Body Renewal is excited to offer the next step in multi-modality therapy in treating body problems. We call it the Bottom Line! Any treatment modality on its own can make a big difference, but in our eyes it's not sufficient. Ageing bodies have different forms and grades of resistant fat and cellulite and thus success needs a combination of treatments that include reduction of fat cells, collagen stimulation and increased circulation At Body Renewal, i-lipo is commonly performed with other body shaping treatments for best results especially for resistant fat and cellulite. This combination is one of the most widely used and most effective methods of achieving a significant aesthetic improvement within 2 to 6 months when the effects of collagen stimulation, improved circulation and remodeling become evident.
For cellulite and body sculpturing, i-lipo Ultra uses non- invasive laser lipolysis technology with suction and Lipomassage. It can be safely combined with Carboxytherapy, Radiofrequency, Lipodissolve and Mesotherapy. For patients with Stretch marks, Carboxytherapy therapy into the stretch marks stimulates collagen production which then remodels and shrinks the stretch mark to improve the appearance.
At Body Renewal, with a combination of treatments, in 1 to 2 months we can take a good body and turn it into a Perfect body: slim, firm, smooth and sculpted
The i-lipo is a low level laser (LLLT) system, also often referred to as a cold laser. This low dose of light targets the adipose (fat) cells in the treatment area, creating a cascade of chemical reactions inside the cells that open transitory pores in the cell membrane and convert the contained triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol. These molecules can then easily pass through the pores in the cell wall to be taken up and transported by the body's lymphatic system for metabolism into energy during the subsequent recommended post treatment exercise. i-lipo Ultra low laser level technology (LLLT) offers patients a safe and effective non- invasive laser lipolysis option with no downtime.
Given the choice, most people would rather choose a non- invasive procedure like i-lipo Ultra to improve their unwanted fat than choose invasive procedures like traditional liposuction and invasive laser lipolysis, which are invasive procedures with post operative side effects and downtime. Liposuction is the most commonly used technique for fat reduction; however, it is associated with severe risks such as embolism, nerve compression, skin necrosis, problems with anaesthesia, infection and seroma.
Furthermore the success of liposuction and laser lipolysis is highly dependent on the skills and experience of the surgeon, therefore results can vary considerably. Hence, there is need for safer, non-invasive technologies such as Accent to achieve fat reduction and improve the facial silhouette.
The i-lipo Ultra vacuum massage combined with LLLT encourages a localized improvement of blood circulation to stimulate and restore healthy cell activity. Physical manipulation of tissue layers promotes increased circulation, to bring oxygen and nutrients to the cells and lymphatic drainage to remove excess toxins and excess fluid that might damage the cells. Temperature increases and the use of specific laser wavelengths initiate fibroblast activity to create brand new connective tissues fibres increasing tissue flexibility. The i-lipo uses LLLT which works to empty the fat contents of the target treatment area. These cells remain undamaged and can therefore be re-filled in the future if your calorie intake should exceed calorie use.
The vacuum massage handpiece captures tissue drawing it into the aperture and positioning it for optimal laser penetration. Vacuum and massage encourages optimal circulatory and lymphatic flow. Prior to each treatment, the area will be measured. Post treatment measurements will be done to show your centimetre loss. You will see results after one treatment but for long term results, a series of 8 treatments is advised, performed twice a week for a 4 week duration.
At Body Renewal we make available to you an exercise bike for 30 minute cardio session directly after your Body Shaping treatment. This is required to reach optimal treatment benefits and to maintain result.
Although single treatments of i-lipo Ultra will produce immediate results and centimetre loss a course of combination treatment sessions is advised to produce maximum benefit. For most patients a course of eight sessions is advised, performed twice per week for a four week duration. It is advised that only a single anatomical treatment zone is treated at any one time. Additional treatments or anatomical locations can be treated after the first course of sessions has been completed. Single maintenance treatments in the future can be scheduled as per your specific needs.
No matter how well we look after our skin, the inevitable ageing will take place. There are different types of skin and we all age differently. One can maintain the “perfect skin” by keeping one’s skin firm and taught with collagen to avoid the inevitable sagging that takes place over time.
Accent is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation and tightening procedure which uses an innovative radiofrequency technique to treat two layers of skin at the same time, through a method called Dual-Layer Thermotherapy. The technique is used in treating sagging, ageing skin, as well as cellulite and offers results which are more noticeable than other procedures. By treating two layers of the skin, Accent improves the skin’s surface texture while advancing the production of the skin’s natural collagen, the material that gives youthful skin its firmness and elasticity. The Accent technique is non-invasive and requires no downtime. One of the most compelling reasons for the Accent’s popularity is its instant-gratification factor.
The Accent by Alma has FDA clearance for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids in April 2007.
