WITHBeautyHack special correspondent Olga Ivanova tried the procedure for body shaping on the Duolith apparatus at Telo’s Beauty clinic (@telosbeautyclub) and told why it is ideal for those who fight cellulite, are afraid of discomfort and pain during the session and are not ready to resort to injection techniques.
Several years ago I lost 20 kg, but, unfortunately, it turned out to be impossible to get rid of cellulite with one sport and proper nutrition. The skin in the area of the buttocks and breeches has ceased to be elastic, irregularities have appeared. I don’t want to resort to injection techniques at the age of 23, so I decided to try hardware ones. I entrusted my problem to the clinic
After I filled out the questionnaire and got acquainted with the list of contraindications, I was escorted to the office.
We have chosen the procedure on the device
The most important thing that I, a coward, always worries about what sensations to expect during the procedure and whether it will hurt. Galina Vladimirovna replied that the procedure is quite comfortable – one might even say painless. A gel is applied to the contact surface (it is a little cold), and then two applicators come into play: “The first, radial, works quite noisy, do not be alarmed!” – warned Galina Vladimirovna. – “The depth of penetration of acoustic waves is up to 3-5 cm. In general, there should be no discomfort.”
It sounds like a drill, but of course it doesn’t feel like your body is being drilled. On the contrary, I liked the effect of the apparatus – it reminded me of a medium-intensity massage. I once underwent a course of lymphatic drainage – it felt less comfortable than Duolite. If you feel discomfort during lymphatic drainage massage, here it really is absent. And for me, a person with a low pain threshold and a panic fear of injections and lasers, this is a real find.
Within 7-10 minutes, Galina Vladimirovna passes this applicator along the inner and outer surfaces of the thighs and buttocks, after which she repeats all the same, only with a different applicator.
“We now take the focused applicator. Here, the depth of penetration of the acoustic wave is quite deep – up to 5-6 cm, that is, we penetrate into the thickness of the entire subcutaneous fat layer, enhancing all metabolic processes, ”comments Galina Vladimirovna. “It will feel softer, the person does not feel such a mechanical effect as from the previous nozzle, only slight clicks on the surface are heard.” With this attachment, you really do not feel anything but a slight moderate pressure on the body. You don’t even have to think about discomfort and pain.
How quickly is the effect of the Duolith procedure visible?
If we talk about a decrease in volumes, then the lymphatic drainage effect is already obtained from the third procedure, although there are patients who feel the difference after the first session.
“Improvement of the skin relief, of course, will not appear immediately, it is stretched out in time, and a person will receive the final result in 2-3 months after the end of the course,” Galina Vladimirovna warned.
By the way, an important nuance: the device gives a prolonged effect, so after a couple of months after all sessions you will see that the result has become more noticeable. The course can be repeated twice a year. The number of procedures is individual, but the minimum is 8-10 per one course, two per week.
Contraindications are as follows: pregnancy, lactation, diabetes mellitus, the presence of a pacemaker, vein surgery, phlebitis, deep vascular thrombosis, inflammatory changes in the area of the procedure, cancer. The procedure can be performed on the buttocks, thighs, abdomen and arms. Initially, the patient comes for a consultation, an anamnesis is taken, it turns out if there are any health problems that must be taken into account when prescribing a course. If there are restrictions, then the procedure will not be carried out in a specific area.
“For the best effect, I recommend combining the Duolith course with lymphatic drainage treatments such as hydromassage and thalassotherapy. Regular sports and proper nutrition should always go parallel to the course – then the result will not be long in coming, ”advises Galina Vladimirovna.
I will not be lying if I say that when I got up from the couch, it was visually noticeable that it seemed to be a little “blown away” in the area of breeches. I liked the fact that the procedure as a whole took no more than half an hour (in our frantic rhythm of life, this is really a big plus when you need to do everything and everywhere), there were no discomfort sensations and pain. I will definitely take a course of ten procedures for the final victory over cellulite!Photo: Asya Zabavskaya