LipoLaser - The Basics
No Surgery * No Pain * No Downtime
Laser Body Contouring enables all the efficacy of liposuction without the surgery, pain and long recovery time.
What is it?
The LipoLaser is a 100% Non invasive, laser-based, spot fat reduction and body contouring system using Cold Laser Lipo. This LipoLaser treatment has the relaxation of a 20-minute massage with the benefits of inch loss! Rather than a painful incision, the LipoLaser uses laser energy to safely (and painlessly) penetrate the skin and target specific adipose (or fat) cells. It is through this targeted process that the LipoLaser is able to, in fact, stimulate the cell itself into releasing water, free fatty acids, and glycerol without using the invasive Laser Lipo Surgery. Having released these three compounds, water, free fatty acids, and glycerol (often referred to as Triglycerides), the fat cells "shrink" significantly, resulting in inch loss for patients!
How does it work?
- Laser energy safely penetrates the patients skin at a specific wavelength (658 nm) targeted for adipose (fat) cells.
- Adipose cells are permeated releasing Free Fatty Acids (FFA’s), Water and Glycerol. Together these compounds are also called 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 the patient and when treated with the 3 week protocol will completely collapse the cell.
- Exercise or a 10 minute Whole Body Vibration session is recommended immediately post laser treatment to burn the released FFA’s within the body and helps stimulate the lymphatic system.
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What is the Protocol?
The recommended protocol for the LipoLaser is 3 treatments weekly for 3 weeks. The treatment time is 20 minutes per session. However, treatments may continue longer as needed to achieve desired results. A standard 20 minute procedure releases 40-60 grams of fat. The laser mobilizes fatty acids and works synergistically with the body’s natural weight loss mechanisms. Our average patient will see a 3-9 inch fat loss by the conclusion of their laser protocol.
Why Is The Technique Termed as “Low Level” Laser?
The reason why the technique is termed “Low Level” is that the optimum levels of energy density delivered are low when compared to other forms of laser therapy as practiced for ablation, cutting, and thermally coagulating tissue. In general, the power densities used for low level laser therapy are lower than those needed to produce heating of tissue, i.e., less than 100 mW/cm, depending on wavelength and tissue type.
Is Low Level Laser Therapy Scientifically Documented?
There are thousands of published studies that describe the positive effects of laser therapy. These range from studies on individual cell types to “in vivo” double blind crossover studies. The areas of study range from wound healing to Musculo-skeletal conditions and have been conducted on different types of laser devices. Medline is a very good data base search engine that can provide abstracts and can sell literature. There are also many books written on the subject.
How Deep Into Tissue can a Laser Penetrate?
The depth of penetration of the laser light depends on many parameters such as the laser’s wavelength, power, type of device driver (pulse or continuous wave model), and the technique used. Our technology covers all these variables to produce optimal results.
Does Low Level Laser Emit Heat?
Low Level Laser Therapy is a light source treatment that generates light of a single wavelength. Low Level Laser Therapy emits no heat, sound, or vibration. Instead of producing a thermal effect, Low Level Laser Therapy acts via non thermal or photochemical reactions in the cells, also referred to as photobiological or biostimulatory.
What Happens when Low Level Lasers Hit Subcutaneous Fatty Tissue (Adipocytes)?
A low power laser of the semiconductor Diode type, with a 658-nm wavelength, is able to disrupt the external membrane of the fat cell, inducing lipolysis. After 4 minutes of laser exposure, 80% of the fat is released from the adipose cells; at 6 minutes 99% of the fat is released from the adipocyte. The released fat is then collected in the interstitial space.
What is Released when an Adipocyte is Penetrated with Low Level Laser?
Water, Glycerol and Free Fatty Acids (FFA).
What is the Average Amount of Water, Glycerol and Free Fatty Acids Released in a Low Level Laser Session?
The average fluid released from fat cells for each molecule of triglyceride mobilized is 1 molecule and 3 molecules of Fatty Acids of Glycerol.
Anatomically, where is Fat Stored Under the Skin?
Fat is usually stored in the subcutaneous layer and is located approximately 8 mm below the surface of the skin.
What are Free Fatty Acids and Glycerol?
Free Fatty Acids are the byproducts when an adipocyte is broken and comparable to one of the outcomes of the food digestion process. These are described as “Free” because they can be transported in the bloodstream without the aid of other carriers. Triglyceride is a term that describes a collection of three Fatty Acid molecules bound together with one Glycerol molecule. Each Fatty Acid molecule is an extended chain of carbon and hydrogen atoms. The process of Hydrolysis separates the stored fats into its two separate compounds, Fatty Acids and Glycerol. Glycerol has properties similar to alcohol and sugar; after the release by the adipose tissue, the Glycerol is passed through the bloodstream and returned to the liver for a conversion into a useful energy source –Glucose.
