What is Lapex Laser Lipo?
Lapex Laser Lipo employs a series of lasers that are able to non-invasively go through the skin and act only on the subcutaneous fat cells which cause unattractive bulges. By accelerating the natural weight loss cycles of the body, the fat cells shrink. These smaller cells cause the body to look slimmer and more toned.
How does Lapex Laser Lipo work?
The system employs three different cold lasers. These lasers are able to reach between 630-680 nanometers beneath the skin and work on the fat cells located there. When the lasers hit the cells, they cause a reaction that releases water, glycerol and free fatty acids into the circulatory system where the lymph nodes pick it up for filtering. Two probes are placed on the body that act as a catalyst for the lymphatic system and helps increase the removal of the fat and chemical molecules. Once the fat cells have expelled the chemicals, they become much smaller. These smaller cells reduce the amount of visible fat and cellulite on the body.
What areas of the body does Lapex Laser Lipo treat?
Lapex Laser Lipo can be used on many different parts of the body from the legs and thighs to the arms, abdomen and back.
What are the advantages of Lapex Laser Lipo over other similar treatments?
The Lapex system is completely non-invasive and uses cold lasers to achieve results. This means that it is completely painless and requires no surgical procedures to work. It also achieves true weight loss by activating the natural fat removal mechanisms of the body.
Who is a candidate for Lapex Laser Lipo?
Any adult is a candidate for Lapex Laser Lipo. Those who are looking for body contouring may see faster results.
How is the Lapex Laser Lipo performed?
After an assessment and meeting at the center where the procedure will be performed, the patient reclines on a treatment bed. Once the area of fat to be treated is cleared two paddles holding the lasers are placed against the skin. Two small electrodes are affixed to another area of the body to interact with the lymphatic system. The lasers are activated for a ten minute cycle and then moved to another area if necessary and the process is repeated. Normally, the visit lasts from 40 to 50 minutes. Three visits per week are standard, with a complete treatment cycle lasting an average of three weeks.
What is the recovery like?
There is absolutely no need to deviate from normal behavior after receiving a treatment. No downtime is required.
What will the results be like?
After a treatment the body will appear slightly slimmer, but it may take four or more treatments to see a significant change in body shape. Expect to lose 40 to 60 grams of fat per visit. In order to finalize this weight loss, exercise must be performed regularly and an appropriate diet followed strictly.
What are the risks?
The procedure has no risks for a healthy adult, but those who have a pacemaker, cancer, epilepsy or who are pregnant should not have Lapex treatments.
Is Lapex Laser Lipo approved for use in the U.S.?
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Lapex-2000 for use in the U.S.
Is Lapex Laser Lipo covered by insurance companies?
Due to the variety of different types of coverage available, this question can only be answered by the individual insurance providers.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By SkinCareGuide.com Staff
Updated: April 20, 2011