At Ensoul, our aim is to provide you with information about your skin in a series of easy to understand videos.
By understanding your skin condition, you will be able to learn more about the type of
medical aesthetic skin and body treatment modalities that is suitable for you.

Cellulite Reduction

What is Cellulite?

​The best approach to treating cellulite, is to first understand the causal factors and the science behind them.

Cellulite takes shape when the fat cells gather and push upwards against the skin even as other connective tissues get pulled downwards. This push – and – pull process results in giving an unsightly, uneven texture to the skin surface. The stomach, hips and thighs are the most common skin areas that cellulite tends to form.

Although cellulite affects both, men and women, it is  the women who suffer more commonly due to the difference in distribution patterns of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. While in men, the fibrous septa holding the subcutaneous fat are arranged in a lattice pattern, they are shaped in a parallel pattern for women.

As we age, these connective tissue septa tend to lose their elasticity and grow shorter. Similarly, the subcutaneous fat begins to accumulate and the skin becomes thinner as we lose collagen. As a result, the fat bulges through to create the unsightly nodules on the skin surface. Circulatory insufficiency and inadequate lymphatic drainage are another reason for the formation of cellulite.

It is a common misconception that cellulite will disappear with weight loss. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case always. Since cellulite is located in the upper levels of the skin,  when fatty tissue and volume are reduced, the cellulite does not always disappear. Cellulite condition is difficult to treat as there isn’t any one single treatment modality in the market that can effectively remove all the cellulite. But by using an appropriate combination of medical grade technologies, cellulite deposits can be visibly reduced.

What Causes Cellulite?
Dr Kenneth Thean

Types of Cellulite

There are three grades of cellulite;

Grade I

The skin becomes pale and when pinched, acquires a sagging tone with an “orange-peel” appearance.

Grade II

Visible lumps and bumps are evident while standing up but disappear when lying down horizontally.

Grade III

The skin exhibits an unmistakably dimpled and wavy appearance, also commonly known as the “mattress” skin tone.

Cellulite Deep Heat Therapy

Unsightly cellulite nodules (also known as “orange peel skin”) can easily be eliminated with our Cellulite Deep Heat Treatment. This completely safe treatment plan comprises a combination of treatment modalities which include laser thermal, microwaves and high energy shockwaves to produce fast and visible results.

Each of these treatment targets the three major areas:

  • Fibrous Tissue Septa
  • Subcutaneous Fat
  • Skin Quality

The treatment utilizes high energy to stimulate collagen production, boost blood circulation and break down subcutaneous fat in affected areas – without causing damage to the surrounding tissues. The result is remarkable as it not only reduces the cellulite, but also helps to firm and smoothen the skin.

How Does The Treatment Work?

This non-surgical procedure is a completely safe treatment with effective and enduring results. 

For patients with Grade 3 Cellulite, we recommend the laser thermolysis machine. As it is effective for the fibrous septa and permanent fat reduction as it is capable of generating temperatures up to 47°C to permanently destroy fat cells, and complemented with a microwave machine enabling deeper penetration.. The heat therapy helps stimulate fibroblast to grow more collagen and elastin, making the skin firmer and tauter. As an adjunct treatment, we also use a high-energy radial shockwave that consists of 2 components – a positive pressure pulse and a comparatively smaller tensile wave component.

The shockwave squeezes the surrounding tissue and breaks the grid structure of the molecules, while the tensile wave deflates gas bubbles within the fat structures (cavitation) – which then re-expand after the high-energy radial shockwave hits them, resulting in a destabilization of fat structures. Visible results can be seen and felt within a few treatments. Your skin will feel much firmer, smoother and healthier. Cellulite and stretch marks will be noticeably reduced or even eliminated. 

