Laser Lipo & Stretch Mark Reduction
When the laser paddles are placed on the skin, the cold red laser beams penetrate the skin just deep enough to reach the layers of fat. When the light hits the fat cells, a rapid chain of events takes place. Firstly, pores form on the cells causing them to spill out. The water, Glycerol and fatty acids move into the interstitial space beneath the fatty layer in the skin. Then further water, fatty acids and Glycerol spill out. The adipocyte cells are therefore reduced in size.
These effects do not affect the neighbouring structures such as the skin, blood vessels or nerves.
The lymphatic system then removes the fat through the venous system, where they are processed in the same way as fatty foods that are digested.
The treatment is very safe, in fact, the initial purpose of low level laser technology was for pain relief and cell regeneration for healing. During clinical trials, it was discovered that modifying the frequencies and output was effective for fat reduction and after continued studies it was discovered that low level laser therapy was a safe and effective indication for body contouring and spot fat reduction.
Stretch Mark Reduction
The results show visual reductions of up to 80% with massive improvements
to the ‘feel’ of the marks. This application works on both old & new stretch marks.
Before explaining how stretch marks can be reduced, it is important to establish the causes of these unsightly marks and to explain exactly what these marks are.
Stretch marks are caused by a tearing of the dermis, or inner layer of skin. This tearing usually is associated with rapid weight gain, such as occurs in pregnancy, but hormones also influence the formation of stretch marks. This means stretch marks may occur during puberty or even healthy muscle-building. Stretch marks can show up anywhere on the body, but most commonly found on breast tissue, stomach and upper thighs. New stretch marks appear reddish in color, while older stretch marks fade to a silvery hue
Laser therapy for stretch marks works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. This promotes elasticity and makes the skin under the stretch marks thicker. Laser therapy also causes the fibroblasts or connective tissues cells in the skin to divide. This in turn reduces the appearance of stretch marks but despite improving the visual look of the marks does not remove them altogether.