Many of us are plagued by stubborn pockets of fat that will not leave no matter how much we diet and exercise. Traditional liposuction can give you amazing results, but it is still a surgery that comes with risks and recovery time. Laser lipo uses technological and scientific advances to give you great results without the downsides of other treatment options.
How Does Laser Lipo Work?
Unlike traditional liposuction, which removes fat cells, laser lipo shrinks them instead. Pads equipped with laser diodes are placed on the targeted areas. These pads allow the energy from the lasers to penetrate fat cells and temporary perforate their membranes. This process will result in the fat cells getting rid of the water, glycerol, and fatty acids that they have stored. Once this has happened, your body takes over and begins to flush this stuff out.
The treatment process itself is designed to be relaxing. You can recline comfortably while the treatment pads do the hard work. While some people may see results after just one treatment, laser lipo is something that generally works better with multiple sessions. Since the fat cells are not destroyed and can store fat again in the future, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep up your great results.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Lipo?
This treatment option is designed for people who are looking to target specific areas of fat rather than lose a bunch of all over. Ideal candidates will be close to their goal weight. Having a healthy lifestyle and a good amount of skin elasticity is also helpful when having laser lipo done.
Certain parts of the body are better for this treatment than others. Laser lipo can be very effective on the:
- Flanks/love handles
- Upper arms
- Upper thighs
Are you interested in learning more about laser lipo at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery and if it is the appropriate treatment option for you? If so, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Our team in Glenview looks forward to speaking with you and helping you achieve your goals for your figure!