Body Contouring

Body Contouring to Help You Look and Feel Your Best

Feeling confident about how you look is a priceless sensation. When you are confident of your appearance, it positively impacts every aspect of how you carry yourself. Building our image is the reason we workout at the gym, maintain a healthy diet or even visit the slimming centre. But, many a time, we seem unable to achieve the expected results. This is particularly true for the problem of stubborn fat deposits in and around our midsection area.

Modern science offers us an explanation for this riddle. By the time we are five years old, the number of adipocytes or fat storage cells we will finally have in our body is, by and large, decided by our genetic programming. Since the number of fat cells in the body is relatively fixed and unchanged, it means that weight gain or loss does not increase of decrease the number of fat cells. The fat cells in our body only increase or decrease in size according to the weight we gain or lose respectively.

Earlier, liposuction was the best solution for people dealing with stubborn fat pockets in the body. But it’s an invasive surgery and also an expensive proposition. Strides in medical science have led to the development of a number of fat reduction technologies that are non-invasive yet effective and safe.

Ensoul Medical Clinic places great value and importance on patient-safety and results. That’s why, at Ensoul, FDA approved machines like Sculpsure and CoolSculpting are used.

How To Achieve A Toned Sculpted Body?
By Dr. Kenneth Thean

What are the Areas We Can Reduce?

Which treatment is suitable for me?

Since every person is different in terms of their physical proportions, genetic makeup, lifestyle, dietary habits, treatment suitability can also vary from person to person. Body Sculpting is not a fat reduction procedure that follows the ‘one size fits all’ principle. Research conducted in this area shows that the fat cells are more fragile to therapeutic levels of heat and cold, and are therefore able to be destroyed. Some people have fat cells that are more cold-resistance while the fat cells in others may be heat-resistant. By using a combination of CoolSculpting, which is a fat-freezing procedure, and SculpSure laser thermolysis technologies, we can target both types of fat cell populations. This way your transformation becomes a reality.

At Ensoul, we have dedicated ourselves to help you achieve your specific needs. In that direction, we offer a comprehensive range of services that can convert your dreams of a shapely body into beautiful reality.

The Process between Fat Freezing & Laser Treatment

The CoolSculpting procedure is primarily applied on patients having more of the ‘pinchable’ type of fat deposits in their bodies. This procedure employs a fat freezing technique to specifically target those very areas that fat deposits exist. The procedure is quite comfortable. A cup-shaped vacuum applicator is placed on the skin surface atop the fatty deposits. Extremely low temperatures of up to -13°C are focused on the target area, to freeze and destroy the fatty cells lurking just below the skin. Over the following 6 to 12 weeks, the targeted fat cells are gradually expelled from the body, leaving you with less localized fat and a better-shaped body.

SculpSure is a Laser Thermolysis procedure that gently heats subcutaneous fatty cells, with the help of laser energy at a specific wavelength. A cooling plate ensures that the skin surface remains unaffected. Initially, the patient’s skin is cooled down and maintained during the course of the laser treatment. The temperatures used in this procedure range between 42°C and 47°C. The application of heat results in damage to the targeted fat cells’ structure. Subsequently, the damaged fat cells are expelled from the body over the following 8 to 12 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How much does Body Contouring procedure cost?

Every body is unique, the cost is dependent on variable factors;

  • The number of area(s) you would like to target
  • The size of the targeted area(s)
  • The type of fats
  • The patient’s desired results

A detailed body assessment is required in order to provide a suitable treatment plan and an accurate quote.

Q2. How many treatments will I need?

Every patient is different. It varies from person to person as each of us is different in terms of physical proportions, problem areas, genetic makeup and dietary habits. A clear picture of treatment requirements will emerge after a personal consultation with Dr. Kenneth Thean and a body assessment complete by our Body Specialist. Based on the findings of the consultation and body assessment, the treatment plan will be finalized. Schedule an appointment for a personal consultation to discuss the possibilities in this regard.

Q3. Is it suitable for men and women?

The body contouring works equally well for both men and women. The treatment is customisable to cater to individual’s body shape and needs.

