Slim Up!

High up on many people's wish list for a new year is a slimmer, healthier body, but thanks to age and life changes, achieving the body beautiful can get more challenging as we get older. From sagging skin to stretch marks, getting that perfect figure proves far more difficult than simply cutting out carbs after 5pm for most people past their twenties. Thankfully, however, there is help out there, and many systems, when marketed correctly, can be most lucrative for salons thanks to their great results. From high-tech machines to bodycare that really produces results, there is something for every salon to offer this New Year.

High-tech solutions

A great investment for salons interested in really going after the body contouring market is one of the latest high-tech machines. Many offer a range of different treatments, each of which can be marketed separately, therefore offering far more value for your investment. The key is to arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible about your investment – what it can do, the science behind it and the results that clients can realistically expect. As you will generally have to assess and talk to the client before they invest in a course of treatments, you need to be able to firstly know enough to use the machine optimally for that client, and secondly, advise them on the realistic results they can achieve (along with anything they can do themselves to optimise results).In addition, with many systems, the inches are lost in the days and weeks following treatment as your body naturally expels the lost fat. Make sure your client knows exactly what to do in order to maximise results. Drinking lots of water, following a healthy diet and avoiding toxins like alcohol should all be part of a good aftercare programme.

Lynton's ProMax Lipo systeen designed to offer the three most popular body treatments – cellulite reduion, inch loss and skin tightening – and can treat all areas of the body, including the face. The system utilises three different technologies to target several ncerns: a combination of ultrasonic cavitation, multi-polar radio frequency and vacuum, and bi-polar radio frequency and vacuum. There are six fferent applicators, which allow treatment of every area of the body, including the arms, thighs, stomach, hips, knees, ankles and the face, so a business can introduce several options to the treatment menu and maximise its return on investment. There are also no consumables.


From AES comes Lipofirm Pro, which combines two technologies: TriLipo Radiofrequency (RF) and TriLipo Dynamic Muscle Activation (DMA). Working simultaneously using a single applicator, they create a synergistic effect that delivers a triple action: non-invasive fat removal and lymphatic drainage, as well as skin tightening. Effects can be seen after the very first treatment, while long term body shaping is achieved in a minimal number of treatments. The treatment has a number of benefits, including focused fat reduction, cellulite improvement, long-term circumferential decrease, skin tightening and firming, facial contouring, wrinkle reduction, detoxification and improved drainage, enhanced blood circulation and oxygenation, and lifting, toning and firming of muscles.

Advanced Esthetics Solutions: 029 2023 1228

VelaShape III offers circumference reduction, skin tightening, body sculpting and contouring, cellulite smoothing and some fat reduction. The system combines LED infra red, bi-polar radio frequency, mechanical massage and vacuum to stimulate fibroblasts to encourage the remodelling of collagen,tightening up the skin and reducing the circumference of the treated area. It also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and can reduce volume by some non-selective fat cell necrosis. A client who has VelaOnce, the single treatment protocol, may see an immediate loss of circumference in the treated area immediately after the treatment, with a lasting, cumulative inch loss over the following 8-12 weeks until the final effect is seen.

Syneron Candela: ++44 (0) 7468 571 233

Skincare solutions

For salons that don't want to make a commitment to a machine, there are several brands that offer a solution using creams, wraps, scrubs and more. Some offer measurable results immediately (see our previous feature on party treatments), while others are recommended as courses. Again, like the high-tech solutions, therapists should learn as much as possible about the treatments, what they can achieve and how clients can optimise their results. As with facial treatments, often technique and knowledge is everything, so arm yourself with as much information as possible.

Ericson Laboratoire is known for its results-driven facial skincare, but their body range is also pretty brilliant. The Slim & Lift Treatment, using the Body Contour ‘Adipo-Reverse' pack, aims to slim down the body by breaking down fat, as well as increasing skin firmness. This multi-target treatment aims to reduce the appearance of ‘orange peel' skin, while firming up the skin overall through its main active ingredient, coralline, a marine active ingredient extracted from red algae that is extremely rich in calcium. The treatment takes 90 minutes, and a course of eight is recommended, with one to two treatments taken per week.

Hennessy Hair & Beauty: 021 434 3436

Designed to work with Environ's top retail product Body Profile Gel, the new Body Sculpt Treatment harnesses state-of-theart soundwave technology to improve the appearance of thighs, arms, buttocks and stomach. This effective treatment is a great way to help smooth stubborn cellulite while firming and tightening the skin. The myriceline (bayberry extract) in Environ's Body Profile Gel are driven deep into the lower layers to assist in the reduction of the ‘orange peel effect' on upper thighs and buttocks leaving skin smooth and hydrated. The treatment helps to promote inch loss, and reduces the appearance of dimpled skin. The result is perfectly soft skin that feels firm, supple and toned.

Iiaa: +44 (0) 208 450 2020

If you're looking for a retail product that gives real results, then Juliette Armand Skincare's Thermoslim Gel might just fit the bill. This high-performing heat gel for bodies with stubborn fat and cellulite works on a lipolysis level, breaking down fatty deposits. With ingredients such as Prosveltyl Extract for reducing fat storage and inflammation of tissues by fighting cellulite, this gel is fast acting and results can be noted from one application to big differences after seven days. Watch out though – this gel is strong and not advised for people with circulatory problems, such as varicose veins, heart disease and other heart/circulatory problems.

Juliette Armand: 01 490 5525