Monday, May 18, 2015

So what is the best solution for permanent weight loss?

All the Basics apply, but they are well worth all the effort!

  • You need to eat less and exercise a little bit more. 
  • Change your eating habits and regulate your food quantity. 
  • Learn to listen to your body when you eat and stop eating long before you feel full. 
  • You also need to look at what you eat. 
  • Eat lots of fruits and veggies plus moderate amounts of good fats, healthy carbs, and lean proteins. 
  • Stay away from processed foods like cakes and pastries, white bread, pasta etc. 
  • Replace these with low G.I. foods and you will see results. 
  • Exercise, a little at first and then slowly increase it as you become stronger and fitter. 
  • Please do not join the expensive gym on the corner but rather opt for fun like jogging, skipping, playing with the kids or taking the dog on long walks. 
  • These are more sustainable for those who hate to exercise and it will have a positive, uplifting effect as well!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Will wearing make-up cause breakouts?

Always keep these five tips in mind for beautiful morning-after skin!

  1. Wearing make-up will not let you breakout unless you use foundation/powder/concealer that suits your skin type and if you cleanse properly at night time. 
  2. When cleansing you skin, you are removing any make-up, impurities, dead skin cells, sweat, and sebum that have accumulated during the day. 
  3. Our skin is also a very easy-to-reach dumping ground for dust and other air pollutants. 
  4. If you forget to remove your make-up before going to sleep, it will be more difficult in the morning to remove that stubborn mascara and stay-on-forever lip colour. 
  5. So , please do not forget to cleanse your skin very well at night to prevent any breakouts.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015




Lipolysis an innovative, gentle and nonsurgical method which removes the accumulation of stubborn fat deposits in targeted regions of the body. 

While ordinary lipolysis is already a trusted and effective method of permanent fat reduction, the Lipogon difference is that it is combined with a cocktail of added ingredients to rapidly metabolise and disperse of targeted fat.

Lipogon is an extremely effective method of combating cellulite and enhancing the effects of dieting and exercise. 

Lipogon removes fat safely around the waist, inner thigh, abdomen, under the upper arms, knees, ankles and double chin.


Lipolysis for fat removal and cellulite treatment uses a mixture of fat-dissolving phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate saline solution, injected to the localised regions of the body. The treatment is performed by a specially trained professional and involves virtually painless micro-injections into the targeted fat layer beneath the skin.

The active ingredient is Phosphatidylcholine (PPC) a component of Soy Lecithin, which has the ability to remove fat permanently. Lecithin prevents the body from storing fat in the targeted regions and improves the fat burning capacity of the body.

 The second component is Deoxycholate (DC) saline solution that keeps PPC in a soluble, injectable state. During application, active substances lead to cracking of the membranes of fat cells in the treated zone and to outpouring of their content into the surrounding tissue. From there, in a natural way,  the fat is transported to the liver and metabolised. Transportation takes place via the lymphatic system, therefor the need to drink a lot of water.

Phosphatidylcholine has been successfully used around the world for almost 16 years as part of intravenous treatment of  cholesterol related illnesses, and more recently, also for the reduction of fat deposits in targeted regions of the body. It was first used in Italy and became popular in Brazil, the USA, and recently also in South Africa.

The technique has been successfully applied in the treatment of more than 8500 patients in Latin America without any complications or side effects. According to a study conducted and published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal in 2006, 88% of the 17, 376 patients treated from17 different countries were satisfied with the results of Lipolysis.

People who would like to remove small to medium size fat pockets in targeted areas of the body, but don’t want to undergo surgery.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as anyone who is allergic to soy,  has stroke histories or those who recently recovered from cancer, those with blood clotting history, as well as those on heart disease medication, should not  consider the treatment.

People with iodine or caffeine allergies should not use the cocktail.

The results vary according to the patient’s age, skin type, weight and lifestyle. Some people see results immediately, whereas others notice a gradual change over a period of weeks or months.

Since Lipolysis is effective in dissolving surplus fat and helping the body to block fat storage, the results are permanent. Improved blood flow to the targeted areas and the enhancement of lymphatic drainage, combined with the removal of fibrotic tissue result in a visible reduction of the orange peel effect associated with CELLULITE.

People who are committed to a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise and a balanced diet should experience long term improvement.

As there are few nerve fibres in the subcutaneous tissue, the injections are not painful. Patients only feel a slight initial prick and, for the first 2 hours, a slight sensation of itching and burning. Only 4% of all patients need a pain-killing tablet on the first night after treatment. 

