If possible, we all love a nip and tuck here and there. Regretting that one cheese burger after drinks with your colleagues, or fries on a night in? With the right attitude and approach, aesthetic treatments can be highly effective, secure and inexpensive if the choice of treatment is chosen with care and its after-effects accurately researched.
While there are many aesthetic centres with considerably many more aesthetic treatments to choose from, we’ve highlighted the top treatments known for its effectiveness and advance technological evolution in the industry over the years. Confidence has been placed in the safe haven of these treatments that not only produce fantastic results, but results that last a lifetime if treated with care.
Cryolipolysis / Fat Freezing
Have you ever consider the option of freezing body fat as a means to loosing that extra pound? Think again as this latest non-invasive body contouring treatment can do just that, especially for arms and thighs! The idea is based on the fact that fat cells easily break up through the cooling of skin cells. From a less-invasive perspective, it can destroy and dissolve fat cells by freezing skin cells between the temperature range of +5 and -11 Celsius and could reduce up to 20% at certain body parts.
Side Effects: One of the safest procedures highlighted in this article, this procedure yields no long-term impact but mild, short-term and common side effects. It includes erythema (redness of the skin caused by increased blood flow), swelling, bruising, numbness of the skin, and pain. Numbness are expected to reduce within a month.
High Intensity Focus Ultrasound (Hifu)
This highly effective treatment targets those stubborn fat most commonly found on the belly, abdomen, flanks (hips) and buttocks. More commonly used to treat certain types of cancer, HIFU has recently emerged in response to the increasing demand for body contouring. This latest technology permanently destroys belly fat using high-intensity focused ultrasound (vibration) instead of heat to melt the fat cells. The result of that? Fat is effectively dissolved, leaving the skins surface unaffected and tightened. The fat will be absorbed by the blood, metabolised in the liver, and then naturally flushed out through by the lymphatic system of the body. Patients will normally see results after 12 weeks.
Side Effects: Common side effects for patients treated with HIFU are usually mild and transient, which include erythema and swelling. Soreness in the skin depends on the area being treated with discomfort or pain lasting only 3 to 4 days. Any ongoing or severe soreness is unusual.
Hoping to squeeze in treatment time during lunch break? Consider that done! Ultrasound cavitation can reduce cellulite and fat on the body within a short period of time with almost no restrictions. This non-surgical and highly effective natural phenomenon is based on low-frequency ultrasound that converts fat cells into liquids that are then drained by the body’s very own filtration system. To ensure that the procedure is successful and long-lasting, patients should still exercise and eat a high fibre, healthy diet.
Side effects: Although side effects are rare, the most common symptoms are swelling or redness in the treated area. You may also notice a significantly full bladder due to the release of toxins and waste and drier skin after treatments, but will normally resume back to normal within a couple of days or weeks.
Non-Surgical Laser Lipo(suction)
Considering liposuction without a hospital stay? Laser liposuction is a new non-invasive cosmetic treatment that sees results almost instantly - a treatment that targets body fat and breaks up fat before its removal from the body, reducing the need for harsh suction. Techniques used include laser energy, radio frequency, ultrasound or cryolipolysis. There are various types of liposuction and should be clearly distinguished with one another.
Best thing about non-surgical liposuction? It has all the advantages of a no-incision or -suction treatment resulting in reduced risk, cost and healing time.
Side effects: While it is still termed a ‘laser’ treatment, it is practically non-invasive sculpting. Although patients will feel little to almost no significant discomfort, it will still take a few months to completely heal from a full treatment.
Unsightly fat and/or cellulite on the body and thigh is hard to get rid and requires a lot of commitment and discipline using traditional methods. It’s hard to say whether mesotherapy works, because so many different ingredients and methods are used in the treatment. Few studies have been done to test the technique and many of the studies that have been done were small.
Similar to mesotherapy, injection lipolysis is a non-invasive treatment often termed synonymously with mesotherapy, though they’re slightly different. Injections usually contain vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts. It helps to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face.
Side effects: Due to the non-invasive element of mesotherapy, there usually isn’t any downtime. Many people are able to return to their regular activities right away. Others may need to take a day off due to swelling and pain at the injection sites.
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