Laser lipolysis, commonly known as ‘laser lipo’, is a non-invasive lipo sculpture procedure for the removal of stubborn pockets of fat such as saddlebags, love handles and double chins. It can effectively reduce areas of fat resistant to diet or exercise with fewer side effects than traditional procedures such as liposuction. The procedure uses a laser to effectively ‘melt’ unwanted fat on the body and then allows body to metabolize the melted fat .
Am I a Candidate for Laser Lipolysis?
Anyone who has unwanted, stubborn areas of fat may be a candidate for laser lipolysis. The ideal candidate should be at, or close to, their healthy body weight and have realistic expectations of what the treatment can achieve. People who have a significant amount of weight to lose or are obese are not suitable for this treatment as it is designed to contour and shape the body rather than provide significant weight loss. Pregnant women are also not suitable for this treatment. The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate for laser lipolysis is to book a consultation with a doctor or surgeon who is experienced in the treatment.
Independent clinical studies have shown Laser Lipo to be in some cases comparable to results achieved by liposuction. Ultrasound imagery shows up to 30% reduction in the fat layer depth after just one treatment.
Additional treatments improve results further. Results can be seen immediately after each treatment as the fat cell contents are released. Light exercise post treatment can accelerate the removal of the released fat.
Laser Lipo can target fat reduction in specific problem areas. By positioning the laser pads on the target area such as chin, upper arms, abdomen or thighs, fat can be broken down and removed specifically from that area.
This is a big advantage over diet and exercise which can reduce overall body fat but not shape individual areas.
Results can be seen immediately after treatment. Typically, a 2 – 4cm loss can be achieved with every treatment. A course of 6 – 10 treatments is recommended with 2 treatments per week. This will be discussed in your one-on-one consultation, when a customized package will be formulated to treat specific concerns. The package will differ based on the clients age, as well as the severity and size of the problem area, and on whether the patient is willing to combine the Laser Lipo treatment with different modalities – this could yield even faster & better results.