KILLING FAT CELLS through different types of technology
Coolsculpting, Ultrashape, Sculpsure)
or / and
Removal of fat cells through Liposuction:
Why They Won't Work
have a fixed number of fat cells that grow and shrink as weight
increases or decreases. Overweight individuals generally don’t possess a
greater number of adipocytes (fat cells); instead their fat cells grow larger than
those in a typical human.
- When fat cells are removed from an adult, via
liposuction or cryolipolysis (Cryolipolysis is a medical treatment used to destroy fat cells - Coolsculpting, Ultrashape, Sculpsure), the remaining fat cells eventually pick up the slack and grow larger.
- As a result, these treatments fix the problem only temporarily. The body continues producing and storing energy containing molecules in the surviving adipose (fat) cells.
side effects of cryolipolysis and liposuction are: bruising, numbness,
scarring, pain, and possibly skin necrosis, and infection.
Liposuction carries the unwanted side-effect of making other parts of a patient’s body fatter a study has found. One year after having liters of fat removed, those undergoing the procedure will effectively be back at square one in terms of the amount of fat in their body.
However, the fat will not return to the areas of the body where it was removed from, usually the thighs, lower abdomen and buttocks, according to U.S. researchers.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR FAT LOSS?
Though many companies and technologies currently on the market offer claims of inch-loss success,
few have proven results to substantiate these claims.
It is easy to get confused attempting to understand what actually works.
We did the work for you so you can make an educated decision on
what treatment is right for you.
Below you will find 13 different methods of fat loss currently in the market place.
# 1) Patented NEW Cold Level Laser Lipo - Available at Slim U Canada
We are so confident that you will experience AMAZING RESULTS
- that we offer a GUARANTEE PROGRAM of 6 INCHES
(in the area of the abdominal)
* This NEW Technology Provides the Highest And Most Consistent Power Output providing unprecedented IMMEDIATE RESULTS.
Typical results have proven to be substantially more effective and consistent, as the patent direct skin application allows for the focused delivery.
The cold level laser clearly demonstrates a more robust fabrication and quality components. This is apparent in the metal connectors, the lens-covered, high quality diodes.
A recently patented direct skin contact delivery system.
Furthermore, its direct skin application allows for the focused delivery of cold laser energy to specific treatment areas as well as deeper penetration leading to targeted and more effective treatment results.
FDA approved and Health Canada licensed, the NEW patented Laser Lipo, is the latest solution for achieving Inch Loss, representing the most
innovative treatment available in the market
and is the ONE and ONLY original Cold Level Laser assisted, non-invasive, highly effective,
FDA cleared and internationally patented Body Contouring
It is now the ONLY GOLD STANDARD medical device that delivers laser-assisted inch loss and quality body sculpting.
A strong contender in this market.
This NEW technology is a holistic, healthy approach to fat loss and body contouring.
The laser process is similar to the effects exercise has
on fat cells, only instead of hormones opening the fat cells, the cold laser does the job, right through your skin (patented
direct skin application/contact delivery system). The same
removed from the fat cells and, as a result, the fat cells “shrink”
significantly in size and get smaller,
resulting in inch / fat loss.
# 2) COOL SCULPTING FAT FREEZING BY ZELTIQ
average, the fat cells that are destroyed result in an average 1.5 - 3
inches reduction in waist size.
Some results are seen in 3 to 4 weeks after the procedure, 70% results in 7 to 8 weeks and 100%results in
4 to 5 months.
The fat cells that are killed during the Zeltiq's CoolSculpting freezing
do not grow back.
But not all fat cells die and if you gain weight then
the fat will have some place to go, both in the area treated and
An interesting element of Cool Sculpting is that once the targeted fat
cells are destroyed, they don't return.
If you gain weight down the
road, where will the fat go?
Unfortunately there is no one answer to this
question. After doing Coolsculpting, whether it be once or multiple times,
some fat cells will undoubtedly remain in a given area.
If a patient
gains weight following a procedure it can
certainly still "show up" in the area that was treated
or perhaps it
may collect more easily in another area such as your face, thighs, or backside.
