What to Expect
Treatments take place in a private, comfortable room with a friendly technician.Using the revolutionary ultrasound machine, the technician will concentrate on the areas of the body you wish to improve. All you will feel is a warm sensation as you lay back and relax.
During the procedure the ultrasonic waves burst the fat cell membranes, effectively ‘melting’ the fat. The contents pass through the lymphatic system and then leave the body after the treatment. Fantastic results are seen after just 4 – 6 sessions.It is especially effective in combating problem areas – typically the stomach, buttocks, hips, thighs and backs of the arms. Men also experience fantastic results in the chest area, belly, and lower back.
Ultrasound has been used for over 60 years for therapeutic treatments by physiotherapists and more recently, for scanning the womb during pregnancy. It is completely safe and pain-free.
The results of invasive surgical procedures and ultrasonic lipo are practically the same. However, our facility uses,
Non-invasive ultrasound treatment that require no cutting, anesthetics, pain or overall health risks.
What if I am uncomfortable?
At all times during your treatment session, you are in control. If at any time you would like to stop the treatment, simply say "Stop". Always remember, the treatment is for you. At any time you are uncomfortable, please speak up.
How Long Will the Session Last?
For your first appointment, allow 90 minutes. This will include your consultation time as well as your treatment session.(Future treatments typically last 30-40 minutes (which includes a short evaluation time). Many clients prefer a 40 minute session for optimal results. If time is limited, we can schedule a short 30 minute appointment. Please remember that a half-hour appointment only allows time for partial treatment session. For best results allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
Your first appointment will be a comprehensive consultation to answer all your questions and to check that there are no contra-indications to IPL treatments, such as medications which cause photo-sensitivity, and to ascertain the degree of recent sun or UV exposure on the area to be treated. The color of your skin and the condition to be treated must be assessed then a calculation is made to determine the appropriate setting.
It is very important to be honest about medications and your recent sun or UV exposure. Clients with photo-sensitivity problems may develop some adverse reactions such as blistering or mild burning sensations. Your first test patch flash will be set on a low setting in order to avoid this. The setting may be raised if appropriate.
How Will I Feel After My Treatment?
In most cases there is no visible reaction and you would be expected to be able to return to work and resume your normal activities immediately after your appointment. However, IPL causes heat in the target tissues; therefore it is quite acceptable for the area to be slightly reddened immediately after treatment, but this would normally dissipate within half an hour. It is possible for the skin to appear slightly red for a couple of hours and up to 24 hours. If a reaction is visible after 48 hours it is imperative to contact your IPL operator for further advice. For those people concerned about wearing make-up immediately after treatment; provided there is no adverse reaction, (which is very rare), we can apply a mineral foundation to your face after your sun block. After hair removal treatments is also common to see a slight swelling at the mouth of each hair follicle, similar to goose bumps. This appearance should disappear within the same frame time as with reddening.
Please note: In darker skinned people, these responses may be delayed for up to 24 hours.
It is recommended that you drink plenty of water afterward. A gallon within the first 24 hours is a good rule of thumb.
Where Will My Treatment Take Place?
Treatments take place in a private, comfortable room with a friendly technician. Using the revolutionary ultrasound machine, the technician will concentrate on the areas of the body you wish to improve. All you will feel is a warm sensation as you lay back and relax.
What Will the Treatment Feel Like?
Some treatments have little or no sensation at all, but for other treatments, clients may feel a slight sting, similar to the flick of a rubber band against your skin. It is certainly not unbearable, and we can always reduce the intensity if you feel the need. Immediately after some treatments you may feel a mild heat for a few minutes, or a couple of hours, but after most treatments you will feel next to nothing at all.