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The Rejuva Vanquish
Dr Andrew Clark (cosmetic
physician) and Deborah Selway
(cosmetic registered nurse),
“The technology specifically
targets fat cells...”
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Clients complete a questionnaire and have
a consultation with a therapist to confirm
suitability. Before the treatment starts, all
Dr Glenn Murray,
“Laser tattoo or
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
PicoSure is the latest non-invasive tattoo and
pigmentation removal technology. Currently,
Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is the only clinic
in WA with the machine.
It is a very simple procedure requiring
only about 15 minutes (depending on the
size of the tattoo or pigmentation).
The PicoSure’s main advantage is its
extremely short pulsed time. What this means
is that the laser beam is turned off and on
extremely quickly and precisely. Most tattoo
removal lasers work at 10-9 seconds whereas
Pico works at 10-12 seconds. This allows
very high energy to be delivered to the
jewellery and any metallic items must be
removed. Clients lay on a treatment bed,
while a therapist positions the Fat Blaster
machine over the lower stomach area and
controls the machine for the duration of the
treatment. There will be a warm feeling in the
area being treated as the temperature of the
fat cells is raised to approximately 45 degrees.
Keeping fat cells at this temperature for
more than 20 minutes eventually results in
the cells dying – the technology specifically
targets fat cells and does not cause damage
to any other types of tissue.
Originally, the machine at Rejuva Clinic only
targeted the abdomen at the lower stomach
level, but the recent acquisition of a new
attachment for the machine now allows the
thighs or the upper arms to be treated, too.
It is a non-invasive treatment. At Rejuva
Clinic, no type of cosmetic treatment
(including the Vanquish Fat Blaster) will
be performed on persons under the age
of 18. The treatment is appropriate for
adults of any age over 18, so long as they
have no implanted electronic devices, or any
This is a treatment with cosmetic outcomes
in mind: scientific studies have shown an
improvement in waist circumference, and it
will help people to shrink their waists to better
fit into their clothes. It has not been shown to
cause significant weight loss, however, nor any
straight away, taking care to avoid
exposing the area to sunlight. Applying
ice or a coldpack to ease the swelling in
the area after treatment is suggested.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS?
Patients must have a consultation with
a doctor prior to treatment to assess
suitability for the procedure, which must
be administered by a doctor.
Depending on the area to be treated,
usually from three to five sessions are
needed, and anyone of age with a tattoo or
pigmentation issue can be treated. The
cost starts from $440, and varies depending
on the size of the tattoo to be treated.
CONTACT Absolute Cosmetic Medicine,
Image 21 Building, 2/21 Stirling Highway,
Nedlands (08) 9389 9099, or 789 Canning
Highway, Applecross (08) 9364 1884,
other health benefits. The scientific data has
only been assessed as to the outcome from
four consecutive weekly treatments. Some
clients will notice results after just a few days,
although experience has indicated that the
best results are seen after four to six weeks
from the start of the treatment course. Extra
treatments will give better results, which is
why, for the best outcome, a course of six
treatments is recommended.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS?
Vanquish Fat Blaster is appropriate for
all skin types and adults of any age, and
Rejuva Clinic bases its recommendations
for treatment upon the findings of an
independent scientific study that used
the technology. The study found 90 per
cent of participants lost an average
of 4.5cm from their waist circumference
after four treatments of 30 to 40 minutes.
One treatment is received every week
for four weeks.
A minor degree of soreness after
treatments is normal. Occasionally the
soreness is more significant, however most
people can expect to return to normal
activities immediately after a session.
The retail price is $700 per treatment.
CONTACT Rejuva Cosmetic Clinics has
one clinic in Como and one in Joondalup.
Bookings can be made via 1800 REJUVA
(1800 735 882), or at rejuva.net.au.
tattoo pigment very quickly, destroying
the pigment more effectively and, in most
cases, leaving the skin intact. This reduces
scarring and means fewer treatments, fewer
complications, and better results.
Pigmentation is an extremely common
condition that causes distress to many people.
Pigmentation can be thought of as a natural
tattoo. As such, the PicoSure laser is one of the
best methods of removing this. The problem
with pigmentation is that it can recur; now, with
the less risky PicoSure treatments, this is less of
a problem as the removal is more effective.
For tattoo or pigmentation removal, PicoSure
is faster, more effective and requires fewer
treatments than other laser removal machines.
Some results may be visible on the day, however
the body takes time to break down and remove
ink particles – this can take around four to six
weeks. Patients can resume normal activities
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