abdomen, flanks, and upper arms, or for curved areas and localized fatty deposits. 4-6 treatment sessions are recommended for most patients, followed by additional maintenance sessions every 1 to 3 months. In most cases, one can expect to see tangible results after just two sessions.
Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle guarantees long-term results following procedures
Red and Infrared Light Therapy for Cellulite
Since cellulite is thought to be triggered by a weakening of connective tissues and a decrease in microcirculation, red light therapy is a great alternative to conventional treatments. Now… Studies have shown that red light therapy alone has no positive effect on cellulite. But…. When studies looked at IR and red light therapy combined phototherapy with massage treatment – cellulite was reduced by up to 71%!
When another study combined red light rays with a topical anti-cellulite gel, light therapy was able to bring about remarkable cellulite reduction. IR and Red light therapy is now proven to supercharge any cellulite treatment because: IR and Red Light then boosts local blood circulation, which brings more healing nutrients and pain relieving components to the area, while promoting a detoxifying sweat.
Research in the last decades has proven that this particular frequency of light offers a powerful healing boost to your body on a cellular level.
- Increases circulation and the formation of new capillaries. This brings an immediate healthy glow to the skin, and paves the way for you to maintain a more youthful and healthier appearance, as new capillaries mean more oxygen and nutrients to each skin cell every day.
- Increases lymph system activity. This reduces swelling and puffiness. These results would also be noticed after the first and each subsequent treatment. Again, this paves the way for less puffiness in the future as the lymph system is actually made more efficient over time, resulting in healthier skin overall.
- Stimulates the production of collagen and fibroblasts. Collagen is what is responsible for the elasticity, firmness, and fullness of your skin. The increased production of collagen and fibroblasts is what will smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles, smooth the texture of the skin, and reduce pore size over time. Collagen cells grow slowly, so be patient, and expect to see “before and after” results at about three months of consistent treatment.
- Causes the release of ATP, or raw cellular energy. This provides energy to the cells to make the most of the additional blood, oxygen, nutrients, detoxification, growth, and repair already initiated by your red light therapy
Radio Frequency Treatment
Radiofrequency (RF) energy treatment is a form of modern technology used to non-surgically tighten the early signs of loose or sagging skin. Pure RF energy alone is primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial skin tightening, and is best suited for patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jawline, neck, and body. By applying RF energy to the skin, which can conduct current and therefore act as part of the electrical circuit, any resistance encountered by the energy flow will cause heat to be produced at the site of maximum resistance.
With this treatment, radio waves penetrate the patient’s outer skin layers, delivering heat energy to the deep dermal layers. This heat stimulates collagen production and that, in turn, triggers tissue contraction. The overall result is tighter, brighter skin and a significant reduction in sags and wrinkles. Radiofrequency energy is primarily used to treat skin laxity through facial tightening, but it also improves skin tone and texture. Because RF is non-invasive, there is no downtime or recovery. Results are immediately noticeable, and they become even more so in the weeks following the treatment as the build-up of collagen stimulates further skin contraction. Radiofrequency assists in metabolizing large fat granules previously ruptured by cavitation, resulting in the excretion of triglycerides and tightening of skin.
The dermis and subcutaneous layer are heated simultaneously forcing collagen fibers to contract. The contracting fibers pull and tighten the skin, creating an immediate effect. Fibroblasts’ metabolism increase, producing new collagen fibers that create a long term effect. Most of the RF energy enters the deeper dermal layer, causing the dermal layer of skin to thicken, decreasing wrinkle depth and leaving the skin firmer and more lifted. The original collagen protein becomes strengthened to increase the new collagen protein as a result of radiofrequency stimulation.
Vacuum Rolling Massage
The Zemits Bionexis system stimulates soft tissues. Its principle of action is based on the mechanic, extensive stimulation of a skin fold, which is lifted due to the maintained vacuum aspiration of low force. With the Bionexis, a vacuum is applied to grasp a skin fold; negative pressure on the tissues is emitted by the aspiration system while rollers, which serve for the creation of mechanic stress conditions, stimulate the skin and subcutaneous fat to induce positive pressure. In other words, the head of the system grasps a skin fold at the depth of a layer where cellulite develops, and, with the use of rollers, divides the hypodermis (fat layer). The procedure is painless and rather pleasant.
- Fast effects
- Painless and safe
- Far more effective than manual stimulation
- Individualized approach to each client (problem area localization is possible) with long-lasting effects
Vacuum Treatment Theory
This mechanical treatment uses external suction to lift the body tissues via moving vacuum handpiece. The treatment is similar to a massage; however, suction is applied instead of pressure. If performed correctly the treatment is very relaxing. The main use of this treatment is to stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems, thus aiding the flow of waste products and tissue fluids from the area to the nearest lymph nodes. The treatment can be applied to any part of the body where there is sufficient adipose tissue. It is often used in conjunction with other treatments and is most beneficial if used as a course of treatments. A full body application takes 45 minutes, whereas application to a partial area of the body takes 15
The vacuum suction unit consists of a vacuum suction pump that is powered by an electric motor, a selection of cups and plastic tubing that is used to connect the two together. The regulating switch controls the amount of pressure exerted on the tissues and the vacuum suction gauge displays this information. The suction effect occurs due to reduced pressure inside the handpiece. As the air is sucked out the skin and subcutaneous tissue is sucked upwards.
The vacuum suction treatment helps to:
- Improve and reduce areas of cellulite.
- Improve poor blood circulation.
- Improve poor lymphatic circulation and drain waste products from the tissues.
- Reduce areas of fluid retention or oedema (non-systemic).
