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Lipo Laser treatment is a non-surgical treatment which uses several treatment pads to release low-level diode laser energy underneath the skin in order to shrink the fat cells and give your skin is smoother and tighter look than before.
Laser Lipo Treatment emits low-level diode laser energy, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells, breaking down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol, releasing them though channels in the cell membranes. The fatty acids and glycerol are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them during metabolism to create energy. This process of fatty acid release is a natural response of the body when the body needs to use stored energy reserves.
This treatment does not create any unnatural reaction in the body, nor does it affect or damage any surrounding tissues such as skin, blood vessels and peripheral nerves. A period of exercise post treatment will ensure the complete metabolism and thus elimination from the body of the freed fatty acids.
Laser lipo treatment works by using heat from laser light energy to heat and liquefy excess fat cells. Once the fat cells in area get hot enough, they die. After they die, they continue to be heated until the tissue holding the fat cells together break apart and liquefies. Once liquefied, the fat cells make their way through your lymphatic system.
During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and tailor a treatment plan that aligns with your needs. Once we have completed your consultation, you will be asked to relax on a comfortable bed while the technician places 2 to 8 Laser Lipo Pads on one or more areas of the body.
Treatment times can very anywhere from a 20 minute session up to a 1 hour session. Pads are then removed and it's as simple as that.
There is no downtime or pain involved, you can right away return to normal daily activities. Results can be seen immediately following the treatment but very minimal. Typical results are 2-4cm loss in abdomen circumference after every treatment. Eight treatments are recommended, two per week for four weeks.
Laser Lipo pad treatment targets specific problem areas such as the upper arms, abdomen, or thighs. Instead of exercise reducing overall body fat, it can reshape individual problem areas.
Laser Lipo Treatment uses 1,060 nm diode laser that delivers laser heat to the fat and water of the subcutaneous tissue, safely raising the temperature of adipocytes up to 42–47ºC, thereby disrupting the fat cell membrane resulting in apoptosis. The disrupted fat cells are then normally excreted through the body's lymphatic system.
When the laser penetrates the fat cells, it creates tiny holes in the membranes of the cells, causing them to release stored fatty acids as well as stored glycerol and water.
This type of laser liquefies fat within fat cells and causes the cells to release their contents, which are then naturally removed from the body. As a result of the collapsed fat cells, the volume of the waistline, hips and thighs is reduced. After the fat is removed, the cell basically dies.
A clinical trial of Zerona, sponsored by Erchonia, involved 67 subjects who received either the laser treatment or a sham treatment for two weeks. The study was completed in 2008 and published in the December 2009 issue of the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
(The sham treatment included a red light-emitting diode, or LED, which looked similar to the laser treatment.)
The Zerona laser reduced the circumference of the patients' waists and hips by about an inch (2.5 centimeters), according to the study. Patients also lost a bit less than an inch (about 2 cm) from each thigh.