How Much Fat is Released from a Standard Low Level Laser Treatment?
A standard treatment will release about 40-60 grams of fat per treatment.
If Fat is Released in 6 -8 Minutes, then why is Treatment Time Longer?
After the initial hydrolysis, some of the Fatty Acids will be reesterified and return to the triglyceride pool without ever leaving the adipose tissue cell. So, continued Low Level Laser irradiation is needed.
Where do the Free Fatty Acids Go?
Once the Free Fatty Acid leaves the cell, it enters the interstitial space. It is then absorbed by the lymphatic system, bound to the albumin, transported via afferent lymph vessels to the sentinel node, broken down via lipases and dumped into the circulatory system where the debris can then be processed by the liver (Fatty Acid Oxidation). Some of the Free Fatty Acids are converted to Triglycerides in the liver and returned to the plasma. The rate of turnover and metabolic disappearance of Fatty Acids from the plasma is known to be extremely rapid as their half-life in the plasma is about 1 ½-2 ½ mins. Free Fatty Acids combine with oxygen to produce energy. The Free Fatty Acids released from the adipose tissue can be utilized anywhere there is energy needed within the body. The ultimate destination of the released Fatty Acid is to the mitochondria of the subject’s cells that require energy. The mitochondria are the power house of every cell.
Where Does the Glycerol Go?
The liberated Glycerol is not utilized again for triglyceride synthesis, it can diffuse rapidly into the blood and once passed into circulation it undergoes a dilution process. Glycerol will diffuse widely and rapidly throughout the total body water, disappears from the blood stream and excretes from body in urine. The rate of turnover and the metabolic disappearance of Glycerol from the plasma is estimated to be about 30 minutes. Glycerol is hence rapidly excreted in the urine. Additionally, after being released from the adipose tissue, Glycerol is passed through the bloodstream for return to the liver for conversion into a useful energy source- Glucose
Are There Any Side Effects?
No, the Lapex BCS are safe and effective low-level laser devices for targeting multiple areas of stubborn fat and reducing circumference size. However, the laser must never be projected directly into the eyes. Eye wear is provided.
Are There Any Contraindications?
A physician should be consulted before using the Lapex BCS Lipo Laser if the client has any of the following conditions: Pregnancy, Epilepsy, Immuno-Suppressive Disorders, Thyroid Gland Dysfunction, Uncontrolled Hypertension, Pacemakers, Cancer, Heart Disease or Cardiac Arrhythmia, Liver or Kidney Disorders. The Laser is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.
What is the Protocol to Utilize Glycerol and Free Fatty Acids after the Laser Treatment?
Our after treatment protocols recommend the use of the Whole Body Vibration machine to effectively utilize Free Fatty Acids and Glycerol, in addition to initiating the mechanism of the lymphatic process.
What Does Post Body Vibration Do?
The underlying mechanism with the Whole Body Vibration is elicitation of muscular activity. The effects include; increased blood flow, oxygenation and heat with release of hormone responses comparable to that found after resistance exercise.
Vibration exercise elicits a mild cardiovascular activity and muscular mechanisms of fatigue, requiring the body to use energy. While fat in the form of Fatty Acids, is a very desirable energy source, it is dependent on the presence of oxygen to be useful.
Whole Body Vibration Acts in 2 Ways:
(a) Stimulates muscles, which creates the need for energy. Free Fatty Acids are released by the laser which combine with oxygen and produce the energy needed for these muscles.
(b) In circumstances where energy is required by the body more quickly than oxygen can be delivered to the location, the body will switch to its less energy efficient anaerobic system. When the body is using one of its anaerobic energy systems, it cannot utilize Free Fatty Acids, but it will simply generate less energy with a resulting greater depletion rate of glucose. This glucose is obtained from the released Glycerol and its conversion in the liver.
*A total length of 5 minutes on the Whole Body Vibration is equivalent to the length and intensity of training stimulus that can be reached by performing 75 leg press or squat exercises with extra loads of 3 body mass twice a week for 5 weeks.
How Many Calories are Burned in a 10 Minute Session on the Whole Body Vibration?
A 5 minute Whole Body Vibration session could yield a significant calorie loss. This could increase with intensifying the activity while on the machine. Note: It has been calculated that 10 mins on the Whole Body Vibration machine would be similar to approximately a 6-10 km walk. Since one gram of fat has 9 calories, and a single laser session releases approximately 40 grams of fat, it will require approximately 360 calories to burn the fat that was released.
LipoLaser - Before & After Photos