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Caroline Young RN performs many TruSculpt
treatments at Sydney's Face Plus Medispa, owned
by cosmetic surgeon Dr William Mooney.
Women 35-50 are mostly attracted to
TruSculpt; often those who have finished
having their babies and returned to normal
exercise and diet but find the fat deposits
around the stomach just won't budge.
This is also the core age for women
noticing an increase in belly fat generally,
even if they aren't gaining weight.
The weight and fat increase is mostly
due to a decreasing level of oestrogen,
which is influential in distributing fat
throughout the body, particularly as you
Post-baby clients are looking to return
to their careers, relationships, re-marrying
or focusing on their health and wellness
again and start to feel bothered by this part
of their body.
But treatments in themselves are not the
sole solution - eating a healthy diet, keeping
portion sizes in check and including
physical activity in your daily routine are
integral to results.
Importantly, watch your stress levels.
Whatever your source of stress, having too
much of it may make it harder for you to
drop weight, especially from your middle.
And it's not just because people tend
to reach for high-fat, high-joule fare when
stressed, though that's part of it.
It's also due to the stress hormone
cortisol, which may increase the amount of
fat the body clings to and enlarge fat cells.
Higher levels of cortisol have been linked to
more visceral fat.
TruSculpt is a comfortable non-
invasive, RF technology to deeply heat the
subcutaneous tissue, involving one or two
treatment sessions (a month apart) for an
hour or less.
It is designed to treat multiple zones of
the body such as thighs, buttocks, and other
Patients will feel a hot sensation at first
at the treatment site. The practitioner
can adjust the temperature depending
upon comfort levels. Typically no pain
medication, topical anesthetics, gels or
active cooling are needed.
It is suitable for all skin types and
typically patients can return to normal
Visible results can be seen as soon as
four weeks, with maximum results taking
up to 12 weeks.
Dianne Clark, owner of Norbu Urban Retreat
in Melbourne, is an advocate of Endermologie,
a device with a hand-held treatment head that
gently lifts and rolls connective tissue. This helps
to target cellulite's signature uneven dimpling
and helps break down fatty deposits.
I have a background in health science,
Chinese medicine, massage and
acupuncture which has helped me
understand the importance of getting the
circulatory and lymphatic systems working
on all cylinders to eliminate toxins and
promote oxygen f low. This in turn helps
streamline the body and improve skin
For the mums who come to see me,
the particular trouble areas are C-scars,
thunder thighs and tummy. For women with
no children, the main trouble areas seem to
be cellulite, love handles and excess fluid.
In all cases my first objective is to get
the fluid going. Endermologie uses an
extracting method to create space in the
connective tissue layer.
Collagen is mechanically manipulated
to stretch out, which propels f luid out of
troubled areas and blood back into collagen
to smooth everything out.
This is especially helpful for women
troubled by C-scars. The scar tissue goes
deep and we target this with the machine's
vacuum effect. It goes over the scar,
loosening the fibrous tissue to encourage
blood back into the area to promote
healing and smoothing.
To see results is generally after five
sessions. I always tell clients that expecting
immediate change is unrealistic.
However, the treatment has a detox
effect so clients usually feel immediate
effects in terms of energy levels and
elevated mood. This is especially helpful for
women who suffer baby blues.
We also offer a "detox box" infrared
session post-treatment. This is similar
to the affects of a sauna. It helps more
rapidly eliminate the toxins released by the
Obviously clients are encouraged to
adopt (if they haven't already) an active and
healthy lifestyle to maximise the results of
Endermologie. Post-treatment is the best
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