Body Wizardry at Warana with Illuminate Aesthetics

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Carlie Wacker reveals the magical treatments that are changing the shapes – and lives – of Sunshine Coast residents. 

When I first discovered there was a way to custom-sculpt my body in less than 30 minutes my scepticism was abounding. 

Normally if something seems too good to be true – it is. So, I headed to Illuminate Aesthetics to put the truBody Custom Body Sculpting treatment to the test on my abdomen and the magic is real people – there is true wizardry at Warana!

Each truBody treatment plan is customised for the individual and I began with one 15-minute fat melting session followed by four sculpting treatments, three days apart. 

According to the brochure, truBody Custom Body Sculpting can reduce fat and tone muscle using non-invasive monopolar radiofrequency treatment.

My first session was with Elaine Barclay – a former nurse from the UK with incredible experience and amazing hair. You know you are in good hands when the treatment is being conducted by a woman with such extensive experience and understanding of anatomy. 

In fact, most of the staff at Illuminate Aesthethics have nursing and medical backgrounds which provides clients with much more professionalism and confidence.

Elaine (with the amazing hair) explained the truBody treatment as a system that could reduce fat and tone muscle in a 30-minute session. 

“These are super clever machines,” she said. “truSculpt is the fat melting machine and is a 15-minute treatment that uses radio frequency that travels through the skin to the fat and heats it up and basically melts it.”

It sounds too good to be true but Elaine tells me there can be a 24% reduction in fat cells and they will be gone forever (unless you start eating burgers, fries and shakes again). 

For some people the results can be seen after the first treatment but the true results will be evident after 12 weeks as once the fat has been melted the lymphatic system takes over to flush it out of the body. 

So, 15 mins of fat melting went quickly and felt like a bit like a hot water bottle – spikes of heat travelling around my abdomen and totally comfortable. The practitioner remains in the room and always controls the level of intensity so it can be adjusted at any time. 

The next stage is truFlex, a 15-minute session of muscle stimulation that will tone and firm the muscle that lives under the fat that has been melted away. 

“Once we’ve melted the fat, we want to see that muscle,” says Elaine. 

The treatment is equivalent to 54,000 crunches and my abs and obliques absolutely felt like they’d done that many crunches in the days following the treatment. 

The feeling during the treatment is hard to explain – it tickles at times, it’s like a contraction sensation and depending on your level of tolerance you can increase the strength. 

This treatment can be used for rehab after surgery, such as knee surgery and help with back pain by improving your core strength. It is said to increase your muscle mass by 30% but it’s not for people that want a quick fix and don’t live a healthy life. 

It’s ideally for those that work out and eat well but have stubborn areas of fat that refuse to move. 

I have been on my wellness journey for 12 months and still have a few areas of fat that Pilates just won’t shake so this is ideal for me. 

In fact, during the treatments I felt my core strength had increased making my Pilates sessions stronger.  

After the first 30-minute session which included truSculpt and truFlex I felt flat, tight and strong in the abdomen and obliques. 

The second session I was able to increase the intensity as I wanted to challenge myself to achieve that after the surprising results I could see and feel from the first session. 

The remaining sessions were three-to-four days apart and at the conclusion I felt my core strength had increased dramatically, I can feel and see my abs and I feel strong, tight and flat.  

I only recommend this treatment for those that are committed to maintaining a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly – that’s where you’ll see and feel the long-term results. 

Maintenance sessions are advised every two months once you complete your first full treatment plan. 

Now that I have toned and terrific abs I’m going back for a thigh treatment then arms. I am now a truBody fanatic. 

Note: before and after photos will be shared on Hello Sunshine Magazine’s social media as at the time of print we hadn’t reached the 12 week mark where final results are revealed. 


Illuminate Aesthetics are offering Hello Sunshine Magazine readers a complimentary truFlex (muscle sculpt) session with every truSculpt (fat melt session)! Mention Hello Sunshine Magazine when booking. 

Phone 5493 5217 or book online

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Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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