Good day dearest readers!
If you remember from my latest edition of The Sunday Times or if you follow me on my social networks, I mentioned that I was invited for a get-together session + consultation at Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, yes?
A little background before we begin:
Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre is an aesthetics & cosmetology centre that offers a wide variety of medically-certified and result-proven services to enhance natural beauty.
Two of the treatments by Solta Medical that I was introduced to that afternoon are called Thermage (a wrinkle-reduction treatment) and Liposonix (a fat-reduction treatment).
THE POWER OF ENERGY RAYS WILL SET YOU FREE FROM PESKY WRINKLES AND STUBBORN FAT!
And no, I didn’t zap any wrinkles nor fat away – I may not even qualify!
Made my way to the very, very hotel-like and impressive centre.
The afternoon began with a meet and greet session (that’s where I met all the nurses and doctors there!) and a delightful spread of delicious pastry laid out on the table for some light bites.
Yummy! My favourite was the variety of croissants.
Chilling at the lounge area/waiting room with my girl Steph.
We were admiring the huge medical centre while waiting for Dr. Karen to speak to us
On the first impression, I found Dr. Karen very sweet, humble, and boy, she had a good sense of humour!
Dr. Karen and I.
Here she is telling us more about the first treatment, Thermage,
which I’m about to share in the most simplest, straightforward way possible for you to see much clearly.
Understanding Thermage better.
WHAT IS THERMAGE® TOTAL TIP ALL ABOUT?
- Thermage is an effective wrinkle treatment which remodels and strengthens the collagen of the skin.
- It addresses visible signs of aging to produce naturally younger looking skin.
- This is a non-invasive treatment. Completed in one appointment with little to no recuperation time
- The procedure is safe for all skin types: face, neck, hands and body for men and women.
- Stats: A record of more than a million customers in 80 countries since 2002; all ages, skin types and body areas
The procedure. Those little square markings are for the doctor’s reference only.
It is NOT permanent. Duh!
The mighty equipment that will banish your wrinkles to exile!
Here are Thermage’s more technical/in-depth information for the really curious:
- It uses a radio frequency technology which smoothes & contours skin, and reduces the appearance of cellulite.
- 2x greater bulk heating volume; more tissue treatment, higher temperatures, better results
- 10 years of technological refinement; increasingly consistent and superior results
For more information about Thermage Total Tip, just head on to: www.thermage.com.
Dr. Karen introducing Liposonix to us.
Digressing a little, but she’s really stylish too huh? I like her grey wrap-skorts.
Now let’s move on to the big, fat problem. Yes, pun intended.
A glass model of a skin’s cross section was being passed around so we could see how the layers looked like and where the fat tissues are located.
I’m also gonna make this a simplified, no-fluff version of all the basic information you need.
Besides, who likes to read a wall of text and technical terms? It’s all about what’s in it for you, baby!
WHAT IS LIPOSONIX® ALL ABOUT?
- Liposonix is a safe, non-surgical and non-invasive treatment that permanently destroy fat tissues and fat cells.
- This revolutionary treatment uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) with a Custom Contouring system which targets and eliminates stubborn fat.
- It is a long-term solution for weight loss and a lean, trim body.
- Best for people close to their ideal size & shape (with the last few inches of flab to get rid of).
- This one-hour treatment does not require multiple return sessions. Thus their tagline:
We were ushered to the treatment room.
I took a liking to its wide, neat and clean layout.
This is the powerful machine that is responsible for busting your fat away!
A close-up of the Liposonix machine.
The contact head feels cold to touch.
HOW DOES LIPOSONIX® WORK?
Your doctor will give you a thorough consultation and access your problem areas in her office.
Very nice office, if I do say so myself. I could work facing the city buildings any day.
She will measure and make reference markings on your problem area.
Markings are made so that precise areas can be targeted via
the machine without missing a spot!
The treatment head of the Liposonix® system is placed on the targeted area.
Zap zap you, fats – never to return!!
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy focuses on
the targeted fat and destroys fat under the layers of the skin.
