It’s amazing to think of the amount of things lasers are used for nowadays, and it should be no surprise that various types of lasers are now used on a regular basis in the medical industry. They are typically used to treat various conditions, although one of the more popular laser treatments is for fat reduction. This type of treatment is a non-surgical method for reducing fat and is being hailed by many as having far less risks than liposuction and other forms of plastic surgery.
Laser treatment is typically used to rid the body of “extra” stores of fat. These are generally found in certain cells and tissues and will be visible in the form of lumps or bulges of fat. One of the most common stores of fat that many people worry about is cellulite. Unfortunately, you may find that you are unable to get rid of those final areas of fat, no matter how good your diet or exercise regime is. There are even those who are prone to cellulite or dimples of fat, and they would be considered thin, fit and healthy by most.
What to Expect from Laser Treatment
The main objectives of laser treatment are to either reduce or completely remove fat, as well as make the body tighter and slimmer. It can also help to make dimples or cellulite appear far smoother, and once again tighten the skin and make the overall area look thinner. Laser treatment is completely non-invasive and this is typically why many people prefer it over liposuction, as liposuction will suck fat out of the body through an incision made in the skin.
The overall process of laser treatment should be fairly quick, although this does depend on the specific treatment you require. You should also be aware there is no requirement for an overnight hospital stay. With that being said, a plastic surgeon will still be the person performing the procedure. Laser beams will be emitted in order to penetrate the surface of the skin. This can then work in a couple of ways – firstly, this may encourage fat to be released from the cells, or secondly, certain treatments are far more focused on simply reducing the fat stores in size, whilst simultaneously tightening the collagen fibers.
There are various forms of laser treatment, and many of these have been referred to as, “walk in, walk out” treatments. Depending on which area of the body you are targeting your treatment could be completed in under an hour, and many people have even taken advantage of a lunch break at work to have laser treatment performed. Certain laser procedures will require additional follow-up treatments, although once again this will depend on the specific area of the body you are targeting.
How Effective Is Laser Treatment?
There have been a number of scientific studies, all of which it appear to hail laser treatment as being extremely effective. It appears that most treatments complete the job in hand and most patients suffer little or no side effects. In fact, a recent statement from a Harvard University professor claims that the effectiveness of lasers in destroying stores of fat may actually be able to be used for the treatment of certain medical conditions, including stroke and heart disease.
About the Author: Barry Jones, works at Coolsculpting, a renowned clinic specializing in fat reduction treatments. He is a fitness enthusiast and he practices yoga and martial arts when he isn’t busy with work.