Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Lipolasers and what will they do?

The lasers used by Body by Laser produces low-level, or cold laser, light that has no thermal effect on the body's tissue. Scientific studies have shown that excess fat is emulsified and processed naturally by the body without the negative side effects and downtime associated with more invasive procedures, such as liposuction. The patient is given nutrients according to testing and evaluation to maximize results.

How do the lasers work?

Scientific studies have shown the low level light therapy emitted by the lasers used in the Body by Laser Program cause the fat contained in the fat cell to liquefy. The lasers cause a transitory pore in the fat cell membrane to open, allowing the liquefied fat to leave the cell and accumulate in the interstitial space around the cells. Once the fat is in the interstitial space, it is naturally handled by the body through the lymphatic system and normal metabolic pathways. This is where our physician uses his knowledge to accelerate lymph activation and maximize detoxification and metabolizing of the fatty acids, setting The Body By Laser Program apart from other laser treatments.

Why is the technique termed as Low Level Laser?

The reason why the technique is termed “Low-Level” is that the optimum levels of energy density delivered are low when compared to other forms of laser therapy as practiced for ablation, cutting, and thermally coagulating tissue. In general, the power densities used for Low-Level Laser Therapy are lower than those needed to produce heating of tissue, i.e., less than 100 mW/cm², depending on wavelength and tissue type.

How many inches can I expect to lose?

Everyone is different and so results will vary. The success of the treatments depends on your body's ability to detoxify emulsified cellular debris, speed of metabolism and other genetic conditions. Therefore, not all patients will obtain the same outcome at the end of the therapy. In one double-blind, randomized, multi-site, placebo-controlled clinical trials that tracked the circumferences of patients hips, waist and thighs, the average total loss was 3.5 inches, up to a maximum of 9.5 inches, compared to a placebo group that only lost a half inch. In another statistical analysis of 86 body by laser patients taken from one office, the mean inch loss was 5.8 inches. Again, results may vary.

Who can receive treatment?

You may not be a good candidate for the laser treatments simply because you want to lose weight. The doctor will determine a treatment and nutritional protocol that is best for your body. Although no researched side effects are apparent, if you think you are pregnant, if you are nursing, or you have a pacemaker, you should not participate. As a rule, if you have issues with insulin, diabetes, and/or thyroid conditions, your metabolic condition will be detrimental to the success of the Body by Laser Program.

Detoxification, elimination, and metabolism review may be a part of your first consultation. Please ask our physician if you have questions.

Are there any risks?

FDA deems risk associated with low level laser system for Aesthetic use to be ocular injury, electrical shock, electromagnetic interference and use error. Other risk may include treatment on contraindicated patients including but not limited to pregnant and nursing females and active cancer. This treatment should cause no discomfort before or after the treatment. The consultation and health review are to identify those patients that may not successfully meet their goals due to metabolic issues, known and unknown.

Are there any side effects?

We've not found any studies showing negative side effects to the treatment if properly administered on an eligible candidate.

Is the procedure painful?

Like cold laser treatments in genersl, our laser treatment should be painless and requires no surgery, no anaesthesia, no needles, no recovery, no healing, and no downtime.

What will the treatment be?

The number of lasers treatments you receive will be determined at the time of your consultation. Number of recommended treatments can depend on your diet, lifestyle, areas of desired treatment, ultimate goals, specific laser used, ect. Each treatment ttypically last between 20 to 50 minutes each and should ideally be every other day. Additional supplements may also be recommended based on your personal health profile by the doctor at the time of your initial consultation. There is a one to two-week post visit check up, also.

Will the Body by Laser treatments get rid of cellulite?

Our laser treatments reduce contours due to excess fat, not cellulite. Some added deep tissue and myofacial massage may be required to help with the breakdown of cellulite.

Can the fat return?

The fat loss that occurs is similar to fat lost after diet and/or exercise and in that sense may not be permanent without proper lifestyle changes. Poor diet and exercise habits, infectobesity, etc., may undo the results and the fat cells may begin to retain fat again. So lifestyle, dietary and supportive therapy is the best answer.

Can I just use the Body by Laser Program instead of dieting?

The laser procedure is not a weight loss program, nor is it a cure for obesity. It is an adjunct, and often a 'kick-start,' for a healthy lifestyle, which includes good nutrition and adequate physical activity. The Body by Laser Program can also be an excellent procedure for those patients with stubborn fat and infectobesity. We have a team prepared to help you successfully keep the weight off, should you need ongoing help.

When can I expect to see the results?

In some cases, results are seen almost immediately. Typically, the results are seen throughout, up to about one week after completion of Body by Laser program. However, some individuals may not experience weight loss at all. Our physician will assess any potential metabolic detriments to your success and fully inform you of any concerns.

Why did you take my measurements?

To be able to gauge your progress, we take your measurements before you begin the procedure, at the end of the final treatment period, and then once again one to two weeks after the treatment is completed. Even if you are just targeting one area of your body, we still take your full measurements because other non-targeted areas are often affected by the treatments.

How much does the Body by Laser program cost?

While the exact cost of your personalized treatment will depend on your custom program, Body by Laser program typically costs considerably less than traditional liposuction. These costs will be discussed at your initial consultation, so Find a Body By Laser Clinic nearest you today!