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Pretoria, Gauteng

Medical Weight Loss

This program offers a solution to yo-yo dieting: periods of weight loss invariably followed by periods of severe weight gain and obesity. We offer you a 4 week program that has 15 years of success in our clinic.

One of the main reasons for this problem is that modern people eat far more than our bodies need and we consume much more energy than our bodies can burn.

One consequence of this is that we lose the ability to realize when we have had enough.  Another problem is that the body learns to accumulate energy as adipose tissue.  The problem increases over the years, and as we get older even small quantities of food can cause alarming weight increase.  This is not only bad for the appearance but is also associated with serious health problems, such as arterial and venous thrombosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes etc.

We now understand that this condition should be treated as a chronic disorder.  To control it, it is necessary to understand how our bodies deal with fat.

There are 3 types of fat in the body:

The first is the structural fat, which protects organs and keeps the skin smooth and firm.

The second type is a normal reserve for energy which the body can use to keep going when insufficient food is available.

The third type is the problematic, abnormal fat reserve. This problematic fat reserve is not used by the body when insufficient food is consumed. (in the case of a crash diet)

The reason for this is the functioning of the hypothalamus, an organ which is located at the base of the brain. The hypothalamus controls and regulates many involuntary functions of the body, including the sensation of hunger and the way in which the body manages and stores energy.

When you start a drastic diet, known as a very Low-Calorie Diet, the hypothalamus in the brain interprets it as an emergency or a sign that there is some kind of disaster which makes it impossible to obtain food for an indefinite period. An unfortunate result of such a diet is that the hypothalamus ensures that the abnormal, problematic fat reserve remains protected and unavailable for metabolic purposes.

When you start a very Low-Calorie Diet, the first fat to be burnt is, therefore, the normal fat reserves, followed by structural fat, and only then does the body start using the abnormal “emergency” fat reserves.

However, most dieters never make it to that last stage as they feel famished and unwell because of food deprivation, and give up their diet long before the body starts metabolizing its abnormal fat reserves.

To control weight, we must understand how our bodies deal with fat.

How we can help...

The treatment we offer involves a comfortable, safe, and scientifically researched method of weight control by means of simple and practical maintenance rules. It prevents fat mobilization from the two normal important fat reserves in the body and allows you to lose weight in a sustained manner while depleting only your abnormal, harmful fat reserve without feeling famished.

During the 4 week program, you should expect to lose about 10% of your total body weight.

  • Cellulite and stretch marks will improve.
  • Energy levels will increase.
  • Weight is easily maintained once you have reached your ideal weight.
  • Lipolytic treatments may also be used to maintain weight during holidays or during periods where you know you will overindulge.
  • A second or third program is needed if you have a lot of weight to lose.

Complimentary Consultation

Trained therapists are available for complimentary consultations at Somalogic Laser Clinic as well as telephonic consultations in order to discuss your individual weight loss solutions.

You can also contact us to order your medically assisted weight loss program.
Please allow five days for delivery.

Other Treatments We Offer

The Dermapen provides an unparalleled response of collagen remodeling through the segmented delivery of microneedles.

A procedure that uses extreme cold to destroy unwanted tissue – most unwanted skin lesions can be treated.

Hydratherapy uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of the skin.