CoolSculpting involves the use of a small or large (or both, depending
on which areas are being treated) paddle-like applicator attached to a
hose that provides the cold. Regardless of size, each device has 2
panels with 3,000 sensors per side. A gel pad to help protect your skin
is placed over the area being treated, and then the Cool Sculpting device
is applied and powered up. Once on, the applicator securely pulls up
the area being treated between the two panels where it remains for the
duration of the treatment. After a few minutes, one begins to feel
intense cold. In may cases the cold rush is accompanied by
stinging, tingling, aching, or a cramping sensation. This is normal and
will lessen as the area becomes numb. Not surprisingly, this area will be tender
and one will feel a slight stinging or a sensation of cramping. One may
also see a temporary whitening or reddening of the treated area, which
may also feel stiff.
More than one treatment can be used, but the
results of the second treatment are not as dramatic as the first.
During the procedure you may experience
sensations of pulling, tugging, and mild pinching.
You may also feel
intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping—sensations that
subside as the treatment area becomes numb. Immediately after
treatment, there may be redness and firmness; transient blanching and/or
mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area; tingling and
Typically, these side effects are temporary and resolve
completely. Many patients do experience redness in the treated areas for
up to a few hours after the applicator is removed.
In rare cases, this
redness may persist up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve
At 1 to 2 weeks after treatment, there may be redness,
bruising, and swelling; tenderness, cramping, and aching; itching, skin
sensitivity, tingling, and numbness. In some cases, numbness may persist
for several weeks after a treatment. Talk to your doctor if these side
effects persist past 2 weeks or worsen over time.
This is not a miracle, the
coolsculpt procedure destroys bulges of fat, and is NOT a solution to
If you overeat and/or
under exercise you can gain weight, therefore the weight gain after Cool sculpting is
more likely to be visible in areas where more fat cells exist.
Sadly, Cool Sculpting does NOT work to improve cellulite. This stands to
reason because cellulite is not so much about the accumulation of fat,
but rather about how the fat gets deposited in the underlying support
structure of skin on the thighs of women.
The Cool Sculpting procedure is not for everyone.Cool sculpting, in simplest terms, is a non-invasive procedure/treatment
that actually freezes fat cells that causes them to die and
progressively be washed off by the body.
Cool sculpting will eliminate approximately 20% of the fat cells in the
However, if you gain weight, the remaining fat cells in
the area will enlarge.
Some results are seen in 3 to 4 weeks after the procedure, 70% results in 7 to 8 weeks and 100% results in
4 to 5 months.
the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness,
redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare
side effects may also occur.
Rare side effects of coolsculpting include:
hyperplasia: Visibly enlarged tissue volume within the treatment area,
which may develop 2 to 5 months after treatment. Surgical intervention
may be required.
- Late-onset pain with a typical onset several days after a treatment and resolution within several weeks.
burn: First- and second-degree freeze burn may occur during treatment.
It typically resolves without sequelae with proper care.
symptoms: Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, flushing, sweating, or
fainting during or immediately after the treatment.
induration: Generalized hardness and/or discrete nodules within the
treatment area, which may develop after the treatment and may present
with pain and/or discomfort.
- Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation may occur after treatment. Typically, it resolves spontaneously.
- Hernia: Treatment may cause new hernia formation or exacerbate pre existing hernia, which may require surgical repair.
# 3) SCULPSURE
Results will be
seen 3 MONTHS after treatment, but you may start to see some changes at
the 6 week mark.
The fat cells are destroyed and will not
come back, but you can still gain weight in other areas.
If a patient
gains weight following a procedure it can
certainly still "show up" in another areas such as your face, thighs, or backside.
SculpSure uses heat to kill fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue. Small applicator pads use hypothermic laser technology, which is able to target the fat cells while keeping the skin a safe temperature.
For small trouble spots, not large areas.
If one is looking to treat a larger area or wants to see a greater reduction in fat cells, this may not be an effective option.
The Sculpsure technology is designed to target fat cells and destroy them in waves of heat and cool.
There are four applicators, which can treat different areas
simultaneously. However the applicators are small, so realistically all
four would treat one general area.
SculpSure treatments are ONLY available to treat your lower stomach, flanks, and abdomen.
