We’ve heard a lot about “Lipolasers” in the media. The general consensus is that the technology is effective, but patient education is the key to responsible use. Here’s a simple and honest look at the technology to help you determine whether or not it’s right for you.
What are “Lipolasers” and how do they work?
Certain wavelengths of light have long been used post-surgery to minimize pain and inflammation. Eventually, it was observed that these treatments were effective in liberating fat from the cell. As it turns out, at certain wavelengths, light is absorbed into the fat cell and causes the cell to open up. “Lipolasers,” thus, leverage this finding into a technology. When exposed to the efficacious wavelength, fat leaks out of the cell and is detoxed naturally through the lymphatic system resulting in several inches of loss over a period of treatments. Treatments are generally done in a series of 6 or more. There are no negative side effects associated with this non-invasive treatment.
Are they right for me?
It’s important to consult with your provider to determine whether or not use of a “lipolaser” will be effective in achieving your goals. We know that the technology works, so the most substantial variable with this treatment is the effectiveness of the patient’s lymphatic system. Use of lipolasers is contraindicated for patients with some medical issues, such as an underactive thyroid; scar tissue in the treatment area; or body dysmorphic disorder. You may be asked to stay away from alcohol during your treatments, because alcohol competes with fat for metabolic time in the liver, and alcohol always wins. As with all aesthetic treatments, it’s important to make sure that your expectations are aligned with what your provider expects from the treatment. A reputable provider will ask you questions about your medical history and your expectations before recommending the treatment. For a complimentary consultation, contact our Spa Concierge at (702) 562-2882.