Body Sculpting FAQs
How does non-invasive body contouring work? Will the non-invasive treatments hurt? Will they actually work?? Get the answers to some of the most common body contouring questions below. Don’t see your question? Send us a message and we’d be happy to answer it for you!
Laser Lipo FAQs:
How many treatments will I need?
To see maximum results a course of 8 treatments is recommended, per body area. These treatments should be done twice per week at regular intervals.
Which areas of the body can be treated?
The laser lipo procedure can be performed on calves, knees, thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms. Laser lipo is a multi-pad system that makes treatment fast and efficient. Typical treatment times are 20-40 minutes.
What inch loss could I achieve from this treatment?
This will vary from person to person depending on your size, but the results from the treatment will be greatly improved by your commitment to the treatment. A healthy diet needs to be adhered to and an exercise program is important to follow to enable the released fat to be used up as energy. This should be done the same day as your i-lipo treatment.
Does it hurt?
Laser lipo is a low level LED Light and most people feel very little when it is used on them. Laser lipo is a comfortable relaxing treatment where the typical sensation felt is just a slight warmth where the pads are in contact with your skin. The process is extremely relaxing. The most you’ll feel is a slightly warm sensation in the treatment area. In fact, you could bring a book or your iPod and completely chill out.
Is it suitable for men and women?
The laser lipo treatment works equally well for both.
Can everyone have the treatment?
There are a few medical conditions that would stop us from performing the treatment. Your laser lipo therapist will go through a full health and medical questionnaire with you before your first treatment to ensure you are suitable. This will also include a detailed description of the treatment and time for any questions you may have.
How long will the results last?
Booster treatments are not necessarily needed with the laser lipo, as long as your weight, diet and exercise are maintained. One treatment performed now and again is a good incentive to keep you in control.
How safe is Laser Lipo?
It is completely safe; Laser Lipo low level LED light technology has been studied and used for over 30 years for many biomedical purposes including wound healing, pain relief and inflammation. Don’t forget either that this is not lipo ‘suction’ or ’Smart lipo’, and therefore has none of the associated risks and problems involved.
Which areas of the body can be treated?
Virtually anywhere there is excess fat such as:
Where does the fat go?
Laser Lipo treatments result in the liquefaction of fats. The liquefied fat is then drained away by the lymphatic system which is responsible for removing wastes from the body. From here, they’re delivered to the skeletal muscles where – through exercise – they’re burned to CO2 and ultimately eliminated from the body as we breathe out.
What happens to the Glycerol that is released with the fat?
Glycerol is sent to the liver for gluconeogenesis, a fancy word for ‘sugar making’.
What happens after each treatment?
One can resume normal activities immediately as Laser Lipo is completely non-invasive with no down-time whatsoever. However, some form of exercise is necessary to burn of the drained fat (fuel) as energy.
What results can one expect from the Laser Lipo treatment?
Measurable loss should always be noticed after the first treatment alone because Laser Lipo works very quickly. Both male and female clients have found that those hard to reduce trouble spots can be treated quite significantly within just a few treatments. Although results can vary depending on the size of the individual, the area to be treated etc.
How many treatments are needed?
This all depends on certain factors such as the area to be treated, your size, what you want to achieve. 8 sessions usually recommended.
Ultrasonic Cavitation FAQ's:
Can I lose weight with Ultrasound Cavitation?
Ultrasonic Cavitation is not a method of weight loss. It is designed to reshape and sculpt the body and remove localized stubborn fat or cellulite. Ultrasonic Cavitation treatments work best when combined with a low fat and low carbohydrate diet and regular exercise and these will help you to lose weight.
How many treatments can I have?
We recommend you have a course of 6 and a maximum of 12 treatments before having a break of 4 weeks to allow your body to recover. You should allow 72 hours between treatments.
How soon can I see a result of cavitation?
Most clients will have a noticeable reduction in their measurements after the very first treatment, some have recorded 5 inches, however the average is a 2 inch loss. The process of fat removal continues for up to 7 days after each treatment so it isn’t unusual to see a further decrease a day or two after your initial treatment.
Is the fat reduction permanent?
Yes, the fat cells are fractured, broken down and the cells are drained away through the liver and passed as waste from the body.
How long is a treatment?
The service is tailored to the individual but generally including consultation and measurement, you can expect to be with us between 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes.
