|Home » Services » Laser Lipo|
|Home » Services » Laser Lipo|
Rejuve Med-Spa’s LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatment is an FDA approved advanced medical procedure. This minimally invasive fat removal procedure utilizes a CoolLipo laser to liquefy and eliminate areas of unwanted fat and tighten the skin of the area being treated. Popular areas for fat removal and skin tightening include the abdomen, arms, bra rolls, back, buttocks, chest (male), flanks (love handles), hips, neck chin & jowls, thighs and waist.
Unlike other fat reduction gimmicks prevalent in the marketplace via medically unproven techniques using herbs, wraps or injections and requiring multiple visits, our LaserLipo is a single procedure medical treatment that destroys and removes fat.
All LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatments administered at Rejuve are performed solely by our team of board certified surgeons. First, the area being treated is numbed by a local anesthetic (tumescent). Next, the surgeon makes a very tiny incision and inserts a small probe (cannula) containing the laser fiber beneath the skin and photo-acoustically destroys the fat cells while simultaneously promoting the production of collagen which results in tightening of the skin from the inside out (an effect not seen with standard liposuction). Finally, the liquefied fat is suctioned out through the same incision using a small suctioning cannula. A bandage is applied to the small incision and the treated area is wrapped with a compression garment. The client is awake during the entire procedure. This procedure is not painful and does not leave any unsightly scars.
Since this procedure is performed under local anesthesia, the client is able to walk out after the treatment and perform light activities. Most clients are able to return to work in one to two days depending on the area being treated.
1. Am I a good candidate for LaserLipo & Laser Body Sculpture?
If you are unhappy with the shape of your body and are in good health then you are likely a good candidate for LaserLipo & Body Sculpting. Age and genetics alter the shapes of our bodies, causing fat accumulation that is resistant to diet or exercise. LaserLipo is usually the best way to get rid of areas of unwanted fat in specific areas.
2. How much down time will I have?
Immediately after your LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure you will walk out and be able to perform light activities. Unlike the need for prolonged recovery and possible overnight stay with traditional liposuction, downtime is minimized by our surgeons LaserLipo & Body Sculpting techniques causing significantly less tissue trauma and post-procedural pain while completely eliminating post-anesthesia recovery. Most clients are able to return to normal desk-type work within in one to three days depending on the areas treated.
3. How many LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatments are required?
Typically, just one LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatment is required per area being treated. Occasionally, a touch-up may be required.
4. Will I be awake or under general anesthesia?
You will be wide awake because the LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure is performed in a more advanced, less traumatic manner that requires only local numbing - not heavy anesthesia. This translates into faster recovery, less downtime and, most importantly, the safest possible means of fat removal. By having all clients remain awake during the procedure, we avoid the risks of general anesthesia.
5. Why does Rejuve not use general anesthesia?
We only use local numbing for the LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure to ensure client safety and improved recovery. In traditional liposuction procedures, general anesthesia allows the surgeon to use larger instruments with more aggressive and quick movements, which results in faster overall procedure times. Faster procedure times means that typical surgeons can do many procedures in a day, but because they are using general anesthesia and aggressive movements, their clients are exposed to greater risks and have longer and more painful recoveries. In contrast, we perform LaserLipo & Body Sculpting with only local numbing and because our procedure utilizes smaller instruments, clients have more uniformity, less bruising, and better cosmetic results..
6. Are the results permanent?
Fat cells that are removed by LaserLipo & Body Sculpting do not grow back. As long as the client does not gain excessive amounts of weight, the new, more pleasing silhouette is permanent.
7. Why is it very difficult to work off body fat in some areas with diet and exercise?
Body fat for adults tends to increase gradually over the years. After the age of 30, an individual tends to add fat according to a genetically predetermined pattern. This fat distribution is often resistant to exercising and dieting. An example of genetically predetermined fat distribution which is resistant to dieting and exercise is the fat that appears on the abdomen and hips of a woman after pregnancy. For many people who have inherited accumulations of fat, Rejuve’s LaserLipo and Body Sculpting procedure is the only realistic means of significantly changing the body’s silhouette. In effect, this procedure is equivalent to being able to focus the effects of dieting to specific areas of the body.
8. What areas of the body can be treated?
Almost any area of the body can be treated with our LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure. Popular areas for fat removal and skin tightening include the abdomen, arms, back, bra rolls, buttocks, chest (male), flanks (love handles), hips, neck chin & jowls, thighs and waist.
9. How many areas can be treated at one time?
The number of areas that can be treated at one time depends on your height and weight. Although individuals do vary, generally clients can treat up to 4 areas at one time. During our detailed consultation, our doctors will determine exactly how many areas can be treated for you..
10. How soon will I see results?
Because of the slow resolution of swelling, the ultimate results following the LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatment usually require 12 to 16 weeks to become fully apparent. Clients can usually see dramatic improvements within just 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment. Some areas like the neck & jaw show results quicker..
