"How many? How long? How often? Is it painful? is it safe?"

Is treatment painful?
All our treatments are non-surgical, non-intrusive and pain-free, bruise-free, swelling-free, redness-free, downtime-free and side effect-free.

 

How long does a treatment last?
Introductory treatments last 75' and include assessment, consultation and full treatment.
All follow-up treatments last 45'. 

 

How often should I have treatment?
Treatments can be received from between three times a week to once a month, with equal effectiveness. Of course, it will take more time to see the same results if you have treatment every two weeks than if you have them twice a week. As an average, most of our clients receive their treatments once to twice per week.

 

When will I see results?
The treatment is geared towards long-term results, not temporary gimmicks and instant "miracles". Some results are seen on the first session but the first long-term results appear in 3-4 sessions.

 

How many sessions will I need?
Courses of 6-12 sessions offer best results. Of course, results vary from person to person but most women are satisfied with 6-12 sessions, with the few exceptions being clients who continue eating and drinking too much despite signing up for an anti-cellulite treatment, or for the more severe cases of clients whose bodies do not respond to the treatment fast enough, thereby necessitating more than 12 treatments for satisfactory results.

 

Do I need to commit/pay it all in advance?
As our prices are extremely low, volume discounts for courses of 3x, 6x, 12a or 2x are only available with prepayment of the full course. However, you can assess how powerful and effective our Meso-CRF®  treatments are by having an introductory session and comparing it with literally any other treatment in London and abroad.

 

How long do results last?
After you finish your course of treatments, results are maintained for up to two years - if you follow an optimal, healthy, active lifestyle.

 

Do I need maintenance treatments?
With a less healthy lifestyle maintenance treatments once a month are typically recommended to maintain the results of the treatment indefinitely.

 

Who provides the treatment?
All treatments are provided by an expert (NOT a machine operator or beauty therapist) with 15 years experience in skin firming and cellulite/fat reduction and with deep knowledge of the physics and biology behind the treatment. We specialise 100% in radiofrequency, electro-mesotherapy and cavitation.

 

Is treatment safe?
Our treatments are extremely safe. After 4,000 sessions the last two years we only had eight cases of very mild swelling/sensitivity that resolved in a week, i.e. we only had mild irritation in only 0.4% of treatments provided. We currently provide about about 100 procedures every month and our clients receive the most effective and safe treatment possible.

 

What if I am pregnant or breastfeed?
If you are pregnant or are tryign to be pregnant you cannot receive radiofrequency or cavitation treatments, as they were never tested during pregnancy. Breastfeeding, however, is not a problem and you can have our treatments, but without the electro-mesotherapy active ingredients, to ensure they do not find their way into milk supply (small chance, but we have to ensure total safety)!

 

How competitive are your prices?
Because Meso-CRF® treatment simultaneously combines all of the above three technologies at the same time, a course of 6x Meso-CRF® sessions is equivalent to 18x separately available radiofrequency, electro-mesotherapy and cavitation treatments. So, hour-per-hour our prices are effectively one third of any other competing treatment, even without taking into account our advanced technology, products and expertise. You can check our check our prices and book by clicking on the link.

 

Do you have any before and after photos?
Contrary to most clinics in London, we display 23x "before and after" photos which were all taken at our own premises with our own clients (not stock photography) and are 100% genuine without the usual "dirty tricks" used for "before & after" photos displayed on most websites and newspaper articles (such as harsh lighting for the before photos and soft lighting for the after photos, or photoshop retouching) .

 

Do you do free consultations?
Yes, you can book one by calling us on 02071182014.

How does Deep Tissue Radiofrequency work?

High-power (~350 Watts), monopolar radiofrequency currents preferentially and intensively heat the subdermis (where cellulite is located), exerting a triple slimming / tightening / circulation-boosting effect on the cellulite tissues. Specifically, these currents:

  • Immediately shorten the existing collagen fibres, thereby offering an immediate skin tightening/lifting effect
  • Stimulate the fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin fibres, thereby offering a separate skin tightening effect
  • Stimulate the adipocytes to release fat into the bloodstream and physically damage a number of them (adipocytes are very “fragile” cells, in comparison to fibroblasts or other tissue cells)
  • The intense deep, heat also significantly boosts blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, helping drain the released fatty acids, toxins and excess water out of the "cellulite tissue"

Radiofrequency treatments have been used for several years in Italy (known as “radiofrequenza”), and Italian women swear by it’s effectiveness, provided the right intensity is used, i.e. 200+ Watts. Most clinics and salons in London use equipment with power of 20-50 Watts, which is simply pointless. Also, unipolar, bipolar, tripolar, multipolar etc. treatments do not work, as they are very superficial and/or too painful.

The skin tightening effects of RF are very long-lasting, simply because they are based on new connective tissue growth. This new tissue stays in the body for a long period of time and can only be “lost” due to severe inactivity.

The fat reduction effects of RF also are long-lasting if the person follows a healthy diet and exercise regime (fat is always redeposited again into the tissues if you overeat, binge-drink and/or stay very inactive).

How does Celluence® Electro-Mesotherapy work?

Depending on the active ingredients used for it, needle-free mesotherapy can be one of the most effective methods of cellulite reduction and skin tightening - if the right ingredients are used in high enough concentrations and if the right equipment is used.

Both ultrasound waves and electrical currents at certain frequencies facilitate the absorption of active ingredients through the skin. Those processes are called sonophoresis and electroporation, respectively.

