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With just one hour-long treatment (and no
downtime) visible results can be seen as soon
as four weeks, with maximum results taking
up to 12 weeks. Patients may opt to have a
second treatment a month or more later.
Caroline Young RN performs many
TruSculpt treatments at Sydney’s Face Plus
Medispas, owned by cosmetic surgeon Dr
“ Women 35-50 are mostly attracted to
it,” she says. “This is the core age group
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 inf luential in distributing fat
throughout the body, particularly as you
“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.
The stress hormone cortisol may increase
the amount of fat the body clings to
(especially around the middle) and enlarge
fat cells. Higher levels of cortisol have been
linked to more visceral fat.”
VelaShape III (V3) combines four
technologies — infrared, bi-polar radio
frequency (RF), pulsed vacuum, and massage
rollers — to improve skin texture and reduce
overall volume in areas such as the stomach,
hips, thighs, upper arms and neck.
Clients can have one longer treatment
session or three shorter ones at around two-
The head of the machine uses a pulsed
vacuum to pull tissue closer to the energy
source, as infrared light and RF heat the fat
cells in the targeted area. This increases the
metabolism of the fatty area, resulting in
smoother skin and circumference reduction.
V3 has been described as feeling like
a warm deep-tissue massage with little to
no post-procedure dow ntime. It is highly
popular in the US as a “lunchtime treatment”
and among celebrites like the K ardashians.
LASER SHARP RESULTS
SculpSure from Cynosure is the world’s first
hyperthermic laser treatment, FDA-approved
and clinically proven to reduce fat by non-
invasively disrupting subcutaneous fat cells.
The hands-free, non-suction, flexible
applicator device using a 1060nm laser can
treat an anatomical area (even two areas at
once) in just 25 minutes, with no downtime.
“This is as much time as it takes to watch
an episode of Big Bang Theory, get a ferry to
Manly from Circular Quay, have a pedicure
or cook a Jamie Oliver 15 minute meal,” said
Cynosure Australia CEO Dennis Cronje at the
launch of SculpSure in Sydney last November.
Added leading Sydney plastic surgeon
Dr Steven Liew via video: “In a clinical trial,
those treated with SculpSure saw reduction
in fat layer thickness of up to 24 percent, six
and 12 weeks post-treatment.”
The body disposes of the fatty waste
detritus through normal metabolic,
lymphatic and elimination processes.
SculpSure is ideal for treating stubborn
fatty layers in the flanks (love handles)
and stomach. These are the areas officially
approved for use by the FDA but can also be
used to treat areas such as upper back and
inner and outer thighs.
It is intended for individuals with a body
mass index (BMI) of 30 or less.
ULTRASONIC FAT LIFT-OFF
Ultrasonic fat cavitation destroys intractable
adipose cells by using low frequency sound
waves. The fat cell membrane succumbs
to the pressure, is reduced to liquid and
is expelled through the body’s normal
metabolic method without causing damage
to any other tissues or organs.
The adv anced handpiece of SlimLUX
V2 from The Global Beauty Group uses low
frequency sound waves in circular motions
to heat the targeted area and disrupt fat
cells. Clients will experience a comfortable,
warming and often relaxing sensation.
The treatment breaks down the fatty
tissue and allows it to be filtered out
through the body’s lymphatic system.
SlimLUX V2’s R F skin tightening hand
piece transmits radio waves through the
upper layers of the skin to the dermis,
heating it between 39 and 45 degrees to
generate tissue retraction, new collagen
formulation and improved circulation for
tighter, younger looking skin.
Med Contour Advanced Ultrasound
Cavitation delivers ver y low frequencies
through a carrier frequency up to 50 times
per second more powerful via a patented
delivery system not available on other
devices, the company advises. Another
feature is lymphatic vacuum massage to
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