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zap your flab away in just 25 minutes.

Byline: ABBIE WIGHTWICK Reporter

ANT to lose two inches off your waist in your lunch hour? Now you can.

WA flab zapper that promises to painlessly and permanently melt fat in just one 25-minute session, is now available in Wales.

SculpSure is described as the first slimming procedure to use laser energy to fight fat on the midriff, back, thighs, knees and underarms, and all without injections or surgery.

It is said to be able to melt off two inches of fat after one treatment.

The Cellite Clinic in Cardiff is offering SculpSure, the first body contouring laser treatment to be cleared by America's tough Food and Drug Administration.

The procedure, which the clinic is offering from PS250, is said to destroy up to 24% of fat cells in stubborn areas that have not responded to diet and exercise.

Dr Harryono Judodihardjo, medical director of the Cellite Clinic, promised that most patients see results with just one treatment, with optimum results seen 12 weeks after the procedure.

The treated fat cells are permanently destroyed, and will not regenerate, he said. "This is a straightforward, painfree, non-invasive procedure that helps give individuals the body outline they desire, and feel comfortable with, without excessive exercising or dieting.

"Its FDA clearance means that the procedure is safe - the FDA is notoriously scrupulous in assessing new treatments - and properly regulated. There is also no problem with downtime after treatment, nor infection or scarring.

"We are delighted that the Cellite Clinic is able to offer this treatment to clients."

Also known as hyperthermic laser, SculpSure raises the localised temperature of tissue being treated to between 42degC and 47degC, at which fat cells break down without damaging the skin muscle beneath. The energy is transmitted via laser-emitting diodes fitted in a belt that is placed over the area being treated.

The difference between fat loss and weight loss is that with weight loss the fat cells become smaller, but do not decrease in number.

Dr Judodihardjo said that the method helps people who, despite determined dieting and exercise, cannot reduce fat levels in problem areas. He claimed that the procedure is pain-free.

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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 24, 2016
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