Laser Lipolysis is a new technique to destroy fat. Using heat, and laser energy our professionals are able to destroy the fat cells and allow the patient to regain their skin elasticity.
1) Reduction of Localized Fat Deposits
This procedure relies on the rupturing of adipocytes (fat cells) by a controlled thermal effect. Laser energy is imposed on the adipocytes, thereby heating them and causing them to rupture and release triglycerides that will be drained away by the body. Contrary to liposuction, where the fat cells are suctioned, lipolaser eliminates fat cells from the body. Fat deposits to be treated by this procedure should be localized considering that the body has a limited capacity in draining the triglycerides at one time.
2) Skin Tightening
The increase in temperature around the dermis during the procedure excites the fibroblasts that produce collagen and induce skin tightening. The skin tightening is an enormous advantage of this technique especially considering the delicate zones where liposuction may give deceiving results such as the; inner thighs, arms, neck, stomach or back fat. When the fat quantity to be treated is widespread, it is highly recommended that liposuction and laser lipolysis treatments are both performed in order to improve secondary skin tightening.
In order to decide which is the best method of action for the patient, they must undergo a clinical examination and a thorough discussion with our specialists.
Standard Procedures Include:
1) Laser Lipolysis (Used for Localized Fat Deposits)
Laser lipolysis completely removes localized fat deposits and ensures skin tightening. This procedure is performed utilizing local anesthesia and a minuscule cannula, or tube that is 1 mm in diameter, which is linked to a laser source and then inserted under the skin. This procedure does not require any incisions or suction and is performed in only one session.
The duration of the treatment depends on the quantity of targeted fat and the number of zones being treated; but usually it ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours. In conformity with French legislation, it is an ambulatory procedure that should be carried out in an outpatient clinic. The intervention itself is considered harmless and leaves the patient with a tingling sensation that will last only a few days after the procedure has taken place. It may cause slight edema in the following week, which will disappear soon after. The patient may resume regular activities immediately and it is recommended that thy wear a light compression garment for the following 15 days.
2) Laser Lipolysis and Liposuction (Used for Major Fat Deposits)
Apparent results will not be visible in the first few weeks, they will begin to show clearly after about one month post treatment; which is the time needed for the body to drain the triglycerides. The skin, however, will take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to tighten and begin showing the newly sculpted shape of the patients silhouette.
Final results are better assessed 6 months following the procedure and the outcome is always satisfactory if done by our professionals.
Laser lipolysis is not a substitute for liposuction, we stress this fact because it is not a treatment used for major fat deposits, but only for localized and moderate fat accumulation. Its results are clearly visible in delicate zones where skin tightening is difficult to achieve through liposuction; such as in areas of the neck, inner thighs, arms, and back. It is ideal for correcting asymmetries or imperfections resulting from liposuction.