Laser-Lipo Body Contouring and stretch mark removal:
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How it works:
Laser Lipo: Inch Loss
When the laser paddles are placed on the skin, the cold red laser beams penetrate the skin just deep enough to reach the layers of fat. When the light hits the fat cells, a rapid chain of events takes place. Firstly, pores form on the cells causing them to spill out. The water, Glycerol and fatty acids move into the interstitial space beneath the fatty layer in the skin. Then further water, fatty acids and Glycerol spill out. The adipocyte cells are therefore reduced in size.
These effects do not affect the neighboring structures such as the skin, blood vessels or nerves.
The lymphatic system then removes the fat through the venous system, where they are processed in the same way as fatty foods that are digested.
For clients with darker skin ( Fitzpatrick scale 3 – 6) we recommend 8 to 10 laser bars. This will remove the possibility of hypopigmentation as the laser exposure time is only 10 minutes
Stretch marks: (Striae distensae)
Before explaining how stretch marks can be reduced, it is important to establish the causes of these unsightly marks and to explain exactly what these marks are.
Stretch marks are caused by a tearing of the dermis, or inner layer of skin. This tearing usually is associated with rapid weight gain, such as occurs in pregnancy, but hormones also influence the formation of stretch marks. This means stretch marks may occur during puberty or even healthy muscle-building. Stretch marks can show up anywhere on the body, but most commonly found on breast tissue, stomach and upper thighs. New stretch marks appear reddish in color, while older stretch marks fade to a silvery hue.
Laser therapy for stretch marks works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. This promotes elasticity and makes the skin under the stretch marks thicker. Laser therapy also causes the fibroblasts or connective tissues cells in the skin to divide. This in turn reduces the appearance of stretch marks but despite improving the visual look of the marks does not remove them altogether.
40 laser diodes are used to achieve these amazing
results with ALL skin types.
There are more contraindications associated with vibration plate machines than there are for the laser inch-loss treatments. The following is a basic list of contraindications:
– Currently pregnant
– If you have a pacemaker
– Previous history of cancer
– Diabetes (insulin dependent)
– If you have any kidney or liver problems
– If you suffer from Keloid scarring
– If you are under the age of 18 years
Frequently Asked Questions
Strawberry Inch Loss:
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend 2 treatments per week for 4 weeks.
Can I have more than one course?
Yes, but it is essential to have a two week gap between courses.
Can I have more than one area treated at one time?
Yes if you are prepared to do more cardiovascular exercise.
Will the inches stay off after a treatment?
If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, then yes.
What actually happens to the fat?
The fat cells are undamaged; but due to the reaction of the laser light on the cell it will empty the contents. The contents consist of water, glycerol and free fatty acids. Following a treatment, the glycerol is rapidly absorbed by the body. The water carries the free fatty acids, through the lymphatic system, through the kidneys and then passed out of the body in your urine.
Does the treatment hurt?
No. There is no pain at all. It has the same sensation as a heating pad set on low heat.
Will I have to keep coming back to keep my results?
No. You can retain the results subject to your lifestyle – healthy eating and exercise plan.
How can I monitor my results?
At every session you will be weighed and measured and you will be photographed before your first treatment and following your last.
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What exercise should they do following an inch-loss treatment?
Any cardiovascular exercise adjusted for each client’s fitness level, such as; running machine, swimming, power walking, etc. It is important to check the client’s age and fitness level before suggesting any exercise. The exercise is chosen must get the heart rate up to the point of perspiring.
Why do some people achieve better results than others?
Laser Lipo Inch-loss treatments are not a miracle cure. However, fantastic results can be achieved when the client follows the advice of a sensible diet and exercise routine. The more exercise you can do the better the results.
Client is reluctant to do cardio work or change diet?
Do not sign them up for the course, as they will not gain from the treatment. After eight sessions with no visible loss it is quite likely they will want a refund. The importance of cardiovascular exercise must be stressed to the client prior to commencing the course.
My client is putting inches back on between visits why?
There are potentially three reasons for this:
- Over eating or drinking
- Under eating
- Not exercising enough within 12 hours post treatment
Can I do under the eyes?
NO! Never take the laser above the cheek bones.
Must I wear laser glasses?
Protective glasses/goggles should be worn at ALL times.
Must my client wear laser glasses with facial work?
How long will the treatment take?
Treatments take between 10 and 40 minutes dependent upon what system is being used. All systems work equally.
Can I treat a person that has a contraceptive coil fitted?
Yes. The laser does not penetrate deeper than 13mm.