How much fat is released from a standard Lapex BCS treatment?
A standard treatment will release about 40-60 grams of fat per treatment.
What can I expect at my appointments?
The treatment is completely painless & you can expect to relax. There is no heat or any sensation whatsoever while being treated. This is a symptom –free process except for losing unwanted inches.
How is it different than liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum.
Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia.
In contrast, our treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.
How deep into tissue can a laser penetrate?
The depth of penetration of laser light depends on many parameters such as the laser’s wavelength, power, type of device driver (pulse or continuous wave mode), and the technique used. Our technology covers all these variables to produce the optimal effect.
Is there any downtime?
Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using a LipoLaser?
No. During the treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it which can decrease your results.
What areas of the body can I use a LipoLaser on?
The treatment can be used effectively on essentially every part of the body where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients start with treating the waist, hips and thighs which can all be targeted by region. Other areas include upper arms, bra-line fat, inner knees, back fat and buttocks.
Is it covered by insurance?
No, treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.
Is it safe?
Absolutely. There is no risk involved in using the low-level laser therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction, lipo dissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage, which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort.
With the Lapex BCS, there is proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced. The treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?
Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Lipo Laser procedures should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Lipo sculpture may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.
Are there any side effects?
No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches and fat.
Is it effective?
Yes, with the treatment and by following the recommended guidelines for success, Laser Body Works has experienced higher success rates & satisfaction reported over their previous Zerona Laser treatments.
How long do results last?
By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results. This is especially ideal for 2 types of people: those that are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat or drop body fat % OR those who want to use the Lapex 2000 and the recommended lifestyle protocol to “jump start” their slimming efforts as motivation for maintaining a healthier and slimmer lifestyle.
Can I do the procedure multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?
Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. You can start an additional series of treatments immediately following your last treatment. Speak to your technician or physician for more details.
How soon after pregnancy can I do it?
It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.
Does LLLT (Lapex BCS) emit heat?
Low Level Laser Therapy is a light source treatment that generates light of a signal wavelength. Low Level Laser Therapy emits no heat, sound, or vibration. Instead of producing a thermal effect, Low Level Laser Therapy acts via nonthermal or photochemical reactions in the cells, also referred to as photobiological or biostimulatory.
What happens when Low Level Lasers (Lapex BCS) hits the subcutaneous fatty tissue (adipocytes)?
A low-power laser of the semiconductor Diode type, with a 658-nm wavelength, is able to disrupt the external membrane of the fat cell, inducing lipolysis.
After 4 minutes of laser exposure, 80% of the fat is released from the adipose cells; at 6 minutes of laser exposure, 99% of the fat is released from the adipocyte. The released fat is then collected in the interstitial space.
What is released when an adipocyte is irradiated with Low Level Laser?
Water, Glycerol and Free Fatty Acid (FFA).
Is everyone a good candidate for the treatment?
Most are good candidates. Even people who are not overweight can lose inches. Be sure to discuss your health background with your physician and ask any questions about your particular areas of concern.
When can I expect to see the results?
Sometimes results are seen almost immediately. Typically the results are seen up to about one week after completion of your Lapex 2000 Laser treatment. However, in rare cases, 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 take my measurements?
To be able to gauge your progress, we take your measurements before & after the procedures. 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.