Feeling your best and looking your best are often two ways of saying the same thing. When the body shape and tone you’ve been looking for seem like they’re always just a step away, that big step can be taken with laser lipo. Talk to us today at Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa in Davenport, FL. We can help you achieve your ideals with this remarkable treatment.
Non-Invasive Laser Lipo In a Nutshell
Laser liposuction is a safe, comfortable, non-invasive alternative to conventional surgical liposuction for fat reduction. Rather than cutting into or puncturing the body to remove fat tissue, as is done with older techniques, non-invasive our lipo doesn’t make any incision. Instead, a low-level laser is applied outside of the skin at the fatty area that you want to reduce.
The energy from this “cool laser’ – there’s no uncomfortable heat – is specifically designed to penetrate only far enough into the body to attack fat cells, which sit beneath the skin and above the muscles. The laser energy gently bursts the membranes that fat cells protect themselves with. Left unprotected, the contents of these cells, which are natural and harmless substances like water and sugar, make their way through your bloodstream and are used as energy or flushed out.
How Much Fat Can Laser Lipo Remove?
While there’s thorough clinical evidence that the therapy eliminates unwanted fat and can tighten excess skin, there are two schools of thought as to how much fat can – or should – be removed through this procedure. It’s important to remember that laser liposuction is meant for aesthetic contouring and will not make an overweight person thin. The two approaches recommended for this treatment are both valid; our team will work closely with you to determine your best strategy.
Since the advent of lasers for liposuction, clinicians have generally agreed that there should be a maximum amount of fat that can be safely removed through the therapy. These guidelines suggest that about 11 pounds of body fat are the most that should be removed in a single treatment scenario. Think about what 11 pounds lost, in all the right places, could do for your physique and your sense of self!
Other clinicians disagree on the 11-pound formula, finding it too simplistic. Instead, they believe that an individual’s body mass index (BMI) should guide how much fat can be removed by this therapy. After all, there’s an obvious difference between a tall, stout woman that weighs 175 lbs and a short one carrying the same weight. Our expert clinical aestheticians will work with you to help you set knowledgeable expectations and delight you with the results.
This treatment is not a cure for being overweight. Many of our patients are already at work staying in wonderful shape, watching their diets and working out. Yet they still seek this treatment to finally get rid of bothersome, unsightly areas of fat that can’t be easily overcome with workouts, or even overcome at all. Unwanted pockets of fat tissue, particularly around the abdomen and hips, are notoriously difficult to eliminate.
The best way to look at this treatment is to see it as a final touch that puts your wanted body image over the finish line at last. Think of it as reshaping, rather than weight loss. Losing weight is something that’s accomplished by diet and exercise. The treatment is used when those two together can’t get rid of those final bulges.
What Happens Inside
The fat cells in our bodies are not all the same. In fact, we actually carry two types of fat cells, called alpha and beta. Alpha fat cells are good at storing energy for later use by the body, while beta fat cells are better at releasing energy that the body needs. These different types of fat cells are not uniformly distributed throughout the body. For example, there are more alpha cells in the face, arm and legs, and more beta cells in the fat found on the belly, hips, and thighs.
This is why so many women and men have so much trouble getting rid of fatty bulges in these areas through the usual solutions of diet and exercise. Even the most rigorous workouts led by the most experienced personal trainer can’t always eliminate them. Our non-invasive system can do in minutes and hours what months and months of physical workouts won’t accomplish. And of course, do it with many fewer demands on your time and physical capacity.
How Does It Work?
Visualize your fat cells as tiny eggs. They’re actually a lot alike — both contain nutrients in liquid form and are protected by thin shells. The nutrients that live inside of fat cells are released and put to productive use when the body calls for them specifically. A good example of this comes from the Keto diet, which, by reducing carbohydrate intake, uses fat cells as energy in an extremely efficient way.
During our non-invasive procedure, low-intensity laser beams are applied from outside your skin onto the fatty areas you want to work on. The beams disturb the fat cells just enough so that their protective shell breaks. This releases the liquid nutrients inside, which then flow through your body and are used either as energy or eliminated as waste. After the treatment, you’ll want to drink lots of water to help this along.
What Can I Expect?
