Treatment: Trusculpt ID.
What it is: A customisable, heat-based treatment that is able to reduce fat. This is great for trouble spots on the body that can’t be shifted by exercise or diet. Personalised to your specific concerns, this radio-frequency tech is able to target fat to slowly encourage it to metabolise in the body over 12 weeks.
Time frame: Each treatment takes about 45 minutes and you will need between one and four treatments.
Tried and tested: Being hooked up to the machine was the most time-consuming part of this actually very relaxing treatment.
A deep heat was felt in the thighs, but it was very tolerable and not dissimilar to a hot-stone massage. After three months, our jeans fit better and legs looked more streamlined.
Number of treatments: One to four, about two to three months apart.
Price: From $1450 per body area.
Get it here: Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine
Try at home: Cloud Nine Revive Face & Body Sculpting Device, $259, Cloud Nine
Laser Light Therapy
Treatment: LYMA Laser
What it is: A do-it-at-home tool that allows you to target skin issues such as scarring, anti-ageing, texture and tone from the comfort of your own home.
Using LED light, the LYMA laser is able to go deeper than other treatments to assist in reversing the destruction of healthy skin cells, which leads to fine line, skin texture, dullness and more. The light energy of the laser also instructs your skin cells to fight off free radicals and to produce more collagen and elastic (aka skin gamechangers).
Time frame: You can see see results of using the LYMA laser in as little as 12 weeks if used consistently. Use for 15 minutes every day, and expect to see results in three months.
Number of treatments: Daiy treatments work best.
Price: $2499 to purchase the laser.
Try it at home: LYMA Laser, $2499, LYMA
What it is: This treatment involves a pen with micro-needles to create micro wounds in the skin. The wounds boost collagen production for smoother, rejuvenated and more radiant skin. “The aim is to tease but not traumatise the skin in order to stimulate a healing process,” explains Dr Joseph Hkeik.
“SkinPen can really help to address the skin’s firmness, texture and wrinkles.”
Tried and Tested: Although a numbing cream dulled any real pain, the pen felt scratchy, and after the third pass the skin was definitely feeling a bit red. Post treatment, our face felt hot and looked red and that lasted a good 24 hours. Dr Hkeik says this could continue a day or two longer if you have more sensitive skin. A week later though, and our complexion was glowing with good health.
Number of treatments: Between three and six treatments at least four weeks apart.
Price: $400 per treatment.
Get it here: All Saint Skin
Treatment: Forever Flawless By BBL Hero.
What it is: Using pulsed broadband light to stimulate the skin, this high-tech clarifying treatment gently heats to help reduce the look of issues such as pigmentation, sunspots and broken capillaries.
Tried and tested: There were a few moments of ouchy heat but otherwise this treatment was very tolerable. The result? Softer, smoother skin that seemed to glow after just one session. Bonus points for zero downtime.
Number of treatments: Between three and four sessions, one month apart.
Price: $399 for a full face.
Get it here: Laser Clinics Australia
Treatment: Ultraformer III.
What it is: The next-gen Ultraformer uses ultrasound to lift, tighten and strengthen a slacked jawline and lower face. There’s an instant tightening effect post-treatment, and ongoing tightening in the weeks following the treatment.
What to expect: Minimal pain, with some heat felt on the skin. Expect to see immediate lifting, with results improving over the next four weeks.
Price: $750 for 70 minutes.
Get it here: Face of Man
Retreatment Botanics Sculpt and Lift Micro Vibration Roller, $129 at Retreatment Botanics
This tool is great for using daily to improve skin circulation.
What it is: This no-downtime, skin smoothing, and ultra-cleansing treatment could be swapped in for your monthly facial – or added as a glow-inducing facial. Suitable for all skin types, the 30-minute multitasking facial exfoliates and removes dirt and grime from pores, as well as drenching it with peptides and antioxidants for instantly glowing skin.
Tried and tested: After a single treatment, our skin felt ultra-clean and instantly smooth. Our complexion looked so much more even that we could forgo foundation for days afterwards.
Price: $229 per treatment.
Get it here: Clear Skincare Clinics
Reset and revive
Treatment: Airpod Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
What it is: A plane-like pod pressurised with pure oxygen and hydrogen, this sci-fi treatment is designed to deliver a gamut of health benefits, including post-workout muscle recovery, better sleep, a boost in mental performance and stress relief.
Tried and tested: Jumping into this pod was like that relaxing feeling when you sink into an aeroplane seat. Able to pump the body and skin with pure oxygen and hydrogen, while you are still fully clothed (you can even keep working if you need to), it is the ultimate de-stresser for busy urbanites.
Number of treatments: It’s safe and mild and able to be used regularly.
Price: $79 per treatment.
Get it here: Bionik Wellness
Treatment: Soprano Titanium Hair Removal.
What it is: The celebrity-loved laser device (Kim K is a fan) is virtually pain free thanks to its clever cooling tech. It can be used on all skin and hair types, including darker skin and red
hair. Another bonus: it can also be used on spray-tanned or suntanned skin.
What to expect: Minimal to no pain is expected but be sure to shave the area the day before your treatment and go without any product on your skin. Multiple treatments are required for optimal results.
Number of treatments: Between two and six treatments, two to four weeks apart.
Price: $251 for full legs.
Get it here: Visit Alma Soprano for a nationwide list of clinics.