Since it is a non-invasive procedure, patients can return to work immediately after the treatment.
• Avoid hot showers and baths  for eight hours after treatment. 
• Refrain from excessive exercising and massages for the first week after treatment.
• It is a relatively painless procedure although patients may experience discomfort from the initial injection pricks. Light swelling, redness and a burning sensation may be experienced at the targeted areas for one to four days. Light bruises will disappear within a week.
• In rare cases, some hardening may occur (deep haematomas, bruises), but these disappear by themselves after 2-6 weeks.
Altogether, the therapy can be regarded as low in side-effects.
If a person has a low pain threshold it is recommended that the patient take a light pain killer after the treatment.

   Lipogon  contains no animal products.
• It is not a hormonal treatment and contain no hormones.
• It is not a medical treatment and falls into the meso-therapy range of treatments.

The initial consultation takes more or less 30 minutes. The follow up procedures take only a few minutes, depending on the amount of injections needed.

Our injections consist of two componentsLipogon an  “Active” and Lipogon  “Coctail”.  This cocktail is what sets us apart from ordinary Lipolysis injections.

Lipogon as Active is made up of:
Phosphatidylcholine (PPC):To crack the membrane of the fat cells in the treated zone and for the outpouring of their content into the surrounding tissue
Propylene Glycol : This is a colourless and odourless liquid and is water-soluble.

Lipogon  Cocktail consists of 4 ingredients to speed up fat metabolism, general metabolism and movement of the emulsified fat into the lymph system.
This is made up from:
Butchersbroom: Improve blood circulation and acts as a diuretic and laxitive.
Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus): Stimulation of the thyroid gland as a treatment for obesity and cellulite.
Caffeine: Increase metabolism
Carnitine: Transports waste and toxic compounds out of the mitochondria, preventing their buildup.

Patients committed to a healthy lifestyle and regular water replenishment should experience permanent results between 1 and 3 treatments to a targeted area are recommended at intervals between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the patients response to treatment

Lipolysis requires 1-3 treatments per body area over a period depending on the results required. 

The cost is normally calculated according to the targeted areas at a fixed rate. It is an extremely popular method because of its affordability. 

The cost is R 300 per injection. Special promotion until 31 December 2015-only R270 per injection!
There are also optional extra products:
Lipogon Lymphereum Tincture 100ml  (drops) R 280
Lipogon Lymphereum Liniment 200ml (gel) R 280

The average injections per area- this is an indication only, as every person's assessment may vary.

 Please contact us at Absolutely Gorgeous Beautique to book an assessment today and change into THE SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE
Cell: 0823989817

Photos: Courtesy of LipoGon

Saturday, May 9, 2015

What is my skin type?

Here is a quicky on how to determine your skin type:

  • Clean your skin with warm water and cotton wool balls. 
  • Dry lightly with a towel and wait 30 minutes. 
  • Cover you face with one layer of paper tissue, press lightly and leave for about one minute. 
  • Remove and examine it.

  • Oily stains over most of the tissue: your skin type is oily
  • Oily patches at side of nose, around mouth and forehead: Your skin type is combination
  • Faint oily traces over most of the tissue: your skin type is normal
  • No oily traces: your skin type is dry

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How to remove your eye make-up without trauma and tears…

Follow these easy steps to stress-free makeup removal:

  • Use a good salon make-up remover and damp cotton wool, as some of the cotton wool feels like abrasive pads on the skin when dry. 
  • Soak the cotton wool in the make-up remover and place over the eyelids. Wait 5 to 10 seconds for the make-up to softens, then gently stroke the eye lashes from base to tip to remove the mascara. 
  • Then stroke softly (not rub and scrub!) from the inside to the outside corner of the eye. 
Be gentle with skin around your eyes

  • Repeat this process until all make-up is removed. If there is still be some stubborn make-up, especially eyeliner around the lashes, use an ear bud (Q-tip) soaked in the remover and gently wipes it away. 
  • Now you can cleanse your whole face with your skin specific cleanser. Use a gentle toner and the correct eye cream for your age and gently tap it on the eye bone.

Products to try:
Vitaderm Gentle Eye Make-up Remover
Removes water resistant and smudge-proof makeup

TheraVine™ Ultimate Eye Make-up Remover
Ultra fine oils formulated to delicately help remove stubborn eye make-up whilst moisturising the eyelids.

Vitaderm Pre-Cleanse
Highly effective pre-cleanser

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If you need any further information on how to choose your home care products, please contact us at 082 398 9817 for an appointment or if you want to know more about the products that we stock in the salon, please visit our website @Agbeautysalon

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