- Assist with the removal of fatty deposits for example on the thighs, abdomen, tops of arms, buttocks or dowagers hump.
For long lasting results, it is recommended to follow a healthy regimen of diet and exercise.
Cellulite & Lymphatic Health
Cellulite affects the bodies of millions of women. Approximately 85% of post-pubertal women have a form of cellulite. The hypodermis, third-outermost layer of skin, is responsible for hosting the cause of cellulite. Small pockets of fat that are caused by enlarged fat cells, or adipocytes, stick up from the hypodermis into the dermis, causing a consecutive effect of bumps in the dermis and epidermis.
A second, similar theory adds that cellulite is a result of a laxity (or weakening) in the connective tissue bands in the dermis that allows for the fat protrusions to occur. Vertical connective tissues in the hypodermis serve as support that retains fat cells in that layer of skin and not allow fat cells to protrude into the dermis and so on. However, when connective tissue efficacy is diminished, cellulite is a common consequence. In the case of cellulite, these tissues shrink and lead to an inflamed dermis and epidermis. Collagen and elastin, two major proteins that make up connective tissues in the skin, are often injured as a result of inflammation, creating a continuous cycle of adipocyte swelling and connective tissue deficiencies triggering cellulite formation.
What is the role of the lymphatic system in cellulite formation?
The lymphatic system in the human body is essentially the system that allows our bodies to drain tissue waste fluids, helps our immune system fight off pathogens, and moves fats from the intestines to the blood. To drain fluid from the body properly, the lymphatic system must be working in healthy condition. The lymphatic system is designed by a long network of vessels that goes through almost all bodily tissues in order to allow a fluid called lymph to be transported around. The circulation of lymph is comparable to that of blood. There are about 600 lymph nodes in the body. These nodes swell in response to infection, due to a build-up of lymph fluid, bacteria, or other organisms and immune system cells. When these functions are compromised, several issues arise; lymphedema, or lymph stasis, is one.
What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a serious complication of lymphatic system malfunction, simply diagnosed as swelling in an arm or leg caused by a lymphatic system blockage. Lymphedema increases the risk of infection and other complications because lymphocytes cannot reach parts of the body where swelling occurs. The symptoms of lymphedema are most evident in the arms or legs, and pronounced swelling may cause fatigue and discomfort in performing routine daily activities.
Over time, fluid and proteins that accumulate in the tissues cause swelling and tissue scarring. This, in turn may lead to non-pitting edema, a condition where physical pressure, like pressing down with a finger, does not cause the skin to indent. Swelling is not only detrimental to health, but is extremely uncomfortable for those who suffer from it severely. Estheticians and doctors often recommend patients to treat the symptoms of lymphedema by undergoing massages that help the body expel excess fluids that contribute to swelling. Massage therapy has been known for many years to stimulate blood flow and improve circulation in all individuals, proving to be an incredible benefit for those who experience blockage in their lymphatic systems.
Whether one has lymphedema or just minor localized swelling, however, it is a sign the lymphatic system is experiencing problems that must be fixed for both cosmetic and medical health purposes. Lymphedema is uncomfortable to live with, and patients must explore their options in choosing the safest, most effective treatment regimen for them.
What does cellulite have to do with it?
Cellulite is a condition that causes the skin to take on a lumpy, dimpled appearance. Known as “orange peel”, the onset of cellulite often results from poor lymph circulation that causes fats, toxins, and wastes to become stuck under the surface of the skin. The lymphatic system affects this because it transports lymph, a fluid that is very heavily involved with the cells of the body. In fact, it assists in delivering nutrients to the cells, as well as taking away toxins from them.
Lymphatic vessels transport waste matter to lymph nodes for destruction and eventual expulsion. Over 600 lymph nodes in the body work together to cleanse and nourish the cells, serving as a key player in detoxification. When lymph nodes are filled with waste and cannot function properly, cellulite forms. All the toxins and unwanted materials that should be emitted from the body pile up instead, and accumulate in the tissues and cells. Since the lymphatic system does not have a pump like the circulatory system does (the heart), movement is necessary to stimulate lymph flow. Poorly functioning lymph could cause fat cells to swell and trigger cellulite, especially in fat cells, where there are 500 to 1,000 times more toxins than in other tissues.
Many elements that increase fluid retention in the body are also associated with decreased firmness in the skin, minor inflammation, fat accumulation in the superficial layer of the skin, and connective tissue fibrosis, all effects that impact cellulite severity. In many women, fluid retention is the core cause of cellulite. Targeting lymphatic drainage alone, through methods like manual massage, is often times not enough to truly reduce cellulite. Rather, patients should opt for treatments that decrease water retention while simultaneously toning the skin. Evidently, cellulite is not a localized problem anywhere in the body; instead, it is a systemic symptom of a greater issue: lymphatic malfunction. To truly treat cellulite, its core issue must be targeted: poor lymphatic system functionality.
How can we be freed from cellulite?
Because cellulite is a product of lymphatic system blockage, it is best treated by stimulating lymph flow. Pressotherapy is one very popular method to achieve this. Pressotherapy is a treatment method to detoxify the body by stimulating the body’s natural processes of expelling toxins and waste products. Through this process, tissues are rejuvenated, cleansed, and oxygenated; thus, legs, stomach, and arms are slimmed. This treatment is especially recommended as a safe, non-invasive alternative to liposuction in individuals who experience constant bloating and swelling in various regions of their bodies. However, many individuals who do not suffer from visible cellulite or swelling also opt to undergo pressotherapy to redefine their figures and detoxify their bodies.
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