Another name for those processes is needle-free mesotherapy or virtual mesotherapy to differentiate them from injection-based mesotherapy, which is intrusive, painful, leaves the skin bruised for weeks on end and may be potentially harmful. In contrast, no-needle mesotherapy is safe, non-intrusive, gentle and pain-free.

By facilitating the passage of active ingredients through the skin and into the fat and collagen cells, and according to the type of those active ingredients, no needle mesotherapy may help:

  • Release fat from adipocytes (fat cells), for a localised slimming effect
  • Stimulate the function of fibroblasts (collagen cells) for improved skin tone
  • Stimulate microcirculation for reduced water retention, improved cell nourishment and detoxification
  • Exert an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action for more youthful and healthy skin

Our different creams and gels include ingredients such as caffeine, retinol/vitamin A, pentapeptide, tetrapeptide, tripeptide, oliopeptide, hyaluronic acid, ascorbic acid/vitamin C, tocopherol/vitamin E, panthenol/vitamin B5, L-carnitine, L-carnosine, L-hydroxyproline, hesperidine, rutin, CLA (conjugated linoleic acid, resveratrol, idebenone, CoQ10 and botanical extracts of red vine leaf, coleus forskholii, ginkgo biloba, golden chamomile, yellow poppy, green coffee berry, horse chestnut, centella asiatica/gotu kola, green tea, pomegranate, acai berry, clary sage, sandalwood, and blueberry/bilberry, among several others.

These ingredients are known to stimulate the fat cells (adipocytes) to release fat; stimulate the collagen cells (fibroblasts) to produce collagen and elastin; and stimulate the blood and lymphatic vessels to increase circulation/lymph drainage and detoxification.

Mesotherapy without needles has been used for several years in Italy (known as “mesoterapia senza aghi”), and Italian women swear by it’s effectiveness, provided the right equipment and active ingredients are used. Most clinics and salons in London use diluted mesotherapy gels and single-function equipment.

The fat reduction effects of needle-free mesotherapy are long-lasting if you follow a healthy diet and exercise regime (it is very easy to deposit fat again into the tissues if one over-eats, drinks too much alcohol and/or stays very inactive). The skin firming effects are long-lasting, regardless of your lifestyle. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and circulation-boosting effects also depend on your lifestyle, with a healthy lifestyle adding to those effects.

How does High-Power Ultrasound Cavitation work?

It is widely accepted today that high-power, low frequency ultrasound treatment represents one of the most effective methods of cellulite reduction and local fat reduction. It often provides immediate results - if the right equipment is used with the right protocols.

High-power (100 Watts), low frequency (30 kHz) ultrasound waves preferentially and intensively vibrate the subdermis (where cellulite is located), exerting a double slimming effect on the cellulite tissues. Specifically, these ultrasound waves:

  • Increase fat cell membrane permeability which results in the release of fat into the bloodstream.
  • Create gas bubbles (cavities) inside the fat cells, which expand and consequently implode, breaking the fat cell membrane. This results in fat release into the bloodstream, as well as the elimination of the fat cell itself (adipocytes, being very fragile cells, are damaged, whilst other cells, such as fibroblasts, stay intact and actually benefit from the stimulus provided by ultrasound).
  • Provide mechanical stimulation which encourages the fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin fibres, thereby offering a skin tightening effect.

Ultrasound cavitation has been used for several years in Italy (known as “cavitazione con ultrasuoni”), and Italian women swear by it’s effectiveness, provided the right intensity is used, i.e. ~100 Watts. Most clinics and salons in London use equipment with power of 10-30 Watts, which is simply inadequate.

The fat reduction effects of ultrasound cavitation are long-lasting if you follow a healthy diet and exercise regime (it is very easy to deposit fat again into the tissues if one over-eats, drinks too much alcohol and/or stays very inactive).

What is the best technology against skin laxity, fat accumulation and cellulite?

It is widely accepted today, and our research into the industry and practical experience confirms it, that the most effective anti-cellulite, fat reducing and skin firming technology is high-power monopolar radiofrequency. Our experience suggests that the second best technologies are needle-free mesotherapy (only if used with a concentrated mesotherapy cream/gel) and ultrasound cavitation.

This is the reason for adopting these technologies. We constantly look for new technologies and if something more effective emerges we will adopt it immediately. For the moment though, we are satisfied that deep tissue radiofrequency is THE best technology, followed by the other two, hence our use of Meso-CRF® which combines all three.

Other techniques such as acoustic wave therapy, microcurrents, vacuum suction, skin rolling, lymphatic massage, body wraps, vibration, pressotherapy and LED therapy, offer poor results, especially in comparison to high-power monopolar radiofrequency. Contrary to popular belief, lasers (both ablative and low level "cold" lasers) are too superficial to affect deep structures such as deep collagen fibres, cellulite or fat and are a waste of time for fat loss and cellulite reduction.

Having said that, it is important to note that only very few types of radiofrequency "work". Bipolar radiofrequency, capacitive radiofrequency, high frequency radiofrequency or radiofrequency without cooling provide too superficial treatment to affect deep collagen structures, deep fat and cellulite. Similarly, no-needle mesotherapy without a concentrated mesotherapy cream/gel offers poor results, as does low intensity ultrasound.

How can I know what works?

Think before you waste your money on a cheap and ineffective "daily deal" treatment

Unfortunately, many salons and clinics in London use very low specification equipment and offer treatment by poorly trained therapists with minimal or no knowledge of the biophysics of radiofrequency, cavitation or virtual mesotherapy treatment.