The immune system will absorb
the dead fat cells, and one could see up to a 24% reduction in unwanted
fat (this includes thickness and circumference). Most patients have
reported that the treatment is tolerable with minimal discomfort that
lasts only a few seconds, however every patient experiences the treatment differently, and that everyone
has a unique pain threshold. That is why there are measures in place
should any patient feel more irritation than they are comfortable with.
The 24% reduction is an
average percentage; therefore, 2 SculpSure sessions do not mean you will
get a double reduction in fat. It simply means that each treatment will
contribute to the 24% fat loss. It is an average amount, and some
people will lose more than others. That is why one may need to do more
than one treatment.
Most people require to do 2 or 3 treatments to reach a desired goal of aesthetic body contouring.
Depending on the persons aesthetic goals, one may also have
to target the same areas to see significant improvements. Treatments are done in sets of 1 to 3 sessions every 6
weeks to achieve optimal results.
24% fat loss does not mean that one will lose weight.
It is also important for the patient to maintain their current weight post-procedure to sustain the SculpSure results.
# 4) I-LIPO
* Third-party testing and analysis of a relative newcomer to the non-invasive body contouring marketplace has revealed problematic technology and flawed apparatus.
The “i-Lipo” reduction system by Chromogenix Technologies Ltd. was proven to be replete with construction issues that resulted in inadequate performance.
* The decrease in price of this “antiquatedly” designed unit comes at a manufacturing cost. For starters, the machines are poorly powered using an RJ45 connector (or phone jacks) instead of a more robust power cable source. Yet another evident flaw of the system is that the diode lasers are not shielded by a lens
or aperture, leaving the lasers exposed to environmental pollutants
such as dust and aerosols. Furthermore, it allows for deposits on the
facets of the diode, which in turn leads to absorption of radiation,
localized heating, and destruction of the diodes.
Technology issues translate into performance issues once the machine is switched on. The i-Lipo provides an insufficient
heat transfer and allows for heat losses so apparent that ambient
(external) temperatures affect the performance of the equipment during
Insufficient power sources, compromised diode technology and inadequate construction can only mean disappointing results. With inconsistent, under powered application, the i-Lipo device does little but
cast doubts on the legitimacy of it's ability and deliver the results patients have come to expect.
# 5) VANQUISH After four treatments, an average of 2 inches of fat was lost around the waist.
It is an FDA-cleared body contouring procedure, which uses
radio frequency energy to heat and kill fat cells in a non-invasive way (a process called apoptosis occurs, where the heat causes fat cells to die).
This death of the fat cells is usually instant, but some cells may
take several weeks to disappear. These dead cells are filtered naturally
through the body by the lymphatic system.
The treatment is not intended for massive weight loss, but for reduction
of the abdomen and thighs. Immediately after treatment, some patients report mild redness, tenderness, minor swelling, or warmth.
Side effects are temporary and minimal, and may include mild redness, warmth, and tissue tenderness.
Are there any long term side effects? The
Vanquish system is a newer technology thus long-term side effects are
not yet known. Early data demonstrates that there have been no issues
with damage to the skin, muscles, or internal organs nor has there been
any nerve pain.
How long will the results last? The
results should remain so far as you do not gain weight, maintain a
healthy lifestyle and a reasonable diet and exercise regimen.
How does the Vanquish Fat Removal System work? The
Vanquish system precisely heats your skin with radiofrequency to 100°F
(40-41°C) and the underlying fat to 120°F (44-45°C). The fat cells
rupture from the heat. The dead fat cells are then removed by your
# 6) ULTRA SHAPE (Ultrasound Cavitation) 1 - 3 inches in six weeks.
uses ultrasound treatment that heats the fat cells until they die and
these dead fat cells are slowly removed from the body's natural
processes over a period of weeks. This procedure is painful and doesn’t work on large fat deposits so it won’t help you lose belly fat. That’s because it breaks down the fat but the body has to process the melted fat cells. Second, you can’t treat fat that is located under scar tissue or tattoos.
