Expat Living reviews: Non-invasive slimming treatments
#1 Intensive Body Perfection Programme
Lucky reviewer: Danielle Rossetti
Offered at Estheclinic, this programme is a combination of lipo-cavitation (ultrasound) to break down fat cells, and radiofrequency to tighten, firm and tone skin. I did the treatment on the upper hips area – that comfy bit for a baby to sit on, but which does not lend itself well to doing up trousers or wearing shorter tops.
Each session took around an hour. There is a slight electronic whine with the ultrasound treatment, which feels like electricity passing between your ears, but after the first session, I brought headphones and podcasts and it didn’t bother me again.
The radiofrequency that follows is warming and relaxing, rubbing smoothly all over the area. There is no pain at all with either procedure, although the first session definitely felt “lumpier” as the ultrasound machine was pushing over the skin. I had half a dozen small, coin-sized bruises around each area but they went down in a couple of days, and did not reappear for following sessions.
Lucky reviewer: Jacqui Young
After many years of trying to shift stubborn fat from my tummy area, the thought of having some help along the way was very welcome; hence when fat-freezing was first mentioned to me, it was music to my ears. Although I was apprehensive at first (I’d heard stories about how painful it could be), I was up for the challenge of trying the new EstheCyro (cryolipolysis) at Estheclinic.
It’s a non-surgical, fat-freezing procedure with minimal downtime, allowing you to schedule your appointment and be out and about immediately afterwards. A large cooling gel pad is applied on the treatment area before a unique suction method is applied with a machine to draw up the fatty cells and kick start the…
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