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3 Easy Ways to Tone Up Your Arms

3 Easy Ways to Tone Up Your Arms

Don’t let extra flab on your arms get you down. There are many easy ways to eliminate excess fat and achiever firmer skin. From good old fashioned exercise to new non-invasive procedures like Exilis and CoolSculpting, it’s never been easier to create toner looking arms. Say goodbye to arm jiggle with the following treatment options. 

1. Exercise

Exercise is one way to tone up your arms. There are three main groups of muscles in your arms that you can tone, including the triceps, biceps, and forearm muscles. Working these muscles can help strengthen them overtime, resulting in a reduction of fat and a buildup of muscle mass. Some great exercises to try that help to tone up your arms include:

  • Chin ups
  • Barbell curls
  • Hammer curls
  • Military press
  • Diamond push-ups
  • Dips

2. Exilis

If you’ve tried exercise with no success, Exilis may be the right option for you. Created by BTL Aesthetics, this device uses radiofrequency waves to heat up specific layers of tissue to melt away excess fat and tighten skin. Exilis technology is currently available in two models: the Exilis Protégé for facial treatments and the Exilis Elite for body treatments. During treatment, the device emits radiofrequency waves which penetrate and heat up layers of skin.

Exilis was designed to be comfortable and painless. There are no injections or needles involved and therefore no need for topical anesthetics. Most patients are able to easily tolerate the procedure. Exilis also contains safety features which make it a popular option for patients who are worried about damaging their skin. Cooling technology occurs simultaneously with the radiofrequency waves to ensure that the skin stays cool as the waves penetrate the skin.

3. CoolSculping

The noticeable, long-lasting results can be achieved without surgery and when diet and exercise haven’t worked. In addition to the arms, CoolSculpting fat removal is suitable for the stomach, love handles, neck area, back and bra areas, thighs, and male chest.

Fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than their surrounding tissues. The CoolSculpting device is able to target fat cells beneath the skin and cool them to the proper temperature for natural cell death. As fat cells crystalize faster than normal cells, no damage is caused to the skin or nerves. Over time the treated fat cells shrink and are naturally metabolized by the body. 

Whether you want to wear strapless dresses this summer or simply want to feel more confident in your skin, toning your arms can improve your body and self-esteem. Exercise is one way to create more shapely arms but toning through workouts doesn’t work for everyone. 

If you want a faster and more effective way to achieve slimmer arms without liposuction or surgery, try safe fat removal via Exilis or CoolSculpting in Singapore. Schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained and US Board Certified skin specialist Dr. Sylvia Ramirez to learn more about these non-invasive treatments.

Freezing Your Fat Off – Does It Work?

Freezing Your Fat Off – Does It Work?

Many people suffer from unsightly fat bulges. Not only can excess fat make it difficult to find flattering clothing, it can also put you at risk for certain conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. When diet and exercise alone are not cutting it, there’s another option – and fortunately, it’s not liposuction. 

Coolsculpting is a fat freezing treatment that uses controlled cooling technology to eliminate stubborn fat under the skin. Coolsculpting was cleared by the US FDA in 2010. The physicians who created the treatment discovered that fat cells break down more effectively than regular cells when exposed to cold temperature. This non-surgical procedure has been proven effective in removing excess fat in the flanks, thigh, back, abdomen, buttock, and chin area.

How Coolsculpting Procedure Works

The Coolsculpting procedure involves the use of different applicators in various sizes to fit different areas of concerns. Among the different types of applicators include Coolmini, a small applicator for the chin and CoolMax, a bigger one for a large volume reduction in the belly area. 

A safety gel will be placed in the area of concern followed by the applicator wherein it gently suctions the fat bulge. Once the procedure starts, the treated area will be exposed to controlled cooling which destroys the fat cells and begins a process of natural removal in the body which also reduces the thickness of the fat layer.

During the procedure, you will be asked to sit in a comfortable chair as the cooling panels work to crystalize your fat cells. The non-invasive fat reduction treatment is only mildly uncomfortable before the cooling sensations eventually cause the area to go numb. The procedure is fairly relaxed and most patients are able to nap, work on a laptop, or even watch a movie as they wait for the procedure to take effect. 

Recovery and Results

Once your fat cells have been crystalized, they die and are naturally eliminated from the body for good. The treated fat cells do not return. Following the procedure, some mild side effects can occur, such as temporary swelling, redness, firmness, bruising, stinging, itching, tenderness, or skin sensitivity. 

