Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the i-lipo Ultra treatment is currently available in Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria at the Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, West Rand, Illovo, Irene, Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Durban and Umhlanga.
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.
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 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 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.
Abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, batwings, bra bulges, double chin, knees, ankles and male breast fat reduction.
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 four 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.
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 remodelling become evident.
For cellulite and body sculpturing, i-lipo Ultra uses non- invasive laser lipolysis technology with suction and lipomassge. 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
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.
You may experience a very mild warming sensation of the skin under each treatment pad towards the end of each 10 minute section of the treatment. Patients with very dark or tanned skin colour may experience slight redness in small dots where each laser aperture was located on the skin. This is temporary and can remain for several hours after the treatment. In very extreme cases this may develop into temporary hyper-pigmentation and may last for a day or two.
i-Lipo Ultra is contraindicated for the following patients:
- Thyroid Gland Dysfunction
- Uncontrolled Hypertension
- Cardiac Arrhythmias or Heart Disease
- Recent or current history of cancer, or actively undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatment
- Liver/Kidney Disease
- Photosensitivity to 650-660nm of light
- Immuno-suppressed disorders
Yes, all skin types can safely and effectively be treated as i-lipo treatment is non invasive.
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She has always been a pleasure to deal with, always accommodating and very informative of all products available (old and new). Excellent service as always!
Nicole has treated me. She has been attentive and professional. I look forward to my treatment as she is cheerful and engaging. She is fantastic- Don't lose her!
My therapist is always friendly and has a smile on her face. I love my i-lipo arm treatments and will definitely come back for more. I recommend the Stellenbosch branch to everyone who wants to receive great service!
Cheray< has always been a pleasure to deal with always accommodating and very informative of all products available old and new.
Excellent service as always
My therapist has been wonderful in the past few treatment schedules I have had with her. She is very professional in her conduct, encouraging and helpful and also very friendly.
Teniela is an amazing person, loving and caring. Best therapist I have ever had, knowledge towards her treatment and products. Advised me very well!
I received the treatment on my arms. It was an extremely positive experience. She is a very good therapist and knowledgeable, explaining everything to me.
Best treatment I've ever had. Kelly is Brilliant as a therapist.
She is kind and caring. She gets as excited as I do when she sees progress.
I am definitely happy with my results.
Best treatment I've ever had. Kelly is brilliant as a therapist. She is kind and caring. She gets as excited as I do when she sees progress. I am thoroughly happy with the results.