Discover the Science Behind Laser Lipo

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The Science

At Slim U Canada in Vaughan, Ontario, we use Cold Laser Technology – the latest FDA approved (patented) Laser Lipo. It mimics the body's natural metabolic process to provide a painless and non-invasive alternative to surgery, resulting in effective body contouring results and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.


This treatment emulsifies the adipose tissue which is then released into the interstitial space. The excess fat is passed through the body during its normal course of detoxification. 

During each treatment, the laser energy (LLLT) safely penetrates your skin at a specific wavelength targeted for adipose cells -otherwise known as fat cells. These adipose cells are permeated, releasing their triglyceride content so that the body may utilise them as an energy source. As the adipocytes release these triglycerides into circulation, their size diminishes.


Low-level lasers have been used successfully in private practice for over 30 years and in numerous studies worldwide. To date, there are no known reports of anyone being harmed by a low-level laser, which is extremely safe when used correctly.


Check out the conclusions of clinical studies conducted by various specialists to learn the science behind this patented technology.

Fat Liquefaction: Effect of Low-Level Laser Energy on Adipose Tissue

Rodrigo Neria, M.D., Jose Arroyave, B.S.C.E., T.E.M., S.E.M., Hugo Ramirez, M.V., Clara Lucia Ortiz, M.D., Efrain Solarte, Dr. rer. nat., Federico Sequeda, Ph.D., and Maria Isabel Gutierrez, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Cali and Palmira, Colombia 

Conclusions:

The low-level laser-assisted lipoplasty consists of the tumescent liposuction technique with the external application of a cold laser (635 nm and 10mW intensity for a 6-minute period). This technique produces a transitory pore in the adipocyte membrane, preserving the interstice, particularly the capillaries.


When adipose tissue is exposed to the laser beam for 4 minutes, 8- percent of the adipocytes’ membranes are disrupted; this increased to almost 99 percent with 6 minutes of laser exposure, as demonstrated by both scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy.


The laser facilitates the releasing of fat and contributes to the disruption of fat panicles, allowing the fat to go from inside to outside the cell and placing it in the interstitial space. With easier fat extraction, surgical trauma, ecchymosis, and hematomas are reduced to facilitate the patient’s recovery.


The transitory pore formation induced by the laser occurs exclusively at the level of the adipocyte membrane. When the tumescent solution was used as a co-adjuvant, almost 99 percent of the fat was released into the interstice, whereas the capillaries and the remaining interstice were preserved. The result of this development is a safer, more effective procedure with the elimination of the need for pre-tunneling.

Clinical Results of Application of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Body Contenting and Spot Fat Reduction

Daniel J. Bourassa, DC 

Conclusions: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has found increasing clinical acceptance in cosmetic body contouring and spot fat reduction. This study examined whether LLLT using 630-680 nm, 150 mW shower arrays and single mW diode laser radiation sources produced a significant clinical effect for this purpose.


A review of clinical results was made of 311 patient records collected over a 26-month period that underwent LLLT for cosmetic purposes to the abdominal/torso area. Clinical results showing measured abdominal reduction are presented.


Overall, 130 patients in 6 sessions and 12 session groups achieved average sustained losses of 6.55 cm and 11.04 cm corresponding to an average girth reduction of 0.48—0.55 cm per session. With a weight loss of a minimum of 0.68 kg per week, results averaged 9.0 cm for the 6 session group and 16.1 cm for the 12 session group corresponding to an average girth reduction of 0.67-0.75 cm per session. Initial session losses of 253 patients averaged 2.79 cm or 1.4 cm in girth reduction.


Seventy two percent were able to sustain at least 4 cm or more loss in 6 or more sessions. Effects of variations in the protocol to include number treatments, session time, total laser time per treatment, weight loss effects, use of topical fat reduction creams, as well as potential topics for further study are discussed.


Based on the review of patient results, it would appear that LLLT can be an effective therapy for body contouring and spot fat reduction.

Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy for Body Contouring and Spot Fat Reduction

Caruso-Davis MKI, Guillo TS, Pondicherry VK, Mashtalor N, Dhurandhar NC, Dubuisson O, Yu Y, Greenway FL

Conclusions: LLLT achieved safe and significant girth loss sustained over repeated treatments and cumulative over 4 weeks of eight treatments. The girth loss from the waist gave clinically and statistically significant cosmetic improvement.

Is Cold Laser Lipo Better Than Liposuction?

Rather than remove fat cells through surgical liposuction—which is invasive, costly, painful, and potentially risky—Lipo Laser aims to simply shrink the fat cells in your body.


Most liposuction alternatives are created to be safer than liposuction since potential risks of surgery and anaesthesia scare people away from getting the procedure done.


Even though the results are not as dramatic as liposuction, choosing an alternate technology for fat loss seems to be the latest craze.


The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a liposuction alternative is whether it has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


This method involves a medical laser. When the laser is used on problem areas like the stomach, waist arms, hips or thighs, it utilises cold energy to force fat out of the cells. Then, the body eliminates the fat on its own.


Because it is non-invasive, it poses fewer risks that liposuction surgery. Plus, patients report no pain and can remain active during their treatments since no recovery time is required. 

