Fat collections and fat deposits that are difficult to get rid of with exercise and diet were always managed with tumescent liposuction, heat therapy and other painful, and sometimes even dangerous procedures. To relieve discomfort and lower the risks of these procedures trials were done testing the use of low level laser therapy as a facilitator in the suction of fat cells. This pre-operative procedure(which started out in 2001) showed that liposuction was facilitated through the emulsification of fat cells. Since this was discovered low level laser techniques were researched intensively and in 2008 a multicenter double blind study showed that the LLLT was effective in reducing circumference of at least 3.64 inches after only 6 consecutive treatments within 2 weeks time. This study has proven its effectiveness and has been given FDA clearance since 2008. We started using LLLT in 2009 and it has shown its effectiveness on our clients. We are committed in helping our clients reduce their waist, hip and thigh circumference.
Treatment with the low level laser therapy (LLLT) is easy, painless, and carefree. Each session takes less than an hour; the low-level laser is used for a total of 40 minutes. The equipment consists of 6 lasers that will target the area of concern simultaneously covering the desired area yet without touching the client. The laser beams will rotate and move so as to overlap each other to cover the specific body area.The laser is applied to the targeted area, which is mostly a combination of waist, hips, and thighs, for 20 minutes. The patient then turns over and the treatment is repeated on the opposite side.
The minimum suggested treatment period is two weeks, with three full sessions each week. You simply lay in a comfortable, stationary position for twenty minutes at a time, in a relaxed environment, while the cold laser does all of the work. Since the procedure uses cold laser photomodulation technology, you feel nothing during the procedure. You may feel a bit different and lighter as you’re leaving the treatment center because of the bio-stimulation that the treatment induces in your body.
The laser treatment is completely different from the traditional fat reduction procedures. With the LLLT, you can simply lie down, relax, and let the laser do all the work.
Four separate histological studies were performed to assess the efficacy of laser in the emulsification (liquefaction) of fat. On the pictures below you can see how LLT process works.
The voluminous state of an adipocyte cell (fat containing cell) is reduced due to the emulsification process. The fatty material is evacuated from the cell and moves into extracellular space. The voluminous nature of adiposites due to the accumulation of fatty material is what gives rise to an enlarged subcutaneous fat region. The laser induces the formation of a transitory pore in the membrane of the fat cell. The pore enables the fatty material to seep out across the aperture and into extracellular space.The following images show the result of laser energy on a single fat cell and a group of fat cells.
As you can see the laser therapy liquefies the fat and the cell dumps it into the intercellular space. There are two types of fat cells - Subcutaneous and Visceral. Subcutaneous fat is located directly above the skeletal muscle and below the skin. Its superficial placement is what ensures proper depth penetration of the laser energy. Patients containing a high volume of visceral fat (fat below the skeletal muscle) are not ideal candidates for this procedure. However, they may still contain subcutaneous fat; therefore, you can treat the individual by just ensuring they adopt a healthy diet to address the visceral fat.
After your first consultation with the physician at our facility we will discuss the area of concern. The physician will discuss the possibilities with you and will take some measurements. With the revolutionary RJL system we can discuss your metabolic state after taking the necessary data. We will discuss your dietary goals and you will be give professional advice from our dietary consultant which will give you the opportunity to stimulate your metabolism.
The actual treatment consists of 40 minutes of laser exposure on the reducible area. This means lying down on a comfortable bench, 20 minutes on your back and 20 minutes on your stomach. The laser doesn’t generate any pain, heat or discomfort. It will leave no scars or any kind of skin reactions. The treatments will have to be repeated every other day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Best results are seen if the is no more than 48 hours breaks in between treatments.
During the laser treatment you can either relax, sleep, read a book or magazine, surf on the web or even work online if necessary. Or you can look at your favorite show on the television screen. An iPad will be available for your convenience..
The treatment will take some discipline from your part and a commitment to follow the protocol to reach maximum effect. This means that you will need to follow dietary advices, drink lots of fluids, start some physical exercises and follow the appointments every other day.
To reach maximum results we will provide a lymph drainage massage. This 20 minute massage will stimulate the excretion of triglycerides from your body. This will promote lymph drainage in a way that you will see results even months after treatment. Losing more weight even after your treatment has passed.