Laser Lipo – A Non-Invasive Form of Body Sculpting
Laser lipo, also known as laser-assisted lipolysis, is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that uses laser energy to break down fat cells. The laser energy is delivered through a small handpiece that is placed over the treatment area. As the laser energy penetrates the skin, it targets the fat cells, causing them to rupture and release their contents into the body. The body’s natural processes then eliminate these contents.
Laser lipo is typically used to treat small, specific areas of the body, such as the arms, chin, thighs, or stomach. It is not intended for significant weight loss but rather to sculpt and contour the body by eliminating stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. However combined with the D-Fine Difference Weight Loss protocol, you’ll lose weight at an accelerated rate!
Let’s dive right into the regimen to expect and follow before and after laser lipo.
Before Laser Lipo – How to Prepare Yourself
Before undergoing laser lipo, it’s important to be in good health and to have grounded expectations about the results. Therefore, your practitioner will conduct a thorough consultation to assess your treatment suitability and determine the best approach for your individual needs.
Practitioners oftentimes suggest the effectuation of the following preparatory steps to the recipient of laser lipo:
Avoid sun exposure:
It’s important to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before and after treatment, as the laser energy can be absorbed by the pigment in your skin, leading to hyperpigmentation.
Staying hydrated before and after your lipo treatment helps flush the fat cells out of your system.
Avoid certain medications:
Certain medications, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. So, your practitioner will advise you on which medications to avoid before treatment.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Laser lipo is typically performed in an outpatient setting, and no anesthesia is required. The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. During the process, your practitioner will apply a gel to the treatment area to help the laser energy penetrate the skin. They will then use the laser handpiece to deliver the energy to the fat cells. You may feel a warm sensation as the laser energy is delivered, but the procedure is generally painless.
After Laser Lipo – the Results and Precautions
After laser lipo, you may experience some swelling, redness, and discomfort in the treatment area. These side effects are generally mild and should resolve within a few days. You may also experience temporary numbness or tingling, which should resolve within a few weeks.
Your practitioner will provide post-treatment care instructions, which may include recommendations for wearing compression garments and avoiding certain activities, such as heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. It’s essential to follow these instructions to ensure the best possible results.
In terms of results, you may see some improvement in the contour of the treatment area within a few days. However, it can take several weeks or months to see the full results, as it takes time for the body to eliminate the fat cells.
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