However, as Cool sculpting is non-surgical, you can return to your normal activities immediately. The results of the procedure are typically visible as soon as three weeks following the treatment. Within two months, you will start to see more dramatic results. The body will continue to flush fat cells for 4 to 6 months. 

Beware of fake or imitation fat freezing machines that can cause burns due to incorrect temperature calibrations.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Coolsculpting in Singapore is the perfect solution for those who want to reduce face fat or fat on the body. It’s important to realize that Coolsculpting is not a weight-loss solution for individuals who are obese. 

The best candidate for this procedure has unwanted bulges in certain treatable areas like the tummy, thighs, and buttocks. The procedure is an excellent solution for those who prefer a safe alternative to liposuction. To determine if you’re a good candidate for Coolsculpting, schedule a consultation with our skin specialist.

Coolsculpting has quickly become an attractive alternative to other fat reduction methods as it requires no needles, no surgery, and no prolonged recovery. Whether you desire face fat removal or a neck reduction, you can experience the slimming benefits of the procedure. 

Regular sessions of Coolsculpting are encouraged to help maintain your new slimmer physique. Coolsculpting is currently the only FDA-approved fat freezing technology on the market with millions of satisfied patients. 

For more information about this fat freezing treatment or to schedule your body assessment for Coolsculpting, please contact us for your skin treatment in Singapore.

Beat Belly Fat: Tips for a Flatter Stomach

Beat Belly Fat: Tips for a Flatter Stomach

It’s been called many things – spare tire, muffin top, love handles. No matter what you call it, the extra padding around your middle can be hard to get rid of. Achieving a flatter stomach is not always possible with diet and exercise alone. 

In some cases, alternative methods are needed to shed stubborn belly fat. If your belly fat is holding you back from the body you’ve always wanted, learn how to attain a slimmer torso with reduced fat.

Maintain a Low-Sugar Diet 

Maintaining a low-sugar diet is a simple yet challenging way to reduce body fat. Sugar is composed of several molecules among which include glucose and fructose. While glucose is produced by the body and is essential for a healthy metabolism, fructose is not a natural molecule and our bodies do not produce it. 

Fruits (especially when juiced or dried), honey and sweet beverages are commonly rich in fructose. When you eat excess amount of this food, it gets metabolized by the liver. When the liver gets overwhelmed with excess sugar, it turns fructose into fat, which is then secreted into the blood leading to several problems in the body.

Cut Carbs

Proper nutrition is key to keeping those extra pounds off your midsection. One way to achieve a healthier diet is by cutting carbs. A low carbohydrate diet promotes the loss of deep belly fat around the organs, also referred to as visceral fat. Visceral fat is linked to a wide range of health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Even thin people can have visceral fat. By cutting unhealthy carbs such as rice, pasta, bread and other starch-rich food from your diet, you can help reduce visceral fat while decreasing your risk of developing chronic diseases.

Eat More Protein and Fiber

Incorporating more protein and fiber into your meals could help you reduce body fat more easily. Not only do protein and fiber help you feel fuller with lower calorie foods, you’ll be able to burn off more calories without feeling hungry. Protein can be found in dairy products, seafood, and meats such as poultry, beef and pork. Also try to eat more fiber-rich foods like lentils, split peas, black beans, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

Work Out

Exercise is one of the fastest ways to a flatter, toned stomach. However, not all workouts are made equal. For example, exercises like crunches only work the muscles on the front and sides of the abdomen. It’s better to adapt a core stabilization exercise or high resistance exercise plan that works more muscles while burning more calories. Incorporate core exercises like planks which help to stabilize the pelvis and spine to improve posture.

Try Non-Invasive Fat Removal like The Coolsculpting Treatment

Coolsculpting is an innovative technique used to reduce belly fat without surgery. The non-invasive fat reduction process involves freezing fat cells without harming the skin. Once the fat cells are crystallized, using the fat freezing treatment, the fat cells die as your body naturally eliminates it and they are gone for good. The Coolsculpting procedure has been cleared by the US FDA and is considered safe for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the abdomen, thigh, flank, and the chin (submental areas). Cool sculpting is currently a popular non-invasive fat reduction procedure with millions of satisfied patients worldwide including Hollywood celebrities such as the Kardashians.

Although losing excess belly fat can be very challenging, there are so many simple and effective ways to get rid of it. But if you don’t know where to start, it’s always great to consult the experts to get your desired body goals.