11. Will the LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure leave scars on my body?
The adit sites (the holes made by the instruments) are 2 to 4 mm in size for the body and 1 to 2 mm in size for the chin and they rarely leave noticeable scars. The size of the holes is approximately the same diameter as a spaghetti noodle. These small holes are placed in as inconspicuous of sites as possible and since there are no stitches, there are usually no unsightly scars. The adit sites on most clients are difficult to identify after a few months and usually fade away with time. The healing process for the holes varies for each individual, but generally the holes begin as small scabs and transform into tiny red dots that fade with time. The number of holes made depends on the area of the body treated and the weight of the client. Larger clients may have more adit sites than smaller clients. Generally, healthy clients who do not pick at or irritate the healing adits will not have scars, however clients with darker skin tone, serious stretch marks, or clients who are prone to scaring or keloids may have permanent adit marks.
12. How much bruising or swelling will I have after the LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure?
LaserLipo & Body Sculpting uses only small punctures and does not use stitches, so clients experience less bruising and swelling than with the traditional liposuction techniques. The amount of bruising depends not only on individual healing tendencies and the amount of fat removed, but also on the areas treated. For example, outer thighs rarely bruise, while inner thighs almost always bruise. Similarly, the amount of swelling a client might experience is difficult to predict. Some clients experience almost no swelling, while others experience weeks of swelling.
13. How long after the procedure will the soreness and tenderness persist?
Our LaserLipo & Body Sculpting technique is gentle and because only local anesthesia is used, you should recover quickly. Some clients go back to work or activities the next day. The recovery period after LaserLipo & Body Sculpting is similar to a strenuous workout. You will feel very good the day of the procedure, but will likely wake up sore the next day. You should expect to feel sore, but not in pain. Almost all clients are able to manage discomfort with Tylenol. Recovery is aided by light exercise, like walking, so do not plan to stay in bed. The compression garment helps minimize discomfort and should be worn for at-least 2 weeks post procedure. Some clients find that they wear the compression garment during exercise or strenuous activities (when skin is likely to jiggle) for up to twelve weeks after the procedure.
14. How is Rejuve’s LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure different and better than traditional Liposuction?
Rejuve’s LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatments offer several significant benefits over traditional liposuction
15. Is LaserLipo & Body Sculpting the same as Mesotherapy?
No! LaserLipo & Body Sculpting is a FDA approved medical procedure performed by a surgeon to remove unwanted fat whilst Mesotherapy is an unproven treatment involving hundreds of vitamin or medication injections into the middle layer of the skin. Mesotherapy has not been proven by any medical science to reduce fat in the treated area. Mesotherapy is not only painful and expensive, but it does not produce any noticeable or permanent change in areas of excess fat tissue. Because the ingredients used in mesotherapy are not standardized and practioners make their own cocktail, mesotherapy can be dangerous.
16. How is Rejuve’s LaserLipo & Body Sculpting technique more advanced?
Rejuve’s LaserLipo & Body Sculpting technique not only removes fat, but also promotes skin tightening for better contouring. Our instruments are smaller and more refined and require very small skin punctures (adits) – resulting in no stitches and usually no visible scars. Our gentle technique means that general anesthesia is not necessary. All our clients are entirely awake and require only local anesthesia. Clients remain comfortable and enjoy talking, listening to music. By using smaller instruments in a more gentle fashion, most clients do not have any significant bruising, and most clients are able to return to work or normal activities very quickly. Depending on the client's individual needs, LaserLipo & Body Sculpting treatments can remove very small to very large amounts of fat and the delicate technique can carefully sculpt the body, consistently achieving smooth and even results.
17. What Laser does Rejuve use for the LaserLipo & Body Sculpting procedure?
Rejuve uses the FDA approved CoolLipo laser. This laser has several advantages over other similar lasers. Whilst most lasers are able to destroy fat cells effectively, the CoolLipo’s wavelength is significantly better for skin tightening. Another advantage of its wave length is that it is safe for all skin types including dark skins.
18. Is the Laser approved by the FDA for this treatment??
Yes! The CoolLipo laser is FDA approved for LaserLipolysis and for general dermatological use.
19. Is the CoolLipo the same as SmartLipo?
The CoolLipo is very similar to the SmartLipo with some added benefits. The SmartLipo laser uses a wavelength of 1064nm. The CoolLipo laser uses a wavelength of 1320nm. Both the SmartLipo wavelength and the CoolLipo wavelength destroy fat cells effectively; however, the advantage of the CoolLipo wavelength over the SmartLipo wavelength is significantly better skin tightening. Another advantage of the CoolLipo wavelength over the SmartLipo wavelength is that the CoolLipo wavelength is safe for all skin types including dark skins.
20. What are the risks associated?
As with any surgical procedure, LaserLipo & Body Sculpting using Laser Lipolysis and Tumescent Lipo are associated with certain temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling and temporary numbness. Rare problems that can potentially occur with any surgical procedure include infections, bleeding and nerve injury. Our technique minimizes this risk, and is considered the safest form of all fat removal techniques. Lidocaine, the local anesthetic that is used in our treatments in all the areas being treated kills bacteria, and hence minimizes the risk of infection. To the best of our knowledge, there have never been any clients who have had an infection following our technique of LaserLipo & Body Sculpting.