Back in February I explained about how the 3D SkinLift treatment worked. Basically, when performed on the stomach, it’s a non-invasive alternative to a tummy tuck. Obviously, the results aren’t going to be as good but nor does it cost £10,000, involve a major operation and 6+ weeks of downtime. The treatment harnesses the power of ultrasound to boost collagen and give a slight constriction to the underlying muscles which should result in smoother and more lifted skin in whichever area is being treated (3D SkinLift can also be used on the face and other areas of the body).
I’ve now had my 3 treatments and though it won’t be for another 4-6 weeks before I see my final result I thought I’d share exactly what the treatment involves.
As I explained in the last post, the treatment is performed with the Ultraformer III which is a available in lots of clinics. However, the difference at EFMediSpa is that you have 3/4 treatments instead of just one and this is to lessen the pain and enhance the results. I have heard about people having to abandon having the one-off treatment because the pain was too intolerable.
Three different heads are used which each work on a different depth. For the stomach, the depths are 9mm, 6mm and 4/4.5mm and each head is passed over the stomach 2/3 time. The first two heads that work on the deeper levels can hardly be felt. However, for the last part of the treatment, the head that works nearestthe surface is used (to improve the wrinkles and crinkles) and this can be felt a lot more.
My first treatment was slightly painful but not actually too bad. My second treatment 4 weeks later was a different story altogether and I found it quite uncomfortable when the short depth head was used. Apparently this is to be expected as the area is still healing from the first treatment so is more sensitive.
My third session was 6 weeks later and the last part of the session, while not pleasant, wasn’t quite as bad as the time before. Knowing it only lasts for about 7/8 mins (with little breaks) certainly helps. As ridiculous as this may sound I also tried ‘omming’ through it which acted as a distraction. Thankfully, the aesthetician that carried out the treatments was absolutely lovely and we giggled together at my omming. She also was generally very kind and patient and answered my many questions about this and other treatments available at EFMediSpa extremely knowledgeably.
After each session the treatment area swells very slightly but I can honestly say I hardly noticed this. I think it’s also possible to have some tenderness but this wasn’t something I experienced. When my final results become visible I’ll report back with a before and after.
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