Last week I was kindly invited to the opening launch event at Norwich Face & Body Clinic which is situated in the heart of Norwich on St. Benedicts Street. For everyone that hasn’t heard of Norwich Face & Body Clinic it a new clinic that offers a range of non-surgical aesthetic treatments including 3D lipo, sleeping beauty light therapy facial, wonderlash eye extensions, facial aesthetics (botox), eyebrow microblading and a variety of holistic therapies such as Reiki and Indian head massage.
Lauren McKaig, the director, got in contact last week prior to the opening and asked if I would like a complimentary treatment, I jumped at the chance to try the 3D Lipo machine. I had heard 3D Lipo after watching The Apprentice (2013), the year Leah Totton won and was able to pursue her business plan, a cosmetic clinic co-owned by Alan Sugar. So basically 3D Lipo reduces body fat by destroying fat cells instead of merely breaking them up and releasing them into the body.
On arrival I had a personal one to one consultation with my therapist who went through my medical history, targets and aspirations. Usually at this stage the therapist would design there client a tailor made programme, however I was here purely on a trial basis so we skipped straight into talking about three different treatments I could opt for;
- Crylipolysis which is for fat reduction. The fat cells are frozen- the extreme cold aims to destroy fat cells, which can then be “disposed of” by the body naturally in the weeks following the treatment.
- Ultrasound Cavitation which is for skin tightening. The ultrasound ruptures the fat cells, turning the cells into a liquid which is then carried away as waste. The cavitation is used to help with inch loss and to target pockets of fat.
- Radio Frequency which is for cellulite. It selectively heats skin tissues, which can cause collagen fibers to contract and produce new collagen. Designed to provide tighter looking skin. 3D Dermology and Radio Frequency can then be used to drain away useless fat cells through the lymphatic system, by using a special vacuum suction and rollers.
The treatment can be used on various areas of the body to improve the appearance; abdominal, thighs, knees, arms, hips and buttocks. I decided to have Crylipolysis on my lower abdominal area- I mean doesn’t every girl want that washboard stomach! The treatment didn’t cause me any discomfort at all, because the treated area is lowered to a temperature of -6 degrees of course initially it feels very cold but after 5/10 minutes the coldness disappears. The treatment lasted for around 60 minutes. After the treatment I advised to consume plenty of water and avoid drinking alcohol, caffeine and eating large meals. I was also advised there could be some bruising and numbness depending on how sensitive my skin was, thankfully I didn’t have any. I think its important people realise this isn’t a magical machine you need to change your thoughts and habits as well as maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle to get the best results post-treatment. You should start to see visible results after 8-12 weeks. It was great to experience how the machine actually works and all the different treatment available, I think it’s very clever that it can be programmed to suit the needs of the patient and give the results required. Lauren made me feel completely at ease throughout the whole process, she explained what she was doing at every stage and was completely honest in regards to the treatment and results.
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