Posts Tagged ‘fat reduction’

China could benefit from fat reduction as obesity rates soar

July 1, 2010

Far reduction treatments could be on the cards for some of China’s population as wealth makes obesity rates soar.

Some citizens of this wealthy nation are finding that they have large disposable incomes, which means they’re spending more money and buying more things. This includes food, which has seen obesity rates soar in recent years.

Currently at 100 million, the number of obese people living in China is relatively small to its overall population, but experts predict that this number could double within just five years.

If China acts now, they can avoid a potential public health crisis further down the line.

Obesity is a gradual condition, but once people get there, it can be very difficult to get back into shape.

To avoid letting weight gain get too far, and to dodge being diagnosed as clinically obese, the traditional advice of following a healthy balance diet and getting regular exercise is just what the doctor ordered. Fat reduction treatments, such as mesotherapy can give your weightloss attempt a boost by breaking down fats and moving them naturally out of the lymphatic system.

Here’s a picture of one of our real clients who underwent mesotherapy fat reduction treatment – so you can see it really works:

Fat reduction by mesotherapy - real before and after images


Rowing the new celebrity fat reduction technique

June 10, 2010

Rowing is the latest celebrity fat reduction technique providing an almost head-to-toe full body workout.

Working 84% of the body’s muscles, rowing is a great technique to tone the arms and legs, get rid of bingo wings and tighten the stomach muscles. The biggest bonus is that you get to do this while sitting down!

It’s the perfect exercise technique for busy women who cannot find the time for a full workout. We would recommend doing this in the morning or evening while catching up with the news or watching the soaps – afterall, women are the best multi-taskers! What’s more, an hour on the rower will burn up to 1,000 calories and provides great cardio exercise!

And if you have an area of stubborn fat that just won’t shift, but cosmetic surgery isn’t for you, mesotherapy can be a wonderful complementary fat reduction treatment when used alongside a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. Some say it’s lipo without the suction!

By introducing concentrations of key minerals to targeted areas of the skin and body, mesotherapy works in the same natural way as the body by breaking down excess fat and moving it through the lymphatic system.

With bikini season well within sight, perhaps it’s time to invest in a good rowing machine and book in for a course of mesotherapy?

Forget fat reduction, models are now airbrushed to look fatter

May 18, 2010

It seems that women just can’t win – one minute they’re being told they’re too fat, the next minute they’re too thin.

Health gurus Holland and Barratt have recently come under fire for airbrushing a model – not to make her appear slimmer – but to add around half a stone to make her look ‘healthy’.

Here at SkinGenesis, we like to promote health and wellbeing, but we also appreciate that women, and men, come in all shapes and sizes and it’s all about finding a weight, shape and size that you are comfortable with and one that is indeed healthy for you.

We believe that if there wasn’t so much pressure for everyone to achieve this make-believe notion of ‘perfection’, i.e. all looking the same, people would be more comfortable with how they look.

At the same time however, it’s good to have advice and guidance from bodies such as the Department of Health. Tackling obesity is currently a big priority for the Government, encouraging people to achieve a healthy weight for a healthy life.

A balanced diet and regular exercise is a sure-fire way to start shedding the pounds, but sometimes there will be areas of the body where stubborn fat just won’t shift. Usually it’s the hip, thighs, tummy and bottom areas that are the worst culprits.

Certain exercises and machines can work these areas more intensely, and you should consult a fitness instructor to advise on the best regime. Fat reduction treatments, such as Eporex mesotherapy can also assist in getting rid of fat, as part of a healthy weight-loss programme.

M&S anti-cellulite knickers… haven’t we been here before?

April 29, 2010

M&S have today come under fire after making unproven claims about their new cellulite busting pants… but hang on, haven’t we been here before?

SCALA made similar claims around this time last year after launching their famous hotpants, which claimed to ‘melt away’ fat. You can read our blog post from May 2009 here: Hot pants cellulite treatment

Now forgive us for being a bit cynical, afterall we love to entertain a gimmick or two when it comes along, but if it was really as easy as slipping on a pair of knickers to combat the problem that affects up to 90% of women in the UK, there wouldn’t be a problem, would there?

Cellulite is a complex body condition and it’s unlikely that there will ever be a permanent cure.

The M&S knickers, as described on the website, make it sound so easy, listing ingredients such as: “Caffeine, to slim and tone; Vitamin E, to help protect against ageing; and soothing Aloe Vera, to smooth. These are held in place by millions of micro-bubbles, then released onto your skin as you move.”