A major benefit of Accent is that there are no downsides or risks compared to other fat reducing modalities such as Laser lipolysis or traditional liposuction. This is a truly walk in, walk out procedure. No pain medication, no topical anaesthesia, no surgery, no injection of a tumescent medium, all of which are a significant risk for the patient. After the procedure there is no bruising, no swelling, no recovery, no activity restrictions, no compression garments and no downtime.
During the procedure, your specialist will use a hand piece to apply the radiofrequency energy, moving the wand in a circular motion over the surface of your skin. The dual-layer technique allows the Bipolar module to treat the surface layers of the skin, while the Unipolar module treats the under layers for deep, effective dermal treatment. Both modules stimulate the skin to produce more collagen, improving the skin’s overall tone and firmness. The Bipolar module is ideal for treating delicate, thinner skin, such as that on the face and neck, smoothing the fine lines and wrinkles that occur as we age. The Unipolar module uses alternating electromagnetic fields to produce friction in the deeper layers of the skin, resulting in effective contouring of the treatment areas.
At the same time, the unit’s built-in cooler minimizes the sensation of heat you’ll experience during the treatment. The local heating causes an immediate contraction of the collagen fibers and at the same time increases the metabolism of the fibroblasts thereby accelerating the production of new Collagen and Elastin fibers which strengthens the dermis and
The Dual-layer Thermotherapy Accent procedure can be used anywhere on the body to treat sagging, wrinkled skin. Many individuals use the technique to tighten the crepe-like skin that often developed on the face and neck during the aging process. Accent safely and effectively treats cellulite and resistant fat such as tummy rolls, bra bulges and sagging buttocks as well as the appearance of cellulite.
Accent is also safely combined with our signature treatment 3 D Skin Rejuvenation and Carboxytherapy.
Carbon Dioxide Therapy or Carboxytherapy, the miracle gas, has been touted as the biggest beauty breakthrough since Botox, and is now available in South Africa at Skin Renewal. Worldwide, Carboxytherapy is rapidly becoming known as the leading skin rejuvenation treatment. It is a safe, minimally invasive clinically proven method to rejuvenate, restore, and recondition the skin and treat wrinkles, laxity, cellulite and stretch marks. Therapy involves injecting tiny amounts of Carbon dioxide (CO2) beneath the skin to break down fatty deposits and stimulate collagen production. The treatment has no downtime and a single session can take between fifteen minutes and an hour. In short, Carboxytherapy is a simple and safe procedure for beautiful, younger looking skin.
Carboxytherapy infuses CO 2 just beneath the skin’s surface; the body interprets this as an oxygen deficit and responds by increasing blood flow and growth factors such as VEGF (Vascular endothelial growth factor) for example encourages production of new blood vessels. This provides a surge of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area and improves circulation, resulting in cell restoration. Increased oxygen concentration also improves the water retention or oedema in the area.
For fat reduction, the heated gas at high volume is introduced deep in to the fat which then breaks up the fat cell and stimulates new vessels and rejuvenation. Carboxytherapy and skin tightening lasers and lights ,virtually any patient in their thirties or above can be a candidate for a little tightening and firming and the younger the patient the better the result.
During the treatment the sensation can be likened to a dull throb or pressure .This mild discomfort lasts 2 to 4 minutes. CO2 is 20 times more soluble than oxygen and it is easily and quickly diffused from the injection site to the surrounding tissue. After a treatment the gas is totally reabsorbed within 5 minutes and the treated area will raise, turn slightly red as oxygen perfuses into the area which undergoes an inflammatory response which stimulates collagen production. 4 - 6 treatments of Carboxytherapy are needed 2- 4 weeks apart and a touch up session every 6 to 8 months should maintain results. At least one yearly cycle is also recommended.
After the procedure, there is no pain, just possibly a crackling sensation under the skin that lasts until the gas is excreted. The area should not be immersed in water for about 4 hours.. Patients can return to work immediately after treatment, a truly walk in, walk out procedure.
The methods and indications for performing Carboxytherapy treatments have changed since the introduction of medical protocols and innovative built in safety devices. At Body Renewal, a professional team lead by a doctor does the initial consultation to evaluate whether the patient has any contra indications for doing a carboxytherapy procedure. Certain pre-existing medical conditions are precluded from having a carboxytherapy procedure and thus it is essential to have a doctors consultation before the treatment.
Because CO2 is non-embolic it is very safe if done with the correct protocols and a pre-treatment medical consultation with a doctor. Carbon dioxide is a natural by-product of the body and is not toxic even in elevated doses unless a pre-existing medical condition exists
After a treatment the gas is totally reabsorbed within 5 minutes and the area treated returns to normal. Widely distributed in Europe and South America, Carboxytherapy has been used safely and effectively on 30 000 + patients with no complications against conditions as persistent and difficult to treat such as cellulite, psoriasis, diabetic ulcers, venous insufficiency and stretch marks.