A few months ago I was invited to the launch of Vanquish by BTL Aesthetics. This is a device that burns fat in areas you want it to burn. I have always been a little skeptical about things like this and believe in the “no pain, no gain” strategy. I am also concerned about invasive methods. That said, I exercise 3-5 times a week which is inclusive of strength training and cardiovascular activities and still have a problem losing fat in some areas; namely the tummy!
However, being happy and healthy to me means having joy in your heart first and then let’s look at the body from the inside. Deeper than body fat, I need to make sure my visceral fat is in check. Visceral fat is the silent killer from the inside. I went to Hair and Face Clinic in Kota Damansara and expressed my concerns. Firstly, I did a check of my body composition. Yes, as predicted my muscle content was healthy but my body and visceral fat need to be reduced. What have I got to lose if I have tried everything already?!
After the body measurements were done, I had to lay down on a bed. The machine was placed about an inch or so from my stomach and the technology is contactless. I first felt the heat around my stomach and it was stopped every 15 minutes for 45 minutes to wipe off any sweat. I felt a searing pain on the side of my hips and they said it was normal. I thought it was touching my skin but it wasn’t. The doctor said I was “tuning” 99-100 which meant it was doing its job…burning fat.
I was supposed to do an RFID treatment but since this was my first time, they decided on doing it the next session. I had to drink lots of water after the session to flush out the fat and some side effects could be clumps in my stomach which is normal but just the fat collecting in spot areas. I was told I needed to come for packages of 4 sessions over 8-10 days and if need be, add on future packages. Let’s see how session 2 pans out.