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A healthy diet and regular exercise are definitely the surest ways to help you achieve a svelte-looking body.

However, when it comes to stubborn fat that refuses to go away no matter how hard you try, you can consider treatments to help you achieve your ideal body shape without breaking a sweat.

Here are seven you need to know about.

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1. Cooltech 360 IceSculpt Fat Freeze

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If you are looking for the latest fat-freezing treatment, Illumia Therapeutics’ special-edition Cooltech 360 IceSculpt Fat Freeze is the one to beat.

As the first in Singapore to carry the Cooltech fat-freezing technology, lllumia Therapeutics helps clients to achieve their dream body with their Hybrid2 Protocol, a philosophy that gives clients maximum results with minimal effort by combining two or more technologies in one session.

The latest Cooltech 360 IceSculpt comes with not two, not four, but nine curved applicator heads that are contoured to fit perfectly on trickier body parts.

Even better, it is able to treat up to four areas simultaneously, whereas other machines can only treat up to two parts, so you don’t have to waste any time by limiting yourself to one area per session.

Best for: Localised fat deposits on multiple areas of the body, including hard-to-reach zones, such as the arms, armpit folds, love handles, abdomen, and inner thighs.

How it works: Cooltech 360 IceSculpt is a non-invasive fat-freezing procedure that uses cryoadipolysis technology, which applies controlled cold energy to fat cells. Since fat cells are rich in fatty acids and have a lower freezing point than our skin cells, the cold energy can freeze the fat cells safely, causing them to die and be expelled by the body safely and naturally without causing harm to the surrounding skin.

When can you see results: You’ll see visible results in just one session with zero downtime, so you can zip back into your routine right after the treatment. Check out our writer’s full review of the Cooltech 360 IceSculpt here.

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Get it at: Illumia Therapeutics. Founded by personality and entrepreneur Kim Lim and a dream team of aesthetic doctors and industry gurus, Illumia Therapeutics is the medical spa for skin rejuvenation, body sculpting, and feminine health innovative solutions. There are two branches at Orchard, Wheelock Place and Serangoon, Nex.

What’s more, first-timers get to enjoy 50% off per applicator when you sign up for the Illumia Therapeutics Cooltech 360 IceSculpt Fat Freeze!

Orchard branch
Address: 501 Orchard Road, #05-12B Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Opening hours: 10am to 8pm (Mon – Fri), 10am to 4pm (Sat) | Closed on Sun & PH
Contact: Call +65 6454 5465, WhatsApp +65 9656 5464, or email [email protected]

Serangoon branch
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #04-26 Nex, Singapore 556083
Opening hours: 11.30am to 8pm (Mon – Fri), 11.30am to 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Contact: Call +65 6556 5565, WhatsApp +65 9625 6565, or email [email protected]

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2. BodyLab Slim & Fit Program

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Losing weight is hard, but shedding pockets of stubborn fat, in particular, can feel impossible – especially if you’re in a hurry to get a more trim physique. If you’re tried diet and exercise routines to no avail, then turn to The Belle Clinic’s BodyLab Slim & Fit Program.

This personalised slimming and contouring treatment utilises HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to produce fast results and it’s equivalent to 20,000 workouts per treatment session, which is really impressive.

It improves overall fitness and core strength, which is how it is able to grant you long-lasting results and long-term weight control. It also firms and tightens lax skin concurrently, so you can achieve the svelte, contoured body you’ve always dreamed of.

Even better, the BodyLab Slim & Fit Program can be paired with an FDA-approved Radiofrequency (RF) treatment to target areas of concern, such as the front and sides of your tummy. You won’t have to deal with needles and you’ll experience minimal discomfort and zero downtime, so you can resume your daily activities right after!

Best for: Stubborn, hard-to-reach areas, including the upper arms (bingo wings), tummy (love handles), back, and lax inner thighs. It also helps to lift the butt and smooth the appearance of cellulite. This treatment is suitable for all skin types as well as mums two weeks post-delivery.

How it works: BodyLab Slim & Fit Program combines HIFEM technology with radiofrequency. HIFEM technology provides supramaximal muscle contraction – something you can’t achieve with situps and other voluntary actions from exercise. This not only increases your muscle density and volume, but also destroys your fat cells.

Radiofrequency by Viora Reaction™, on the other hand, is powered by patented CORE™ technology to stimulate your body’s own collagen production. This supports your skin’s underlying structure for a more youthful, supple appearance.

The RF technology is further bolstered by vacuum therapy, which treats the dimpling of the skin and cellulite. Deep tissues are heated for additional fat reduction, and vacuum therapy encourages lymphatic drainage to enhance the effectiveness of your procedure.

When can you see results: You can achieve a toned, attractive figure over four treatments in just two weeks. You are recommended four to eight sessions with two 60-minute combined treatments per week over two to four consecutive weeks.

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Get it at: The Belle Clinic. Founded and helmed by Dr Maybelle Tan, The Belle Clinic has earned itself numerous industry recognitions for leading the concept of personalised and tailored treatment programmes for its patients. That is thanks to the perfect pairing of Dr Maybelle Tan’s surgical experience, keen aesthetic eye, and meticulous skills as well as her team’s dedication to enhancing your appearance by customising their approach to your treatment.

