Q: What can be done to enhance results?
A: There are numerous ways to enhance results:
1. Incorporate nutritional supplements designed to enhance fat metabolism and health.
2. Diet high in quality foods. Eat sensibly and eliminate alcohol and caffeine during treatments.
3. Drink 1/2 ounce of water per body weight pound, with a minimum of 64 ounces per day.
4. Walk or moderate exercise 30 minutes per day throughout treatments.
5. Keep to your Lipo-Light scheduled treatments.
6. Massage the targeted areas after treatment to help your body’s lymphatic drainage and fat removal processes.
7. Manage caloric intake (eat sensibly); excess calories will counteract the treatments.
8. Avoid coffee and alcohol during your course of treatments.
Q: What is the cost?
A: Lipo-Light is $150 per treatment and Lipo-Light Pro is $185 per treatment. As always, these services can be purchased in the office. Gift certificates also available.
The Lipo-Light system is designed to boost your ability to achieve results in a faster and more effective time period rather than conventional methods of losing weight like diet and exercise.
Lipo-Light is not intended to be used alone - it is a LIFESTYLE decision. Lipo-Light can be integrated into your weekly exercise program, whether you enjoy running, yoga, pilates, or any other fitness regimen.
The Lipo-Light Advanced, European, Body Contouring system is the latest treatment for targeting those stubborn areas. Lipo-Light has a positive effect on those areas where body sculpting can prove difficult including the waist, hips, thighs, chin, upper legs and even the arms.
The use of specialized light combined with exercise and a healthy lifestyle is the new and natural slimming and toning protocol.
We use high quality LED RED LIGHT, which has been proven to increase collagen and elastin to tighten the skin.
It has also been proven that certain wavelengths, such as 635 nanometers, can trigger the body's own natural ability to breakdown fat; a process called lipolysis. During this process the body can release fatty acids which are then used by the body during exercise.
Lipo-Light is equipped with 8 LED pads and 25 diodes whereas Lipo-Light Pro has 16 LED pads and 30 diodes. Depending on the area of the body part, it is recommended to use 4 - 8 pads at any one time over the treatment area. Lipo-Light Pro has the added benefit of treating multiple areas and is more powerful than the Lipo-Light machine allowing you to reach your goals in less time. After each session, it is imperative that you exercise. Post treatment exercises are done to speed up the lymphatic system.
The pads are held in place against the area to be treated by an adjustable elastic strap. During the treatment, the pads are held directly against the skin for maximum effect. Treatments last for a period of 20 minutes during which you will experience the warmth from the LED diodes in the pads. It is recommended that treatments are spaced evenly, on average 2 treatments per week, for 4 weeks.
Q: How does Lipo-Light work?
A: Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that Lipo-Light stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.
Q: What are the advantages of LED over invasive processes?
A: There are major advantages against invasive processes; including no pain, instant results against up to 16 weeks recovery for liposuction, possible risk of infections with invasive surgery, price advantages, no damage to the body including fat cells as opposed to total removal of cells, blood vessels, post operative numbness, etc.
Q: What is the difference between Lipo-Light and Lipo-Light Pro?
A: Lipo-Light has 8 pads and Lipo-Light Pro has 16 pads. Lipo-Light Pro allows you to treat multiple areas during one treatment and is more powerful than Lipo-Light allowing you to reach your goals in less time. Alternative laser products tend to have 2-4 paddles or do not touch the skin (which decreases efficiency).
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. There are no known risks involved in using Lipo-Light or Lipo-Light Pro and they are considered safe alternatives to invasive procedures such as traditional liposuction. The Lipo-Light treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scarring or downtime. During the treatment you will not feel discomfort, nor will anesthesia be used. You can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Q; How long does it take to see results?
A: Results vary depending on the body type, metabolism, and activity level. Results can range between .5" - 1.0" after the first treatment.
Q: How many treatments can be given and when should treatments be stopped?
A: The standard program is 8 sessions, twice per week for 4 weeks. 2 treatments a week allow the blood fatty acid levels to stabilize after each treatment. However, depending on your goal, less than or more than 8 treatments may be necessary.
Q: What should be worn to a treatment?
A: Treatment necessitates pads to be placed directly on the skin. Comfortable clothing such as yoga pants, t-shirts and shorts are recommended. If you choose to concentrate on the legs or thigh areas during treatments, please either wear shorts or bring shorts to change into at the office.
Q. Should I eat before or after a treatment?
A: It is recommended to avoid eating 2 hours before or after a treatment.
Q: What should you expect during a treatment appointment? How long are appointments?
A: The initial appointment will range between 45-60 minutes. This will include a short mini physical with the doctor, before photos if you choose, weight and measurements, the 20 minute Lipo-Light treatment and a nutritional discussion with the doctor. Appointments after your initial appointment will be 30 minutes which includes the 20 minute Lipo-Light treatment and measurements. Your last appointment will also include after photos, if you choose, and a final weight check. Nutrition and dietary changes will be discussed throughout the treatment program in order to maximize your results.
Q: Do you have to exercise post treatment?
A: Yes. It is imperative that post treatment exercises are done to speed up the lymphatic system. We recommend any type of exercise program, but aim to burn at least 350 calories by the end of your regimen.
Q: Are the treatments painful?
A: There is no pain involved. The treatments are very relaxing and soothing. There are no known side effects.
Q: Is Lipo-Light/Lipo-Light Pro covered by insurance?
A: No. Lipo-Light treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.
Q: How many diodes (lights) per paddle?
A: Lipo-Light LED system has 25 medical LED lights fitted to each paddle. Lipo-Light Pro LED system has 30 medical LED lights fitted to each paddle. (Laser therapy has far less, normally 8-12 diodes.)
Q: What is the absorption rate of Lipo-Light?
A: The LED system has a far higher absorption rate as opposed to laser treatment therapy due to the refraction and strength of the beam. Typically, LED absorbs around 70% compared to laser at around 30%. This gives a much higher chance of better results in inch loss and fat reduction.