BODY CONTOURING FAQS
Body Sculpting FAQs
iLipo (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 taken twice per week at regular intervals.
Which areas of the body can be treated?
The i-lipo course can be performed on calves, knees, thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms. The i-lipo is a multi-pad system that makes treatment fast and efficient. Typical treatment times are 20 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?
The i-lipo is a low level laser also sometimes known as a cold laser because most people feel very little when it is used on them. i-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 i-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 i-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 i-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 laser 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 gluconeogensis, 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 instantly. 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.
There are many other benefits of Radiofrequency; however, these are the most common.
Cool sculpting/Cryolipolysis FAQ's:
What is Cool sculpting or Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing)?
Cryolipsolysis is a non- surgical, non-invasive technique, wherein cooling of fat cells over a localized area causes the fat cells to freeze and then breakdown, resulting in potential permanent loss of the fat cells without causing any damage to the skin and surrounding tissues
What are the benefits?
Non invasive fat removal process: avoids needles, medicines injected, and typical surgical risks. Sessions are performed at the office and no hospital admission is required.
Fast recovery and no downtime: it doesn’t disrupt your schedule, you can go back to routine work soon after the treatment.
Safe, quick, and painless: fast treatment without anesthesia, surgical incisions.
Sessions take only 30 minutes.
Clinically tested with accurate results: Fat Freezing achieves “spot reduction” where exercise and diet cannot.
Fat cells cannot return to the area.
No damage to overlying skin and no metabolic changes.
Women and men benefit equally.
Is Fat Freezing safe?
Cryolipolysis has been clinically tested and is approved for medical use, having been awarded the CE-Medical mark. Cryolipolysis is very safe treatment to reduce fat as it targets only fat cells without damaging surrounding skin and other tissues
Is it a surgical procedure?
Cryolipolysis is completely non invasive so there are no cuts or any form or surgical process involved.
Are there any needles?
Cryolipolysis is non invasive. There are no needles required.
Do I need a consultation before my treatment?
As Fat Freezing is non surgical, we are able to book a consultation & treatment on the same day should this be your wish. A face to face consultation is always carried out with your technician before any treatment commences. We have a flexible consultation process depending on your needs.
Does cryolipolysis work?
Yes. There are numerous clinical trials, celebrity reviews, and before & after photos which support the effectiveness of fat freezing, Cryolipolysis. It is widely known among doctors and surgeons as one of the most effective non-surgical fat loss solutions, capable of losses between 20-40% of fat cells after a single cryolipolysis session. Results vary upon the individual response to the treatment.
What happens to the fat cells that have been treated?
Once crystallized the fat cells slowly break down and are transported through the lymphatic system to the liver where they processed out of the body as waste. Over the following weeks & months as the fat breakdown process occurs and fat is removed from the body completely. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone for good.
How long is the session?
Generally 30 minutes per session, depending on the thickness of the area, and how quickly you respond to the cooling technology.
How many fat freeze treatments will I need?
You will see improvements after just 1 treatment, but we recommend 2-4 for best results.
Alternatively you can combine your fat freeze treatments with one of our other treatments such as Ultrasonic Cavitation, Radio Frequency, Laser Lipo, or a Thermal Body Wrap for enhanced inch loss.
What results will I have following my Cryolipolysis treatment?
Clinical studies on Cryolipolysis have shown reduction of fat is between 20% to 45%. As with all surgical or non-surgical methods, results will vary on the individual, the thickness of the fat deposits in each area, your personal goals and the lifestyle maintained after treatment. Our experience and past results show that those that follow the aftercare advice will get the best results from the treatment process. Exact results cannot be guaranteed and will vary on the individual scenario.
When will I see results?
This depends on the individual, the fat thickness, and the area treated. Changes happen over a number of weeks, 12 weeks being the estimated time to see the maximum result, although some of our clients begin to see changes at around 2-3 weeks. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up six months after treatment. In clinical trials 12 weeks post treatment, 9 out of 10 people saw an undeniable reduction in the treated area.
How long do Cryolipolysis results last for?
Fat Freezing destroys fat cells in the treated area and those fat cells are eliminated from your body via natural processes. Results will be long lasting as long as you maintain a healthy weight, by healthy eating and regular activity. While Cryolipolysis destroys fat cells, it does not remove all the fat cells in the treated area. Therefore any weight gained after your treatment could negatively affect your results, as other fat cells could increase in size. We will recommend you to follow our aftercare advice.
What will I feel during the session?
Our Cryolipolysis treatment is mostly pain free and comfortable using our device. It´s a unique treatment and does create a few strange sensations. A special gel pad is used to protect the skin and help adhesion to the treatment area. Initially you will feel the suction as the fat tissue is drawn upwards into the device, which you will feel a strong suction. Then as the fat tissue begins to freeze, the area will feel cold or you may experience a tingling sensation in that area. These sensations disappear after 10–12 minutes and you will relax for the duration of the treatment. Once the device has been removed the treated area will feel ice cold and numb. Your body will quickly heat up this area and the numbness will disappear soon after
What will I feel after the session?
One of the main benefits of Cryolipolysis fat freezing is there are extremely rarely any side effects at all. There is no recovery period, or downtime needed following a treatment. After treatment, the area may be slightly reddened and warm but this will settle quickly. There is occasionally mild tingling, warmth and aching that can persist for several hours after treatment. Occasionally a rash may develop over the treated area which may last several days. Very rarely, the skin may get slightly burnt. The procedure is extremely safe and side-effects are rare. We do advise drinking about 32 ounces of water before treatment to maintain good hydration and to increase fluid intake over the next few days to aid elimination of fat. You should be able to resume normal daily activities without discomfort immediately after the session. Liposuction requires many weeks of down time and discomfort, as this is no the case with Cryolipolysis this is one of the main draws of having your fat frozen. Most people will achieve a noticeable and satisfying improvement over time, however some people do respond better than others.
Thermal Body Wraps FAQs:
Is a Thermal Body Wrap safe to use with implants? What about other conditions?
There is no research indicating that the infrared heat and temperatures generated by the Thermal Bag would cause changes in implants, although saline implants may be warmed by the heat. A Thermal Body Wrap Treatment may be contraindicated if you have any chronic conditions, diseases, pins, rods or artificial joints, or if you are pregnant.
How many calories can be burned in a session?
The number of calories burned in a session is dependent on a number of factors and can vary from session to session. These include:
Your body type and metabolism.
How conditioned you are to sweat.
Your body’s current hydration status.
How/what you’ve recently eaten.
And many more.
Also remember that a Thermal Body Wrap session can elevate your metabolism for many hours after the session ends, so the increased caloric consumption can continue for many hours as well.
How does someone get the most out of their Thermal Body Wrap session?
We recommend our clients drink water before during and after their session to help the body flush itself of fats and toxins.
What Is Infrared?
Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air in-between, through a process called conversion.
The infrared is divided into 3 segments by wavelengths, measured in microns; 0.76~1.5 microns-near;1.5~5.6 microns-middle;5.6~1000 microns-far infrared. Among these segments, only far infrared penetrates organic substances such as the human body two to three inches so that the warming effect is very uniform.
Will changing dietary and health habits improve results from the Thermal Body Wrap sessions?
Of course any diet and lifestyle improvement will be of benefit whether or not people decide to undertake a weight loss program. However, if a client has made the commitment to a program then more value will be derived from that commitment if other lifestyle improvements are also undertaken.
Should I drink water before or after a session?
It is recommended that drinking room temperature water before, during and after a session allows the body to stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been sweated out during the session.