i-Lipo Fat Reduction Treatment

i-Lipo is a state of the art body contouring system that is designed to be an alternative to traditional liposuction. It is an FDA approved procedure for dermatological aesthetic treatment. i-Lipo helps reduce hips, waist and thigh circumference. This procedure is also effective in reducing fatty layers under the skin. No incisions are required when removing fats and waste is eliminated naturally from the body.

i-Lipo was first introduced in 2006 and used as a fat reduction and cellulite removal technique. Low level lasers are used which is used to trigger chemical signals in the fat cells destroying stored triglycerides in the free fatty acids.

How does it work?

i-Lipo emits low levels of laser energy that sends a chemical signals to the fat cells. It breaks down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol which are released through channels in the cell membranes. Fatty acids and glycerol are released to the body and used during metabolism to make energy. This is the body’s natural response when it needs to use stored energy reserves. I-Lipo does not create any unnatural reaction or damage any surrounding structures in the skin, peripheral nerves and blood vessels.

Coupled with exercise which creates an increased demand for extra energy, fatty acids released through i-Lipo is consumed by the body. Low-level lasers mimics the body’s natural fat burning process trigerring the reaction. i-Lipo is a safe and painless fat reduction procedure which can be used on all skin types and body areas. There is no downtime and patients can return to their normal activities after treatment.

Procedure

The procedure is simple and does not make the patient uncomfortable in any way. Four small plastic paddles are placed on the treatment area and secured with Velcro straps. Paddles emit low levels of laser energy that destroys the fat cells without harming the patient’s skin. Usual treatment areas are the abdomen, thighs, love handles, and upper arms.

i-Lipo treatments can be completed in less than 30 minutes. A total of 8 sessions is recommended which should be performed twice a week. This is to achieve maximum results. 1 area is allowed to be treated per day in order to maximize the burning off of the fats. Patients can expect to lose between 200 to 400 calories on their target area each treatment. An average loss of 2 cm or ¾ inch per session can be achieved which also vary on each individual.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Laser coagulates blood in the areas where the procedure will be performed
  • Less intrusive compared to traditional liposuction
  • Immediate results
  • The method has been proven to be effective when it comes to getting rid of excess fat found underneath the skin

Cons

  • Fluids used during the process are not removed and patients may require a repeat procedure after a few weeks.
  • There is a small risk of skin burn

i-Lipo Laser Weight Loss Treatment

With society’s increasing demands for having a slimmer body, new developments in the field of weight loss is continuously being developed. I-Lipo is just one of the new answers created to answer this growing demand. It is a treatment designed to provide a convenient, fast, non-invasive and safe alternative to liposuction surgery.

In contrast to liposuction surgery, I-Lipo does not use a cannula during treatment. Instead, it uses laser technology to promote fat loss and eliminates fats through the body’s natural elimination system.

How does i-Lipo works?

The doctor applies treatment pads to the target area. The procedure makes use of a low-level laser beam at 650nm to create a chemical signal that can alter your cell’s chemistry and release an enzyme called lipase. Lipase will break down triglycerides to free fatty acids and glycerol in the fat cells. In turn, the fatty acids and the glycerol are released through fat cell membrane channels. These compounds are then transported to different body tissues and are used to create energy.

How many sessions do I need to have?

8 session treatments is recommended to achieve the best results. A typical program consists of 2 treatments per week for a period of 4 weeks to achieve the 8 session treatment. However, treatment schedule will still depend on the number of areas you want to treat as well as the amount of fat you want removed.

Is there anything I should do after treatment?

Yes, you need to submit yourself to a post treatment physical exercise to ensure that your body will make use of the released fatty acids and use up the energy. A 30-45 minutes of exercise daily is recommended for you to be able to achieve the best results.

What are the benefits of i-Lipo?

Benefits of i-Lipo include:

  • It puts the body in lesser stress compared to surgical liposuction.
  • The procedure provides a 100% natural response of the body and does not create any unnatural reaction.
  • No damage in skin, blood cells or peripheral nerves.
  • It is a safe way to say goodbye to unwanted fats if compared to other lipolysis techniques.

Are there any side effects that I need to be wary about?

i-Lipo is a painless procedure with no known side effects at all. However, people with darker skin may develop pigmentation spots. However, this is only temporary and eventually disappear.

How much will it cost me?

i-Lipo will cost around $300 per treatment. However, if you want to save more, you can talk to your health professional for a full package of 8 treatments.

When can I see the results?

Visible results can be seen right after treatment. Treatments on average takes off about 2 cm of your waistline so it may take a number of treatments for you to see significant results. Gradual results is always better compared to sudden ones brought about by other treatment procedures. Gradual changes in the body is healthier and safer because you take your body fat reduction one step at a time.