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New for 2013 are fantastic treatments to target stubborn fat and reduce wrinkles. you read it here first. Words: Sam Lewis
A new non-invasive fat-removal laser treatment will be good news to anyone struggling to shift excess weight. The machine, Zerona, has four flexible laser arms that can target specific areas of stubborn fat on thighs, stomach, hips and arms. The lasers stimulate and shrink fat cells, creating pores in the cell walls allowing fat to be released into the body, where it’s safely broken down by the lymphatic system, transported to the liver and removed. Painfree, the FDA-approved treatment helps patients lose an average of 3.52 inches in two weeks, with some losing as much as nine inches. Six 40-minute sessions are recommended, although the number of treatments required will depend on weight and age. The best results appear to be for patients of an average weight with stubborn areas of fat. Unlike liposuction, no bruising or recovery time have been reported. London surgeon Christopher Inglefield, of the London Bridge Plastic Surgery, says: “Zerona’s technology has harnessed the laws of natural science to develop a laser that functions at just the right wavelength to create a biological reaction in the cell. The development of technology to complement natural science is fast becoming the future of medical aesthetic procedures.” A course of six treatments starts at £900-£1,500, depending on clinic. www.findzerona.co.uk
New treatments combining radio frequency (RF) with micro needling are set to be a big trend. Intracel, for example injects the RF energy under the skin for deeper, more targeted results than traditional RF treatments. Ideal for tightening and lifting sagging around the neck, chin and jowls and plumping out deep wrinkles and marionette lines. From £795. www.lighttouchclinic.co.uk
Caesarean scars: London-based Dr Robin O’Reilly, of Advanced Medical Aesthetics, is offering a free mini consultation to Spa Secrets readers affected by Caesarean scars and stretch marks. Robin recommends attending within just a few weeks of giving birth and uses the FDA-approved, fractional laser system, the Palomar StarLux 1540, to stimulate skin tissue renewal and healing. A built-in skin cooling mechanism results in only minor discomfort. A course of three to five treatments (£900 for three) is advised at monthly intervals. Quote ‘Spa Secrets’ when you call. www.drrobinoreilly.com
Laser face-lift: Dark circles, neck lines, large pores, saggy skin and fine lines? Then you may want to try the latest in beauty laser technology, the Harmony XLi Pixel Q Switched Laser. Unlike traditional fractional or pixelated laser skin resurfacing treatments, this new technology divides up the laser light in to multiple fractions that go deeper into the dermis and cause regeneration from underneath with no injury to the skin’s surface and no residual redness. Suitable for all ages and skin types, three to five sessions are recommended, with each 20-minute session costing around £300 per area. Available at Urban Retreats and other clinics.
Vitamin facials: Harley Street naturopath Katrin Hempel is now offering anti-ageing, vitamin-based, non-surgical facelifts. Often referred to as aesthetic mesotherapy, the treatment helps to soften wrinkles using natural products, as opposed to Botox. Injections contain a mixture of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, antioxidants, trace minerals, amino acids and homoepathic products to stimulate collagen production, reduce puffiness, increase cell turnover and restore a youthful glow while also working to brighten complexion and reduce pigmentation spots. Around two-10 weekly sessions are recommended. From £150. www.londonnaturaltherapies.co.uk
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