3D Lipo - A Revolution In Localised Fat & Cellulite Reduction
3D Lipo is a powerful three dimensional (non-surgical) alternative to liposuction, removing the fat cells from trouble zones such as tummy, thighs, love handles and arms, as well as improving cellulite and targeting skin tightening (with treatments available for neck and face). The treatment encompasses four different processes - Cavitation (Ultrasound), Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing), Radio Frequency (Skin Tightening) and Dermology (Vacuum & Skin Rolling) - explained below in more detail (including a video presentation). The specific 3D Lipo process to be used depends on the areas of concern and the requirements of the patient. For more information please contact us at The Avalon Laser & Beauty Clinic in Orpington.
Cavitation is a natural phenomenon using low frequency ultrasound to produce a strong wave of pressure which breaks down fat cell membranes. The fat cell membranes cannot withstand the pressure and therefore disintegrate into a liquid state, with the remaining content then being disposed of via the lymphatic system and the liver. The result is natural fat loss and body sculpting with no anaesthesia, no scars, no discomfort and no downtime – presenting a risk-free alternative to liposuction. Results can be seen from just one treatment.
Cryolipolysis selectively targets the water content of the fat cell. A temperature of -6 degrees is applied to the area of concern and maintained for a pre-determined period of time, which damages the fat cells and causes a crystallisation. No other structures are affected by this process and the remaining content is continuously disposed of naturally through the body for up to three months.
Focus Fractional RF energy penetrates skin layers to selectively heat the skin tissue and the extra cellular matrix where collagen fibres are embedded. The local heating causes an immediate contraction of the collagen fibres and at the same time increases the metabolism of fibroblasts – thereby accelerating the production of new collagen and elastin fibres. The concentration of collagen fibres and the regeneration of the collagen and elastin deposits tighten the skin layers creating smoother and younger-looking skin.
By utilising vacuum and skin rolling techniques, Dermology specifically targets cellulite – increasing lymphatic flow and blood circulation – resulting in a smoother appearance for the skin. Dermology can be presented as a standalone feature or layered into a fat reduction programme.
This treatment is added onto the end of Cavitation, Skin Tightening or Dermology to accelerate and enhance results. No needles are used, and there is no pain or downtime – which supports lipolysis, the breaking down of fat in the body by decreasing the size of fat cells, smooths unsightly cellulite, enhances skin tone and increase the skins elasticity.
Patients undergo an initial consultation before treatment. During the consultation your 3D Lipo specialist will gather some medical history details, explain the treatment process, examine the areas of concern and recommend which 3D Lipo treatment and technology (or combination of treatments and technologies) is best for the client in order to maximise results. They will also answer any questions clients may have regarding 3D Lipo, and inform them of the likely number of treatments and costs to achieve optimum results.
No, the treatment is entirely pain free and not unpleasant. The fat freezing will feel cold on the area being treated and the Cavitation treatment will feel slightly warm on the area being treated. The Cavitation (Ultrasound) can also cause a slight buzzing sound in the ears to occur but this is harmless and will cease as soon as the treatment stops.
Excellent results can be expected from all the treatments, but the amount of weight loss will of course depend on the weight of the client to begin with. Generally, those with more weight to lose will see more drastic results than those who were carrying less excess weight to begin with. Results for the fat-loss treatment can be seen from the first session and will continue to improve throughout the course. Your 3D Lipo therapist will take all the patient’s measurements before and after weight loss treatments and may take ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos so that the client will have visual proof of their transformation.