I was recently invited to try out a couple of Vaser Shape treatments at Sculptique.
Scluptique is an aesthetic practice situated in Wynberg, founded by Dr Barlodien Kotze, an aesthetic practitioner, with a passion for expressing herself through the art of facial rejuvenation and body sculpting.
They are the ONLY clinic in South Africa with the Vaser Shape machine, so it’s still a hidden gem that none of your friends will know about 😉
Vaser Shape is a completely non-surgical, non-invasive ultrasonic therapy that targets your problem (fatty) areas. By increasing blood circulation, each treatment helps the body’s metabolism, resulting in cm reduction.
How does it work?
“Two beams of ultrasound energy warm and treat fatty tissue beneath the skin. This promotes fat cell mobility and encourages the body to metabolize, drain or reabsorb excess fluids. Ultrasound therapy is delivered using a special concave handpiece. The physician follows the contour of the patient’s body, targeting fatty tissue at a specific depth beneath the skin. By moving the handpiece over a patient’s body, a physician can treat the tissue layer that is 1 to 5 cm below the surface of the skin. Heat produced by, the ultrasound energy creates a “micromassage” effect on the fat cells.
By warming the connective tissue, redistributing fat and encouraging blood circulation, Med-Contour temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite to slim and smooth your body shape. Zonal massage stimulates the lymphatic system to drain away excess toxins and fats used in conjunction with the ultrasound therapy, zonal massage can help your body drain and metabolize unwanted fluids from targeted problem areas.”
What does it feel like?
It is completely painless and quite relaxing. First your therapist will stimulate your lymphatic system, and once she starts the treatment it feels like a hot stone massage.
Your therapist ‘massages’ your problem areas with the Vaser Shape hand piece. I decided to target my love handles and tummy. She alternated from side to side, spending 15 min on each area in total.
The hand piece can feel a bit hot at times but as she is moving around all the time, it is never uncomfortable and quite relaxing. She can turn the setting down, if you wish, but I wanted her to shrink as many fat cells as possible 😉
Once each area has been treated, she uses the lymph drainage massage hand piece to aid lymph drainage.
Before and after the treatment, she measures you and you get to see how many cm’s you’ve lost! Yay!
How long does it take?
All in all it took about 1h30 to do both love handles and my tummy. Each session is spaced a week apart, and you would usually book a group of sessions in advance – 5-8 depending on the area and your specific needs.
What areas can you treat?
- Love Handles
How many cm’s did I lose?
I don’t usually wear these jeans anymore, for obvious reasons, but for this review I thought it would show the results well.
I lost an amazing 2cm around my waist and 1cm from my love handles after my 1st session.
After my 2nd session, I lost another 2.5cm around my waist and 1.5cm from my love handles.
I’m serious blown away by the results!
Marina mentioned that each person has different results and they also vary per session, but I was well pleased with mine. If you do a full course, you would do more sessions, which I’m now kinda bummed I’m not doing as I’d love to see the results then!
Who would benefit from this treatment?
Are you kidding me? Anyone! But it must be said that people who exercise regularly but have problem areas that are tricky to get rid of, will see best results.
This is also a great treatment for models to lose those pesky few cm’s without looking gaunt all over, as well as for temporary cellulite reduction for a special photo shoot or fashion show.
Or for a special occasion (wedding, honeymoon etc) when you want to look your best.
- Non-surgical, non-invasive procedure
- No pain or downtime
- Visible, measurable and lasting results
- Feels like a hot stone massage
- Temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite
- Requires no strenuous diet or exercise after treatment (except drinking water and light movement to keep the metabolism going on the day of treatment).
For more information on costs or to book a consultation please contact:
Dr. Barlodien Kotze
Cell: +27 83 276 9776
Fax: +27 86 689 8218
Address: 28 Mortimer Rd, Wynberg, 7800