Written by Kelle Salle
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Anyone who has struggled to lose weight in a certain area will know that it isn’t easy. As we all know, it isn’t possible to spot reduce fat, so you might need a little extra help reaching your fitness goals. The good news is that there are a variety of non-invasive body sculpting treatments that can help with this.
Body sculpting is a procedure that is used to reduce or eliminate excess fat. It also shapes areas of the body and tightens skin. The great thing about body sculpting is that you don’t have to treat one area at a time – you can have several areas treated at the same time to create the body shape you’ve always wanted. Depending on how consistent you are with your treatments, you can lose inches in weeks, with full results seen between 3-6 months.
Before we give you the lowdown on the best body sculpting treatments, we just want to add that while body sculpting can give you the figure you’ve always wanted, you will need to lead a healthy lifestyle to get the best results. Additionally, you should be asked to fill out a medical form before having the treatment and practitioners should always tell you a bit about the treatment and what to expect pre and post session.
The EMSCULPT Neo is an innovative body contouring procedure that works to burn fat and tone muscle by fusing two advanced technologies into one. It is the most advanced body contouring solution available to offer both muscle strength and fat loss in a short and effective treatment.
The treatment itself combines electromagnetic energy with radiofrequency stimulation to deplete fat cells and build up muscle mass. The electromagnetic fields trigger thousands of muscle contractions that are equivalent to 24,000 crunches, offering a more defined, toned and slimmer figure.
What to expect?
Before starting treatment, I would recommend choosing which area you want to focus on a few days in advance. I decided to treat my upper thigh area because it has always been difficult for me to lose weight there, no matter how many exercises I do. The contractions are intense but gradual, so you have time to get used to them before you really feel the effects. Each treatment is just 30 minutes long, so it’s perfect for anyone who’s looking for something quick. It isn’t painless, however, everyone has different pain thresholds so if it does get uncomfortable, you can always ask your practitioner to reduce the intensity.
Price: £650 for an individual session or £2,500 for a course of four on one area
Endermologie has been around for over 35 years. The patented technology offers combined therapy for those who want to take a holistic approach to wellness. The technologies, which are used by the French LPG group, gently stimulate the skin to reactivate dormant cellular activity. The procedure offers a host of medical, beauty and wellness benefits and is regarded as a great recommendation for a pre-event treatment when you want to glow with no downtime. It’s 100% natural and painless, with instant results and no side effects.
What to expect?
You’ll need to wear a white bodysuit to have endermologie, which you’ll need to buy separately. What I love about endermologie is that it targets the entire body in one go. It feels like you’re having a really nice massage. You can feel the treatment head gripping your body like a human hand. It comes with different intensities and it feels comfortable around your organs yet nice and strong on the quads. If you get this treatment, you might find that you prefer how it feels in some areas compared to others, which isn’t a bad thing. For example, it felt nicer on my thighs than it did on the sides of my tummy because there’s a lot less skin in that area, so it’s definitely something to keep in mind and as always, tell your practitioner if you’re feeling any pain. The treatment is 45 minutes, which isn’t too long when you consider the fact that your whole body gets a massage. I loved how therapeutic it felt, so much so that I was very close to falling asleep on the table.
Price: £90 for an introductory session which includes an initial consultation and body and goal assessment and plan
NuEra Tight is a personalised, radiofrequency treatment that reduces fat, wrinkles and cellulite. It also tightens skin. The treatment delivers natural looking results that last longer and feels like a comfortable hot stone massage. What sets NuEra Tight apart from other body sculpting treatments out there is their unparalleled treatment depth control. Targeting the treatment to the right tissue depth looks different for everyone and the NuEra Tight targets tissue at the exact depth which yields the best results, making them last longer and look more natural too.
What to expect?
If a hot stone massage is your go-to whenever you have a spa day or spa break, then you’ll definitely like this treatment. There are three different depths (superficial heating and penetration, medium deep heating and deep heating) so you’ll be able to find something that works for you. The treatment was really comfortable which surprised me because you don’t really associate heat with ‘comfort’. I noticed that each heat level felt really pleasant. It was also really relaxing. Although you need a few treatments to see results, I did notice a difference in my skin’s appearance after just one session – it was much smoother and tighter. Also, I didn’t feel too sore the next day. What I will say about all of the body sculpting treatments I’ve had is that I felt an improvement in my mobility and endurance the next time I worked out. I’ve been going to the gym for just over two months now and I feel like I’m able to push myself a lot more which is great.
Price: £200 for one session, £700 for three sessions, £1,000 for six sessions or £1,300 for eight sessions