How long should I wait after childbirth to have cavitation treatments?
You must wait a minimum of 3 months after normal birth of your baby or a minimum of 6 months after C section. It is best to get GP approval post childbirth prior to commencing Ultrasonic Cavitation.
Do I have to rest afterwards?
No, the great thing about this treatment is that you can go about your day as normal. We strongly advise you to increase your water intake to at least a half gallon a day to help with the fat removal.
What would happen if I had cavitation during my period?
Ultrasound increases blood flow and you would feel uncomfortable.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, it is our policy to not provide this service to anyone under the age of 18.
Can I have more than one area treated if I pay?
Following the treatment, the body has to work to remove the excess fat that is now passing through the lymphatic system to the liver. For this reason, treating multiple areas is not advisable and may not be effective. We follow the rule of no more than 30 minutes of Ultrasonic Cavitation every 72 hours. Those 30 minutes however, can be split between opposite sides of the body, i.e. 15 minutes on the left thigh and 15 minutes on the right thigh.
What if I don’t see results straight away?
It is important to remember that everyone is different and your body will work according to your unique metabolism. You will see reduction during a course of treatments which is why we recommend a course of 6 or more to get great results.
What can I do at home to help with treatments?
Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol after your service. Try and increase your heart rate by taking some exercise for the best results, even by doing some household chores, and avoid too many carbohydrates.
Will people know that I’ve had help to get my new figure?
It is completely up to you if you tell people that you have had Ultrasonic Cavitation, however the treatment is non-invasive so there are no scars and you won’t have to take time off work to recover. We are fully committed to ensure your privacy is maintained at all times.
Radiofrequency Treatment FAQs:
What is a Radiofrequency Treatment?
When it comes to skin tightening, there are a lot of popular methods. However, radio frequency has consistently stayed in the spotlight as an effective approach. But what causes sagging skin in the first place? Well, sagging happens because collagen, the structural support of your skin, diminishes over time. Collagen loss also contributes mightily toward volume loss and wrinkle formation. So, what is the solution if not surgery? Well, that’s where Radiofrequency comes in.
How It Works
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is a non-surgical means of reshaping of the body and the face from beneath the superficial layer of the skin. This method uses sophisticated devices specifically designed to treat your most common skin aging problems like wrinkles, excess fatty tissues, or cellulite. This method utilizes radio frequency waves, which is basically heat energy meant for tissue remodeling and production of elastin and new collagen. Radiofrequency is different than most invasive procedures, which only affect the most superficial layers of the skin. Heat is a stimulation that promotes contraction of the underlying tissues, especially at the dermis level. Soft tissues found within that area of the body compress, realign, and even produce new collagen, a process that normally takes many months to complete. This allows radio frequency to have consistently effective and amazing results when it comes to skin tightening.
How Long Do the Results of Radiofrequency (RF) Treatments Last?
Results of radiofrequency (RF) treatments can last up to 6 months.
Do Radiofrequency (RF) Treatments Hurt?
No - Radiofrequency (RF) treatments are non-ablative and therefore do not cause pain. A tingling sensation may occur.
Can Radiofrequency (RF) Treatments Be Repeated?
Yes - As with any cosmetic treatment, in order to maintain results, repeat treatments can be necessary.
What are the benefits?
Diminishes and Removes Cellulite: Cellulite is a women-only skin issue commonly found around the buttocks and at the back of the thighs where we generally store our body fats. With the adipose tissue and fats as the cause of cellulite, the heat coming from the RF treatment diminishes the bulging of excess fatty tissues. This makes RF an amazingly effective treatment for cellulite.
Reduction of Body Fats: When it comes to the main problem of body fat, it is pretty similar to cellulite. With both issues, the problem lies with the fatty tissues from beneath the skin’s superficial and lower layers. So how does it work? Well, the resulting heat mechanism of the RF treatment causes some body fats to melt and be drained into the system. This produces results at par or equal to surgical means of losing body fats.
Skin Tightening: One of the best things about Radiofrequency is that is a non-invasive and non-surgical approach to skin tightening. Deep-seated soft tissues from under the skin are stimulated through RF. This facilitates healing through the production of new collagen tissues that are reactive towards the RF waves.
These are many other benefits of Radiofrequency; however, these are the most common.