If only it was that simple! It really isn’t and if you definitely want to get rid of cellulite, it comes through hours of exercise, eating healthily and drinking water – and that’s just for starters. Mesotherapy is also a fantastic natural cellulite treatment that helps mobilise the fat and reduce the lumpy, orange peel effects that are so common on womens legs and bottoms.

A quick fix these undergarments might provide, but if you’re looking for a more long-term cellulite solution that will work, it’s probably best to consult an expert and look further afield than your usual local shopping haunts.

Here’s an example of one of our clients, who was 35 at the time of treatment. The results speak for themselves:

Before mesotherapy

After mesotherapy

Cellulite treatment for bank holiday spa-goers

April 28, 2010
Cellulite treatment - After

Cellulite treatment - After

Cellulite treatment - Before

With a few bank holiday weekends on the horizon, a city spa-break with the girls might be just what the doctor ordered, but is the thought of sporting a onepiece and flashing the thighs clouding this otherwise blissful (and might i say brilliant) idea?

Cellulite is the bane of many women’s lives, affecting up to 90% of the UK female population. Many people have tried and tested every single fat-busting cream under the sun, and still it sits there, all lumpy and orange-peel-like, making you reach for the linen trousers in summer instead of that new bikini.

Whilst some creams can help, the effects are usually short-lived, which doesn’t offer much value for money.

Eporex cellulite treatment is the only treatment that addresses the fundamental causes of cellulite, which occurs when skin tissue is weakened coupled with the pressure of pockets of fat. This causes the sunken, dimply texture.

Also called mesotherapy, the treatment gets to the root of the problem and simultaneously strengthens and firms the skin while dispersing the micro-pockets of subcutaneous fat.  This gives the skin a lovely healthy, even, toned appearance.

How does Cellulite Reduction Treatment work when people tell me you can’t get rid of cellulite?

The treatment introduces concentrated amounts of more than a dozen natural vitamins, minerals and amino acids  into the subcutaneous fat layer where cellulite exists.  These non-toxic ingredients already exist in the body in small quantities or there are enzymes within the body that act in the same way.

They all have vital functions and one of the key ingredients is an organic mineral that corrects irregular tissue in the body including the hardened tissue that has trapped fats and fluids from circulating normally and shows up as cellulite.

Other ingredients make the local fat more easily burnt as energy by the body and stimulate the cells, providing them with the necessary ingredients to function correctly.

The treatment comes with the unique SkinGenesis guarantee and the before and after shots above are of our own 35 year old client.

It costs from £75 per treatment, with a typical course lasting 7 weeks. We have offers on our mesotherapy treatments at the moment (April/May 2010) so book your free consultation now and see if we could help you look gorgeous this summer, and get ready to hit those spas!

So will it be Budapest? Iceland? Turkey? Take your pick!

Get your perfect beach body safely with fat reduction treatment

April 22, 2010

Leading non-surgical cosmetic specialist SkinGenesis is warning slimmers of the risks of desperate crash diets and exercise regimes in a quest for the perfect beach body ahead of the holiday season.

Peter Beard, director of SkinGenesis is urging people to plan ahead for weightloss attempts to avoid potential health risks caused by last minute crash diets and short-lived intensive exercise regimes.

Peter said: “Sudden bursts of intensive exercise can be a shock to the body and can put it under an unfamiliar amount of strain. Crash diets have a similar effect as they’re usually lacking in essential nutrients and calories, which can actually do more harm than good.

“Everyone likes to look good at the beach, however any attempts to lose weight should be well planned and carried out at a gradual, sensible pace. This will not only provide better results in shedding the pounds, but will ensure that you’re looking after your body and your health too.”

An increasing number of people are also turning to the knife to assist with their weightloss programmes and undergoing surgical operations such as liposuction and tummy tucks.

Expertly developed, alternative fat reduction treatments such as laser and mesotherapy have been used for years to help people get rid of excess fat quickly and naturally when coupled with a sensible exercise regime and a healthy balanced diet.

Mesotherapy has long been the secret of many a Parisian woman who needed to lose body fat and dates back to the 1960s. Now a modern, innovative technique, mesotherapy is a seven week programme and requires zero needles or invasive procedures when it is delivered using a process called Isophoresis.

By introducing small quantities of concentrated natural ingredients normally found in the body, such as amino acids, precisely into the targeted areas, troublesome fat is mobilised with no risk of discomfort, bruising, scabbing or infection.

