Stuck with stubborn lumps and bumps which won’t shift despite dieting and exercise? Sculpting your body no longer takes months in the gym or invasive surgery as the new body contouring machines are able to do more now than ever before, packing a host of technologies into one device. The latest procedures freeze, zap, suck or melt fat cells away tightening the skin at the same time using a mix of radiofrequency, laser energy or refrigerated plates The good thing about these new fat blasters is that they are all minimally invasive so require no general anesthesia, have less downtime with little discomfort and can target all areas of the body. Although some need a settling down period and results improve over a period of time you can get back to normal activities almost immediately. Here’s how to downsize without dieting
What happens A form of radio frequency energy assisted liposuction ideal for stubborn pockets of fat around the upper and, backs of arms as well as around bra straps.
How A radiofrequency probe is inserted through a tiny incision which heats and melts fat, which is then sucked out. At the same time, the probe heats the skin causing it to tighten and contract. Carried out using local anesthetic. You’ll see results straightway but full effects kick in between eight and ten weeks later.
How many One procedure
Downtime Around a week and you’ll need to wear compression garments
Cost From £3k
Treatment Pro Shock
What happens ProShock Ice combines two technologies- cryolipolysis and acoustic waves – to eliminate fat and tighten skin.
How? First, a small plate like device is placed directed onto the skin over the areas to be treated and then rapidly cooled. This process crystallises the lipoids in the fat cells so they dissolve, and are then eliminated from the body naturally over the following weeks. The second stage of the treatment uses high-pressure acoustic waves targeted over the treated areas from a small hand piece to help smooth and tighten the skin.
How Many For best results a course of four to six treatments spaced around ten days apart are recommended
Cost Around £1k for a course
What happensUses radio frequency energy and ideal for stubborn fat bulges on the outer thighs. and for removing fat where there is loose skin. Results show that it tightens skin by up to 60 per cent more than traditional liposuction.
HowA radiofrequency probe is inserted through a tiny incision which heats and melts fat, which is then sucked out. Up to three litres of fat can be removed in one session .At the same time, the probe heats the skin causing it to tighten and contract. Can be carried out using local anesthetic. You’ll see results straightway but full effects kick in after three to six months
How Many One only
Downtime Around a week and you must wear compression garments
Cost from £2,000
Treatment Fractora Firm
What happens A pain free resurfacing and skin rejuvenation alternative to laser which uses radio frequency technology to help promote collagen/elastin and skin tightening without any downtime.
How? The hand piece looks a bit like a hairbrush with fine needles which is placed on the skin and RF energy is passed through the needles to heat up the skin.
How ManyA course of 6-8 treatments a week apart will achieve best results
Downtime Skin may be slightly red for a day or so but easily covered with mineral make up
Cost £300 per treatment
What happens TiteFX is a triple action treatment using radio frequency heating, a vacuum massage and high voltage pulse (HVP)
How? Designed to destroy unwanted fat cells by causing thermal damage to the fat layer, and allowing the body to dispose of them naturally, all the while boosting collagen and tightening your skin
How Many Six hourly treatments a week apart recommended
Downtime No pain or downtime
Cost From £999 for a course
TIGHTEN UP SAGGY SKIN
Treatment Viora Reaction
What happens Combines two technologies vacuum massage and radiofrequency (RF).
How? The massage improves blood circulation and lymphatic draining, while the heat produced by RF stimulates new collagen growth for better skin thickness and tone.
How Many Six 20-minute treatments for maximum effect.
Cost £999 for a course
Remember – flab-busting treatments are not a miracle cure for the obese. If you are fat all over you need to shift the extra weight first as these treatments are best for body contouring and troublesome pockets of flab or bulges which won’t shift. But just as important is a stable weight after treatment if you want to maintain the benefits
THIS WEEK AT THE CLINIC
There’s nothing like a crinkly neck to give the age game away, especially when it doesn’t match a smooth, line free plumped up complexion. In fact, the lower third of the face including the neck and chin is prone to an accumulation of fat and can head south faster than any other area of the face.Louise Kay from Petts Wood Kent 52was worried about her double chin and loose skin around the neck In fact, she admitted that when it came to skin care and vital sun protection, everything stopped at her chin and she was now paying the price for neglecting her neck, with t he dreaded turkey neck, We suggested Necktite which uses radio frequency and aspiration to zap fat under the chin as well as tighten and sculpt the jaw and neck area Only one treatment is required and results are seen immediately with an improvement over the following six to eight weeks as the skin tightens and new collagen is formed.