Why weight? Get rid of those extra kilos this month!

Why weight? Get rid of those extra kilos this month!

Our bodies change with age and although the natural decrease of certain hormones plays an important role in the development of sagging skin, wrinkles and weight gain, a decrease in activity level and other lifestyle factors have added to the woes of those watching their chronological clock ticking away, and wanting to somehow regain their shape.

Over a certain age, one cannot afford to embark on fad diets, which typically lead to weight loss in all the wrong places, namely the face, neck and breasts, while the problematic areas such as the love handles, tummy rolls and saddle bags remain firmly in place! Ultimately, because there is no ‘1 perfect solution’ in isolation, a holistic multi- modality approach tackling the problem internally and externally maybe the only answer to retain and regain a beautiful body!

Internally one needs to stimulate weight loss – easier said than done? Amid the clutter of empty promises created by genius advertising agencies, deep down, every overweight person who has struggled to lose weight, knows that there is no such a thing as a miracle drug. A successful weight loss program has to encompass lifestyle modification, and hopefully something that will alter or stimulate metabolism.

Body Renewal diet, a medical solution that leads to an increase in sensitivity of leptin levels seems to be the answer for many people who have been struggling to reach their ideal weight. The Body Renewal diet Program has been hailed as a medical breakthrough - not only because people succeed in losing and maintaining the weight loss, but more so because it only targets “abnormal” fat, while essential fat stays intact

The Body Renewal diet includes a low GL (glycaemic load) eating program with interesting menu suggestions. The lipotrophic (HCG) injections, which are the integral part of the Body Renewal diet, help mobilise the abnormal fat which has accumulated over time. This slows down the 'trigger' of the lipostat through the stimulation of the hypothalamic-hypophyseal-hypothalamic axis, thereby decreasing the patients' cravings for food and unlocking the excess abnormal fat in the body. From an ageing perspective this is extremely important to negate the effects of drastic dieting and resultant saggy skin and added wrinkles. With the Body Renewal diet, normal fat in the skin is not targeted, and thus one can slim down successfully without the usual “collapse” of the face and skin.

Externally there are several body shaping treatments available to assist in sculpting the body to a more aesthetically pleasing shape, that should be used in combination with each other as they all have slightly different outcomes.

  • Ultrashape© has developed a totally non-invasive body contouring treatment that effectively and safely reduces unsightly fat deposits using focused ultrasound technology
  • Lipodissolve involves microinjections of a mesotherapy solution that dissolves fat cells
  • Radiofrequency procedure (either TriPollar ™ or Velashape™ or Accent XL) tightens sagging skin, improves lymphatic circulation and enhances the results of the Lipodissolve procedure.
  • Carboxytherapy (in which tiny amounts of Co2 are injected subcutaneously) dramatically improves circulation to the treated area and enhances excretion of the dissolved fat.

The full effect of each combined weekly treatment session can be seen as early as the second week which is a great incentive for further weight and centimetre reduction.

Skin and Body Renewal centres have developed an exciting program, called the 3 D Body Renewal program which includes a combination of the above body shaping treatments that target abnormal, exercise resistant fat and sculpt the body, as well as the medical weight loss program, Body Renewal diet. 3 D Body Renewal is a truly amazing package as it is a non-invasive treatment program that targets external and internal fat to remove centimetres from the waist, hips and thighs with fewer downsides risks as compared to other fat reducing modalities such as laser lipolysis or traditional liposuction.

If the eating program is strictly adhered to, 400 grams of abnormal fat can be lost each day and thus the amount of days it takes to lose the abnormal fat can be calculated. People loose between 8 and 12 kilogrammes a month, generally find it quite easy and feel good with high energy levels and an elevated mood.

Follow up appointments are scheduled every two weeks when a booster will be administered and weight monitored. At these follow-up sessions, clients can have their questions answered and encouragement and support is offered.

Body sculpturing treatments like those offered has been shown to enhance weight loss efforts. The 3 D Body Renewal program is one of the most effective body shaping solutions available and involves combining five clinical applications to move resistant fat, tighten and rejuvenate the skin to ensure an overall stunning look.

Why weight? All Skin and Body Renewal branches offer the above treatments.

Sharon Izak Elaine
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