As as beauty blogger, I was sent the new Silk’n Lipo package* (£449 from Silk’n Lipo) to test out. I am not ashamed of being overweight, and nor do I think it necessary that I ‘fat-reduce’ or lose weight. I would just like to lose some fat from some areas of my body, for my own personal preference of how I like my body to look. For this 7-week trial, I have decided to focus on my thighs and my upper arms.
I rarely wear sleeveless tops or dresses as I really dislike the way the far gathers/bunches up at the tops of my arms – those universally-hated ‘bingo wings’. I am blessed with long legs that remain fairly slimline even if i’m putting weight onto my stomach, but i’d just like to tone my thighs up a bit and get rid of some excess fat there. This is day one of my trial, and the tops of my arms are measuring 17 inches, and my right thigh is measuring 25.5 inches, and my left thigh is measuring 27 inches. I broke my left leg last year, and the full-leg brace that I had on for 5 months, has left the skin on my left thigh a bit distorted and bumpy, hence the extra 1.5 inches.
The Silk’n Lipo device is not designed to be an alternative to exercise and sensible eating. It’s designed to go along with those two lifestyle choices, to help aid in the reduction of fat from stubborn areas of the body that you aren’t managing to shift via conventional methods. You strap the device to the area of your body that you want to target, and let it do its work for 15 minutes. You can then shift the device round to the other side of your thigh for example, and do the treatment again for another 15 minutes. You are only supposed to target a specific area with the machine 3 times per week. So i’ll basically be using the device everyday and alternating days between my thighs and my upper arms.
So, how is the device designed to work? There are two pads that attach to the device (shown above) that you need to wet before use. Only wet these pads that are in contact with your skin, not the whole device. Silk’n Lipo uses two methods to break down the fat in the areas that you wish to target. It uses clinically-proven low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to cause the breakdown of stubborn fat cells. Silk’n Lipo explain that “when applied to adipocyte cells (fat cells) it ensures the perforation of fat cell membranes, causing the fat cells to “leak”. Over time, and with repeated use, fat cells are affected. This results in fat loss in the treated area and a loss of centimetres.”
The Silk’n Lipo also uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to work and tone the muscles in the area that you are targeting, as well as promote the disposal of fat from the perforated fat cells. Silk’n Lipo explain that “EMS is based on the application of electrical pulses through electrodes on the skin, ensuring muscle activity in the treated area. Muscle activity contributes to muscle tone, as well as faster blood circulation and lymphatic activity. EMS stimulates the body’s processes for waste disposal, including fatty contents that leak out of the perforated fat cells.”
As I said, today is day one of my 7 week trial, where I will keep you updated with measurement and muscle tone changes. Without going into too much detail, I’m also aware that the fat drained from the fat cells has to be eliminated from the body somehow (as you’ll know if you’ve ever been prescribed Orlistat / Alli tablets), so I will let you know if there is any noticeable change when I go to the toilet (nice!).
I am genuinely intrigued by this product and I really hope that it does what it says on the tin. Let’s begin the trial!
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