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by Irina Dunn

Want to have a pert new bottom without an expensive operation?

Like to get rid of those love handles without facing the surgeon’s knife?

Fancy getting a smooth belly without suffering unsightly scars?

Balmain beauty salon Skulpt Face & Body offers a variety of non-invasive procedures to make you look your bikini best.

Skulpt is the only clinic in Australia to offer the Evolt 360 Body Scanner, which is performed prior to treatment, again at six weeks and then a final one at the 12-week point. This is an effective way to measure client results. Scan results are viewable via the Evolt Active app, which is downloadable to client mobile devices.

What does this machine do?

With an Evoltactive machine, the Skulpt consultant can give you precise readings on where your fat lies and whether it is “Optimal,” “High,” or “Low” for that area.

You stand on the machine clothed but in bare feet and hold two handles loosely in your hands while the machine scans your body.

The machine uses a scientifically validated test known as Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), a rapid non-invasive method of screening total body composition.

BIA passes a safe, low-intensity electrical current through the body via the tactical points on the machine, namely the feet and hands. The resistance to the flow of the current records the difference between muscle mass and fat mass (including visceral and subcutaneous), water and mineral content.

The machine measures skeletal muscle mass, total body water, bone mineral content, protein, body fat percentage, visceral fat levels and total energy expenditure, and age match to body (fitness age), inter alia.

The most popular of Skulpt’s body-sculpting treatments is called Cryolipolysis, a terrifying name for what may sound like an alarming procedure – fat freezing in localised areas.

Treatable areas include chin, arms, abdomen, thighs and knees.

As Skulpt notes in its brochure, “If you can squeeze it we can freeze it”.

Men select this treatment to get rid of their “man boobs” (and burn their bras?).

One to three treatments are recommended, spaced eight weeks apart. The costs are reasonable compared to what you would pay for surgery.

One applicator costs $290, with decreasing costs rising to $1,000 for four applicators. You can expect 20-40% fat reduction in the treated area. Whoopee! No more bra rolls! No more love handles!

An applicator is a vacuum suction cup which comes in different sizes depending on the area of the body being treated. Skulpt is offering a special deal for Hub readers of two applicators for the price of one until the end of January.

With its “Butt lift”, Skulpt promises to “Sculpt, Smooth and Tighten Buttocks”. How?

This involves a combination of cavitation, radio frequency skin-tightening and fat melting.

Ultrasonic cavitation is a process by which ultrasound waves break down the liquid fat membrane and cause the fat cells to disintegrate into a liquid state.

Also used in shaping the butt is radio frequency skin tightening, which penetrates the skin layers to selectively heat the skin tissue. This local heating causes an immediate contraction of collagen fibres and simultaneously increases the metabolism of the fibroblasts which accelerate the production of new collagen and elastic fibres.

As the brochure states, “The concentration of collagen fibres and the regeneration of the collagen and elastin deposits tighten the skin layers, creating a smoother healthier and younger looking skin” or, in other words, “a smoother, healthier and younger looking butt”!

Skulpt recommends eight weekly treatments. A one-hour session costs $179, while a course of eight one-hour sessions is $1,075, which is not bad for a new butt.

Other treatments include Cellulite Treatment, Face Skin-Tightening and Chin Cryo, which uses cryo-freeze technology.

Locating from the city to larger premises in Balmain 12 months ago allowed Skulpt to service more clients in a larger space. There is free parking on the premises, and Skulpt offers organic teas, free wifi and Netflix to watch during treatments. Or, if preferred, clients can take a well-earned nap.

Consultations are gratis. Skulpt also offers a free analysis on the Evolt 360 Body Scanner as part of its personal service. Skulpt consultants will discuss what treatments would be suitable for the best outcome, and advise on a personal and tailored treatment program.

Skulpt Face & Body, 485 Darling Street Bal