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Discover the Science 

Behind Laser Lipo

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The Science


This new patented technology mimics the body’s natural metabolic process to provide a painless and non-invasive alternative to surgery. 

During each treatment, the laser energy safely penetrates your skin at a specific wavelength targeted for adipose cells – otherwise known as fat cells. 

These adipose cells are permeated, releasing their triglyceride content so that the body may utilize them as an energy source. 

As the adipocytes release these triglycerides into circulation, 

their size diminishes, resulting in inch loss and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.


Laser Science & Technology


Adipose or fatty tissue is the body’s means of storing metabolic energy over extended periods of time. Depending on current physiological conditions, adipocytes store fat derived from the diet and liver metabolism or degrades stored fat to supply fatty acids and glycerol to the circulation. Hormones play an important role to physiological predisposition of energy needs and as such several cascades affect fat metabolism. The typical tendency is to accumulate fat predominantly in the abdominal area.

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is an advancing paradigm for providers in wellness & lifestyle clinics. 

It is one of the few technologies that has been extensively studied over the past 20 years and peer-reviewed research comprehensively supports the understanding of the mechanism of laser applications. 

Cellular membranes are highly liquid, dynamic structures with selective permeability acting as a barrier to preserve intracellular and extracellular composition. 

Typically, laser energy at a wavelength of 658 nm emitted from the Laser safely penetrates patient’s skin targeting the adipose (fat) cells. 

These cells once permeated cause a transient augment in reactive oxygen species (ROS). This highly-reactive free radical has been shown to react with membrane-bound cholesterol creating transitory pores or openings within the cell membrane 

and the process is referred as lipid peroxidation. 

The creation of the transitory pore causes release of free flowing fatty acids (FFA’s), water and glycerol which are the essential components of the adipocyte. Together these compounds are sometimes referred to as triglycerides. Transmission electron microscopic descriptions have revealed the formation of a transitory pore or aperture in the adipocyte cell membranes leading up to the collapse of the adipocytes subsequent to laser irradiation.


Patented  Technology


With this new laser system, patients are able to receive a standard waist line treatment in as little as 20 – 30 minutes. 

In addition, the unique laser diode placement provides the optimal energy overlay to maximize treatment efficacy, 

while further boasting increased electronic safeguards and temperature and power control circuitry that enables a much more consistent and stable beam to reach maximum operating efficiency.


Unlike other competing technologies, this new laser diode technology, lens configuration, and energy overlay, minimize laser light dispersion allowing maximized energy delivery to the adipose cell for optimal results. 

In independant 3rd party testing, this new patented Laser was additionally found to provide more efficient energy delivery over mulitple treatments ultimately leading to unparalleled treatment results.



Fat Liquefaction: Effect of Low-Level Laser Energy on Adipose Tissue

Rodrigo Neria, M.D., Jose Arroyave, B.S.C.E., T.E.M., S.E.M., Hugo Ramirez, M.V., Clara Lucia Ortiz, M.D., Efrain Solarte, Dr. rer. nat., Federico Sequeda, Ph.D., and Maria Isabel Gutierrez, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Cali and Palmira, Colombia 


The low-level laser-assisted lipoplasty consists of the tumescent liposuction technique with the external application of a cold laser (635 nm and 10mW intensity for a 6-minute period). This technique produces a transitory pore in the adipocyte membrane, preserving the interstice, particularly the capillaries.

When adipose tissue is exposed to the laser beam for 4 minutes, 8- percent of the adipocytes’ membranes are disrupted; this increased to almost 99 percent with 6 minutes of laser exposure, as demonstrated by both scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy.

The laser facilitates the releasing of fat and contributes to the disruption of fat panicles, allowing the fat to go from inside to outside the cell and placing it in the interstitial space. With easier fat extraction, surgical trauma, ecchymosis, and hematomas are reduced to facilitate the patient’s recovery.

The transitory pore formation induced by the laser occurs exclusively at the level of the adipocyte membrane. When the tumescent solution was used as a co-adjuvant, almost 99 percent of the fat was released into the interstice, whereas the capillaries and the remaining interstice were preserved. The result of this development is a safer, more effective procedure with the elimination of the need for pre-tunneling.

Clinical Results of Application of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Body Contenting and Spot Fat Reduction

Daniel J. Bourassa, DC 

Conclusions: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has found increasing clinical acceptance in cosmetic body contouring and spot fat reduction. This study examined whether LLLT using 630-680 nm, 150 mW shower arrays and single mW diode laser radiation sources produced a significant clinical effect for this purpose.

A review of clinical results was made of 311 patient records collected over a 26-month period that underwent LLLT for cosmetic purposes to the abdominal/torso area. Clinical results showing measured abdominal reduction are presented.

