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Non-in­va­sive body treat­ments are the fastest grow­ing area in the ap­pear­ance medicine sec­tor. From no-knife fat re­moval to hand re­ju­ve­na­tion, the scope of what can be achieved is ever-evolv­ing. We home in on the pro­ce­dures mak­ing waves right now.

Fat Re­moval Treat­ments

No-knife fat re­moval pro­ce­dures are be­com­ing more pop­u­lar as aware­ness in­creases of min­i­mally in­va­sive al­ter­na­tives to ag­gres­sive surgery like li­po­suc­tion.

The key dif­fer­ence with surgery and non­in­va­sive op­tions is that the lat­ter is only suited to those with a healthy BMI.

Tech­nolo­gies like CoolSculpt­ing, one of the more preva­lent fat-freez­ing tech­nolo­gies used world­wide; and truSculpt 3D, work to com­bat stub­born fat, which has re­sisted all ef­forts through diet and ex­er­cise.

CoolSculpt­ing is a fat re­duc­tion treat­ment us­ing cry­olipol­y­sis tech­nol­ogy, which freezes and re­duces fat cells. Once the tar­geted fat cells have been treated they grad­u­ally dis­ap­pear nat­u­rally through the body’s nor­mal metabolic process, re­sult­ing in a re­duc­tion of fat tis­sue in the area. TruSculpt 3D is a newer tech­nol­ogy, clin­i­cally proven to com­bat stub­born fat through monopo­lar ra­diofre­quency, which pro­vides a deeper level of pen­e­tra­tion.

Un­like CoolSculpt­ing, truSculpt 3D uses heat to dam­age and kill off fat cells and can re­duce the fat layer by up to 24 per cent, ac­cord­ing to Pit­silis. The added bonus? “It feels like a re­lax­ing hot stone mas­sage,” she adds.

Re­sults with walk-in, walk-out fat re­moval tech­nolo­gies be­come vis­i­ble when the fat cells die off at six to eight weeks. ChilliSculpt avail­able at Caci Clinic or truSculpt 3D at Sk­in­fresh Clinic

Vari­cose Vein Treat­ments

As many as 35 per cent of adults suf­fer from bulging pur­ple or dark blue vari­cose veins in their legs. What used to re­quire in­va­sive surgery and two to three days in hos­pi­tal to rem­edy now only takes 25 to 30 min­utes with no ma­jor down­time – just the re­quire­ment to ab­stain from heavy lift­ing for the re­main­der of the day.

The two main treat­ments are Ul­tra­sound Guided Sclerother­apy (UGS), and En­dove­nous Laser Ab­la­tion (EVLA). Gen­er­ally, UGS treats smaller, twisted veins us­ing ul­tra­sound equip­ment to guide in­jec­tions of scle­rosant to close the ab­nor­mal vari­cose vein. The draw­card for UGS is that it’s rel­a­tively pain­less and can have you back in busi­ness in just over an hour. EVLA is used for larger, straighter veins and treats through a laser fi­bre which is in­serted into the vein and passed up to the groin where the ab­nor­mal valve is. The laser is then turned on and slowly with­drawn to ef­fec­tively seal the vari­cose vein – don’t worry, the vein is sur­rounded by lo­cal anaes­thetic. EVLA boasts the low­est re­cur­rence rate and is of­ten cov­ered by med­i­cal in­sur­ance. Ul­tra­sound Guided Sclerother­apy and En­dove­nous Laser Ab­la­tion avail­able at Palm Clinic

Hand Re­ju­ve­na­tion

They say you can tell your age by your hands and they’re of­ten over­looked when it comes to SPF and our skin­care reg­i­men. The good news is brown spots, sun dam­age and pig­men­ta­tion can eas­ily be treated through In­tense Pulsed Light (IPL), which uses tar­geted pulses of light to break down pig­ment spots and red­ness in the skin, as well as as­sist in col­la­gen pro­duc­tion. Hand Re­ju­ve­na­tion avail­able at The Face Place

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