Why Non-Invasive Weight Loss Treatments Are the Way to Go
If you’re one of the millions of people who are frustrated with the limited results you gain from diet and exercise, you may have considered alternative methods for weight and fat reduction. Among the many things that you’ll learn when researching weight-loss procedures is that many of them require preparation, surgical incisions, scarring, and downtime.
If those factors deter you, you should consider laser fat reduction, which is often referred to as laser lipo. This is a painless, effective, non-surgical procedure that works. There is no downtime, and each session can be performed in under an hour. If this sounds like an option that fits your needs, contact an Emerald Laser facility near you and book a consultation.
Different Non-Invasive Weight Loss Options
There are many weight loss options, but only a few are non-invasive and actually work. Surgical procedures like endoscopy, gastric balloon, aspiration therapy, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, and liposuction may produce results, but they all involve entering the body. Here are some of the most effective non-invasive treatments and the pros and cons involved with each.
Laser Fat Reduction (Laser Lipo)
Laser lipo is a relatively new process that has been changing the way that cosmetic surgeons all over the country view fat reduction. This process utilizes lasers to target fat cells through the skin. The lasers serve two purposes: they emulsify (melt) the lipids inside the fat cells and create tiny pores for those lipids to leak out. The body’s lymphatic system then naturally disposes of the excess fat. With this process, the lasers operate at a frequency that allows them to penetrate the skin without the need for incisions. The procedure has the benefits of being fast, effective, and painless. Patients can resume full normal activities immediately after leaving the facility. Another benefit to laser lipo is that the process doesn’t kill the fat cells, like cryolipolysis (fat freezing) and liposuction. Killing fat cells can encourage fat production in other areas of the body, including dangerous visceral fat around the organs.
Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing)
The cryolipolysis process involves sucking fatty skin into an applicator and applying intense cold to the region. Fat cells, which are more vulnerable to cold temperatures, are destroyed in the process. The procedure can be moderately painful for five to ten minutes. If multiple sessions are required, you will have to wait six to eight weeks until the next session. Cryolipolysis treatments are not recommended for all patients. Consult your physician before undergoing this process.
Benefits of Laser Lipo vs. Other Non-Invasive Options
Laser lipo offers significant advantages over surgical options, like liposuction and bariatric surgery, and a few over other non-surgical options. The fact that laser lipo does not destroy fat cells may be the most significant benefit. Fat transfer in the body can lead to unattractive and often dangerous deposits. There is another possible risk with cryolipolysis: paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, which means the treated area expands instead of contracting. While this is not typically dangerous, it is counterproductive. Additionally, patients of other non-invasive surgery like cryolipolysis complained of temporary redness, swelling, and bruising around the affected area.
Laser fat removal is a completely different approach, which avoids fat transfer, is painless, effective, and quick. Patients will typically notice immediate results, with additional reductions occurring over the next few weeks as the lipids leave the fat cells and are disposed of by the body.
Cons of Surgical Options
Surgical options like liposuction, gastric bypass, and other bariatric surgeries may be effective, but there are also significant risks and costs involved in surgical weightloss options:
- Recovery time could take from a few days to two weeks
- Not recommended for people with specific health conditions
- May require an in-patient stay
- Often requires anesthesia
- Recovery can be painful
- The cost can be substantially higher than non-surgical options
Laser fat reduction eliminates many of these concerns. Call an Emerald Laser facility near you to find out if you’re a good candidate.
Facts About Laser Lipo
The following are some additional facts about Emerald Laser’s non-invasive weight-loss treatments.
- A randomized controlled study established the efficacy of low-level laser therapy, which demonstrated significant circumference reduction among the test group.
- Emerald Lasers’ non-invasive weight-loss procedures employ ten low-level 532-nanometer lasers above the surface of the skin.
- Unlike earlier forms of laser fat reduction, Emerald Laser non-surgical procedures do not require an incision.
- Erchonia, the maker of Emerald Laser, has received 18 FDA Market Clearances.
- Erchonia was the first company to receive FDA approval for a non-invasive fat loss laser. As a result, the FDA created a new category: OLI-Fat Reduction Laser.
- Emerald Laser’s procedures can target specific regions where you would like to lose weight: neck, hips, back, thighs, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Invasive Weight Loss Treatments?
How Much Does Laser Lipo Treatments Cost?
Emerald Laser offers packages of six treatments that range from $1500 to $2500 depending on location and the type of weight loss you’re pursuing.
How Soon Can I Return to Work After Treatment?
You can return to normal activities immediately after your treatment. These procedures take less than an hour, so you can go before work or even during lunch and then go on about your day.
How Often Can I Receive Laser Lipo Treatments?
Unlike fat freezing and other non-invasive weight-loss procedures, you can receive multiple treatments in a week. We recommend waiting a few days between treatments for the best results.
Emerald Laser Services Near You
Emerald Laser is available throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Europe, and Casablanca. If you are looking for a safe, clinically proven approach to fat reduction, contact an Emeral Laser provider and schedule a laser lipo consultation today!