Quote “DAILY VANITY BEST SLIMMING TREATMENT” in the contact form when you book a consultation.

Address: 160 Robinson Road, SBF Medical Center, #03-02, ​Singapore 068914
Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon to Fri), 9am – 3pm (Sat) | Closed on Sun & PH
Contact: Call +65 6444 8108 or email [email protected]

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3. Cryolipolysis

The second generation of the Cryolipolysis by Zimmer Z Lipo and Z WavePro has recently been released. This German-engineered technology uses cold therapy to freeze fat within a 60-minute session.

Best for: Localised fat deposits on arms, hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, as well as areas that are hard to reach

How it works: Two innovative aesthetic machines, the Z Lipo and Z WavePro, which are designed for fat freezing and body contouring, are used in the treatment. Z Lipo targets fat deposits and chills them down in a controlled manner so that they are destroyed. Dead fat cells are eventually flushed out by the lymphatic system naturally. Then, Z WavePro transmits radial shockwave to tighten skin and regenerate collagen to achieve a firmer look.

When can you see results: Dead fat cells are usually removed through the lymphatic system in 10 to 12 weeks.

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Get it at: IDS Clinic. Led by Dr. SK Tan, whose boasts a medical career of over 30 years, plus his team of doctors, the clinic offers a range of aesthetic medical services with a focus on safety and quality. The clinic has two branches at Novena Specialist Center (Tel: 6568 3555) and International Building (Tel: 6450 3555) respectively.

4. Sculpsure

This technology created quite a buzz in the United States when it was first introduced because it promises to deliver results within a quick 25-minute session. The non-invasive treatment is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen.

Best for: Midsection (belly flab, love handles, hips)

How it works: Using 1060nm wavelength laser, Sculpsure targets selectively at adipose tissue (fat). Over time, the body naturally eliminates the fat cells that were broken down. The procedure is pain-free and has no down time.

When can you see results: Positive results are seen as quickly as in six weeks, and optimal results are usually observed at 12 weeks. You can expect long-term results if you maintain your weight with regular diet and exercise. Clinical trials report an average of 24% of fat cells reduced after one session.

Get it at: The Urban Clinic. Conveniently located at Raffles City, The Urban Clinic is helmed by Dr. Xu Yanni who has a rich portfolio of experience in numerous aesthetic procedures, and one of which is in body contouring. Dr. Xu received her qualifications from King’s College London School of Medicine, where she graduated with the second highest score in her year. The clinic is located at #01-15 Raffles City (Tel: 6254 0407).

5. Intensive Body Perfection Programme

This first-to-market aesthetics “bootcamp” for the body is designed specifically by EstheClinic to achieve body contouring results. It combines two aesthetic technologies that are non-invasive and pain-free.

Best for: Overall re-shaping of body contours, and firming and tightening skin

How it works: The treatment combines lipocavitation ultrasound therapy to burn off deeply-imbedded, stubborn fat cells, and thermo-controlled radiofrequency therapy to dramatically tighten and firm loose skin, and smoothen out cellulite. It is recommended for the treatments to be repeated regularly, so that there’s a progressive and cumulative stimulation of collagen, and destruction of fat cells

When can you see results: The session is to be repeated twice a week for three to five consecutive weeks of treatments for best results.

Get it at: EstheClinic. EstheClinic was founded by aesthetics doctors with over two decades of experience in France, and has since branched out across 15 locations all over the world. It has three branches in Singapore, located at 72 Tras Street (Tel: 6221 4797), 44/45 Rochester Park (Tel: 6254 9913), and 424 Joo Chiat Road (6344 0121).

6. Thermage

This may not be the newest technologies in town, but the versatility of usage makes it a common procedure available at most aesthetic clinics. One of the reasons why doctors and patients like it is because there are several ways to customise the procedure to achieve the results that patients want.

Best for: Love handles, eliminating the look of cellulite around hips and thighs.

How it works: Using radio frequency energy, Thermage is able to penetrate deep into subcutaneous tissues so that metabolism is boosted and skin is tightened. It is also great at restoring elasticity to treated area to achieve overall body contouring results.

When can you see results: Results tend to unfold over a period of months but improvements in skin tightness is usually observed immediately.

Get it at: Dr. Vanessa Phua Aesthetic Clinic. Dr. Phua believes in tailoring programmes for her patients depending on their lifestyle. Educated in the UK with an ophthalmology surgical background, she is also a trainer for aesthetic medical procedures, and is known for her body contouring treatments. The clinic is located at #05-06, Lucky Plaza (Tel: 6235 8411).

7. Liposonix

Don’t be fooled by its name, Liposonix has nothing to do with liposuction, and the way it’s administered is very different. A non-invasive treatment, it uses ultrasound energy to kill fat cells.

Best for: Reduction of fat around the waist line

How it works: Liposonix uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), which is able to disrupt fat cells in a safe and effective manner.

When can you see results: Your body naturally processes and removes the destroyed fat cells over the next eight to 12 weeks after the procedure.

Get it at: EHA Clinic. Founded by Dr. Elias Tam, who began professional practice in 1993, and is a specialist trainer for various pharmaceutical companies. He develops and tests the latest and most innovative aesthetic procedure, which makes him a pioneer in many new technologies. The clinic is located at #15-01 Shaw Centre (Tel: 6235 3325/8168 7235).

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