3D Lipo is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction offering a powerful new dimension in non-surgical fat removal, the treatment of cellulite and skin tightening for both the face and body.
Suitable for, and equally popular with both men and women, the treatment causes minimal discomfort, gives instant results and no down time. A huge hit with all those who choose this non-surgical approach rather than go under the knife.
Whether you are looking for general inch loss or just target that tricky muffin top you can’t shift at the gym, 3D Lipo is the perfect treatment to help.
Dr Joanna Lovatt provides a thorough consultation and creates a bespoke course of treatments specifically to suit your goals and since offering 3D Lipo treatments to our clients, we have been able to compile a list of frequently asked questions to address any concerns about the 3D Lipo process.
The treatment is perfect for post-baby bellies and resistant bums, tums and thighs being a safe, non-invasive procedure giving fabulous results.
How does 3D Lipo work?
3D Lipo combines fat freezing, ultrasound for fat reduction, radio frequency for skin tightening and vacuum rollering to reduce cellulite and improve overall skin tone.
Unlike other lipo offerings, 3D Lipo uses cavitation and cryolipolysis that physically destroys fat cells. The advantage of this is that clients are not required to exercise post-treatment in order to metabolise the released fat, which is a significant advantage over existing methods.
The cryolipolysis technology (otherwise known as fat freezing) is a unique combination of electro and cryo therapy which causes 20-40% of the fat cells in the treated area to die in a natural way and dissolve over the course of three months.
Price: From £200.00
Cryolipolysis selectively targets the water content of the fat cell. A temperature of -5°C is applied to the problem area and maintained for a pre-determined time period to damage the fat cells, but is not cold enough to freeze the skin or any other soft tissue structures. The damaged fat cells begin a natural removal process through the body’s lymphatic system that continues for up to 4 months, causing the area to shrink in size.
Cryolipolysis is most suitable for stubborn pockets of fat which people struggle to get rid of through diet and exercise e.g. ‘love handles’. It can be used on many different areas of the body - abdomen, thighs, knees, chin, chest (men), back, stomach, waist, inner thigh, hips and upper arms.
During the treatment, one or two cryolipolysis heads are placed on the area, and a vacuum will pull the fat pocket into the cryo head. The heads are left on for between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the area with often only a single treatment being needed. Results are visible within 6 to 8 weeks with the maximum benefit being noticeable between 4-6 months.
Price: From £120.00
Ultrasound cavitation is body sculpting with no anaesthesia, no scars, no downtime and presents a risk-free alternative to liposuction. It is perfect for generalised inch loss, being particularly popular for tums, bums and thighs.
Cavitation is a natural phenomenon based on low frequency ultrasound. The ultrasound produces a strong wave of pressure to fat cell membranes. A fat cell membrane cannot withstand this pressure and subsequently is broken down. It releases the contents which are enzymatically changed into constituent parts and processed by the liver.
A large handheld probe at a warm temperature is applied to the skin working in a circular motion, lasting between 30 to 40 minutes. For optimal results, this is then followed by RF and 3D Dermology.
Whilst there is usually a measureable improvement after just one treatment, most people find that six to eight sessions is best for fantastic results.
Price: From £80.00
For many clients, fat reduction is only part of their concern. There is also a desire to improve the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin in specific areas of the body. This can be done as part of fat reduction or as a stand-alone treatment.
The 3D Lipo three-dimensional approach to the problem ensures that not only will you experience fat reduction and cellulite improvement from cavitation, but with the addition of radio frequency, we are also able to add targeted skin tightening.
Radiofrequency energy penetrates the skin layers causing contraction of collagen fibres and accelerates the production of new collagen and elastin. This tightens the skin layers creating a smoother, healthier and younger looking skin.
Whilst you will notice a difference after one session, a series of treatments is usually required to get the best results.
3D Dermology adds vacuum skin rolling to enhance the 3D Lipo treatment process by encouraging lymphatic drainage and improving the appearance of cellulite.
A combination of 3D Dermology and Radio Frequency results in significant cellulite reduction.