Lockdown has been tough, most of us have overindulged in tasty treats and generally enjoyed a more sedentary existence, bingeing on Netflix box sets and actual box sets of chocolates. Rather than accepting your fate and going out to buy clothes in a bigger size, there is a way to lose love handles with a relatively simple solution, namely cryolipolysis.
What Are Love Handles And What Causes Them?
Love handles are the areas of skin that extend outward from the hips. When combined with tight clothing, love handles can become more pronounced and look unsightly. Those pockets indicate that there is an excess of fat accumulation around the hips and abdominal area. The underlying cause of love handles is fat retention; broadly speaking, existing fat cells increase in size when your body consumes more calories than you are able to burn off. Over time, these fat cells can become noticeable as they accumulate in certain areas, such as around your waist and hips. Some people carry the extra weight all over their bodies, however, there are certain factors that increase the likelihood of retaining fat around the hip, lower back, and waist.
Factors that contribute to love handle formation can include:
- Hormones, especially too much cortisol (Cortisol is a steroid hormone that regulates a wide range of processes throughout the body, including metabolism)
- Age (belly fat accumulation is particularly common as you get older)
- Lack of physical activity
- A diet high in fats, sugars, and high-calorie foods
- Sleep deprivation
How To Lose Love Handles With Coolsculpting
CoolSculpting is a leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment. It is an innovative way to contour your body by freezing away unwanted fat. It involves no invasive surgery or its associated risks, and the downtime is minimal. The CoolSculpting procedure delivers precisely controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystallised (frozen), destroyed, and over time your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells.
The applicator is applied directly onto the skin, but the surface is left unaffected by treatment and remains intact. This is due to the Freeze Detect setting on the device which allows our expert clinicians to monitor the temperatures of the applicator, to ensure the safe delivery of the treatment, and makes sure that temperatures never drop or exceed the correct settings required to be effective.
How To Lose Love Handles And Tone
Once you have the Coolsculpting procedure, 4-6 weeks later you can tone the area for increased muscle definition using the truSculpt flex treatment. truSculpt flex is a muscle-sculpting device that offers personalized treatments based on patient fitness level, shape, and goals. truSculpt flex uniquely features Multi-Directional Stimulation (MDS) which deploys a unique method of electrical muscle stimulation to target specific muscle groups using three treatment mode options.
The three modes include:
Prep mode – Creates a twisting motion to warm up, stretch the muscles, and slowly build a tolerance to muscle contractions.
Tone mode – Contracts the muscles, holds it to the point of exhaustion and then relaxes it to increase strength and enhance endurance.
Sculpt mode – Fast, deep, sequential contractions of the muscles to build muscle mass and increase basal metabolic rate (BMR).
The innovative technology encapsulated in truSculpt Flex works by stimulating the muscle tissue to create a contraction of the isolated area. That action mimics the same movement as a contraction created through voluntary strength training. Unlike traditional strength training, however, you are able to take part in these sessions if you have some weakness or restrictions in movement. You are also more likely to see an increase in muscle density and growth at a much faster rate than you might with heavy lifting and weight training.
How To Lose Love Handles And Tighten Skin
Loose skin is quite often a natural part of ageing. However, weight gain or fluctuation can see the skin stretch as you gain weight, but if you lose it without exercising, or lose it rapidly, then oftentimes the skin does not have the opportunity to shrink back and can hang loosely. This factor can vary depending on how long you carried weight and your age. At PHI Clinic, we have a range of skin tightening treatments for the body and face. This gives our expertly skilled clinicians the opportunity to individually tailor our technologies to each patient, offering only what we believe will provide the best results for them. Two of the most popular treatments for efficacy and patient comfort are the BTL Exilis and the Ultraformer.
The Exilis uses a heating effect caused by the combination of ultrasound and radio-frequency technology for a tightening effect, stimulating collagen production, which has the added bonus of improving texture and tone.
Employing ultrasound, Ultraformer delivers controlled heating to the area of concern to firm skin. This device allows for easily customisable treatments using micro and macro ultrasound technology, and with the ability to change the intensity and skin depth reached, your sessions can be tailored exactly to your individual needs.
Love handle treatment consultation
To find out more about how we can help you lose love handles at PHI Clinic, you can book a no-obligation consultation with our highly experienced medical therapists on 02070345999 or learn more on email@example.com.
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