Itâ€™s a personal thing how you feel about a little nip/tuck. Â But as Iâ€™ve gotten older Iâ€™ve come to appreciate the wealth of treatments available on the market that are there to help us grow old disgracefully ðŸ˜‰
I mean that very tongue in cheek. Â Because on the one hand some might say all these treatments are negatively influencing our society, but on the other hand I think a little tweak here and there purely for the personal benefit of the person receiving the treatment can be viewed very positively.
And Iâ€™m not one to shy away as long as itâ€™s non invasive.
So when The New York Laser Clinic got in touch and asked if Iâ€™d like to try out their 3D LipoMed machineÂ I felt there was no reason for me to turn them down.
The 3D LipoMed machine is one of the most advanced machines for non surgical fat removal. Â Itâ€™s in stark contrast to the traditional lipo methods.
Firstly there are no after effects, thereâ€™s no pain and thereâ€™s no down time at all required.
For me it sounded too good to be true.
When I turned up to the clinic my lovely therapist assessed me and told me straight away that I wouldnâ€™t be able to have the cryolipolysis treatment done via the 3D LipoMed machine on the area I was hoping for. Â My stomach.
Post baby as Iâ€™m sure many mums can sympathise, I feel like I could certainly remove a full roll of fat. Â But my therapist disagreed and said I just didnâ€™t have enough fat in the area to treat safely.
Cryolipolysis is the controlled and safe freezing of fat cells, so you need to be able to pinch a significant amount of fat between your fingers before you can use this method for treatment.
Instead she decided we should use the machine for a combination of treatments on my upper thighs.
Oh well, thereâ€™s stubborn fat there too ðŸ˜‰
Before starting the treatment I was measured up. Â The results are instant and they can show you the difference afterÂ your treatment straight away.
Without having the figures down on paper you might not notice the loss of a few centimetres here and there, so it was great to have the numbers written down for comparison.
The treatment itself wasnâ€™t uncomfortable at all. Â It started with the ultrasound cavitation which creates a pressure wave that fat cells canâ€™t withstand causing the fat to turn into liquid.
The second part of the treatment involved the treated area to be heated up to a certain temperature using a 6 point probe that is continuously moving in circles over some cold gel. Â The radio frequency is meant toÂ encourage new collagen production causing the skin to look firmer and tighter.
Because the body is heated up to quite a high temperature itâ€™s essential to make sure you are well hydrated before the treatment, plus of course it will help flush out the toxins immediately post treatment.
After the treatment I was told to just keep drinking fluid throughout the day, because itâ€™s essential you do remove all the melted fat because if you donâ€™t obviously itâ€™ll attach itself elsewhere in the body. Â Not something you really want to happen.
In terms of after effects, I was completely fine. Â I was told to expect bruising, but I didnâ€™t get any bruising at all. Â My thighs felt bruised for a few days post treatment but nothing significant that bothered me.
As a treatment I donâ€™t feel like I need to focus on my thighs just yet, Â so I wouldnâ€™t get a course of treatments in this area right now. Â Although a Â little extra help pre holiday wouldnâ€™t go amiss if I felt I had a bit of stubborn fat that I fancied zapping away.
My thighs since I had the treatment have certainly felt firmer to touch and I feel like theyâ€™re more sculpted and more slender than they were.
For me my main objective is still to get my tummy looking like it did pre baby, and I think parts of this machine will help with that such as the radio frequency,Â as itÂ would help tighten the area especially if the fat isnâ€™t there like my therapist advised.
Iâ€™m really glad I got to experience the way in which this machine can be used and itâ€™s great knowing the machine can be programmed to suit the needs of the patient and give the results required.
(Disclosure: Complimentary treatment)