And third, you’re supposed to maintain a negative calorie intake for
four days after treatment to make sure the released fat is properly
processed by your body. The treatment is primarily designed for patients who are normal to slightly overweight and have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30. Patients with extensive, non-localized fat are not suitable for this technique.
The ideal candidates are people who are committed to a healthy
lifestyle. This is because in order to optimize the effects of the
treatment patients need to maintain a regular exercise programme and
have a healthy well-rounded diet.
After a series of three Ultrashape treatments, once every two weeks patients can expect between four and six centimeters (NOT inches) of
circumferential fat reduction
- Who is not a
candidate for UltraShape? Persons with a high degree of skin laxity –
UltraShape is not a skin tightening treatment thus excess skin laxity
may not contract. Less than 1.5 cm of subcutaneous fat in the treatment
- If patients are to gain weight after their UltraShape® treatment
program, the fat will go elsewhere, not to the areas that were treated.
- It is not a treatment for: Weight loss, Obesity, Skin laxity, Cellulite
# 7) Liposonix Studies demonstrated that on average,patients lost 1 inchin waist
circumference. This means that some patients lost more, while others
achieved less. Newer data indicate that most people, who are good
candidates, lose at least one inch when stomach and flanks are treated
with Liposonix. Regardless, one cannot guarantee this result; there are
still patients who achieve less improvement despite excellence in
It takes up to 4 months to see the difference. But later, if you gain weight, the fat cannot go to that body part again; it has to distribute itself elsewhere.
Ultrasonic liposuction isn’t recommended as a treatment for obesity.
It works by using a high intensity ultrasound to destroy any unwanted fat from just below the skin.
It is a painful procedure. • Following Liposonix you may have temporary redness, mild bruising and swelling of the stomach area.
Women should be aware that Liposonix is not a treatment intended to reduce large amounts of fat or to help you lose weight, it is intended to re-sculpture the abdominal area.
The fat cells that are removed through the Liposonix treatment will not
come back! Because adults have a limited number of fat cells, whatever
is gone will not regenerate. However, the remaining fat cells still can
expand and contract depending on many factors such as diet, exercise,
genetics, age and medications.
This procedure probably isn’t the best for someone with an aversion to pain or someone who needs to lose 30 to 80 pounds.
This is mainly for toning and tightening targeted problem areas by making small tweaks.
You shouldn’t be any more than 10 pounds from your goal weight and you should only expect to lose a few stubborn inches from this procedure.
Removal of 10 to 20 percent of the fat, if patient gains weight, they can still gain weight in that area
Also, be advised, Liposonix Treatment can be very uncomfortable.
Liposonix have published studies showing modest fat reduction (1-2 cm around the waist, after several treatments)
# 8)IllumiWave 635 Lipo Sculpting Laser
Patients can expect a standard loss of 3 to 4 inches overall, after four to six weeks.
Non-invasive treatment.No bruising or scarring, little risk of tissue damage.
Patients are requested to adhere to a healthy diet including
exercise under a regiment of 45 minutes,
3 times per week in conjunction
with the laser treatments.
# 9) VELA SHAPE is
used to treat cellulite. It combines radio frequency energy, infrared
light, mechanical rollers, and vacuum suction to heat and massage the
shallow layers of fat that contribute to cellulite. Vela Shape is painful and not a permanent procedure. As soon as you quit using the device, cellulite may return, resulting in getting follow-up treatments every one to three months. It may offer a temporary solution to the problem of cellulite however it doesn’t seem to offer any benefits for those who actually need to lose body fat.
# 10) LIPPODISSOLVE The solution
that is used in lipodissolve, or mesotherapy, injections is not approved
by the FDA. There is not enough evidence showing that the injections
are effective or safe.
It's a tempting premise: Get a series of drug injections and see pockets of fat on your body go away for good.
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers about
false and misleading claims being made about products used in
lipodissolve, and about other misbranding of these products.
of lipodissolve get a series of drug injections intended to dissolve
and permanently remove small pockets of fat from various parts of the
body. The process is also known as injection lipolysis, lipozap,
lipotherapy, and mesotherapy.