Q4. Am I a candidate for Body Contouring?

Body Contouring is not meant to be a weight reduction program for people who are grossly overweight or obese. Body Sculpting aims to achieve better body contours by ridding the stubborn fat cells that resist conventional solutions like diet control and exercise.

Body Contouring is for you, if:

  • You are relatively healthy
  • You can grab at least an inch of fat, from the desired area, between your thumb and index finger;
  • You are not pregnant.
  • You have stubborn pockets of fat resistant to healthy diet and regular exercise

To learn more about which type of fat reduction modalities will be suitable for you and if you are a good candidate for this non-surgical fat reduction procedure, consultation and body assessment are required during your first appointment. Schedule an appointment with our doctor today.

Stretch Marks

Remove Stretch Marks Effectively

A stretch mark is a type of scar that develops when our skin stretches or shrinks quickly. This abrupt change is usually caused by the ruptured of collagen and elastin, which helps to support our skin. As the skin heals, stretch marks may appear. Hormones and genetic can also affect individual to develop these narrow bands on their skin. Other factors also include:

  • Growth spurts that happen in puberty
  • During Pregnancy
  • Rapid weight loss or gain
  • Rapid muscle growth during weight training

Stretch marks come in different colours such as red, purple, pink, reddish-brown, or dark brown, depending on your skin colour. Early stretch marks may appear as thin red or purple on your skin, it may feel slightly raised and can feel itchy. When stretch marks began to mature, the colour starts to fade and the narrow bands began to sink beneath your skin. You can feel the different texture compared to the surrounding skin layer. Often times, you may also feel a slight depression.

What are the ways to remove stretch marks?

To completely remove stretch marks entirely through the natural way is not possible. However, there are some methods that can help to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and make them fade more quickly. 

1. Over-The-Counter Creams

2. Aloe Vera

3. Hyaluronic Acid

4. Coconut Oil, Almond Oil

Other methods we can consider to reduce the appearance of stretch marks are topical creams, medical lasers and other medical devices.

1. Topical Creams
Retinods known as Vitamin A contains retinol formation such as tretinoin that is shown to help increase the production of collagen and elastin fibers which can help to reduce the overall appearance of stretch marks. 

Other formulations such as glycolic acid in combination of ascorbic acid which is Vitamin C is known to also help with reducing the appearance of stretch marks. However, as some of these topical creams may cause side effects, these has to be prescribed by your physician.

2. Medical Lasers 
One of the treatments we use is the fractional Erbium Yag laser. This laser energy is able to deliver gently and generate heat underneath the skin without injuring the skin. It starts the process of using controlled thermal injury to the deeper layers of the skin. It then stimulates production by initiating skin remodeling and skin tightening. One of the reasons why we prefer to use Erbium Yag laser as compared to CO2 lasers is because it produces less downtime and has lower risk of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH). Patient should expect to have a minimal downtime over the treated area - redness, swelling and flaking over the next few days. 

For immature stretch marks, we use yellow lasers or the long pulsed Nd Yag laser to reduce the appearance of red and purplish stretch marks. This treatment can help to reduce the blood vessels as well as the itch associated with the stretch marks. 

3. RadioFrequency Devices
We approach stretch marks like how we approach scarring. We use small needles to gently puncture your skin and deliver heat energy to the skin without hurting the skin. As the skin heals, the body will began to stimulate collagen production by initiating skin remodeling and skin tightening in the affected area. We have two ablative radiofrequency devices; Puro and Intensif.

The Puro RF treatment stimulates collagen and elastic fiber production by running through an electric current on the affected area. This thermal energy reduces the laxity in the skin by inducing neocollagensis. While Intensif treatment uses an RF micro needling method to emit RF energy through the insulated needles. As the needles are longer, it reaches to the deeper. layer of the skin. Both treatment is suitable for treating stretch marks. 

A detailed consultation is required to provide a suitable treatment plan for your stretch mark concerns.