Health

Get ready for summer!

Get ready for summer!

We round up a few diet and slimming options to get you in gear…

Beach bodies come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re hesitant about revealing yours to the world, you’re not alone. Here are a few ways to get those curves in tip-top shape!

Lipogon treatment
Lipogon is a non-invasive injectable which vacates those stubborn fat deposits that seem to have taken permanent residence on our thighs, hips and buttocks. The treatment involves (mostly) painless microinjections that penetrate the targeted fat layer beneath the skin. One of the active ingredients, Phosphatidylcholine (PPC), is a component of soy lecithin, which has the power to remove fat permanently.
You will usually start to notice the results two weeks after receiving the treatment, although this is dependent on one’s age, skin type, weight and lifestyle. A follow-up treatment is required six to eight weeks later.

Radiofrequency (RF) treatments
RF treatment is used for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin, ideal for clients who do not consider surgical interventions. It is also used to control fat cells and contours the body by reshaping it.
The treatment involves the use of a radiofrequency-energy device to heat up and tighten tissue to boost blood flow and break down cellulite and fat. It heats the skin without damaging it, in order to break down fatty cells and stimulate collagen production. RT treatments can be used to treat excess pockets of fat on the stomach, hips and thighs, reduce cellulite and tighten saggy skin caused by weight loss or pregnancy. The treatment is very safe and has minimal downtime.

BodyeCrackle anti-cellulite treatment
With 12 active ingredients utilising innovative, patented technology, this product is a powerhouse in the fight against the dreaded “orange peel” effect associated with cellulite. It works by creating microexplosions, stimulating the skin and providing immediate absorption.
Key ingredients include capsaicin (pepper), which instantly activates and improves microcirculation, plus ivy, birch and Asiatic centella to help with decongestion. Green tea serves as an antioxidant, while aloe vera provides a hydrating, soothing action. Carnitine, brown algae, caffeine and genistein increase metabolic stimulation, guaranteeing maximum effectiveness.

Get in touch
OT Deyo Medical Aesthetic Clinic in Mbombela on 072-244-3273

 

SureSlim
SureSlim is a scientifically formulated weight-loss programme based on nutrition, metabolic processes and hormone regulation. It corrects your metabolism so you lose weight naturally and permanently.

How it works
You’ll start off by meeting with your consultant to discover how SureSlim works and what the weight-loss programme consists of. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and raise any issues you may have, including any medical conditions needing to be taken into account in your eating plan.
You’ll then be sent for a blood test, which will be screened by a medical doctor, to identify a number of key factors, such as your blood-sugar and cholesterol levels as well as pre-diabetes or potential gout. A personalised eating plan, harnessing the power of your own metabolism, will be worked out for you. SureSlim specialises is different eating plans, depending on your needs: quick loss (four to seven kilogram in the first month), diabetic, pregnancy, breastfeeding, children, vegetarian, low-carb and sportsman programmes.
There are no injections, shakes or expensive pre-packaged foods, no calculating calories or guesswork. You don’t have to starve yourself and there’s no yo-yo effect, either as the programme is based on nutritional science that works. It provides your body with healthy nutrients and a customised programme to accommodate your activity levels and medical history.

Get in touch
To find out more and see success stories, visit sure-slim.co.za or contact 071-680-9054 for your free consultation.

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Slender Wonder
Slender Wonder was developed by a doctor for doctors who treat overweight or obese patients. It treats the cause and not just the symptoms of being overweight, taking your overall health into consideration and managing other conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol.
Patients are carefully monitored by their doctor, who keep track of their weight loss and above-mentioned conditions. Slender Wonder recently joined forces with Geneway, which identifies your genetic propensity for obesity, enabling you to manage your weight in a scientific way. Although we cannot change our genes, by identifying your genetic risk profile, you can manage it in a scientific way.

What is it?
This is not a weight-loss programme based on kilojoules, but is rather formula-based on a low-GI eating plan, products (a shake and supplements), as well as a series of injections to help improve the body’s leptin sensitivity.
Depending on your starting weight, you should lose between four to seven kilograms in the first month. Results may vary and are patient specific. Once you reach the maintenance phase, your leptin sensitivity will have been restored and this will help you to maintain your new weight, provided you continue to follow a healthy lifestyle.

Get in touch
Face & Body Synergy in White River on 013-750-1406

Before you start!

You should always have your health checked out before embarking on any lifestyle changes, especially if it involves a dramatic overhaul of your eating habits.

We don’t always have time to get to the doctor’s, but at Mopani Pharmacy’s Wellness Clinic, clinic sisters can assist with the first step: a wellness screening.
Considering your wellness scores (BMI or body mass index, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels) can help you understand your unique weight-loss goals, making it more reasonable, responsible and sustainable. These scores can also warn against possible health problems like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
Best of all? You can simply pop in without an appointment. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start your journey, especially if you are considering taking any supplements or fat burners, are on medication or suffer from any medical conditions. Mopani’s clinic is a registered provider for many medical aids including Discovery and Momentum, so ask the staff about your medical aid’s policy on health screening, as they’ll gladly assist with your claim.

Get in touch
Mopani Pharmacy White River 013-751-2267/8, Crossings, Mbombela on 013-755-5500

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