There's a real buzz around non-invasive fat-reducing treatments at the moment. But do they actually work? HELLO! Fashion puts one to the test.
What it is: LoveLite's Lipoglaze is a revolutionary fat-reduction procedure that claims to reduce fat from 11 per cent to 59 per cent in one treatment.
How it works: The procedure gently heats up and then cryogenically freezes stubborn fatty deposits in order to destroy fat cells. The body then gets rid of the waste tissue over the next few weeks.
Our review: HELLO! visited the state-of-the-art clinic on Harley Street to try the treatment. The therapist thoroughly explained the procedure and answered our (many!) questions before we began.
The area that we decided to have treated, the stomach, was pulled into a machine. This is a strange sensation – it feels tight and slightly uncomfortable, but is not painful. The discomfort eases up after a few minutes and the treatment lasts for an hour.
Shortly afterwards, we noticed slight bruising on the stomach, but that is something that we had been warned about prior to the treatment.
Several weeks later, we have noticed a definite smoothing in the abdominal area that was treated. The results aren't drastic – the area treated was very localised – but there has been a definite flattening effect in the midsection.
Prices range from £600 to £1000, visit loveliteuk.co.uk for more information or call 0845 5050 805.