Body sculpting treatments do not always have to involve cuts, anesthesia, or longer downtime. If you’re looking to get your ideal physique but are not ready for surgery, non-invasive procedures are worth considering. These treatments can reduce stubborn fat and contour your body without going under the knife.
At Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we have a number of body sculpting/shaping treatments to help you get closer to your ideal physique. Read on and learn what you can expect from them.
Cryolipolysis (Z Lipo and CoolSculpting)
Also known as fat freezing, Cryolipolysis is a nonsurgical body contouring treatment that uses cold temperatures to kill and fat cells. Controlled cooling temperatures specifically target fat cells (to the point of natural elimination) without harming the skin and other tissues.
We have two devices that utilize this method for fat reduction: Z Lipo and CoolSculpting.
- Z Lipo (by Zimmer) – This fat reduction system has two built-in handpieces for targeting stubborn fat in different areas. It can be used to reduce fat deposits in the arms, belly, thighs, buttocks, and double chins. It suctions in fat bulges and exposes them to cold temperatures. The fat cells then die naturally and metabolized by the body over time.
- CoolSculpting (by Zeltiq) – This features applicators of different sizes that works by suctioning the fat bulges in the area of concern. It uses controlled cooling to kill fat cells and target problem areas in the arms, belly, thighs, chin, and smaller areas like bra and knee fat.
Both devices are effective, but you will need to wait for a few months to see optimal results. There is at least a 60- to 90-day window for the lymphatic system to remove and break down the fat cells naturally from the body. Read our previous post to learn more about Cryolipolysis and the difference between Z Lipo and CoolSculpting.
Unlike Cryolipolysis, Vanquish uses heat or patented radiofrequency (RF) energy to melt and target fat cells. This US FDA-cleared system can disrupt fat cells and lose inches off your thighs, abdomen, flanks, and arms. It can reduce the circumference of your abdominal area with unmatched safety and comfort.
Exposure to RF heating triggers the process of ‘apoptosis’, which causes the fat cells to die naturally over time. Then, they will be processed as waste in the liver and cleared naturally through the lymphatic system. It can also contour the body without touching the skin. It just hovers over the area of concern using a panel array of heat.
The effectiveness of Vanquish is attributed in the science of impedance or the fat cells higher resistance in absorbing heat. Higher heat resistance means that the fat cells can absorb more energy. This can help fat cell shrinkage and triggering apoptosis or natural cell death.
According to clinical studies, Vanquish is safe and effective, but results vary from patient to patient. Some may notice improvements in as early as four to six weeks, but you can see optimal results after 4 to 8 weekly sessions.
ZField Dual is a non-invasive body shaping device made in Germany. It involves the use of electromagnetic pulses to build muscle and support fat reduction. The system helps stimulate involuntary muscle contraction of the entire abdominal wall or gluteal region.
The system generates a strong inductive field, which enforces a muscle’s highest possible contraction. Exposure to supramaximal contractions forces the muscle tissue to adapt to extreme conditions. It then responds with a deep remodeling of the inner structure, which leads to muscle building and fat burning.
This CE-cleared procedure can help both women and men build muscle and burn fat. This then enables them to have a more sculpted abdomen, as well as fuller, firmer and lifted buttocks. More reasons to love ZField Dual include:
- Get a six-pack without sweating
- Lift buttocks non-invasively
- Burn fat and build muscles without sweating
- Get a 30-minute ab treatment equivalent to 20,000 or more sit-ups
You can turn to Z Field Dual if you desire to be in shape, and want to tone and sculpt your body. Ideally, it is best performed on abdomens with less than 2 inches of pinch. You can see a significant reduction in the fat layer and increase in the muscle layer in about eight, 30-minute treatments, over a four-week period.
You may also be glad to know that while the treatment is intense, it is not painful. It has no side effects or tissue damage, except to the unwanted fat cells via programmed cell death and lipolysis. There is also no scar created in the tissue.
One More Thing
These procedures are not weight loss treatments; they cannot replace regular diet and exercise. It is best to talk to an experienced aesthetic doctor to manage your expectations and find out how many sessions of your chosen procedure is needed.
You can also choose to combine two procedures to have an optimum body shaping and contouring results.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Get closer to your ideal physique with these non-invasive procedures. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics today and schedule a body assessment with one of our aesthetic doctors to find out if you’re a good candidate for these procedures.