Body contouring & Tightening

THERMAGE CPT BODY – Body Contouring & Skin Tightening

Aging doesn’t just affect the skin on our faces, our bodies see the effects too, with crepey, sagging skin and unwanted bulges and dimples. Thermage skin tightening is a non-invasive way to smooth uneven, dimpled skin on the body and reduces appearance of cellulite.

Thermage is a facial and body treatment to tighten and lift the skin by stimulating the formation of collagen.  Collagen takes several months to produce, Thermage Radio Frequency bulk heating mechanism stimulates new collagen, which gradually forms over 3 to 6 months and over this period, the patient can expect to see a fuller, more toned and lifted appearance.  At the same time, the Radio Frequency also travels along the fibrous septea causing them to contract and give a contouring effect.

Contouring and Body Shaping

Many women after pregnancy or weight loss find it difficult to get back their shapes and want to tighten sagging skin and unwanted bulges. Thermage CPT – Body helps tighten, firm and shape arms, thighs, buttocks and tummies.

What kind of results should I expect?

  • Everyone can expect some collagen tightening.
  • Flatter, smoother skin on the tummy, legs, knees, buttocks or arms
  • Tightening, firming and lifting
  • Softened wrinkles above the knees
  • Reduction of crepey skin
  • Smoothed dimples for temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite

Is there any downtime after the treatment?

There is no downtime with Thermage. Treatment area will only appear a little flushed for the first hour after treatment.

How long / how many treatments before we see results?

Thermage is a once only standalone treatment.  However, most of our Thermage patients return yearly or every 2 years to maintain their results.

Venus Legacy™ - Body Contouring and Tightening

Body Contouring Venus Legacy

Body contouring and skin tightening is a treatment that reshapes your body to create a more contoured and slimmer appearance.

Venus Legacy is currently the most advanced and revolutionary anti-aging equipment for non-invasive skin tightening, body contouring, cellulite and wrinkle reduction without the need for surgery or downtime. This medical-grade system is designed to be used on any parts of the face, neck and body, especially on areas with wrinkles, saggy skin, stubborn fats, stretch marks and visible cellulite.  This makes it a perfect option for men and woman with loose skin after weight loss, those who suffer from cellulite, or those who need a confidence boost.

This innovative technology combines the patented Multi-Polar Radio Frequency, VariPulse Technology™ and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (MP) to produce a targeted thermal reaction that deeply penetrates the skin and body tissues to stimulate the body’s natural collagen process. The increased collagen production leads to a reduction of skin laxity, smoothening out of wrinkles, the breakdown of stubborn fat cells and an improvement in the dimpling caused by cellulite.

The treatment is pain-free, has no downtime, provides immediate and long-lasting results, and is FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approved to improve the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite.

What are the areas suitable for Venus Legacy:

  • Face (Tightens and lifts the skin, slims and contours for a V-shaped face)
  • Eye area (Improvement of wrinkles and the look of dark-eye circles)
  • Neck (Smoothening of neck lines, tightens the skin on the neck, double-chin reduction)
  • Body (Spot reduction of stubborn areas of fat including the love handles, tummy, thighs, buttocks and arms, diminishes the appearance of cellulite)

How many sessions are needed to see results?

Most patients receive 6 – 10 treatments per area.  The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated. Treatments are done once a week for improvement and once a month for maintenance.  Each session lasts 30 – 60 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

How does the treatment feel like?

The applicator will slowly get warmer till your skin reaches the needed temperature and stays within that temperature range. But if you do feel it’s too hot, just let the operator know and they can easily lower the temperature a bit. If the operator is using the VariPulse™ feature, you will also feel a gentle suction on your skin, like a very low-power vacuum, as the applicator moves around the area. This can also be lowered if needed.

How will I feel after my treatment?

Venus Legacy™ treatments are comfortable. The level of heat and suction can easily be adjusted to suit you.  You’ll likely feel relaxed and some patients have even fallen asleep. The area may feel warm to be touch, but other than that, you’ll feel perfectly normal.

How long will the results last and are they permanent?

The treatments are cumulative.  After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve for up to 3 – 4 months.  After that, your body continue to age, so maintenance is recommended once a month or every 3 – 4 months, depending on the person.

Is there really no downtime?

Absolutely no downtime. The treatment area may look a little flushed and warm to the touch, but this will go away within 1-2 hours. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.