What Consumers Should Know FDA is alerting consumers that
- It has not evaluated or approved products for use in lipodissolve
- it is not aware of evidence supporting the effectiveness of the substances used in lipodissolve for fat elimination
- the safety of these substances, when used alone or in combination, is unknown
- it is not aware of clinical studies to support medical uses of lipodissolve
addition, FDA has reports of unexpected side effects in people who’ve
undergone the lipodissolve procedure.
These side effects include
- permanent scarring
- skin deformation
- deep, painful knots under the skin in areas where the lipodissolve treatments were injected
# 11) THERMAGE Is NOT for fat loss, it obtained FDA approval for
treatment of wrinkles around the eyes in 2002, facial wrinkles in 2004,
and all body laxity and cellulite in 2005. Thermage uses monopolar radiofrequency energy to deliver an
electrical current that generates heat through the inherent electrical
resistance of dermal and subcutaneous tissue.
Thermage had been cleared for the "temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite".
The problem is that the technology works for some people with minimal
loose skin and wrinkles. It usually has to be combined with something
There is also concern that Thermage could make cellulite matters
worse. One of the known adverse affects of Thermage is that it causes
fat atrophy (recipients who have their face treated sometimes complain
of shrunken cheeks, sunk temples and thinning skin).
The bottom line? Thermage for cellulite is unlikely to work, will hurt
like hell and may even make your dimples more noticeable.
Are There Possible Side Effects?
- Crusting of the skin (scabbing). Transient.
- Acne. Treatable.
- Herpes eruption. Treatable.
- Pigmentary changes. Treatable.
- Skin depression: usually transient (months). In the meantime it can be corrected by fillers if needed.
- Transient tenderness or dysesthesia (abnormal sensation) or anesthesia (loss of sensation)
# 12) TUMMY TUCK Invasive procedure..An
abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure, so expect to be out of
action for a while. Some people return to work after two weeks, while
others take three or four weeks to rest and recover. Bruising after
the surgery is usually quite light but swelling is substantial and it
can take up to three months to disappear. Risks also include numbness
of the abdominal skin and it may take several months for the sensation
The surgery does produce a permanent scar which,
depending on the extent of the procedure, may extend from hip to hip.
If you gain a lot of weight after a tummy
tuck then the skin and subcutaneous tissue will stretch again.
lose weight again, the result of a tummy tuck will look worse. In order
to belly was flat, you need to maintain a stable weight after tummy
Gaining weight after abdominoplasty is always a problem, as the fat and weight can go back into the abdomen or back.
Excessive weight gain can result in
thickening of the abdominal region because of extra fat in the abdominal
flap and intra-abdominal fat. With excessive weight gain, a new
abdominal pannus, or drooping belly “pooch,” can develop.
# 13) LIPOSUCTION.
This is an invasive procedure that melts and removes the fat cells
which are vacuumed out through a probe that enters the body through an
incision. It requires recovery time and is expensive, and sometimes
results in uneven contours, uneven texture, pain, and down time.
- Liposuction and Fat Regain: Teri L. Hernandez and colleagues recently performed the first ever randomized liposuction study to answer this question (1).
Participants were randomly selected to either receive liposuction, or
not. They were all instructed not to make any lifestyle changes for the
duration of the study, and body fatness was measured at 6 weeks, 6
months and one year by DXA. At 6 weeks, the liposuction group was
significantly leaner than the control group.
- At 6 months, the difference between the two groups had decreased. At one year, it had decreased further and the difference between the groups was no longer statistically significant. Furthermore, the liposuction group regained fat disproportionately in the abdominal area (belly), which is more dangerous than where it was before.
- Article: Fat Comes Back After Liposuction By Arthur Perry, MD, FACS
like a bad dream, that fat has a way of sneaking back into your body.
By a year after surgery, most people who have liposuction of their
thighs wind up with more fat in their bellies. And if it was the tummy
that was suctioned, don’t be surprised to find chubbier arms and thighs a
Lap Band- Similar risks and cost to liposuction – but no guaranteed results, you still have to eat less and exercise
Gastric Bypass– Similar risks to liposuction – but you have to eat A LOT less, and if you don’t, you could literally die from over eating.
Dangerous Drugs- Again similar risk to liposuction - but even more possible side effects.
