Looking to lose extra inches and stubborn fat? Sure, who isn’t? What if I told you all you had to do was lie back, relax and allow your extra inches to melt away? This nonsurgical sculpting option is so enticing, it’s almost hard to believe. Mythical almost. However, this reality is available through the Lapex 2000 BCS LipoLaser, a new painless, noninvasive, nonsurgical way of reducing inches.
The device’s arrival is fairly new to the marketplace, having been introduced three years ago. Clinicians discovered that when a handheld laser was held over the abdomen for liposuction, the laser would break up the fat, allowing for easier removal.
How the treatments work:
The patient lies down in a “quiet room” with a spalike setting, while a technician applies two paddles containing eight lasers apiece to the troublesome area. These paddles stay in place for about 12 minutes until they are moved to their next location during the treatment.
What happens during these 12-minute intervals is interesting:
Under the surface, the lasers cause the outer membranes of the fat cells to become weakened and porous, opening up the cells. The time intervals are key. Too short a time and the wavelengths cannot penetrate the targeted fat cells, thus not allowing them to completely collapse and release their fatty contents.
When properly administered, the stubborn cells collapse, their contents make their way to surrounding tissue and are drained through the lymphatic system and flushed through the body naturally.
Atop the skin, patients will only experience subtle warmth due to the cool nature and low-level technology of the laser.
Patients are encouraged to exercise after treatments, or within an 8- to 12-hour window. The free-floating fat is believed to good “fuel” and may eliminate easier while undergoing treatments. Also, it goes without saying that a healthy lifestyle is recommended while receiving treatments to achieve your best goals possible.
“There’s a lot of people out there struggling with losing weight or fitting in clothes they haven’t been able to fit in for a long time,” Dr. Mike Digrado, owner of Laser Body Works in Newport Beach, Calif., whose office specializes in the treatment, said. “Maybe they’re just struggling with their diet or exercise. So this just gives people an opportunity to help themselves out and speed up the process.”
The treatment has been proved to work for both men and women of all ages and can make a difference in any target areas: butt, chin, thighs, tummy, hips, arms, etc.
“The nice thing about it is that there is no pain, there’s no bruising, there’s no scarring. You don’t feel anything. You can simply get up after the treatment and walk out and go about your daily business. There’s the safety of it. It’s very safe. There are no side effects,” Digrado said.
Nancy* (name changed to protect privacy) had a family history of extra weight around her middle. Bound and determined not to end up like her relatives, she exercised whenever she could and ate healthful foods. But it still caught up with her. Searching for liposuction options, she found Laser Body Works. She walked in with a coupon, curious, and walked out convinced. Her first treatment yielded a loss of 1.5 inches, and she is now up to her 14th process and is delighted with the results.
“I look at young girls with flat bellies, and now I have one too,” the 71-year-old said. “Now I get to shop for things that show off my flat belly.” As a walking example of the treatment’s efficacy, she highly recommends it.
“People have their troubled areas,” Digrado said. “So they might go and lose some weight, but it just doesn’t affect that troubled area. With the laser, we can spot treat a specific area for them.”
He finds the treatment motivates people to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. “It gets people going in right direction,” Digrado said.
From what Digrado said, it must be working. His office receives phone calls from people a month, two months later, saying they are still losing weight and eating healthy.
“We have had patients who have tried different types of treatments, and we have tried different kinds of lasers in our office. We have found that we get better results with this particular laser. The reason for it is this particular machine has 16 lasers, and the machine has a patent to place it directly on the target treatment area on the skin,” Digrado said of the varying lasers on the market.
The typical results, reports Digrado, are 2 to 4 inches lost off a patient’s waistline over the course of three weeks. Some people have lost up to 15 pounds in this period.
“We have people having trouble bending over and putting shoes on in the morning, and after treatment, they reduce enough of that belly fat that they can move around and feel more comfortable in their clothes, clothes they haven’t fit into for months or years,” Digrado said.
He is even a client himself: “I couldn’t not do it. I had to get it.”
“Pretty much everybody wants help in reducing inches or unwanted weight. It’s an effortless way to help them get there,” Digrado said.
Interested? Look up the Newport Beach, Calif. practice online or give them a call at (949) 640-1470 to book a free consultation to discuss your goals.
*Note, prices vary as all bodies and treatments are not equal.