Producers of cosmetics, slimming devices, massage therapeutists, the search for the Holy Grail in slimming methods culminates this year towards… combined laser therapy. Carpe Professional, the Antwerp Clinic specializing in botox treatments, fillers, peelings and laser therapy, offering also personalized and tailor made advice, introduces now in the search to the perfect body the combined laser therapy. We tested for you a tailor made version of this treatment method.
“Over the last 30 years we established a solid reputation in laser treatments”, tells us cosmetic and dermatological surgeon Dr. Ilan Karvani. “Expertise wich is now very useful in our search for the perfect body. We combined our experience with the best lasers in the market. We developed in this way a combination therapy which contrary to many other therapies allows us to combat sagging skin and fat tissues effectively.”
Not during lunch break
We decided to give it a try and chose a combined treatment of our belly skin tissue. Quite an extensive operation wich will take not less than 1,5 hours. This is not a treatment which you can take during lunch hour. With the cocoon, a brand new radio frequency device, our skin tissue is first heated to a temperature of 42 degrees, which does melt our fat cells. To achieve this effect, specialist in charge, Dr. Ingrid van Riet, massages the different zones of our belly skin tissue for some 4-5 minutes. “We have specific laser heads adapted to the different treatments”, explains us Dr. Ingrid van Riet. “Some heads are suited for belly tissue, others for instance are more indicated for eliminating cellulitis on the (upper) legs. The new heads have the advantage that we can use them without contact gel, eliminating also the risk for skin burns. The other advantage in using this RF is that it reaches very fast the desired temperature, wich makes the treatment even more effective.”
The skin in shock…
Now follows the treatment with the so called Coolerfit. Our skin is sucked rather deeply into an elongated funnel. This is initially rather painful, but then the vacuum sets in and this has an aneasthetic effect. The Coolerfit – what’s in a name – now gradually starts to freeze our skin, down to a temperature of minus 2 degrees Celsius. Once this temperature is reached, the skin tissue is cooled further down rather swiftly to -7°. the whole process takes about fifty minutes. Our skin is rather red when taken out of the funnel, but does not feel painful at all.
Fat removal through vibration
The third part of the treatment is rather noisy, and can be compared with the use of a piqueur. Fortunately, this part of the treatment takes only a few minutes. The Ultra Schock Z-wave will remove the frozen fat cells by crushing them through vibration. You can compare this technique with crushing ice cubes, but again this is not painful at all. It feels rather like slightly squeezing your skin. “This sensation is rather normal, as the fat cells are lying just beneath the skin surface.” explains us Dr. Ingrid van Riet. “The device also enhances the production of collagene which firms and strengthens the skin tissue. Five minutes later we are ready. But this is not the end of the treatment. As an extra, Dr. Ingrid van Riet injects in several places of our belly fosfatidylcholine. A natrual, soya based product which will help evacuate the fat cells. “A few injections will cause some blue bruises” tells the doctor, “and we advise you to wait 24 hours before taking a hot bath or shower, but you shouldn’t notice any further side effects”, she concluded.
Nothing better on the market
Indeed, this was the case. The result of this first treatment is not overwhelming, and one is advised to take four to five treatments in order to achieve a clearly visible result. For the belly area, one should reckon with 295 Euros per treatment. As there is presently no better treatment on the market, this is certainly worth a try…
Info Carpe Professional, Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 162, 2020 Antwerp, tel. 03-230 40 50, www.carpe.be