Last night in Chicago, Dr Steven Bloch (of BodyByBloch in Highland Park and Glenview) taught area physicians and their staff a thing or two about Liposonix at the Solta Medical Laser Symposium. The Liposonix system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (They call it HIFU) energy. It was very, very interesting! HIFU is being used in this application to non-invasively destroy targeted subcutaneous fat and deliver slimming (of 1 inch on average) results after a single, one-hour session.
Solta, the makers of Liposonix say " One Treatment, One Hour, One Inch..." (click for a vid)
Results are usually seen in 8 to 12 weeks (which is the time needed for the body to naturally process the treated fat). So, just make sure to weigh in at the same weight before you make any judgement calls. Many offices in the room have already been using it- and they all agreed that it works! Here's the Liposonix Website if you're interested.
Oh, and here's an interesting tidbit: To quantify the extent of the desire to lose fat in the waist area, Solta Medical sponsored “The State of Love Handles in America” nationwide survey of more than 1,000 women. They released survey findings that include:
- 62% of women say the part of their body they are most uncomfortable with is their tummy/love handles.
- 45% claim they would give up sex for one year to lose an inch.
- 66% would give up chocolate for one year to lose an inch.
- 75% would give up clothes shopping for one year to lose an inch.
SHOPPING though, you guys?!? Really???
Until next time, stay fabulous my friends!