The process involves virtually no discomfort and is absolutely painless. Our aesthetic technicians will position both you and the laser, start the treatment, and for the next 15-20 minutes, which is how long the session takes, you don’t need to do anything more. You’ll be relaxed in our beautiful spa ambiance and can read, meditate, or dream while your unwanted fat is being un-stored from your body.
The ease and convenience of this treatment are remarkable. There’s no incision, so there’s no risk of infection, no scar to heal, and no need for an anesthetic. When the session is over, you simply go back to your natural routine. There’s no need for downtime and recuperation because this isn’t a surgical procedure. There’s also no need for painkilling medications, and no embarrassing swelling or bruising. The only thing anyone will notice is the beautiful end result.
What Is Recovery Like?
While the treatment seems so gentle on the outside, there’s actually a flurry of activity going on in your insides. You probably won’t feel anything after the session – almost no patients do – but there’s been a substantial disruption of cellular activity that’s putting your metabolism and internal cleansing mechanisms to work. You’ll want to help both along.
We encourage our patients to hydrate thoroughly after the procedure to help speed the process of flushing out the residue of the broken fat cells. Your body will naturally re-absorb any needed nutrients from these fat cells; the rest will go through you over the course of some days. You may actually see visible results within these days but depending on your physique it can take up to 12 weeks for the fullest effect.
A Complementary Treatment
Our non-invasive therapy doesn’t replace the dietary and exercise routines you’re already using; it complements them beautifully. And in addition to draining and eventually eliminating the fat cells from those hardest-to-tone regions, the therapy produces an interesting secondary effect that helps you tone even better.
When our tissues are disrupted or damaged, the body immediately sends out chemical agents to help repair them. The beams from the treatment are obviously disturbing tissue: that’s what they’ve been designed to do. During the process of this disruption, the body increases its natural production of healing agents. One of them is collagen, which is the cornerstone of fresh skin and the basis of much aesthetic medicine. The other is elastin, which adds new suppleness to the skin.
Maintaining the New You
While the effects of our treatment can be dramatic, it’s up to you to keep them looking that way. A healthy approach to lifestyle, including diet, hydration, sleep, and stress management are all key to staying in great shape. For many of our patients, the treatment is the motivational starting point for positive changes in their approach to weight management. For others, it’s a way of simply finishing off the good work they’ve already been doing.
To keep the beautiful look from our treatment, we suggest thinking about a diet that suits you. Some experts suggest a high-fat, low-carb diet such as Keto; these can be thought of as your laser lipo treatments in (extremely) slow motion. Other dieticians favor a low-fat diet in general. Most of the work in dietary weight management is in sticking with the program. Whichever one that you’ll stay with is the one that you should lean towards.
Why Is This the Right Treatment for Me?
There are many options available for body sculpting and fat elimination. None of them offer the safety, convenience, and ease of this non-invasive laser treatment. Conventional liposuction is true surgery, with anesthesia, downtime, and potential scarring. Even other forms of laser fat removal carry some risk and after-effects. For example, earlier methods of laser lipo make a puncture in the skin; the laser is inserted into the body and the fat drained through a tube. You must be anesthetized.
With our non-invasive therapy, there’s nothing but comfort and excitement. The comfort comes from the relaxing atmosphere that our facility and expert staff provide, and from the dreamy 15-20 minutes you’ll spend under the laser treatment. The excitement – which may not even wait the 15 minutes! – is knowing what the outcome will be from your decision to have this treatment. A new you is now just days away. Simply put, there’s no more convenient way to tone away body fat.
How Do I Get Started?
The first step in the new you is deciding that you want to take it. Perhaps you’ve already tried, perhaps many times. Hearts are often broken after months of tiring hours at the gym when they still don’t produce the wanted results. There’s no getting around it – there are some parts of the body where eliminating body fat is just very difficult to do. You shouldn’t feel bad about it. It’s better to do something about it instead.
Non-invasive laser lipo isn’t a miracle (although it can look like one). It’s just good science and a great way to finally finish off those unwanted bulges or sags that you’ve been wanting to get rid of. If you feel that you’ve reached a plateau in what diet and exercise can do, we can take you over that last hump, comfortably and conveniently. Call Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa in Davenport, FL today to schedule a consultation!