Azarel Health & Body Specialists – Newton Park – Port Elizabeth
While I am always skeptical of anything promising instant weight-loss, my recent visit to Azarel Health & Body Specialists was nothing short of amazing and a great surprise. Located in Newton Street in Newton Part, Port Elizabeth, they are among a few salons specialising in i-Lipo Laser Lipo treatments.
On arrival, I was warmly greeted by their receptionist, who had all my paperwork ready and explained what needed to be completed before my procedure could take place.
Candice Hunter, Natural Health Practitioner and owner of Azarel, heard me arrive and popped out to greet me as I was filling in my forms. With forms complete, I was quite excited and ready to start my Laser Lipo procedure.
i-Lipo Laser Treatment at Azarel
Before getting started, Candice and I had a chat about the procedure and what I wanted to see result-wise. At the time of writing, I am two months into a lifestyle change and although I have reached weight-loss goals, I have stubborn areas, which are proving more difficult than others.
I poured out my frustrations to Candice, who, with a knowing smile, assured me that I would see results with their Laser Lipo treatment that same day.
The area of focus would be my abdomen and back – Candice quickly took my before measurements before allowing me to get comfy on the bed.
So how does an i-Lipo Laser treatment work?
i-Lipo is a non-evasive, pain-free alternative to Liposuction surgery. Four treatment laser pads were placed over my stomach area and secured to the skin with elastic bands. Two additional probes were placed onto the region of the lymphatic diodes closest to the treatment zone.
According to Candice: “Energy emitted by the specialised Laser stimulates the fat cell membranes, changing their permeability. The cells lose their round shape and intracellular fat is released.
The fatty triglycerides then flow out of the disrupted cell membranes and into the interstitial space, where they gradually pass through the body’s natural metabolic functions with no harmful physiological effects and are used as an energy source for the body.”
Candice further explains: “This process does not alter the neighbouring structures such as the skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves. It is not merely the liquefaction of fat but instead, it is the instant breakdown of the fat cells, otherwise known as lipolysis.”
Once the treatment pads were in place, my treatment began and I can honestly say I felt no discomfort or pain during the entire procedure, bar a slight warm feeling which I found quite relaxing. With one last check that I was comfortable, Candice allowed me to relax in the calm of my treatment room.
After the set time, the pads were removed before moving onto the second part of the procedure, the vacuum. Candice set the suction to my preferred strength before slowing rolling all over the treatment area.
Again, I did not experience any pain other than the slight pressure of the suction. This vacuum process helps to bring the fat to the surface and help it drain through the lymphatic system. In total the treatment lasted about 40 minutes.
I could hardly believe it, but I could already see immediate results! My problematic stomach area was noticeably flatter and firmer. And we were not even finished yet!
FIR Sauna Therapy at Azarel
Following a brief 2-3 minute workout on the Power Plate – again to aid lymph drainage, I was lead to another room for my FIR (Far Infrared Rays) Sauna Dome treatment.
I was particularly looking forward to this treatment as Candice had explained earlier that one 30min session in the FIR Sauna Dome is the equivalent of a 10km run.
I was given a pair of disposable underwear and instructed to lie in the dome completely bare, bar your disposable undies. Candice also gave me a bottle of LipoSculpt and told to put it on my arms, legs and tummy. The LipoScult helps target stubborn fat and eliminate cellulite.
Once lathered up and in the dome (your head remains out), Candice set the timer for 30 minutes and left me to enjoy my treatment. The dome heats up with a soft soothing heat which at no point became unbearable. I felt at total peace in a warm cocoon. But boy do you sweat! I am talking beads of sweat rolling off your body kind of sweat! There are many benefits of FIR and it works particularly well in conjunction with the i-Lipo as FIR reduces fat, stimulates cellular metabolism, aids detoxification, boosts the immune system, eliminates waste from the body, improves lymph drainage, and much more.
Towards the end of the time, Candice brought in a warm washcloth and towel for me to wipe down after my treatment before changing back into my clothes.
Final Measurements and thoughts
I could not stop touching my stomach as it was visibly flatter and my after measurements confirmed that it was not all in my head. I had lost a combined total of 21.5cm over my stomach and back! My biggest area of loss was the middle of the stomach with a 4cm loss.
To say I was impressed is an understatement; I was amazed at what was achieved in one treatment session. I was already calculating the projected results should I take one of their packages.
Speaking of which, there are various packages on offer, from their Amazing Me Transformation – a complete body transformation package to their 8 session maintenance packages.
Candice stressed to me that the Laser Lipo results would only remain if the client is committed to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Not only did I see immediate results but I also felt completely refreshed and relaxed and would highly recommend the procedure to anyone looking for a weight loss aid.
Top reasons for using Laser Lipo at Azarel:
- Non-evasive weight loss treatment with no recovery time needed.
- See and feel immediate results with 2-6cm lost with every treatment.
- One on one consultation with Candice to determine client needs.
- Professional and highly trained body specialists perform the treatments.
- Body transformation coaching and packages offered.
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