WHAT IS LPG?
The LPG is a suction and massage device that increases blood flow in the area of treatment. It also improves lymph drainage.
WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
The LPG machine is primarily used to stimulate your skin and tissues underneath to increase blood flow to the area. This stimulation results in the thickening and tightening of your skin, although many treatments are required to achieve this effect.
There are four instances that we use this treatment at Zenith. Firstly, alongside the Alevere program for weight loss, LPG can be extremely effective in helping to tighten the skin as the patient loses weight.
We also use LPG as a supplementary treatment to improve the effects of the Dermaroller on the appearance of stretch marks, and on any patient that has had liposuction or BodyTite to improve their results. Lastly, LPG can be useful when used in conjunction with Cellfina for cellulite reduction.
WHO IS THE TREATMENT SUITABLE FOR?
LPG is not suitable for:
- Pregnant women
- Anyone taking blood thinner medication
- Anyone with circulatory or vascular disease
- Cancer patients
- People with infectious progressive diseases
- People with AIDS
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
The machine itself has been likened to a kind of body hoover - it essentially sucks the skin into the hand-piece to stimulate the tissues underneath. In most cases, it is not painful and can be quite relaxing.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OR RISKS?
In very rare cases the machine may cause bruising on people with very sensitive skin.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I TYPICALLY EXPECT?
Whatever treatment you are having; you will need multiple sessions to notice a difference. After a few you should notice a significant improvement in the appearance of your skin. The average person starts to notice the changes after about 3-6 sessions.
BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE
You will need to wear a supporting garment during your treatment which is provided by the clinic (at a cost).
As with many cosmetic procedures, it's a treatment you will want to repeat fairly regularly to maintain the results. We would recommend once or twice per month. To prolong your results, you must also take regular exercise, eat a healthy diet, drink lots of water and limit your alcohol intake.