Examples include cavitation treatment with power as little as 10 Watts (10x times weaker than ours), or very low specification radiofrequency treatment with power as little as 35 Watts (also 10x times weaker than ours). Others offer bipolar radiofrequency, a very superficial type of radiofrequency which is a total waste of time for body treatments (we have bipolar RF but we never, ever use it).

Cheap treatments like those, provided by inexperienced equipment operators are practically useless for either cellulite removal, localised fat reduction or skin firming.

In those cases, cheap does not mean saving money or finding a good deal, it means throwing money away and wasting your time and energy.

This is especially true for the cavitation treatments advertised on daily deal/coupon sites for £20 per session: as nobody would buy those treatments otherwise (being pretty ineffective), they are sold at rock-bottom prices to help salon owners cut their losses on the wrong equipment purchase.

 

Choose your treatment wisely - ask for specifications!

When you enquire about cavitation, radiofrequency or mesotherapy treatments, make sure you ask what are the specifications of the equipment used for the treatment.

These questions are also an excellent way to assess the level of knowledge of the therapist who provides the treatment.

The most important questions to ask are:

  • Do you use bipolar or monopolar radiofrequency? Note: Bipolar is a waste of money for body treatments...

  • What is the maximum power of your RF equipment? Note: Anything less than 200 Watts is a waste of money for body treatments

  • What is the maximum power of your cavitation equipment? Note: Anything less than 50 Watts is a waste of money for body treatment

  • What is the frequency of your cavitation equipment? Note: Best frequencies are 30-40kHz

  • What is the frequency of your radiofrequency equipment?

  • Does your equipment allow for frequency selection? Note: Frequency selection allows the treatment to be focused on cellulite, deep fat or collagen, according to your needs. No frequency selection means "one size fits all" treatment...

  • How many and which ingredients does your mesotherapy gel contain? Note: Several natural active ingredients at high concentrations are required for results

 

If the specifications are poor or, even worse, if nobody at the clinic/salon has a clue what these specifications are...

...then you know that the treatment you enquire about and the clinic or salon that offers it are probably not worth spending your money on...

 

Is there any difference between Meso-CRF® and other treatments?

Loads!

  • Firstly, Meso-CRF® combines three technologies - radiofrequency, cavitation and electro-mesotherapy - all provided at the same time for more effective treatment, saving you time and money. Because it is a three-in-one treatment, a course of 6x Meso-CRF® treatments is equivalent - in terms of both effectiveness and cost - to 18x separately provided radiofrequency, cavitation and electro-mesotherapy. So, compared to single-technology treatments, Meso-CRF® is already three times cheaper - or three times more effective -  per session.

  • Secondly, Meso-CRF® is provided by a true expert who uses science-based, exclusive treatment protocols, created after several months of study, development and practical application. We have specialised in our field of skin tightening, cellulite reduction and local fat removal for the last 13 years, during which time we have treated literally thousands of clients and each year we perform more than 1,000 of our advanced procedures.

  • Thirdly, Meso-CRF® is provided with the best technology available today:

    • 350 Watts of monopolar radiofrequency, the only radiofrequency treatment that works for deep skin firming, cellulite reduction and localised fat reduction

    • 100 Watts of ultrasound cavitation, the strongest possible cavitation

    • Electro-mesotherapy with 15 natural active ingredients in high concentrations, including vitamins, peptides, aminoacids, hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts

All in all, we are proud of our expertise, knowledge, technology and experience and aim to offer you the best possible, personalised treatment available.  We clearly do not promise miracles or instant results - because those do not exist - but we can definitely promise that we will offer you the most comprehensive and most powerful treatment available today.

Meso-CRF® or LipoTherapeia Cellulite Massage?

Meso-CRF®  vs. LipoTherapeia Cellulite Massage

Although LipoTherapeia Cellulite Massage is by far the most powerful anti-cellulite massage treatment available, it is still not as effective as our Meso-CRF® Advanced Protocol™ treatment, which comprises Deep Tissue Radiofrequency™, the strongest skin firming and fat reduction technology and Ultrasound Cavitation, which is also very specific to fat reduction.

Meso-CRF® Advanced Protocol™ is about twice as effective as LipoTherapeia Cellulite Massage and this difference in effectiveness is reflected in the price of the two treatments (LipoTherapeia Cellulite Massage treatments cost about half of what Meso-CRF®  treatments cost).

Except from price, the main difference between the two treatments is that LipoTherapeia Cellulite Massage is manual while Meso-CRF® Advanced Protocol™ is technology-based.

Both treatments are super safe of course: we have already provided 4,000 Meso-CRF® Advanced Protocol™ treatments and about 10,000 LipoTherapeia Cellulite Massages with no problems whatsoever!

If you are unsure what treatment to choose, you can book either an introductory LipoTherapeia Cellulite Massage or an introductory Meso-CRF® treatment and if you then decide to have the opposite treatment, we can adjust the payment (refund or upgrade) at the clinic.

Is it painful? Does it cause bruises?

Absolutely not!

You may have heard or experienced that radiofrequency treatment can be painfully hot, and even cause burns, but this does not apply to our treatment.

Contrary to other anti-cellulite and skin tightening treatments that are painful or that leave your skin bruised, inflamed, red or swollen for days on end (such as other types of radiofrequency treatment, palper-rouler, vacuum suction, injection-based mesotherapy etc.), Meso-CRF® is absolutely pleasant, relaxing and safe, yet very effective. Treatment effectiveness does not necessarily mean pain and suffering, and Meso-CRF® is a proof of that.

 

Comfortable and relaxing treatment - many clients even fall asleep

Our treatment is the most powerful anti-cellulite, localised slimming and skin toning treatment available today, being a combination of cavitation, fat-specific radiofrequency and injection-free mesotherapy. However, it is specifically designed to be comfortable and relaxing, with many clients falling asleep during treatment.

This is not an easy feat for such a treatment, and we have spent several months developing and fine-tuning a treatment that works deep in the collagen/fat tissues and not on the skin surface. This resulted in a treatment that is both powerful and effective, yet pleasant, safe and relaxing. No clinic or salon in London offers such a winning combination.

 

How does the treatment feel?

During the treatment we constantly request feedback from you, adjusting the power, frequency and other settings so that the treatment remains comfortable or even relaxing, without sacrificing effectiveness. The surface of your skin does not get hot and only gets imperceptibly red, while all the work is being done on the deeper layers of your skin, where fat, collagen and cellulite is found.

This "deep heat" feeling makes some clients fall asleep, especially when they are tired. This applies to both face and body treatments.

Some clients who are more sensitive may not become so relaxed, but we ensure that the treatment still remains pain-free and comfortable for them. 

 

Zero downtime, zero drama

As the treatment leaves you with NO bruises or swelling (just a slight, usually imperceptible redness which dissipates in less than thirty minutes), after the end of the session nobody will notice that you have just had such an advanced treatment and you can go about your daily routine as normal.

 

Meso-CRF®: 99.6% side-effect free!

The last 4 years we have provided 4,000+ Meso-CRF® sessions and we only had 16 cases of mild swelling/irritation, which dissipated in about a week. The remainder 3,984 sessions went smoothly with no problems whatsoever, so we can safely state that our treatments are 99.6% side-effect free.

 

Important disclaimer:

Obviously, we cannot absolutely guarantee that there will not be irritation/side-effects/pain (no treatment, not even massage is 100% safe), but we have reduced the chances to the absolute minimum.

 

Non-surgical, non-intrusive face lifting, tightening and sculpting

Comfortable, safe, surgery-free and injection-free treatment with zero downtime or side effects

In contrast to intrusive treatments such as ablative lasers and injection-based mesotherapy which leave the skin injured, bruised, red, painful or sensitive for weeks on end, our Meso-CRF Face treatments work where it’s needed, on the deeper layers of the skin.

Focused, deep treatment, combined with advanced superficial cooling, ensures that this technique is pleasant, pain-free and side effect-free. There is no downtime and almost no superficial evidence to betray that you have just received a non-surgical firming/sculpting face treatment. Some mild redness dissipates in less than thirty minutes.

All in all, you can go straight back to work, exercise or play after your session with no redness, pain, bruises or other discomfort. You can party on the same night and your skin will look and feel tight, plump, lifted and healthy. No bruises, redness, injection marks or surgery incision scars.

 

Needle-free, pain-free, surgery-free, safe, comfortable treatment with no downtime or side effects

In contrast to intrusive, and largely ineffective treatments, such as injection-based mesotherapy, ablative lasers, palper-rouler etc., which leave the skin injured, bruised, red, painful or sensitive for weeks on end, Meso-CRF works where it’s needed, on the deeper layers of the skin.

Focused, deep treatment, combined with advanced superficial cooling, ensures that this technique is pleasant, pain-free and side effect-free. There is zero downtime and almost no superficial evidence to betray that you have just received a non-surgical firming/slimming treatment. Some mild redness dissipates in less than thirty minutes.

All in all, you can go straight back to work, exercise or play after your session with no redness, pain, bruises or other discomfort. You can wear a bikini the same day or a revealing dress the same night and your skin will look firm, smooth and healthy. No bruises, redness, injection marks or surgery incision scars.

 

Radiofrequency: focused deep heat treatment (diathermy)

Radiofrequency cellulite removal and skin tightening treatment is based on providing deep heat in the deeper levels of the skin (in physiotherapy and aesthetic medicine this process is also known as diathermy), where the vast majority of collagen fibre network and fat cells are located. Focusing the heat only on fat and collagen and nowhere else is the secret to providing an effective and safe RF treatment.

While for other treatments to be effective the client must suffer, Meso-CRF® is both effective and pleasant at the same time, and this is the secret to our success!

 

Our radiofrequency technology is pain-free and absolutely safe

There are hundreds of different models of RF equipment on the market, with different specifications and different safety profiles. Some salons, for example, use cheap Chinese equipment of questionable quality and safety profile. Furthermore, several machines, even of European or American origin, are poorly designed and thought out, which increases the likelihood of burns and pain during treatment.

In contrast, our Meso-CRF® equipment is made by one of the best European manufacturers and is one of the best machines on the market available today with unique settings and construction that ensures pain-free, safe, effective treatment.

 

We have an extensive scientific background which ensures safety and effectiveness

The hundreds of different types of RF equipment mentioned above, are operated by thousands of different operators, usually beauty therapists with poor and superficial knowledge of the biophysics of radiofrequency.

Our Physics background, and 13-year practical experience and research in cellulite reduction and skin toning, our attendance of advanced specialist courses and our vast experience in the provision of RF treatment (we currently provide 150 treatments per month) ensures that we operate our equipment in the most safe and effective manner, in order to give you maximum results with zero inconvenience.

We focus 100% on safety and effectiveness and this focus means that we have already offered 700 sessions on more than 100 clients without any problems.

There is no absolute safety guarantee for any treatment (even with massage people can get injured), or for anything in life for that matter, but our safety profile and effectiveness is way above the industry average.

 

Isn't fat dangerous? Can fat released by the treatment harm my health?

Can fat released by a cellulite or fat removal treatment block my arteries or damage my liver?

Has the fat released after you exercised for an hour or dieted for a day harm you?

If gentle dieting could block your arteries and damage your liver then a cellulite reduction treatment could also do so. But as you already know, dieting is universally recommended as a weight loss method. All that dieting does, is release fat into the circulation from your adipose tissues for consequent oxidation (burning) in the muscles and other tissues.

However, this is also exactly what a good anti-cellulite or local fat removal treatment does.

 

Cellulite/fat removal treatments release just about the same amount of fat as gentle dieting does - but from one specific area

In fact, even the best anti-cellulite or local fat loss treatment can just about release as many calories from your fat tissues as you can release on a day of dieting. The only difference is that a good cellulite/fat removal treatment focuses the fat release on the treated area for a localised fat loss/cellulite reduction effect.

On the other hand, with dieting you cannot control the area from which fat is released. If you could focus the fat release from one specific area, there would be no need for anti-cellulite/local fat loss treatments and you would not be visiting this website.

 

720 calories worth of cellulite/saddle bags per treatment

Even with the most effective anti-cellulite/fat loss treatment (such as our Meso-CRF Advanced Protocol Body treatment), no more than 1,000g of fat can be released over 12 sessions. In fact, most fat/cellulite removal treatments are so inefficient that they only remove a fraction of that amount. Now 1,000g of cellulite or fat might not sound a lot, but this amount of fat can make up literally hundreds of cellulite bumps on your skin - or a lot of saddle-bag-fat on the side of your thighs - and if removed it can radically change your appearance.

Now consider this. Even the best treatment can release a maximum of 1,000g of fat over 12 sessions. This is 80g of fat, equivalent to 720 calories, released per session.

On the other hand, every time you restrict your calorie intake by 720 calories by gently dieting for a day (crash diets involve 1,000 calories per day or more), 720 calories worth of fat is released by your adipose tissues throughout your body and ends up in the circulation for consequent oxidation (burning) in the muscles and other tissues.

If you continued this dieting for a month you would lose: 30 days * 80g/day = 2,4kg = 5lbs. This is hardly a dangerously radical weight loss, and yet it still involves 2.5x times more fat loss than 12 sessions of anti-cellulite treatments. The only difference between the two is that the treatment focuses the release of 1kg of fat from a "stubborn" area, whilst the diet makes you lose fat from all over the body - except the stubborn area!

 

Relax, your liver and arteries are not in danger either by losing weight or by having an anti-cellulite treatment

In summary, releasing fat into the circulation is part of the normal dieting process and if that fat could endanger people's lives, nobody would ever diet and doctors would advise people to stay overweight for their own benefit...

So relax, your arteries and liver are not in danger after an anti-cellulite treatment. This is not how biology works. And if in a parallel universe biology did work that way, a day of fasting (that typically leads to 1,500-2,000 calories worth of fat released into the bloodstream to feed the body) would be 2-3 times more dangerous than even the very best cellulite/fat removal treatment.

Where does fat go after being released by the treatment?

Fat released by radiofrequency and cavitation can be oxidised for energy in the muscles and other tissues

Both ultrasound cavitation and radiofrequency stimulate the release of fat, in the form of triglycerides, by the fat cells (adipocytes). These triglycerides are taken up by the lymphatic vessels and the veins and end up in various body tissues (such as the muscles) where they can be burned (oxidised) for energy.

 

Exercising and eating healthily on the day of the treatment ensures maximum results

If on the day of the treatment the body is in "calorie deficit", i.e. if you have not eaten any fattening food and/or if you have exercised, then the fat released by the treatment will be oxidised for energy. Therefore, eating healthily and exercising on the same day maximises the effects of any cellulite/fat removal treatment.

On the other hand, if on the day of the treatment you eat normally (or even worse, excessively), you are sedentary or you drink alcohol, then the body will redeposit some of the excess calories back into adipose tissues around the body. The adipose tissues on the treated areas will be less receptive towards the absorption of fat, but still the fact remains that some fat will be redeposited into adipose tissues throughout the body.

So eating normally or excessively and being sedentary on the same day minimises the effects of any fat/cellulite removal treatment treatment, while on the other hand, dieting and exercising on the day of the treatment will maximise the results of the treatment and your investment in it.

 

About the urban myth of cellulite fat being "expelled with the urine"...

Contrary to the urban myth propagated by unscrupulous or ignorant practitioners, fat is not "expelled" with the urine after ANY fat or cellulite removal treatment.

Contrary to popular belief, propagated via beauty salon / "medical spa" websites and beauty sections of tabloid newspapers, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES fat released by ANY treatment of ANY kind can be "naturally removed from the body by the kidneys". Fat can simply not be urinated away, as any biologist or doctor can assure you.

These ludicrous claims aim to mislead the public into believing that one can lose weight just by having a treatment and without any diet and exercise, a notion that could not be further from the truth.

 

Relax, your kidneys are not in danger!

All that a good cellulite/local fat removal treatment (such as our Meso-CRF® treatment) does, is release fat from a "stubborn" fatty deposit. In fact, this is also EXACTLY what dieting does, with the only difference being that dieting does not focus the fat release on a specific adipose tissue (otherwise you would not need any cellulite or local fat removal treatments). The released fat can then be oxidised (burned) for energy production by the body in the muscles and other tissues.

If fat released every time you diet could find it's way to the kidneys and damage them, you would not be alive today. But fortunately for the human species (and life on earth in general) biology does not work that way. So relax, your kidneys are not in danger, either by dieting or by cellulite/local fat removal treatments.

So those claims that aim to lure the unsuspecting public into believing that fat can be urinated away by the body with a "miracle lunchtime weight loss procedure", in the end have the opposite effect: they scare the public away from those treatments due to the fear of the "kidneys being damaged by the urinated fat"...

 

Honest, science-based advice

At LipoTherapeia, we do not make such claims. In contrast, we aim to offer honest, science-based advice. We do not promise instant cellulite/fat reduction with one or two "miracle treatments", because such miracle treatments do not exist. Instead, we advise clients to have 6-12 sessions for best results.

When will I see results?

Meso-CRF® is the most powerful combination of ultrasound cavitation, radiofrequency and needle-free mesotherapy available today and quite often provides impressive skin tightening and cellulite smoothening from the very first session.

Many women experience results and are able to feel, see and touch the first results from their very first session. The skin feels tighter and more lifted, the cellulite "bumps" are softer, and girth reduction experienced around the thigh, buttocks or stomach. A significant increase in circulation is also experienced and the skin feels healthy and invigorated.

Of course one session will not offer you long-term results. This is impossible, and in contrast to many salons and clinics in London we do not promise one-day miracle results, simply because those do not exist.

However, most clients start experiencing the first long-term results in 3-4 sessions, due to the cumulative effect of the treatment. In about 6 sessions the results are usually clear to see (except the worst cases) and long-lasting, if you follow a healthy lifestyle and do not put on weight or become sedentary again. For severe cases 12+ sessions may be needed for best results.

We cannot absolutely guarantee specific results at a specific time during your course, because nothing biological can be guaranteed, but what we can guarantee is that we offer you one of the best technology and protocols available to ensure that you achieve superior results.

But elsewhere I was promised I could get results in 1-2 sessions...

We do not lie to you, promising miracle results in 1-2 sessions

If at some other salon you were promised results in 1-2 sessions, unfortunately you have been lied to. It is physiologically impossible to get rid of your cellulite or the wrinkles on your face in one, two or even three sessions.

Thankfully, we are busy enough (and our treatment is effective enough) so we do not need to resort to such misleading claims to make a living. The answer is plain and simple: for best results most clients need a course of 6-12 sessions (and for the worst cases 12+) sessions. Promises of results with one, two or three sessions are only made to justify extortionate prices or to promote ineffective treatments.

At LipoTherapeia, we take price in offering honest service and effective yet affordable treatments. Contrary to many salons and clinics in London, we do not promise complete cellulite or localised fat removal with 1-3 "miracle treatments", simply because those miracle treatments and these miracle results do not exist - regardless of cost. Literally throwing money at the problem does not make it go away instantly - at least not for cellulite/fat reduction or skin tightening.

Cellulite and localised fatty deposits to be effectively reduced, and skin to be effectively tightened and lifted, require repeated stimulation over 6-12 sessions. This means that treatments which are exorbitantly expensive make it unaffordable for the vast majority of women to effectively reduce their cellulite/local fat. For this reason, many salons and clinics that want to keep charging exorbitant prices, opt to promise results in 1-3 sessions instead, in order to boost their profitability. And this is where the myth of results in 1-3 sessions comes from...

How long do results last? Do I need any maintenance treatments?

Meso-CRF® is designed to produce very long-lasting results

Meso-CRF® creates changes in the connective and adipose tissues that are very long-lasting.

Both the high-power monopolar radiofrequency and high-power ultrasound cavitation do not just release fat from the fat cells but they also physically break down a number of them through the processes of thermolipolysis and cavitation, respectively. This means that a large part of the fat-reducing effects of Meso-CRF® are very long-lasting.

In addition, high-power, monopolar radiofrequency not only instantly contracts the existing collagen protein network, but it also stimulates the secretion of new collagen and elastin proteins from the fibroblasts collagen cells. This means that Meso-CRF® offers both immediate and long-lasting skin tightening results. These results typically last for up to 2 years.

 

 

Meso-CRF® is designed to produce very long-lasting results

 

Meso-CRF® creates changes in the connective and adipose tissues that are very long-lasting.

Both the high-power monopolar radiofrequency and high-power ultrasound cavitation do not just release fat from the fat cells but they also physically break down a number of them through the processes of thermolipolysis and cavitation, respectively. This means that a large part of the fat-reducing effects of Meso-CRF® are very long-lasting.

In addition, high-power, monopolar radiofrequency not only instantly contracts the existing collagen protein network, but it also stimulates the secretion of new collagen and elastin proteins from the fibroblasts collagen cells. This means that Meso-CRF® offers both immediate and long-lasting skin tightening results. These results typically last for up to 2 years.

 

 

The skin firming results last for a very long time

The skin firming results of the treatment are very long-lasting almost regardless of your lifestyle. This is because the new collagen/elastin fibres built due to the stimulating effects of radiofrequency treatment stays on the body for up to 2 years, unless a very sedentary lifestyle is followed.

 

(Almost) permanent cellulite removal for those who live a perfectly healthy and active life

The fat/cellulite-reducing effects of the treatment can be maintained almost* indefinitely if a perfectly healthy lifestyle is followed (* nothing is permanent on this planet)!

On the other hand, fatty/sugary food, alcohol and inactivity can slowly lead to deposition of new fat and cellulite, so to make the most of your investment you are advised to live an active and healthy lifestyle. There is simply no "vaccine" against cellulite and fat!

 

Maintenance treatments once a month, or top-up courses once a year for the rest of us

If an averagely healthy, or less than healthy, lifestyle is followed, maintenance treatments once a month are recommended. Alternatively, some women opt for a refresher course of 6 sessions every year, usually before the summer or winter holidays.

The skin firming results of the treatment are very long-lasting almost regardless of your lifestyle. This is because the new collagen/elastin fibres built due to the stimulating effects of radiofrequency treatment stays on the body for up to 2 years, unless a very sedentary lifestyle is followed.

 

(Almost) permanent cellulite removal for those who live a perfectly healthy and active life

The fat/cellulite-reducing effects of the treatment can be maintained almost* indefinitely if a perfectly healthy lifestyle is followed (* nothing is permanent on this planet)!

On the other hand, fatty/sugary food, alcohol and inactivity can slowly lead to deposition of new fat and cellulite, so to make the most of your investment you are advised to live an active and healthy lifestyle. There is simply no "vaccine" against cellulite and fat!

 

Maintenance treatments once a month, or top-up courses once a year for the rest of us

If an averagely healthy, or less than healthy, lifestyle is followed, maintenance treatments once a month are recommended. Alternatively, some women opt for a refresher course of 6 sessions every year, usually before the summer or winter holidays.

But elsewhere I was promised permanent results

Nothing biological is permanent

In contrast  to some unscrupulous practitioners, we do not promise "permanent-results-no-matter-what", because nothing biological can be guaranteed, and more specifically, nothing biological can be guaranteed permanent.

A healthy lifestyle will maintain the results of your treatment for a very long time. On the other hand, a sedentary lifestyle will inevitably lead to skin looseness: if you don't use it you lose it! Similarly, sustained calorie surplus (i.e. eating and drinking more calories than you spend through exercise and daily movement) will inevitably lead to fat deposition and new cellulite creation. That's how human biology works.

A treatment or any other method can only reduce the existing cellulite, skin looseness and fat accumulation, i.e. it can only reduce the results of past unhealthy practices. Obviously, no treatment or surgery can reduce now new cellulite that you will create in the future by overeating and staying inactive. There is no vaccine against future cellulite or fat gain. So the promise you were given about "getting rid of my fat/cellulite for ever" was basically a lie.

 

Long-lasting results, prolonged with a healthy lifestyle

So we are honest and we do not promise "permanent" cellulite/fat reduction because such a thing simply does not exist. But we do promise "long-lasting" results, and we encourage all our clients to follow a healthy lifestyle in order to prolong those long-lasting results and make the most of their investment.

With an averagely healthy lifestyle the results of our treatment can be maintained for 18+ months. With a less healthy lifestyle, top-up treatments are recommended every month, or a course of 6 sessions every year.

This honest advice means that we attract less new customers - but on the other hand it helps us maintain the existing ones and leads to more personal recommendations!

I have tried radiofrequency before but...

I have tried radiofrequency before and it did not do anything for my cellulite/local fat, neither I felt much skin tightening...

This is a quite common complain. The fact is that only a tiny minority of radiofrequency treatments are effective against cellulite, local fat and loose skin. Radiofrequency treatments come in all shapes and sizes. There are currently 300+ RF machines on the market, and most of them are not suited to cellulite treatment because either they do not have enough power and/or because they produce the wrong kind of radiofrequency currents.

 

What works

Basically, the type of RF that works best for cellulite and skin tightening is monopolar radiofrequency of a power of 200-350 Watts. All other types of RF treatment are not as effective for either for cellulite reduction, local slimming or body skin tightening. It's as simple as that.

 

What doesn't work

Unipolar, bipolar, tripolar, tetrapolar(quadripolar), octapolar and capacitive treatments, as well as RF treatments without sufficient superficial cooling or without frequency selection are quite often useless for cellulite.

Treatments with 30 Watts, 50 Watts or even 100 Watts of RF power, especially of the types just mentioned, are also equally useless. RF treatments have suddenly become very fashionable and there are currently hundreds of cheap, low-spec machines on the market. They still are RF machines, it's just that they are not very good...

 

The importance of treatment gels/creams and therapist knowledge

Furthermore, the gel/cream used for the treatment also plays an important role. The skill, experience, training and knowledge of the therapist providing the treatment are also very important.

So if you found that your radiofrequency treatment did not work, this is because you did not have the right treatment - not that radiofrequency treatments do not work in general. RF does work more than ANY other treatment for skin tightening and cellulite reduction, but only if the right equipment is used, at the right settings and with the right gel applied.

 

We chose our equipment carefully after months of research and hands-on trials

After months of research and after trying hands-on different types of equipment for a month each, we purchased the equipment we use today, which allows us to offer our customers results they can feel, see and touch.

 

We develop our own treatment gels/creams and set our own treatment parameters

And after a lot of experimentation with different settings and different creams/gels (that we make ourselves to ensure potency, safety and effectiveness), we are now proud to provide a highly effective cellulite/fat reduction and skin tightening/lifting treatment for both the body and the face. Georgios' background in physics and nutrition, and his research into the biochemistry of cellulite came very handy in determining the settings and developing the gels we use for our treatments.

 

Do not give up on RF treatment for cellulite/fat removal and skin tightening before you try our treatment

If you have been disappointed by radio-frequency treatments in the past, it is probably because you have not tried the right treatment. So before you give up on RF, try Meso-CRF® first and feel the difference.

Do you do daily deal / coupon offers?

Impossible to offer an effective and safe radiofrequency, cavitation or mesotherapy treatment with decent customer service at £19 per session...

With daily deals the customer typically gets 80% discount and the deal website receives another 50% off the remaining 20% of the full price, leaving the clinic or salon with only 10% of the normal revenue. In our case, if we were to participate in a daily deal, we would make as low as £19 per treatment (the normal price of our Meso-CRF® treatment as part of a typical course of 6x sessions is £189). However, £19 would not even cover the consumables, let alone equipment purchase and maintenance cost, staff salary, business rent and bills.

It is apparent that the only reason to participate in a daily deals scheme is when you offer a treatment so ineffective that clients do not want to buy otherwise.

 

Focus on results, safety and effectiveness

Our focus is on providing visible results, in a safe and effective manner, and to achieve those results we use the absolutely best equipment and treatment products. Quality anti-cellulite and skin toning equipment (including ours) costs tens of thousands of pounds - in contrast to cheap equipment used by salons that take part in coupon offers. Quality skin products that do work are equally expensive.

Furthermore, to achieve great results and customer service, well-trained, well-paid, experienced staff are absolutely essential. By overworking and stressing low-paid, poorly trained, inexperienced staff in order to be able to participate in coupon offers, many salons and clinics compromise on treatment effectiveness, safety and customer service.

Thankfully, we enjoy enough customer loyalty and word of mouth, so we do not need to resort to putting safety, effectiveness and customer care at risk. Our focus on effectiveness and results means that 90% of our business is either due to word of mouth or repeat bookings and only 10% is due to new clients.

We want to be proud that we offer the best possible anti-cellulite and skin tightening treatment in London, and participating in coupon deals can only take our focus off this goal. No serious clinic or salon that respects their clients and staff participates in coupon offers, so neither do we.

What are your typical client demographics?

LipoTherapeia client demographics by age

LipoTherapeia is popular with all age groups and we treated clients aged 16-72.

The youngest client we have had was 16 and she used to come with her mother (naturally we do not provide treatments to girls under the age of 18 without parental presence and no treatments whatsoever under the age of 16). In fact we have mother-and-daughters visiting us for treatments quite often.

The oldest client we had was 72. She came to us for water retention, circulation and general health issues, rather than cellulite reduction.

The LipoTherapeia client age groups, according to popularity are:

  • 35-45

  • 25-35

  • 45-55

  • 18-25

  • 55-65

  • 65+

The last few years we have seen a definite increase in younger women visiting us, which shows that young women care a lot more about cellulite prevention and reduction than just five years ago. They obviously do not want to leave it until it is too late, as was the case in the past. Prevention is definitely better than cure.

Why don't you offer laser treatments for cellulite reduction?

We do not use lasers for cellulite reduction simply because they don't work

Many London salons now offer low level laser therapy (or cold laser therapy, as it is otherwise known), after falling victims to misleading marketing by LLLT equipment salespeople that advertises LLLT as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction.

The truth is that LLLT, a valid physiotherapy technology for the treatment of superficial tendon and muscle injuries, has no effect whatsoever on excess adiposity, including cellulite, and can under no circumstances replace liposuction.

 

Laser treatment as a non-intrusive liposuction alternative

If you are thinking of having a course of "cold laser" treatments as a non-intrusive liposuction alternative you are advised to keep your money and find a good plastic surgeon instead, as there is absolutely no scientific evidence that proves that LLLT reduces deep fat (also known as storage fat, i.e. the fat that is removed with liposuction, smart lipo and vaser). Do not waste your hard earned money!

 

Laser treatment as a non-surgical cellulite reduction alternative

As we mentioned, laser treatment cannot reduce cellulite either. Furthermore, surgical procedures such as liposuction, vaser and smart lipo cannot reduce cellulite either, simply because cellulite is part of the skin and cannot be removed surgically without the skin itself being removed. So, do not waste time looking for a surgical solution to cellulite, because it does not exist either.

If you want to reduce cellulite, you should instead opt for proven methods that do work, such as radiofrequency or ultrasound cavitation, in combination with a good anti-cellulite cream and a healthy nutrition and exercise regime instead. No miracle treatment for cellulite reduction exists, but the above techniques are the most effective ones available today.

 

Compare the difference before you commit to a course

In summary, we have not invested in such equipment, despite the attractiveness of the idea of fat removal with laser treatment (it sounds so miraculously hi-tech and sci-fi, doesn't it?), because it just doesn't work. Believe me, if an amazingly effective laser machine that removes cellulite appears on the market we will be the first to buy it. However, at the moment such a thing does not exist, so we do not intend to waste our and your money on such equipment.

So before you commit to a course of LLLT "cellulite reduction" treatments, you are advised to first try our treatment, offered at an introductory 30% discount and an LLLT treatment, and feel/see the difference for yourself.

If despite reading all the above you are still convinced that laser treatment works for cellulite and deep fat removal, by all means feel free to waste your money. But you cannot say that you have not been warned...