For safety reasons, you may not be able to receive this treatment if you have/are:

  • Active inflammation and/or infection in the treatment area
  • Current or history of cancer
  • A degenerative neurologic disease or any other disease around the treatment area that’s stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
  • An Internal defibrillator/pacemaker
  • Metal implants (excluding dental) in the treatment area
  • Uncontrolled thyroid gland disorder
  • Varicose veins
  • Pregnant or are undergoing an IVF procedure
  • Skin-related autoimmune diseases
  • Silicone implants and/or injections in the area

i-LIPO X CELL - Body Contouring and Tightening

Body Contouring i Lipo X Cell

Belly fat is the accumulation of abdominal fat that results in an increased waist size. 

One of the most common causes of extra fat is simply eating too much and moving too little.  Overtime, we often become more sedentary.  When we eat more calories than we burn each day, there will be an energy imbalance and causes weight gain. 

As we age, our metabolism naturally slows down, and total body fat gradually increases.  Women tend to gain a higher fat percentage than man as they age.  Body fat distribution changes in menopause, which causes more fat to be directed to your abdomen.  Poor quality and short duration of sleep can play a part in the development of abdominal fat.

Heredity can also be another factor.  You might be genetically predisposed to gain weight around your abdomen more than other parts of your body.  Hormones and hormonal changes, as well as stress, can also affect belly fat accumulation.  But no matter what the cause, a bulging belly is something we all want to get rid of!

About i-Lipo X Cell

Introducing i-Lipo X Cell, the most advanced non-surgical fat reduction and body shaping system. i-Lipo X Cell represents third generation technology from Chromogenex, a world leader in laser innovation.

i-Lipo X Cell is a revolutionary inch loss and weight management system. It is a completely non-invasive inch loss system that literally destroys fat cells allowing you to lose inches and shape your body.

i-Lipo X Cell incorporates 4 technologies for intelligent body fat analysis and measurement, laser diode fat reduction, IR Vacuum massage and Radiofrequency skin tightening. It also incorporates both visible red and Infra-red laser for bio-stimulation of metabolic pathways resulting in the release of fatty acids and glycerol, shrinking fat cells.  Treatment is safe and comfortable and can target specific stubborn pockets of fat as well as reshaping the body.

Laser treatment is followed by combination laser/massage to enhance lymphatic drainage, improve circulation and achieve deeper penetration of laser into fat cells for improvement in cellulite.

  • i-Lipo is FDA cleared for circumferential reduction
  • Ultra is FDA cleared for improvement in Cellulite
  • Body fat analysis
  • Stretch mark improvement
  • Targeted fat reduction for all areas of the body
  • Dual Wavelength laser
  • Near Infrared vacuum massage
  • Body analysis
  • Multi polar Radiofrequency

How does it work?

The i-Lipo emits low levels of laser energy, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol and releasing them though channels in the cell membranes.

The fatty acids and glycerol are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them during metabolism to create energy. This process of fatty acid release is a natural response of the body when the body needs to used stored energy reserves, thus i-Lipo is not creating any unnatural reaction in the body nor does it affect or damage any surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves. A period of exercise post treatment will ensure the complete metabolism and thus elimination from the body of the freed fatty acids.

How long is the treatment and what is the aftercare treatment?

i-Lipo treatment is quick and simple, being completed in less than 45 minutes.  The course of treatment should be 8 sessions, performed twice a week so body reshaping can be completed in four weeks. Only 1 area is treated per day in order to maximize the burning of the fats.

Once a patient has completed a course of treatments, they might need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep their results.   i-Lipo is best paired with a change in lifestyle to maintain your results, typically just simple diet and exercise.

The treatment can be performed on all skin types and body areas where unwanted fat is stored, and you can return to normal activity immediately after treatment. You are advised to work off those calories within 3 hours or they might be stored as fat again. The more calories you burn off the more of the inch loss will stay lost. 

Results can be seen immediately following treatment. Typical results are a 2 – 4cm loss in abdomen circumference after every treatment.

*All individual results are a full treatment of 8 sessions over a 4-week period and results may vary

Body Contouring & Skin Tightening - Advanced High Intensity Focus Ultrasound (HIFU) - Doublo Gold

Body Contouring HIFU

HIFU body sculpting is a non-invasive treatment for removing stubborn body fat, skin toning and tightening. HIFU Body treatments are the latest in non-invasive technology to target specific areas of fat in the quickest way possible.

HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) penetrates through the surface of the skin to deliver the precise and fractional focused ultrasound energy into the subcutaneous fat layer for the abdomen, buttocks, thigh areas, and at the right temperature (60~70°C), without damaging or disrupting the epidermal tissue (surface) of the skin.

When your weight is stable, and you want to remove that stubborn body fat, this could be the ideal treatment for you. HIFU is not used for weight loss and the best results are achieved when your body weight is stable, and you have a healthy lifestyle.

Only one treatment is required to achieve the results and there is no downtime.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

Treatment duration depends greatly on the severity of the condition and areas to be treated. A full tummy treatment can take about 90 minutes. A topical numbing cream is usually applied before the treatment and will be left on for about 30-60 minutes to minimize pain during the process. No post-treatment care is needed.

What results can I expect to see?

HIFU Body treatment destroys fat cells in the area being treated thus reducing the visible size of the targeted area. Some results may be seen in around 1-2 weeks after treatment; however, significant results are usually seen after 4 to 6 weeks as the ablated contents of the fat cells are gradually flushed away via the normal blood circulation and lymphatic systems.

Further to the process of collagen and elastin synthesis, improving skin elasticity, tone and texture continues for up to 3 months – on this basis it is recommended that follow up treatments, if required, are performed at least 3 months after the initial treatment. Like HIFU facial uplift, HIFU Body Sculpting is very effective for lifting and tightening the skin.

How long do the results of HIFU last?

HIFU offers permanent fat reduction. Any fat cells treated with HIFU will not return.  Although HIFU offers a permanent effect if coupled with a healthy diet and exercise program, it will ensure even better results.  A fat cell will expand to four times its natural size before multiplying, therefore, how much you eat, and exercise will affect your long-term body shape.

Will I Need More Than One Treatment?

It is usually a one-time treatment; however, some individuals may benefit from more than one treatment depending on the severity of skin laxity and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound technology. This procedure can be repeated biannually for even better results.

Are there any side effects from HIFU?

HIFU may cause a slight redness to the skin, but this usually disappears within a matter of hours after the treatment. Some people may also suffer from a slight swelling, bruising, tenderness, numbness or tingling sensation. These symptoms are usually mild and only last temporarily.

How painful is HIFU?

HIFU may cause some discomfort. Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the energy is being delivered.  During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated.

Is There Any Downtime to This Treatment?

As this is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure, there is little to no downtime. Individuals can return to their normal activities after treatment, although some might experience slight redness on treated areas for up to an hour.

Treatment benefits

  • Completely non-surgical, non-invasive procedure
  • Clinically proven, safe and effective
  • Targeted fat removal
  • No damage to surrounding skin, tissue or organs
  • Thermal effect of HIFU creates collagen contraction in the treatment area, achieving a skin tightening effect
  • Cost-effective alternative to a surgery
  • No incisions or risk of infection
  • No downtime

LIPOSONIX® - Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening

Body Contouring Liposonix

Liposonix is a non-surgical treatment that helps men and women take control and achieve a body shape that is ideal for them.  Developed for people who lead a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising, but still have “an inch to pinch” around their waist.  Liposonix is the non- invasive way to conveniently whittle down that last stubborn inch.

Scientifically proven, the hour-long treatment leaves behind the desired slimmer, more contoured waistline.  The Liposonix system is the go-to solution that is clinically proven to effectively get rid of that unwanted inch around the waist, giving men and women an added boost of confidence in their shape.

Liposonix is unique among body contouring technologies – and the difference is all about focus and intensity.   Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to create a powerful thermal effect that destroys targeted fat in the abdomen and flanks. Liposonix treatments focus energy at specific depths in the fat without damaging surrounding tissue or non-targeted areas. Treatments can be customized to target specific trouble spots, or work across large treatment areas in a single session.

What happens during the treatment?

During the treatment, you will feel prickling, heat, and tingling sensations. Some treatment sites will be more sensitive than others, but the medication should make you quite comfortable and relaxed.

After the treatment

You may have tenderness in the area after the treatment, and bruising may begin in a few days. The minor discomfort and bruising may last for a few weeks. Immediately following your treatment and for the next day or two, the treated areas will look slightly swollen. Massaging with arnica cream or gel can help minimize any bruising.

*Results vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed