Laser fat removal is an amazing option for people looking to get rid of stubborn fats that just won’t go away. It’s also a great way to tighten up loose skin that was left over after significant weight loss. But how permanent is laser body fat removal? Here at The Gynecology Center and Medispa in Ormond Beach, FL, we offer this treatment safely and effectively so that your results last long-term.
How Permanent Is Laser Fat Removal?
Understand What It Is
Laser fat removal is not the same as liposuction. While both treatments are designed to remove excess fluid and fatty tissue, they work in different ways. Laser body fat removal, also known as laser lipo, uses heat energy from lasers to target specific areas of your body (such as thighs or stomach). Then, this heat destroys fat cells so that your body can naturally flush them out.
On the other hand, liposuction involves using a cannula during treatment to suck up fats within reach through small incisions made in targeted spots on the skin.
How Long Do Results From Laser Lipo Last?
Results from laser fat removal are typically permanent because the heat energy used during treatment destroys targeted fat cells. However, while your results can be permanent, you’ll need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet so that the treatment remains effective over time. Below are things you can do to maximize laser lipo results:
Hydrate Daily Without Fail
The most important part of maintaining results is making sure that you’re properly hydrated. This will help your body naturally flush out excess fluids and toxins so that they don’t build up in the area where laser lipo was performed.
It’s also essential that you stay active after your laser lipo treatment because this will help reduce the size of fat cells in targeted areas. For best results, try incorporating weight training and cardiovascular exercise into your weekly routine so that excess fluids don’t build up over time.
Minimize the Percentage of Calories You Take in From Fat to 20%
You’ll benefit immensely from minimizing your fat intake. Also, ensure that the 20% of the calories you take income from healthy fats like avocado and olive oil to help maintain flexibility in your skin tissue over time. Note, excessive fats can cause fluids and toxins to build up, which will actually increase the size of your targeted areas instead of making them smaller.
Reduce Alcohol Intake
Alcohol can cause your body to lose a significant amount of water, which can increase fluid retention and actually lead to weight gain. While it’s not necessary to cut alcohol completely out of your diet, you should definitely reduce the amount you take in as this will help keep your skin tissue healthy.
Limit coffee or Tea Intake
While it’s fine to have coffee or tea in moderation, you should avoid consuming excessive amounts because this can cause your body to lose a significant amount of water. This excessive fluid loss can lead to loose, sagging skin that has more of a chance of holding onto excess fat and fluids than before.
Detoxify Your Liver
Your liver plays an integral role in removing toxins from your body, so it’s important to take steps to detoxify this organ regularly. This will help keep your skin tissue firm and healthy over time because the liver helps flush out excess fluids that can cause loose, sagging skin when they build up.
Wear Your Compression Garment
It’s also essential to wear your compression garment as directed after treatment so that you have the best chance of maintaining firm, toned skin over time. Our doctor will provide more information about how long and when you should use this post-treatment care for optimal results.
Maintain A Healthy Diet
The last thing you want to do is gain weight after your treatment. If this happens, the laser lipo results will likely be short-lived because fat cells will begin to accumulate in targeted areas again instead of being naturally flushed out. Make sure that you eat a healthy diet filled with nutritious foods like lean meats and fresh fruits and veggies so that your body can flush excess fluids without difficulty.
Avoid Sun Exposure
It’s also important to avoid excessive sun exposure after your treatment because ultraviolet rays can cause your skin tissue to lose its firmness and elasticity. UV radiation damages the collagen fibers that give your skin a toned youthful-looking appearance. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF rating between 30-40 each time you leave home so that harmful ultraviolet light doesn’t have a chance to break down collagen fiber over time.
The actual process of removing fat through laser lipo only takes about an hour per area being treated. A localized numbing cream is applied directly onto the target areas before beginning each session. The treatment usually isn’t a painful process; you’ll feel warmth and pressure, but the sensation doesn’t typically last more than a few minutes at any given point in time.
Our doctor will provide you with specific instructions for your post-treatment care based on your unique situation. These instructions include:
- Refraining from hot tubs and ocean water for four weeks after the treatment
- Refraining from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least one week after the treatment
- Refraining from tanning for at least 14 days after the treatment
- Getting enough rest
- Drinking plenty of fluids
Benefits of Laser Fat Removal Treatment
It’s Less Invasive
One of the main benefits associated with laser lipo is that it’s a less invasive process. This means there are no incisions necessary to remove fat cells from target areas, reducing your risk for issues like bleeding and pain during and after treatment. Laser lipo also has significantly fewer side effects than surgical procedures because you don’t have invasive cuts made to either skin tissue or muscle tissues in targeted areas.
It Has No Downtime
There’s minimal downtime associated with this treatment. You can usually go back to your normal routine a few hours after a session and resume most activities without difficulty 1-3 days later after the treatment. This makes it much easier for busy people who don’t have time off work.
It Gives Permanent Results
Laser fat removal is a permanent solution for removing fat cells from target areas. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow our guidelines afterward, you should have excellent results going forward without worrying about fat ever coming back. Results are visible after 5-7 days following treatment, but it may take up to three months for your skin texture and tone to completely normalize.
It Helps Stimulate Collagen Production
Laser lipo helps stimulate collagen production, which tightens up your skin. This gives you a more youthful appearance over time and helps prevent stretch marks from forming in certain areas after weight loss or pregnancy.
Say Goodbye to Excessive Body Fat Today!
Laser fat removal is an excellent option for getting rid of stubborn fat that doesn’t seem to budge with diet and exercise alone. The results are permanent, and you can get back to your everyday routine quickly after treatment, making it a viable option for many people who want fast results without any downtime. Contact us at The Gynecology Center and Medispa in Ormond Beach, FL, to schedule your consultation today!