3 Slimming Treatments to Try After Chinese New Year

All the feasting during the festive period may have gotten you feeling a bit on the heavy side, a side no woman wants to be on, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. Here are three slimming treatments that could help you get back in shape .

Venus Legacy
Where: Dr D Aesthetics Medical Clinic
Duration: 30 minutes

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Venus Legacy is one of the most advanced machines in the aesthetics market for combating stubborn fat areas and cellulite. The treatment delivers deep heating with radio-frequency and pulsed electromagnetic fields, which has been proven to tighten skin and reduce cellulite. Venus Legacy is said to ‘demonstrate visibly firmer and tighter youthful skin, in many cases, after the initial treatment.’

The 30-minute procedure was painless and relatively, comfortable – I could browse on my phone leisurely throughout the session. My therapist first applied a gel over my tummy area before using the Venus Legacy device to target my fats and move around the area. It did get a little hot as the treatment continues and when that happened, my therapist would turn the heat settings down slightly, before beginning the circular motions again.

My tummy area felt toned and tighter the next day like I had done some ab crunches the day before, possibly due to the intense massaging from my friendly therapist. I can see how this could be a good alternative to exercising! While I felt slightly fitter, I did not see any immediate firmness to the skin. To see desired results, Dr D Aesthetics recommends going through at least eight sessions.

For more information, please visit the website here or call 9827 7722.

Where: The Knightsbridge Clinic
Duration: 60 minutes

I heard rave reviews from a friend of mine about how Liposonix helped her remove her tummy bulge hence, I figured I would have to give the treatment a shot. Liposonix makes use of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Energy (HIFU) and the principles of custom contouring, which is the ability to treat any small pocket of fat, regardless of location.

According to the therapist at The Knightsbridge Clinic, Liposonix is especially useful for individuals who do not have a high volume of fat and would just like to target a selected area. With a hand-piece size of 5cm x 5cm , Liposonix can treat any areas of fats which have at least a volume of 5cm x 5cm x 2.5cm (1 inch). It is quite handy to treat small stubborn bra-bulges or underarm fats. After a consultation with the doctor, my problem area, the tummy, was marked out with numbered squares and my treatment commenced.

The doctor meticulously targeted each inch of fat around my tummy, working his way through the numbers. The session started out fine, but as we progressed the pain intensified. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate it as four.

The interesting thing about Liposonix is that its effects continue for up to three months after the session. Do note that the Liposonix’s full effect is not immediate as it’s meant to be a long-term and continued approach to weight loss. After your session, the body will continue to naturally and gradually remove the treated fat in the next three months, leaving you with a more contoured body thereafter.

For me, I saw my tummy visibly reduce in size two months after my treatment, though I would still need to tone it up to achieve the svelte physique I am after.

For more information, please visit the website here or call 9730 9399.

Thermal Cocoon
Vedure Mediboutique
30 minutes

The latest body slimming treatment at the award-winning Vedure Mediboutique, Thermal Coccoon is a painless 30 minute procedure which makes use of biocompatible long infrared rays that are incorporated in the core casing of the cocoon, a sleeping bag-like device.

Sourced directly from France, the device and treatment is said to penetrate deep into the dermis to detoxify and slim the body.

This special arms-free system is the only kind in the world, allowing customers to feel comfortable while detoxifying. Through the use of a specially formulated slimming cream from the spa to heighten the effects, the therapy reportedly enhances blood circulation and flow and prolonged usage assists to contour the body too.

For more information, please visit the website here or call 9687 0022.

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