SkinGenesis is a non-surgical cosmetic expert with clinics in Leeds, Manchester and Chester.

For more information on how you can plan ahead and aid your bikini diet this summer to look fabulous on the beach, visit the SkinGenesis website

Fat reduction technique: Eat Seaweed to fight the flab

March 22, 2010

Everyone is always saying how friendly those geordies are, and scientists at Newcastle University would go to the bottom of the ocean and back to help tackle obesity – and guess what?! They have!

Forget swapping your Cadburys for carrot sticks. And ditching your car in favour of the bike every morning. Seaweed could hold the answer to all our prayers when it comes to avoiding obesity.

Seaweed fibres could soon be added to foods that are regularly consumed, such as bread and biscuits, which apparently reduces the body’s fat uptake by up to 75%, which, as the BBC reports, is better than some anti-obesity programmes.

But before you go and get your snorkel, you might want to wait until it’s all tried and tested. The findings are currently in the trial and development process, but we reckon they could be onto a major breakthrough here if successful. How fantastic would it be to know that you’re actually helping your body by eating carb-laden products like bread?!

In the meantime, if you want a fat reduction boost while you’re waiting, why not have a look at mesotherapy? This technique dates back years and was originally developed in Paris. The results speak for themselves and all our clients speak very highly of it. And so do we.

With the summer season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to give it a whirl – and then you’ll be in shape to dive in for that seaweed!

Alcohol helps you lose weight? We’re not so sure

March 9, 2010

Latest news reports state that moderate drinking of red wine is likely to help you lose weight and reduce fat, but with each small glass totalling around 120 calories – is it really worth the risk?

In recent years we’ve had it drilled into us that drinking alcohol puts on weight, that it’s fattening and basically quite bad for your health. But then we’ve also been told that drinking like they do on the continent – the odd small glass with a meal or in the evening – can actually be quite beneficial…

We don’t know about you, but we’re a bit confused. And drinking wine would certainly not be on the top of our ‘most effective weightloss methods’ list! We predict that most people (i.e. those outside of the controlled conditions of any piece of research) would probably just gain weight and be more unhappy with their size than when they started.

It was also acknowledged that the results of the research would also have been affected by individuals’ lifestyle choices, such as exercise and diet.

We don’t think there’s anything more effective than good old fashioned exercise for losing weight, either down the gym or running round a park, as well as making healthy choices when it comes to which foods you eat. The occasional treat is fine – even wine! Just as long as you do everything in moderation. And if you want to be certain of shifting some fat – perhaps for a birthday, wedding or other special occasion – mesotherapy fat reduction treatments can work wonders!

Mesotherapy fat reduction treatments - before and after

Overweight couple take on radical fat reduction in order to fly

March 2, 2010

An overweight couple from Southampton have dramatically lost over 210lbs after being told to move on a flight to spread out their weight, the BBC reports.

Alan and Jan Coupe decided to take on their biggest weightloss challenge yet after being told to switch seats on a flight from Southampton to Guernsey to balance out the weight. Embarrassed and slightly horrified, this was the push that was needed to kick start Alan and Jan’s new, slimmer life.

And they say they couldn’t be happier! They can now see the reasons why airlines decide to charge additional levies on additional weight – and not just for an extra suitcase. Jan says she would urge other people who may currently struggle with their weight to get the help they need to live a healthier lifestyle.

Watch their video at the link above.

Many of our clients at SkinGenesis approach us for help in shifting their excess weight, and through a tried and tested fat reduction method called mesotherapy, our results are outstanding and just keep getting better. The before and after shots of one of our clients shows just how dramatic the effects can be (Top tip: apply fake tan to accentuate the weightloss!):

Fat reduction treatment, before and after

Dove ad targets young girls to prevent unnecessary cosmetic surgery

February 26, 2010

We’ve spotted yet another hard-hitting ‘natural beauty’ campaign from Dove, which at the end urges parents to talk to their daughters before the beauty industry does.

We are firm believers in maximising on people’s natural beauty and encourage healthy lifestyles, natural non-surgical cosmetic treatments and making people feel great in their own skin.

Of course we all have our ‘ugly days’, where we wish we were just that little bit thinner, had a few less wrinkles, but there’s a lot to be said of embracing your shape and features and just being happy!

We’re strong supporters of these Dove beauty campaigns from across the pond and although they may contain some strong messages and graphic images, perhaps that’s what is needed to show the media that not everyone will be pressured into trying to find that ‘perfect body’ – because guess what? It doesn’t exist.