Along with the exciting new relationship and the endless foodie adventures we go on together, one unwanted side effect is of course the weight gain. Before you all come around telling me I don’t look it at all, I just want to say that I’m pretty good at hiding the extra wobble by dressing appropriately. Although personally I don’t have a problem with gaining a bit of weight (sign of a happy relationship I’ll say), I won’t say no if I’m offered to review a slimming treatment of course. Especially when it’s one as non-invasive as BTL Aesthetics’ Vanquish Fat Removal Therapy.
Many thanks to Tim who very kindly pointed out I have a visible tummy at one of the recent events, he introduced me to Alainn Clinic, who agreed to let me experience the effects of the brand new BTL Aesthetics Vanquish Me System. A little information about Vanquish: it uses safe Radiofrequency technology to destroy unwanted fat calls and can be targeted the tummy, love handles and the back (you can imagine the most common area to be treated is probably the abdomen). It heats the fat in the abdomen without harming the skin or muscles, and has been proven to be effective to shed those last few stubborn inches of fat.
Front reception of Alainn Clinic.
Alainn Clinic is tastefully decorated, you won’t even feel like you’ve walked into a medical facility.
Dr Nurul runs this clinic and she obtained her degree in Dublin, Ireland, hence the Irish inspired name for the clinic.
To initiate the therapy, first a consultation with Dr Nurul to explain about the treatment and just to make sure I was comfortable enough to proceed with this. The treatment itself lasts about 30 minutes and you’ll require at least 4-6 sessions to complete the treatment. Apart from being completely non-invasive (non contact, even) there are way less side effects compared to other procedures too. I was told to expect warm sensation during the treatment and perhaps some skin redness after the treatment, some people also might experience small tender lumps after the treatment, which are basically lumps of fat tissues before breaking down to be eliminated.
Moving on to the treatment room, the standard procedures includes measuring the abdoment of course.
WARNING: PICTURES OF ME WITH NO MAKEUP. AVERT IF YOU ARE EATING YOUR BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. Hah.
I might have been sucking in just when this photo was taken. There will be a proper before and after picture at the end of treatment, I promise.
Weighing in. Check out my sexy gown totally matching my hair and top.
All ready for the “roasting” session.
Once that is all done, time for me to climb on to the bed and the machine is then applied over my abdomen. It gets very close to the skin but does not touch it at all.
When the machine is cranked up to full, I did actually feel my tummy warming up, with intermittent “jabbing” sensation in my flank. But everything is tolerable. For those who are more sensitive to pain/heat, the team will determine your tolerance to adjust the dose. Then it’s a matter of relaxing for the next 30 minutes. They put on a movie for me so the 30 minutes went by super quickly.
After the treatment, I was measured again (generally not expecting to lose anything right after treatment though) and given a glass of water. It’s crucial to drink up around 2L of water after treatment, keep up a healthy diet and do some light exercise to help it along.
I’m looking forward to completing the treatment! Will tell you more when the time comes.
Alainn Clinic is located at:
J-G-5 Jalan SS7/26,
Park Lane Commercial Hub,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Telephone: 03-78028099 or 0122710301
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 9.30am – 6.00pm.
More info on BTL Aesthetics at http://www.btlaesthetics.com/