Our machine has been special commissioned for our clinic by MITSUBISHI and is FDA approved meaning it is given the medical seal of approval.
The GX Laser Lipo machine emits low levels laser energy which disrupts the fat cell membranes releasing intra-cellular fat. This causes the cell to lose its round shape by changing the permeability of the cell membrane. This does not affect the neighbouring structures such as skin, blood vessels, and peripheral nerves.
Triglycerides spill out from the broken cell membranes and are released into the interstitial space, where they are slowly transported through the body’s natural metabolic functions, with no adverse physiological effects and are used by the body as an energy source. This mechanism of action is not “liquefaction of fat” rather, it is the instant breakdown of the fat cells (also referred to as lypolysis).
It’s applications include:
During a typical treatment, a consultation form and medical questionnaire are completed and target areas are measured and weight recorded. The treatment is fully explained and an eating plan and exercise regime is formulated. Then the client lies down on the couch and the diode laser paddles are placed on the treatment area. Two smaller probe lasers are placed over the relevant lymphatic glands and secured in place. The Laser Lipo machine is switched on for ten minutes at a time. Then the diodes are moved to a new position and the process is repeated until the treatment area is fully covered. During the treatment time the client remains lying down, covered by a blanket. The treatment is pain free and the client can relax and talk with her therapist. When the treatment is over measurements are taken again in order to determine inch loss. Clients are expected to lose anything between 0.5 inches and 3 inches. They are required to complete 30-60 minutes of cardiovascular exercise within 24 hours of the treatment, to be effective.
Most clients will get fantastic results if the treatment guidelines are adhered to properly. The main reason clients may not experience the best results is because they are not following the programme as advised. Clients cannot expect to get good results with only one or two sessions spread out over many weeks. To achieve the best results you should be treated intensively (two sessions a week for a month). This is because the fat is released into the bloodstream little and often so it can be burnt off safely and effectively. Exercise, within the 24 hour window, is essential and the sooner its done the more effective it will be. The fat released into the bloodstream must be burnt off, so for clients not prepared to work out, the treatment will not work.
Because of the slow resolution of swelling, the ultimate results following the lipo laser usually require 8 to 12weeks to become fully apparent. Clients can usually see dramatic improvements within just 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment. Some areas like the neck & jaw show results quicker.
Occasionally other factors may slow down results – for example, hormonal conditions like the menopause, polycystic ovaries or thyroid complaints- so clients may need more treatments to gain the same weight loss. High Intensive Training (HIT) will really help to boost the metabolic rate – ways to do this will be discussed at the consultation and full support given.
THE SCIENCE BIT
A study was conducted on 15 patients (12 women, 3 men) during a course of eight GX Laser Lipo treatment sessions over four weeks. Patients all had a history of ‘resistant’ areas that previously demonstrated little improvement with regular exercise and diet alone. Seven subjects had treatments on the thigh, eight subjects had abdominal treatments. After five GX Laser Lipo treatments, a histological and biological analysis was performed. Using light microscopy and assaying glycerol collagen synthesis levels, untreated human skin explants were compared to GX Laser Lipo treated tissue.
Reduction in hypodermis thickness after single lipo treatment session.