Is it possible to blast fat away from problem areas from the comfort of your home with today’s technology? Apparently, it is!
A while back I received an invitation from Silk’n to review their new product Silk’n Lipo, an innovative fat reducer which uses proven technologies that deliver visible long lasting results in 8 – 10 weeks.
I was immediately intrigued. I have been moaning about the fat around my middle since my twin pregnancy and it has never gone away. Yes, I do like a glass of wine and yes, I do like chocolate – two commodities that also love turning into fat. So being caught in this vicious circle and adding the peri-menopause into the mix, my middle hasn’t budged one bit – not even with my recent running programme. I figured that my tummy fat needed something much more serious to deal with the situation and a fat buster seemed the perfect route.
What is Silk’n Lipo?
The gadget combines two sources of energy for targeted fat reduction: Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to shrink fat cells and Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) that removes the extracted fatty acids from the body and tones the underlying muscle. Using a belt, you strap the machine around the target area and turn it on. It blasts for 15 minutes and turns off automatically at the end. You can then put it away for the next treatment or continue to another area you wish to treat.
Does it hurt?
NOT AT ALL! This was one of my first questions, will it hurt? I was assured it wasn’t and can confirm that to be true. It would feel like one of the twins was pressing my tummy with a Tangle Teezer. You have complete control of the intensity and since my first use on the set level, I have upped it to the max every time.
Can I move around during the treatment?
Absolutely. I have had it strapped on and typed or marked homework, even prepared food in the kitchen.
What’s in the box?
The box comes with the two units, two electrode pads, a docking station, a couple of connectors and belts in various sizes for different parts of the body.
Is it easy to set up?
A piece of cake.
The docking unit is small and neat, and it takes about 3 hours to charge each time for use. Although the first time will need a longer 6 hour charge. The docking station turns from orange lights to green lights once ready.
You then fix the electrode pads to the units and wet them before applying to the treatment area. (I use my fingers in a glass of water.)
Place the units with the connectors and attach to the belt, then wrap around and press the on buttons on each device.
The start is a prolonged press and the units will vibrate so you know they are switched on. Every couple of minutes there is a vibration to reassure you that the device is on and working.
Any warnings or contraindications?
Not for me. I have looked out for redness and have seen none. After my first go, I noticed an aching area in the treated area, as if I’d done a lot of situps. It disappeared and hasn’t returned since.
The idea is I take measurements at the start and again every two weeks, I’ll be updating my two weekly measurements on my Instagram feed and coming back halfway through the 10 week trial with an update plus a final update at the end.
Starting measurements – waist 33″ or 84cms.
Silk’n Lipo say…
Lipo + current diet and exercise routine = you can expect to see a 2-4cm reduction in girth within 8-10 weeks.
Lipo + enhanced diet and exercise routine = whilst it will vary from user to user, you can expect even better results.
To wear a skirt I bought two years ago, a River Island size 12 which has always been too tight. If I lose 4 cms around the middle, I’ll be able to wear it.
This week has been the perfect example of how life can sometimes get in the way of the best laid plans. My darling nana has been rushed into hospital with bleeds on the brain. Twice. So this week has been a full on rush to school, rush home, rush to the hospital and include various after-school clubs, rush to put dinner on and then fall into a coma on the sofa. The beauty of the SIlk’n Lipo is, I’ve managed to fit it into all of that! Admittedly, only three times and for the area I am treating I should probably blast it every day and possibly on more than one section (next week!) but at least I made a start.
I am very impressed with how easy it is to fit into a busy schedule and I am really looking forward to seeing some results soon. I would like to point out it was my birthday and then my husband’s birthday this past week so I probably overdid the cake and wine. there’s always next week to improve on that right?
Cost of a Silk’n Lipo
The Silk’n Lipo costs £449.