Laser lipo is an innovative fat loss treatment that targets specific areas, such as belly fat, around your body that you may have trouble shifting fat from. A trained professional at Body Dreams in Wells, Somerset, will use specific wavelengths, targeting your chosen area and penetrating the fat cells, which are then used by the body as an energy source.
Laser lipo safely penetrates the skin at a specific wavelength (650nm) targeted for adipose (fat) cells. Adipose cells are permeated, releasing free fatty acids (FFAs), water, and glycerol. Together, these compounds are known as triglycerides, which are normally released from fat cells when the body needs energy. Once released, the glycerol and free fatty acids are used by the body as an energy source. Adipose cells shrink significantly resulting in inch loss.
A laser lipo procedure can be completed in just 40 minutes, and positive results can be seen instantly, after just one treatment. To secure the best results, a course of 8 treatments is recommended. Your actions post-session, however, determine the overall success of this treatment.
Laser lipo and liposuction both have their benefits, and your choice is completely dependent on what you feel most comfortable with. Liposuction is quicker and more drastic in terms of seeing results, however, you have a lot of recovery time afterwards, plus you’ll need to go under anaesthetic. Laser lipo has virtually no recovery time, you don’t need to be put under any form of anaesthetic, and although the results aren’t as fast as liposuction, you do see results immediately after treatment.
A quick 10-minute jog on the treadmill or a 10-minute whole body vibration session is recommended immediately post-laser lipo treatments. This is to burn FFAs within the body and help to stimulate the lymphatic system. Research has also shown that cavitation treatment carried out both prior- and post-laser lipo will, in fact, improve the overall results, first by softening the fat cells prior to lipo, and then helping to even out the treated area afterwards.