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June 2018

TruSculpt 3D
TruSculpt 3D - The forever fat destroyer! Book one area and get the 2nd one half price or book two areas (at full price) and receive a complementary Laser Genesis facial worth $500.

Skinfresh is the first clinic to bring you this revolutionary, safe and effective fat reduction technology. There is no pain or down time. Each standard area takes 30 minutes to treat, so it's fast too!

Dr Frances Pitsilis has been following the research into fat reduction technologies for 10 years. She was not happy with the available technologies, nor the progress of the radio frequency technology until now.

Now Dr Pitsilis is of the opinion that the research and technology has matured and that this is the best technology for painless, quick fat reduction anywhere.

Trusculpt 3D is able to reduce the fat layer by 18-24% - permanently.

All skin types and colours can be safely treated.

Standard areas are - abdomen, flanks, arm fat ( bingo wings), bra fat, inner thighs, above knees - each takes 30 minutes to treat. So abdomen and flanks take an hour. We also do double chins.

Typically, results are seen after one treatment. Some patients may choose to have more treatments after that. You can have several areas treated in one session.

The treatment involves our nurse gently gliding the handpiece over the area to be treated. It warms up and many comment that it feels like a hot stone massage.

There is no down time afterwards. You can go straight back to normal activities! Some may feel slight tenderness afterwards which will resolve by the next day.

Results start to be seen at 8 weeks as the bodys lymphatics dispose of the dead fat cells. Improvement will be at maximum at 3 months. You can view the website here

You can find out whether this treatment is suitable for you by booking a FREE (15 min), no-obligation consultation with one of our nurses. ph 09 486 0030 or email reception@villagemedical.co.nz

 

Winter is the time to clean up your skin. Try our Photofacial Combination Therapy.

Every person ages at a different rate and in different ways. Some develop redness, age or sun spots. Others have fine lines or wrinkles. You may have one, two or all of these conditions. At the Skinfresh Clinic we use a combination of LimeLight, Laser Genesis and a Vascular laser to revitalise your appearance.

Now is the time to clean up your neck, chest and blotchy hands.

Pre-treatment preparation

The nurse will often suggest a skin care and internal health regime that will help optimize results. Stop the use of any self-tanners for at least 2-4 weeks prior the treatment.

Book your treatment now. A consultation is needed to assess your individual needs first.

 

Product of the Month

Cleansers AHA/BHA Cleanser (ph 3.0 - 4.0) Foaming Exfoliating Cleanser

Now that plastic beads are not allowed in skin exfoliation products, this is your best bet!

Ideal for the cosmetic management of:

  • Resilient skins
  • Normal
  • Impure, oily congested skin
  • Sun damage
  • Non-sensitive hyperpigmented skin
  • Shaving for men

Benefits:

  • Exfoliating
  • Cleansing
  • Purifying

Key Ingredients:

  • L-Lactic Acid - Refines and gently exfoliates
  • Salicylic Acid - Exfoliating and decongesting
  • Aloe Bera - Hydrating, soothing, calming and purifying
  • Canadian Willowherb - Soothing calming and antioxidant protection.

Usage:
AM/PM 2-3 times per week at first, increasing frequency as tolerated. Rinse skin with water, dispense 2-3 pumps into palm of hand and massage into the skin for at least 30 seconds using gentle circular movements. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat this process if wearing makeup or water resistance sunscreen.

 

Weight Loss Myths

What is the real truth about weight loss?

Below are some myths:

Small changes in food intake and/or exercise will produce large, long term weight changes.
This idea was based on the old idea that 3500 kcal equals 1 pound of weight. But it does not take into account the fact that energy requirements change as body mass changes over time. So, as weight is lost, it takes increasingly more exercise and reduced intake to perpetuate the loss.

Realistic weight-loss goals will keep people motivated.
This idea seems reasonable, but it is not supported by evidence. In fact, several studies have shown that people with very ambitious goals lose more weight (eg, TV's The Biggest Loser).

Slow, gradual weight loss is best for long-term success.
Actually, rapid weight loss via very-low-calorie diets resulted in significantly more weight loss (16% vs 10% of body weight) at 6 months, and differences in weight loss persisted up to 18 months (Int J Behav Med. 2010;17:161-167).

A bout of sexual activity burns 100 to 300 kcal per person.
With intense sexual activity, a 154-pound man burns approximately 3.5 kcal per minute. However, given that the average amount of time spent during one stimulation and orgasm session is about 6 minutes, this man might expend about 21 kcal total. But, he would burn about 7 kcal just lying on the couch, so that amount has to be subtracted, which gives a grand total of 14 kcals of energy expended.

Eating breakfast prevents obesity.
Actually, 2 studies showed no effect of eating vs skipping breakfast.

Adding fruits and vegetables to the diet results in weight loss.
Adding more calories of any type without making any other changes is likely to cause weight gain. Eating fruits and vegetables is healthful, however.

Weight cycling, aka "yoyo dieting," increases mortality.
The data are from observational studies and likely confounded by health status.

Facts about obesity and weight loss that are supported by data:

  • Moderate environmental changes can promote as much weight loss as even the best weight-loss drugs.
  • Diets do produce weight loss, but attempting to diet and telling someone to diet are not necessarily the same thing.
  • Physical activity does help in promoting weight loss and has health benefits even in the absence of weight loss.
  • For overweight children, involving the family and home environment in weight-loss efforts is ideal.
  • Providing actual meals or meal replacements works better for weight loss than does general advice about food choices.
  • Both weight-loss drugs and bariatric surgery can help achieve long-term weight loss in some individuals.

REFERENCE
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/778600

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