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Silk’n Lipo: The at-home answer to stubborn areas of fat?


When it comes to weight loss, there’s no one size fits all, but the two things that always feature are a healthy diet and exercise. For many of us, however, even a rigorous workout plan is not enough to hone those stubborn areas of fat – whether it’s love handles, saddlebags, or that annoying little ‘pooch’ on your stomach.

Enter, Silk ‘n Lipo – a revolutionary new device that claims to target and reduce areas of stubborn fat – in other words, all those annoying bits you’ve never been able to spot reduce. Combining two technologies in the one device, the Silk’n Lipo uses LLLT and EMS together for optimum fat reduction results, training and toning the underlying muscle at the same time.

Suitable for use on the abdomen, as well as the waistline, thigh area, buttocks and upper arms, users can see results after just eight weeks of use. It almost sounds too good to be true – but with some solid science behind it and great reviews so far, let’s take a closer look at how it works.

The Silk’n Lipo comes with two units which can be used together to treat larger areas

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) applies laser in a certain wavelength, which when applied to adipocyte cells (fat cells), ensures the perforation of the fat cell membranes. This, in turn, causes the fat cells to “leak”, and over time, and with repeated use, the cells are broken down. The result is not just fat loss in the treated area, but a loss of centimetres, too – and all in a quick and easy 15-minute treatment that doesn’t hurt a bit.

Meanwhile, to facilitate the removal of extracted fatty acids from the body, the device also employs the use of EMS – otherwise known as Electric Muscle Stimulation. Based on the application of electrical pulses through electrodes on the skin, muscles in the treatment area are activated, contributing to muscle tone, faster blood circulation and improved lymphatic drainage. This means faster removal of the fat which will leak from the perforated cells – making EMS the perfect partner for LLLT.

It all sounds great, but what’s using the device like in practice? We put it to the test over an eight week period, and are continuing to use it now. Here’s the low down on how it has been going – as well as the all-important end result!

The Silk’n Lipo is made up of two units, which can be easily charged before use in the stand provided. It comes with two different straps – a short one that is suitable for attaching the device to the upper arms, and a longer one for use on abdomen, buttocks and thighs.

The Silk’n Lipo device can be used to treat the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and upper arms

The devices are easily attached to the straps following the instructions provided – with both units required for treating larger areas, and just one at a time for the smaller bits. Once you’ve fed the straps through, you simply wet the electrodes on the back of each unit using a damp cloth, strap them onto your target area, and you’re good to go.

The devices offer various levels of power, but it’s recommended to go as high as you can bear for optimum results. Although it doesn’t hurt, the sensation is a strange one – almost like pins and needles. It’s not exactly pleasant, but certainly bearable – and at just 15 minutes a treatment, it’s not an issue.

Once the 15 minutes are up, the device will stop of its own accord – and the handy built-in timer means you’ll never go over the recommended time. For larger areas, you might have to do several treatments, one after the other, as the devices only cover a small surface area – but take care to move it each time to avoid treating the exact same spot.

Once you’ve got the hang of the Silk’n Lipo, it’s quick and easy to use, and the brand recommend treating your target area a few times a week for eight weeks for best results.

The device comes with two lengths of strap for use on different areas

So, the verdict – did we notice a difference? The answer, happily, is yes. Ever a sceptic about this kind of treatment, our tester was excited to record a 0.5 inch reduction on each thigh – and for someone who has struggled with saddlebags for years, you can imagine her glee.

Did it get rid of them completely? No – and as with every treatment of this kind, it is not a miracle worker and certainly no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise – but when it comes to spot reducing those frustrating areas of fat, it’s a handy little tool. To maintain the results, you’ll need to keep going with regular use of the Silk’n Lipo – but it’s a quick and easy way to keep things in check.

We’ll be continuing to test it out on other areas over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for an update. In the meantime, we say give it a try!

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