A continuous lesion is created on the targeted fat and no harm is done to the skin layers.
The fat tissues will be removed through the body’s natural healing and elimination process.
But my day got more interesting when they suggested I try it out. Not the entire process duh!
Just to experience how it actually feels like being buzzed LOL.
I was asked where I want to be treated.
Obviously I have a problem with my fat sides. I despise my muffin tops.
Don’t you dare say it’s not there or I don’t have any. Maybe it’s just my good angle.
Nahhhhh, show you again.
I HAVE FAT SIDES OKAY. You people just don’t see it.
I was initially very scared.
Zap zap zap!
I felt no pain. I kid you not. Maybe it’s because I’m too fat
and my kind fat acted as a shield to protect me from any discomfort LOL.
Rolling me around to my next target area.
I think only skinny people would feel the pain.
But then again, if you’re skinny, you probably wouldn’t even be doing this in the first place!
Dr. Karen answering questions from the floor.
A week ago, I opened the floor for you to ask me questions regarding Liposonix. Many of you sent in your questions and I’ve just got round to compiling it. Here are the answers!
How does it feel like? Any pain?
You may feel discomfort, pain, coldness, prickling, tingling or warmth experienced during treatment. These effects are usually described as mild.
Any side effects?
There may be temporary redness, bruising, discomfort, and swelling.
I’m very shy. Can I do it very privately?
Yes you can. The only people involved will be your doctor and the nurses to do the treatment for you. All patients’ privacy is respected.
What are the after-treatment care needed?
No special requirements are needed. However, post-treatment care is based on the advice of your healthcare professional.
When will I see results? Will I get thinner on the spot?
Oi. You think magic spell ah? The final effect may vary with each patient. However, results are typically seen in 8 to 12 weeks (which is the time needed for the body to naturally process the treated fat).
Can I do it on other areas of my body instead of my tummy/waist?
Yes you can. You can do it on your thighs, butt or your flabby arms as well.
Will I die of heat shock or pain?
You must be joking. No, of course you won’t. Unless I personally send an Italian mafia or assassin after you.
How soon after treatment can go I go about my day?
Patients typically resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure.
And the million dollar question……
HOW MUCH IS LIPOSONIX?
Usually, I won’t reveal prices but due to popular request, this no-surgery, revolutionary treatment that permanently removes excess fat will cost you a nett price of RM12,000.
But pay with your (or someone’s) HSBC credit card to be entitled to a whopping 50% off!
Liposonix® was awarded the Best Non-Invasive Slimming Treatment by Harper’s BAZAAR Spa Awards 2013.
So you can bet you’re in good, safe hands.
[highlight style=”yellow” ]For more information, consultation and to make your Thermage or Liposonix appointment, here are the details of the 5 medical centres that provide the above services:[/highlight]
Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre
Level 8 & 9, Dijaya Plaza, No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2118 2888 / +6018 238 2888
Business hours: Monday-Friday 8am-2am / Saturday 8am-3am
Enhanze Medical Aesthetics Centre
Suite 206, Level 2, Block D, Phileo Damansara 1, No. 9, Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara, 46350
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 7960 1788 Fax: +603 7960 2788
Business hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am-2pm / Saturday 10 am-5pm
Dr Alice Total Wellness Specialist
No 62-1, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2282 0994 (Bangsar) / +603 3324 6994 (Klang)
Business Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am to 8pm
Klinik Ko (Puchong)
52A, 2nd Floor, Pusat Perdagangan 1 Puchong, Jalan OP 1/5, Off Jalan Puchong, 47160 Puchong,
Tel: +603-8076 4713 / +603 8076 4715
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 10.30am-7pm / Saturday 10.30am-6pm
Sands’ End Aesthetics @ Klink Ujong Pasir
71E & 71F, Jalan Ujong Pasir, Ujong Pasir, 75050 Melaka
Tel: +606-2862988 / +606-2838388
Business Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays 9am-1pm, 3pm-5pm / Sundays and Public Holidays: 9am-1pm