Weight loss often seems like an easy task that can be accomplished through sheer power of will. If you eat more salads, resist the chocolate ice cream in the freezer, and go for a walk instead of watching TV, you can shed the pounds and achieve the body you’ve always wanted.
Unfortunately, it’s not that easy for most people. Sometimes, after all the hard work and temptations kept at bay, you still can’t get the body you want. You may need a little help from outside the realms of diet and exercise.
If you’re trying to lose a few pounds in those areas that never seem to change — like your love handles, belly, or stomach — it may be time to let science do some of the work. Lipo-Light is a noninvasive, pain-free tool that uses LED lights to help your body burn fat.
Lipo-Light is one of the many tools we use at Nu Image Aesthetics & Wellness Institute to help patients achieve the body they desire. As a medical spa, we believe we offer the best of both worlds — highly trained doctors and professionals who combine the latest medical techniques with the tranquility and comfort of a relaxing spa.
The art of body sculpting
Almost everyone hits a roadblock somewhere on their weight-loss journey. Many people come up just short of their goal or surpass it but don’t see the changes they were hoping for. If you’ve changed your diet, hit the gym more, and made all the lifestyle changes you can think of, it can certainly be disheartening to feel like you just missed the mark.
This is where the concept of body sculpting comes into play. Body sculpting is not a weight-loss tool that will help patients shed tons of weight — instead, it focuses on certain areas that need improvement.
What is Lipo-Light?
Lipo-Light uses LED lights and exercise to eliminate certain fat cells using the body’s own chemistry. Unlike other body-sculpting systems that eliminate fat cells, Lipo-Light simply makes the right cells available for consumption by your body’s own natural processes.
Lipo-Light inside the body
When the body needs energy, the brain sends a message to adipose tissue (also known as fat) to break down its stored fat to release energy. The fat cells enter the bloodstream and are burned as energy. Lipo-Light works on the front end to make sure this message never stops sending.
Certain parts of the cell can absorb specific wavelengths of light. When this absorption happens, adipose tissue cells lose their round shape and pores begin to form in the cell.
At the same time this is happening, the cells react to the changes by releasing an enzyme that breaks down fat into even smaller pieces, which then slip out of the cell through the pores that have formed. As an end result, ready-to-use fat cells are now in the blood steam.
Lipo-Light outside the body
On the level that you can see without a microscope, Lipo-Light is pretty simple. Anywhere from four to eight light pads will be strapped into place around an area where you want to lose fat. The LED lights in each pad break down fat cells for 20 minutes while you relax.
After your session, you exercise. Instead of sending out a message to all the adipose tissue in the body, the brain realizes that fatty cells are already in the bloodstream and uses them first.
Since Lipo-Light only uses light, it truly is noninvasive and pain free. If you don’t have the time or desire to workout, this probably isn’t the body-sculpting solution for you. However, for those who are already exercising, it presents a great chance to target specific areas for improvement. Lipo-Light is especially helpful in those areas that are often classified as stubborn — the thighs, back, belly, and arms.
Are you ready to tackle your problem spots with body sculpting? Nu Image can help you get there. Our doctors and estheticians will work with you to create a custom plan that will help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re ready to start today or just want to learn more about Lipo-Light and other aesthetic techniques, don’t be afraid to reach out. Call or make an appointment online today.