Until recently, it hasn’t been possible to lose fat in a specific area without resorting to liposuction. Normal levels of exercise are unlikely to shift the stubborn fat deposit that’s bothering you too. Whether you’re struggling with belly fat, back fat or love handles, or tonal issues like cellulite and stretchmarks, here are four top non-invasive toning and slimming treatments to help.
Cryolipolysis is a permanent fat removal treatment where localised fatty tissues are suctioned, then frozen and disposed of out of the body through the course of the following weeks and months. Unlike some other, painful cryolipolysis technologies, EstheClinic’s EstheCryo ($550 per 60-minute session) is a painless alternative: it uses a unique suction method to gradually draw up an area of fatty tissue instead of doing so at one forceful go, thus significantly minimising discomfort.
Most suited for those with stubborn fat deposits in problem spots like the abdomen, back, hips and lower back, the non-invasive treatment promises to eliminate up to 30 percent of the fat in the treated area after just one session. It will take a month or two for the damaged fat cells to be fully eliminated from the body via the natural lymphatic drainage system, and the treatment can be repeated two months after the first session. After a series of sessions, you can look forward to a slimmer contour in the treated area.
Compared with other fat-freezing procedures, downtime is mild – expect slight tingling for up to a few days after the treatment.
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#2 Cutis Fire & Ice Body Contouring Protocol
Suitable for common problem areas such as the abdomen, waist, love handles, back, arms and thighs, this non-invasive treatment at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics uses FDA-cleared fat removal technologies – Vanquish ME, Cryolipolysis (also known as Z Lipo or CoolSculpting) and Shockwave – to provide optimum body shaping and contouring results without surgery.
Vanquish ME uses heat (radiofrequency) to target the entire area for circumference reduction (inch-loss), while cryolipolysis uses fat-freezing to spot-reduce “pinchable” fat. The addition of Shockwave therapy further improves the result as it uses high energy vibrations to break up the treated fat cells while improving blood circulation. The mix of hot and cold temperatures has shown better results as compared to standalone treatments.
Typically, a series of four weekly treatments is required. It starts with Vanquish ME and Shockwave, to help “debulk” and achieve circumferential reduction. This is then followed by cryolipolyisis, where either CoolSculpting or a combination of Z-Lipo and Shockwave is used for body shaping. The total number of sessions depends on the patient’s goals and areas that they want to cover.
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#3 Viora Refit
Offered at The Wellness Clinic, this non-invasive body contouring treatment ($285 per 45-minute session) uses Viora Reaction, which combines advanced radiofrequency (RF) energy with vacuum therapy. The procedure is most ideal for those with loose skin, cellulite or stretchmarks due to weight loss, giving birth or undergoing surgery. With its patented CORE (Channeling Optimized Radiofrequency Energy) technology that features three distinct RF modes, the device is able to target the deeper fat layers while tightening the upper skin layers. Simultaneously, the unique vacuum therapy helps to maximise the penetration of the RF energy into the treated area. It also stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, assisting in the shrinking of fat cell volume.
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“Viora Reaction has the ability to deliver safe and effective treatments with superior treatment control, precision targeting and broader dermal penetration for maximum results in minimal time.” – Dr Ram Nath, Director at The Wellness Clinic
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#4 LPG Alliance Endermologie
Hailing from France, this patented technology was founded and developed by French engineer Louis Paul Guitay (LPG). Alliance ($228 per session, or $98 for first-timers) is the latest version offered at Chez Moi De Beaute, which has over 10 years of experience in administering LPG Endermologie treatments.
Here’s how the technology works: the mechanical stimulation of the cells reactivates certain dormant cellular activities naturally and painlessly. This helps to reduce wrinkles, lift sagging skin, disperse localised resistant fat and combat cellulite.
After a consultation and body assessment, the 30-minute session begins. Each treatment is customised to stimulate lipolysis (the release of fat cells), smoothen out cellulite and tone the skin. The machine rolls, kneads and vibrates to stimulate cells at all levels; the sensation is often compared to a relaxing massage.
The repeated motions help to awaken fibroblast cells that build collagen and elastin, while stimulating the adipocytes (fat cells) to release stored fat.
While results vary between individuals, studies have shown a reduction in waistline circumference of up to 3.4cm by the third session. Plus, there’s no downtime involved, so it’s the perfect lunchtime fix!
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