Laser lipolysis, also known as laser lipo or laser liposuction, is a body contouring procedure that uses targeted lasers to break down and dissolve fat cells. Unlike traditional liposuction, laser lipolysis does not require surgery or extensive downtime.
Where can laser lipolysis be performed, and how long does it take to see results?
Some common treatment areas for laser lipolysis include the abdomen, thighs, arms, chin, and hips. Results can typically be seen within two to four weeks and continue to improve over the next few months. This is because the laser treats the fat cells, and the lymphatic system flushes them out of the body. This gradual improvement is beneficial for patients who are looking for a nonsurgical solution to fat loss that is also naturally occurring over time–eliminating the obvious changes that indicate that “work was done.”
Can laser lipolysis be used for weight loss?
It is important to note that laser lipolysis is not a weight loss solution and should not be used as a substitute for proper diet and exercise. Rather, it can help refine problem areas that have been resistant to traditional methods of fat reduction, such as changes in diet and exercise activity. Many of the patients who come to our office and are proper candidates for laser lipolysis are those who are within their ideal weight range and are looking to target certain areas of the body.
Are there risks associated with laser lipolysis?
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is necessary to consult with a qualified and experienced provider to ensure safety. Generally, laser lipolysis is considered safe when performed by a trained professional such as our providers at Aionios Med Spa. However, the most common side effects include temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treatment area. It’s important to follow post-treatment instructions given by your provider to avoid any complications or prolonged side effects.
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Overall, laser lipolysis is a great solution for those looking for body contouring without surgery or extensive downtime. As always, we invite patients to speak with a qualified provider at Aionios Med Spa in Toronto, ON, to see if this procedure is right for you and your goals. Call 1-800-840-8506 today to request your initial consultation appointment.