Overall, 130 patients in 6 sessions and 12 session groups achieved average sustained losses of 6.55 cm and 11.04 cm corresponding to an average girth reduction of 0.48—0.55 cm per session. With a weight loss of a minimum of 0.68 kg per week, results averaged 9.0 cm for the 6 session group and 16.1 cm for the 12 session group corresponding to an average girth reduction of 0.67-0.75 cm per session. Initial session losses of 253 patients averaged 2.79 cm or 1.4 cm in girth reduction.

Seventy two percent were able to sustain at least 4 cm or more loss in 6 or more sessions. Effects of variations in the protocol to include number treatments, session time, total laser time per treatment, weight loss effects, use of topical fat reduction creams, as well as potential topics for further study are discussed.

Based on the review of patient results, it would appear that LLLT can be an effective therapy for body contouring and spot fat reduction.


Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy for Body Contouring and Spot Fat Reduction

Caruso-Davis MKI, Guillo TS, Pondicherry VK, Mashtalor N, Dhurandhar NC, Dubuisson O, Yu Y, Greenway FL

Conclusions: this new laser technology achieved safe and significant girth loss sustained over repeated treatments and cumulative over 4 weeks of eight treatments. The girth loss from the waist gave clinically and statistically significant cosmetic improvement.

Is Laser Lipo Better Than Liposuction?

During each treatment, the laser energy safely penetrates your skin at a specific wavelength targeted for adipose cells - otherwise known as fat cells. These adipose cells are permeated, releasing their triglyceride content so that the body may utilize them as an energy source.

 As the adipocytes release these triglycerides into circulation, their size diminishes.


Low-level lasers have been used successfully in private practice for over 30 years and in numerous studies worldwide.

To date, there are no known reports of anyone being harmed by a low-level laser, which is extremely safe when used correctly.

Facts About Adipose/Fat Cells

  • Laser energy safely penetrates patients' skin at a specific wavelength targeted for adipose (fat) cells.
  • Adipose cells are permeated releasing free fatty acids (FFA's), water and glycerol. Together these compounds are known as triglycerides.
  • Triglycerides are normally released from fat cells when the body needs energy.
  • Once released, the glycerol and free fatty acids are used by the body as an energy source.
  • Adipose cells 'shrink" significantly, resulting in inch loss for patients. 
  • The real advantage of this technology lies in the fact that we can specifically target a troubled area. Once the fats have been released from the cell they can be used by the body as a fuel source. It is therefore critical that the dietary and lifestyle changes are made to help support the goals of treatment.
  • In contrast to high power, high heat lasers that are used in various medical procedures, the low-level laser 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.
  • Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) works by reducing the fat content of your fat cells in the treated area and does not remove or kill the fat cell. 

What Happens When Low-Level Lasers Hit the Fatty Tissue Adipocytes?

A low-power laser of a semiconductor Diode type is able to disrupt the external membrane of the fat cell, inducing lipolysis. 

Transmission electron microscopic images of the adipose tissue demonstrate a transitory pore and complete deflation of the adipocytes.

After 4 minutes of laser exposure, 80% of the fat is released from the fat cells, at 6 minutes of laser exposure, 99% of the fat is released. The released fat is then collected in the interstitial space (space around the cell). Water, glycerol and Free-flowing fatty acids are released. 

How Does It Work?

  • Adipocytes are at rest.
  • Laser energy from Laser Lipo irradiates adipocytes.
  • Pores have formed on the adipic, allowing contents to spill out.
  • Water, glycerol, and free fatty acids out into interstitial space.
  • More water, glycerol, and free fatty acids move and spill out.
  • Adipocytes significantly reduced in size whilst blood vessel unaffected.

The FFA’s are utilised in the body as energy or are reabsorbed by other cells, whilst water is utilised or excreted and glycerol is processed through natural metabolic functions including gluconeogenesis.

During a standard treatment cycle, the body can easily process the amount of mobilized fat that is released. Cell debris is cleared by natural metabolic pathways while structures such as blood vessels and peripheral nerves remain intact 

Fat Cells Are Significantly Reduced in Size

The remarkable images above demonstrate the low-level laser's ability to emulsify adipose tissue. The pictures highlight the collapse of the rigid adipose cells and secretion of triglycerides and fatty acid from the cells.

What is "LASER" an acronym for?


Amplification by


Emission of


When referring to lasers, what is meant by radiation?

“Radiation” is not a word to be scared of!

“Radiation” is often misinterpreted as it is also used to describe radioactive materials and ionized radiation.

The use of the word “radiation” in terms of laser light is merely an expression of energy transmission.


How Triglycerides and Fatty Acids Escape

These images show the formation of a transitory pore forming in the bi-lipid membrane of an adipose cell. This pore is the direct result of the low-level laser stimulation and the reason why the triglycerides and fatty acids are able to move into the interstitial space.

This pore is not damaging to the cell and simply serves to allow the fatly content to evacuate the cell. Filled Adipose Cells Liberated Fatty Debris Emptied D Collapsed Adipose Cells Untreated Adipocyte Laser Treated Adipocyte-Aperture Identified. 

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