Shaping - Treatment Process
Day of Treatment
Make the most of your treatment by eating healthily and exercising on the day of the treatment.
If on the day of the treatment the body is in "calorie deficit", i.e. if you have not eaten any fattening food and/or if you have exercised, then the fat released by the treatment will be oxidised for energy. Therefore, eating healthily and exercising on the same day maximises the effects of any cellulite/fat removal treatment.
On the other hand, if on the day of the treatment you eat normally (or even worse, excessively), you are sedentary or you drink alcohol, then the body will redeposit some of the excess calories back into adipose tissues around the body. The adipose tissues on the treated areas will be less receptive towards the absorption of fat, but some fat will be redeposited into adipose tissues throughout the body.
So, eating normally or excessively and being sedentary on the same day minimises the effects of any fat/cellulite removal treatment, while on the other hand, dieting and exercising on the day of the treatment will maximise the results of the treatment and your investment in it.
The procedure will release fat from the cellulite tissues into the bloodstream. Therefore it is important that on the day of the treatment you eat only vegetables, salads and very lean protein (e.g. fish, chicken/turkey breast etc.) in order to burn the released fat and make the most of your treatment.
Avoid any type of starch (e.g. rice, bread, potatoes, pasta etc.), sugary food and drinks (such as cakes, croissants, muffins, coffee/tea with sugar or honey etc), fruits (including juices, smoothies, etc.), alcohol, and fat of any kind (including oils, nuts, seeds and cheese) on the day of the treatment. This is to prevent the body from re-depositing excess fat back into the fat cells.
Consider the day of the treatment as a detox day where you are allowed to eat any vegetable you like in any quantity (except carrots and beetroots) as well as fish and chicken breast.
- Drink at least 2 litres of water before your treatment and another 2 litres the day after your treatment.
- Walk or exercise at least 20 minutes per day and have a healthy diet.
- Do not drink ANY alcohol or caffeine in the day of treatment or 48hrs after.
- Do not have a hot shower (warm is fine), spa or sauna straight after treatment.
- Diet: Follow a fat free, low starch, low sugar diet for best results.
TreatmentIt is important to not wear any tight fitting clothing or undergarments to the treatment or to wear after the treatment.
The first step is to examine the problem area, determine the treatment area and record circumference and/or fat thickness measurements.
The treatment is much like a massage. You will undress and then lay (draped) on a very comfortable, heated, treatment/massage table.
The treatment area will be cleansed.
A fat/cellulite reducing, stimulating cream will be applied to the treatment area. This may alternatively be incorporated into the ultrasound gel.
A large metal electrode plate will be placed under your buttocks in order to provide a return path for the RF monopolar energy. This plate must remain in constant contact with skin throughout the entire treatment.
Ultrasound gel will be applied to the targeted area and the hand piece placed in contact with the skin. The therapist will move the hand piece, using a variety of massage like movements, over the targeted area. The target area is subdivided into several smaller areas that are treated in succession. Each of these smaller areas will be treated for several minutes.
The treatment area will heat up. You will experience high pitched sound from the ultrasound and tingling and heat from the RF energy. The duration of this portion of the treatment varies from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area and the thickness of the fat layer.
Once cavitation is complete, an ultra relaxing lymphatic massage (or recommended Swedish style massage) stimulates circulation and ensures the broken down fat cells move through the lymphatic system to be removed from your body. This portion of the treatment lasts 45 to 60 minutes.
Post Treatment Instructions
Vigorous exercise before and/or after the treatment is ideal for even more pronounced results.