I keep it real and honest. There is no doubt that I am all about preserving my health and maintaining my aesthetic. I am a resourceful woman and I am here to share some more info on the treatments I swear by. Aesthetics 11 was a big part of the prep I did for my pregnancy. It is a big part of my training and recovery life. It made it possible for me to shrink back 7 days post partum. Yes my entire lifestyle contributes to my aesthetic but body treatments is part of refining yourself and gaining that extra assistance. I am in no position to pretend I don’t care about these things. I care very much for beauty and these things. I often get asked these questions so I’ve done a Q&A on the topic – ALL THINGS BODY @ Aesthetics 11!
1. How do I know what treatment is best for me?
I personally love ALL their treatments and each one has its own place. As women we have a variety of concerns, there is no magic pill. We have to be flexible with all our resources and work with what is available. As each women’s body is unique Aesthetics 11, offers a 30 min FREE body consultation where you can discuss your individual concerns and body goals. Your therapist will assess your areas of concern and recommend which treatment or combination of treatments will deliver the best results for you as an individual.
2. Why would you do the Venus Body contouring treatment instead of the Endermologie body contouring?
The RF Venus Body Contouring treatment is a targeted body contouring and skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency heat and magnetic fields to to help shrink localised fat deposits, firm loose skin and fade stretch marks. It is recommended when you want to target one or two hard-to-hit problem areas that areas resistant to diet and exercise, such as the tummy roll, love handles, bra bulges, knee folds, upper arms, inner thighs and buttocks.
It was perfect for my overstretched belly post partum. I’ve also always been upper body heavy and carry a lot of extra fat in my upper arms. With years of exercise and eating clean I was never really happy with the texture of my skin on my arms. I also feel a lot of this is hormonal. RF really assisted with almost shrinking the skin around the areas I was already working so hard on toning.
The Endermologie Lipomassage treatment is a full body, body shaping and cellulite reduction treatment that uses multidirectional motorised rollers and suction to lift and reshape body contours, firm the skin, smooth cellulite and drain excess fluid and toxins. It is especially recommended for the gynoid / pear-shaped figure to re-sculpt and uplift flat, flabby or fatty buttocks, smooth cellulite, eliminate “banana bulge” and “saddlebags” and reshape the legs and calves.
Endermologie was the game changer for me during my pregnancy with Haydar. It assisted with my water weight, it kept it in control, because it offers such great circulation properties and lymph drainage treatment. I feel Endo prepared my skin for pregnancy. My skin has never been so tight and so smooth 9 months after birth. I don’t have any cellulite.
Of course the choice of treatment depends on the persons individual concerns and budget, areas to be treated, and end body goals. Often a combination of treatments is used to achieve the best results.
3. Can I achieve a result after just one treatment?
Can you eat one salad and be lean? Can you do one 5km jog and be fit? Do you shave once and not expect hair to grow back? We need to be honest with ourselves. You can’t reverse years of poor eating habits and lack of movement with only one day of healthy eating or one gym session, so neither can you with only one body contouring treatment.
Both the Venus and the Endermologie body contouring treatments use non-surgical, non-aggressive technology that works by reactivating the body’s natural fat release process (lipolysis) and restoring healthy fibroblast functioning. A course of treatment are thus required in order to rejuvenate healthy cellular activity.
4. How many treatments are required and how often?
For the Venus Body contouring most patients require a course of at least 6-8 weekly treatments per targeted area.
For Endermologie a course of at least 12 sessions is recommended, with at least 2 sessions per week for the first 4 weeks and then sessions can be gradually spaced out weekly and eventually biweekly.
I saw results after 6 sessions but I really am reaping all the rewards of my hard work over the years now as I’ve gotten older. My sister always asks, “Is it all the boiled eggs? Is it the green juice? Is it boxing? Is it Aesthetics 11 treatments?” lol I always say ITS EVERYTHING. EVERY DAY OR EVERY OTHER DAY! Realistically the results and number of sessions required will vary according to the age, body morphology, physiology, hormonal status, eating habits and exercise level of the individual. The treatment results are cumulative. The more you do, the better you’ll feel – and the more it shows!
5. Do I need to follow a healthy diet and exercise during my treatments?
Yes a healthy lifestyle – with a nutritionally balanced diet and moderate exercise is important to achieve any type of lifelong results. Diet and exercise go hand in hand, as does stress and sleep quality. Both the Venus and the Endermologie treatment stimulate the body’s own natural process for fat release (lipolysis) from the fat cells, so it is important to exercise regularly in order to burn off the released fat, by elevating your heart rate.
6. How long do the results last?
After your initial course of body treatments, your skin tightening results will continue to improve for up to 3-4 months after the end of your course as the new healthy collagen is laid down. Results may then last for months to a year, depending on your age, lifestyle and hormonal changes. To maintain results, it is important to keep stimulating the fat cells and fibroblasts on a continual basis to prevent them from reverting back to a state of inactivity.
After an initial Endermologie program, one maintenance session once or twice a month is recommended. After the initial Venus body course, one maintenance session every 1 to 3 months is recommended to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
I’d include Endermologie and or Venus body treatments in their anti-aging body routine, just like I use my eye cream lol, it should become a lifestyle, well for me at least. I’ll pop in now and then for some maintenance and especially when I’m getting ready for a shoot or event and when my body is too sore for words from all my training.
7. What does it feel like and is there any downtime?
Both treatments are non-invasive and 100% pain-free with no down time. If You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment. Venus treatments are delivered in a relaxing, massage-like session. The applicator will slowly get warmer until your skin reaches the needed temperature and stays within that temperature range for the duration of the treatment time. You therapist is able to fully adjust the system to maintain the required temperature while ensuring your comfort. Our patients often describe the treatment as feeling like a hot stone massage.
Endermologie feels like a comfortable and relaxing deep tissue massage. Although intense at times, it is totally pain-free. During and after the session, clients describe having a true sense of well-being and lightness. It replaced my trips to the physio and thai ladies and my muscle recovery is immediate!
I recommend all their treatments to my clients who struggle with stubborn skin and elasticity loss after initial bulk weight loss. It is truly an investment!
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