Facts About Adipose/Fat Cells

  • Laser energy safely penetrates patients' skin at a specific wavelength targeted for adipose (fat) cells.
  • Adipose cells are permeated releasing free fatty acids (FFA's), water and glycerol. Together these compounds are known as triglycerides.
  • Triglycerides 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 for patients. 
  • The real advantage of this technology lies in the fact that we can specifically target a troubled area. Once the fats have been released from the cell they can be used by the body as a fuel source. It is therefore critical that the dietary and lifestyle changes are made to help support the goals of treatment.
  • In contrast to high power, high heat lasers that are used in various medical procedures, the low-level laser used for this treatment is a cold laser and has no thermal effect on tissue. Though safe and non-invasive, any medical or cosmetic procedure carries risks, complications and varied results to its effectiveness.
  • Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) works by reducing the fat content of your fat cells in the treated area and does not remove or kill the fat cell. 

Facts About Cellulites 

Cellulite is a common term used to describe superficial pockets of trapped fat, which causes uneven dimpling or "orange peel" skin. It appears in 90% of post-adolescent women. In advanced stages of cellulite, heaviness and pain may occur. Currently available treatments for cellulite have minimal to no demonstrable effect and some involve risky invasive procedures.


Therefore, the potential advantages of the application of low-level laser light therapy to reduce the appearance of cellulite over current treatment options include a risk-free procedure that is non-invasive and pain-free.


Since low-level laser light has been proven to increase the synthesis of collagen, it is believed that its application may serve to decrease the appearance of cellulite by tightening the skin. Moreover, newly synthesized collagen may alter the irregular pattern of the connective tissue responsible for the formation of cellulite.


Typical results with the new patented Lipo Laser have proven to be substantially more effective and consistent than traditional competitors, as the patent direct skin application allows for the focused delivery of laser energy to specific treatment areas as well as deeper penetration leading to targeted and more effective treatment results.


A 10-minute Whole Body Vibration sessions and exercise are e recommended immediately post-treatment le burn FFA's within the body and help stimulate the lymphatic system. 

What Happens When Low-Level Lasers Hit the Fatty Tissue Adipocytes?

A low-power laser of a semiconductor Diode type is able to disrupt the external membrane of the fat cell, inducing lipolysis. Transmission electron microscopic images of the adipose tissue demonstrate a transitory pore and complete deflation of the adipocytes.


After 4 minutes of laser exposure, 80% of the fat is released from the fat cells, at 6 minutes of laser exposure, 99% of the fat is released. The released fat is then collected in the interstitial space (space around the cell). Water, glycerol and Free-flowing fatty acids are released. 

Where Does The Fat Go?

The fat is absorbed by the lymphatic system where It gets broken down and then processed by the liver and then gets converted as an energy source.


This natural process allows your body to excrete the fat and it leaves your body through your natural waste mechanisms. This makes the Cold Laser Lipo so attractive. Other procedures kill and destroy the fat cells, and that is not a natural or healthy approach.


This can cause adverse effects and is not a natural and safe option. The Cold Laser Lipo is safe, natural, and holistic in its approach to helping you reduce the fat where you want It Adipocytes at rest 

How Does It Work?

  • Adipocytes are at rest.
  • Laser energy from Laser Lipo irradiates adipocytes.
  • Pores have formed on the adipic, allowing contents to spill out.
  • Water, glycerol, and free fatty acids out into interstitial space.
  • More water, glycerol, and free fatty acids move and spill out.
  • Adipocytes significantly reduced in size whilst blood vessel unaffected.

The FFA’s are utilised in the body as energy or are reabsorbed by other cells, whilst water is utilised or excreted and glycerol is processed through natural metabolic functions including gluconeogenesis.


During a standard treatment cycle, the body can easily process the amount of mobilized fat that is released. Cell debris is cleared by natural metabolic pathways while structures such as blood vessels and peripheral nerves remain intact 

Fat Cells Are Significantly Reduced in Size

The remarkable images above demonstrate the low-level laser's ability to emulsify adipose tissue. The pictures highlight the collapse of the rigid adipose cells and secretion of triglycerides and fatty acid from the cells. 

How Triglycerides and Fatty Acids Escape

These images show the formation of a transitory pore forming in the bi-lipid membrane of an adipose cell. This pore is the direct result of the low-level laser stimulation and the reason why the triglycerides and fatty acids are able to move into the interstitial space.


This pore is not damaging to the cell and simply serves to allow the fatly content to evacuate the cell. Filled Adipose Cells Liberated Fatty Debris Emptied D Collapsed Adipose Cells Untreated Adipocyte Laser Treated Adipocyte-Aperture Identified. 

The Science Behind Laser Body Sculpting

The treatment liquefies the fat, and the cell dumps it into the intercellular space. There are two types of fat cells: subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous fat is located directly above the skeletal muscle and below the skin. Its superficial placement is what ensures proper depth penetration of the laser energy.


Patients containing a high volume of visceral fat (fat below the skeletal muscle) are not ideal candidates for this procedure. However, they may still contain subcutaneous fat: therefore, you can treat the individual by just ensuring they adopt a healthy diet to address the visceral fat.


Various clinical studies have demonstrated that low-level Cold Laser stimulates the fat cells to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cells through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system.


This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips, thighs and other treated areas of the body. Typically, a standard treatment releases 40-60 grams of fat per session. This cell-metabolism-based medical procedure enables the body to eliminate fat naturally through post-treatment exercises such as body vibration machines or infrared sauna sessions.