Diet and exercise is hard work, and the added pressure before a wedding can take its toll on the most confident of us. Going under the knife before your wedding is not only costly but unnecessary nowadays with advances in treatments. One such treatment available from Caci in Douglas is Lipofirm plus. This credible alternative to traditional liposuction is non-invasive, no anaesthetic and there is no downtime after the treatment. All you are required to do is to drink plenty of water in the days that follow. What does it promise? To flatten tighten and firm the skin by eliminating fats cells.
So for the science bit… The ultrasonic cavitation, also known as aesthetic cavitation, is a relatively new technique that applies a phenomenon known in physics to aesthetics. This phenomenon is called cavitation and is a very smart way to reduce fat, because it is converted into liquid and then is naturally eliminated with urine.
So the treatment concentrates on one area, be it arm, bum, tum or thigh and initially measurements are taken so as to ascertain inch loss post treatment. I opted for the thigh one this time I did have the one on the abdomen before and the treatment is the same. Paula covered the area with a gel and used the Lipofirm machine over the area. It is not uncomfortable at all and the machine is really quiet. The only thing you will hear is a whistling in your ears, this is perfectly comfortable and just to do with the frequency that the machine is working at. This takes approximately 35 minutes during which time I had a lovely chat. This agitated the fats cells and broke them down, then Paula placed a mat under the thigh area and massaged it with a heated pad. This takes a further 35 minutes, was very relaxing and felt similar to a hot stone massage. It started off cool enough and then the pads got progressively warmer. A course of these treatments will see improved elasticity of the skin and very definite inch loss. When I had the abdominal area done I lost three inches. My thighs feel smoother and look a whole lot better, which is perfect for a bikini on your honeymoon. They continue to improve the days after too. This treatment would be good for targeted areas like the upper arms and thighs.
The Lipofirm machine can also help with sagging jawlines caused by age, perfect for the mother of the bride and also it can help with the dreaded double chin. It stimulates collagen formation and tissue retraction firming up saggy jowls or slackened jaws. You can contact the team at Caci to try this. All men and women could benefit from this treatment .It is not just for the girls I was able to head straight back to work afterwards so there was no loss of time off. I would recommend giving yourself around 1 hour 20 minutes in the treatment room.
I had the pleasure of this experience at Caci Beauty in Douglas, with a therapist Paula who is both excellent at her job and lovely in equal measures. Worth a visit if you have cellulite concerns.
This was written originally for The cork Independent, I have chosen to blog it as it is relevant to this time of year, and wedding season is well underway.