At Tustin Longevity Center, patients from the Tustin, California community can discover the benefits of laser fat removal and other treatment methods to help them tone and sculpt their bodies.
Laser Fat Removal Q & A
What is Body Sculpting?
Body sculpting is a treatment option that helps to eliminate fat in hard to reach areas of the body. Laser fat removal techniques target fat cells making it easier for the body's defense mechanisms to come in and break them down. Once they are destroyed, the body eliminates them as waste. With the fat stores depleted, collagen and elastin are produced and help to firm and tone the tissues. Body sculpting techniques are used on the inner thighs, the hips, the upper arms, abdomen, and lower back. These techniques fine-tune the contours of the body making it look slimmer and more toned.
Do Laser Fat Removal Removal Procedures Have Side Effects?
Laser fat removal procedures do not break the skin but they do have minor side effects that can be somewhat uncomfortable. The treatment area will be warm and tender to the touch. It may also have a reddish appearance similar to that of a very mild sunburn. For the first few days after the treatment, the target area may tingle or feel slightly numb. Because the procedure is non-invasive, there is no risk of infection that would be associated with an incision or an injection. Most side effects only last for a few hours. The numbness associated with the target area may remain for a few days after the treatment but will eventually dissipate.
How Long Before the Final Results of Laser Fat Removal Procedures are Visible?
Patients may experience a slight reduction that is visible within a two or three weeks of the procedure. The final results will be more visible after approximately ten to twelve weeks. Laser fat removal procedures take time to provide substantial results. While the laser targets the fat cells, it is up to the body to break the cells down and eliminate from the body. As the cells break down and the body begins to heal, the tissues become firmer and more youthful looking. One of the main benefits of laser fat removal procedures is that once the fat cells are gone, they do not return. Once the person has lost the weight and the body sculpting procedure has healed, the results are a more slender body without the additional fat stores.