Gimmicky Supplements – We have seen the advertisements, read the newspaper ads, heard the radio jingles, but they all have one thing in common, no proven results.
Do you really want to kill your body's fat cells, when you can reduce their
size safely and effectively?
Though many companies and technologies currently on the market offer claims of inch-loss success, few have proven results to substantiate these claims.
The NEW patented Laser Lipo is one device that offers the science, the support and the results that have allowed it to emerge as a LEADER IN THIS MARKET.
Simply the best body contouring procedure available
One percent of liposuction surgery patients experience serious consequences. Why risk the complications of liposuction when you don’t have to?
Also, many liposuction patients regularly report having bumpy or lumpy skin when fat returns to a different section or the body, creating an abnormal body shape.
Unlike liposuction, Mesotherapy or other body contouring procedures, the non-invasive Laser Lipo gives you the positive results you want without any negatives – no needles, no incisions, no anesthesia, no surgery,
no swelling, bruising or scarring, and it is absolutely pain-free. In as few as nine treatments, you can eliminate unwanted fat, for a slimmer, more youthful you. Of course, more treatments can result in even greater fat loss.
How is the Laser Lipo Different from Competitor Fat Dissolving Devices?
The laser lipo does not kill your fat cells. It simply collapses them.
Treatments which chill or dissolve your fat cells actually kill them.
Please note that the Laser Lipo treatments are not intended to be a diet.
It will help you melt fat in problem areas and aide in body contouring, assisting you get rid of that
stubborn fat, cellulite, loose skin, love handles or muffin top.
Majority of people do experience a dramatic body transformation and are extremely thrilled with the results.
It will not remove 50 pounds from your body in 9
treatments (this expectation is achievable for majority of clients -
however over a longer duration of treatments), the inch loss however is
extremely substantial for majority of clients during a 3 week to 4 week course.
If you are interested in a weight loss program we do offer several
healthy options that compliment the Laser Lipo treatments.
are seen in both circumference measurement and degree of body contour
in the area. Clients can optimize their results through multiple
Laser treatments combined with cardio type activity post treatment
ie: whole body vibration machine. Studies have found that clients who
eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly will experience the best
Laser results; however, even the majority of clients with a sluggish
metabolism remark that they are content with the amount of inches lost
and experience a positive body transformation during the course of
Independent clinical studies have shown Laser Lipo to be helpful in
decreasing inches and unwanted fat. Additional treatments improve
further. Results can be seen immediately after each treatment for majority of people, as the fat
cell contents are released. Even though the New patented lipo laser has
been proven effective, like any medical procedure results vary and
can't be guaranteed for all. In contrast to high power, high heat lasers
that are used in
various medical procedures, the low level laser (lllt) used for this
treatment is a
cold laser and has no thermal effect on tissue.
Though safe and non-invasive, any medical or cosmetic procedure carries
risks, complications and varied results to its effectiveness. The majority of clients however do achieve
an ongoing inch loss of up to 2 inches per treatment
(3 measurements combined of the abdominal area),
results do vary. Also, a healthy lifestyle is important.
Slim U Canada Inc.'s Guarantee Program for Fat / Inch Loss: Limited
guarantee program is offered on the inch loss of the abdominal area only
be a 20 min treatment of that area, upper and lower part of the
region). Guaranteed Area: Abdominal (stomach area)
includes 3 measurements: at the navel, below the navel and above the
navel. The Abdominal area is calculated by adding the loss from
the guaranteed area (Guarantee is on cumulative loss area of stomach
area (3 measurements added together), from the base measurement
to the final measurement).
The abdominal area must be measured
before the first treatment (base measurement) and immediately post the
treatment. * client must adhere to guarantee program /
qualification terms and Slim U Canada Inc. protocol for treatments
* ask for details * some restrictions apply * must be eligible. There
is no guarantee program on inch loss in the areas of: chin, arms,
back, buttox or legs (upper thigh, lower leg or around knee area).
Additionally there is no guarantee with respects to treatments
purchased for weight loss, cellulite or skin tightening, as this procedure is an
elective, cosmetic procedure and is not an exact science there are no