Fraxel, or fractional Co2 laser resurfacing, is the biggest step forward in skin resurfacing in over 30 years; combining the effectiveness of the traditional CO2 laser with state of the art technology to fractionate the laser beam to almost eradicate the unwanted effects of the traditional method.More about Fraxel Enquire Now
Coolsculpting is the fat freezing revolution. It is not liposuction but really does have similar effects. Coolsculpting is the first and only treatment ever to be FDA approved for fat loss. This revolutionary procedure uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damage to neighbouring tissue.More about Coolsculpting Enquire Now
Pellevé is the most recent in potent radiofrequency skin tightening devices that has swept across the US replacing old favourites like Thermage. Known as the magic wand, in a short course of economic treatments it will rejuvenate skin, improve fine wrinkles and many will see an improvement in facial shape and sagging skin. It can also be used at other sites such as the inner thighs, tummy and backs of the arms.More about Pelleve Enquire Now
Soprano Laser Hair Removal uses IN-MOTION technology which allows heat to gradually build up in the hair follicle until it is destroyed this then significantly reduces hair growth. By delivering the heat gradually and constantly this form of laser hair removal is virtually pain free for most patients.More about Soprano Enquire Now
What is liposuction / liposculpture? Liposuction is a procedure carried out to remove localised fat through a tube inserted under the skin in different areas of the patient's body. The target area is first infiltrated with a saline type solution to swell and stiffen the fat before 1-3mm cannulas are inserted through tiny carefully placed incisions to access and extract the fat.
Laser assisted lipolysis (also known as smartlipo) is a very similar technique. With this a laser probe is placed beneath the skin which burns and melts the fat causing cell destruction rather than cell extraction. Both techniques rely on skin shrinkage to achieve an optimal result when a significant reduction in fat volume is achieved. Both liposuction and laser assisted lipolysis can be termed liposculpture and the techniques can be combined.
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Who would be suitable for liposuction / liposculpture? Liposculpture is a very effective way of changing shapes and sculpting a figure, it is however a very poor tool for weight reduction. It is better to loose weight first and then use liposculpture to reshape any stubborn regions, not resolved by weight loss or exercise. Liposculpture can be combined with other procedures such as a tummy tuck, to remove excess skin that has failed to shrink back.
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