What is Lapex Laser Lipo?
Lapex Laser Lipo uses non-invasive cold lasers that penetrate under the skin in order to diminish the size of the fat cells located there. The outcome of a Lapex treatment is a thinner body with more tone and less cellulite.
How does Lapex Laser Lipo work?
Lapex Laser Lipo uses three cold diode lasers to penetrate to different depths beneath the skin non-invasively. The KTP laser reaches the epidermis, the ruby laser reached the dermis and the semiconductor diode laser penetrates into the deep epidermis. This allows the fat cells to be excited causing them to excrete water, glycerol and free fatty acids. These chemicals are absorbed into the lymphatic system and the resulting smaller fat cells leave the body visibly thinner.
Separate probes affect the lymphatic system simultaneously to provide faster removal of the chemicals naturally.
What areas of the body does Lapex Laser Lipo treat?
Most areas the body can be treated with the Lapex lasers. The face cannot be treated because of the limitations of the lasers and sensitivity of the area. Regions such as the arms, thighs, back and abdomen are perfectly acceptable though.
What are the advantages of Lapex Laser Lipo over other similar treatments?
The Lapex system is completely pain free. It is also non-invasive which means that all aspects of the treatment are performed without the need for needles or any type of surgery. Lapex also uses the intrinsic systems of the body to stimulate natural and long-term weight loss that is sustainable for a lifetime.
Who is a candidate for Lapex Laser Lipo?
Any adult with some excess body fat can be a candidate for Lapex Laser Lipo.
How is the Lapex Laser Lipo performed?
After an initial conference to decide whether the procedure is appropriate, the patient begins by lying down. The areas that are to be worked on are uncovered and two paddles containing the lasers are strapped down against the skin. Two probes are placed over another part of the body to encourage the lymphatic system to work faster. The lasers are turned on for 10 minutes at a time and then moved to another location if needed. A typical treatment lasts from 40 to 50 minutes and three treatments are recommended per week. On average, three weeks of treatment is suggested.
What is the recovery like?
There is no recovery time necessary. The patient can leave the office and continue with their normal schedule.
What will the results be like?
While the treatment itself does have immediate noticeable results, it is up to the patient to complete the process. Exercise every day is necessary to remove the chemicals and fat molecules that have entered into the lymphatic system. A good diet is also required in order to maintain the results. A patient will see 40-60 grams of fat removed per treatment.
What are the risks?
The non-invasive Lapex treatment has no risk to an average person, but women who are pregnant should avoid it. Likewise, those with a pacemaker or who are suffering from cancer or epilepsy should avoid Lapex as well.
Is Lapex Laser Lipo approved for use in the U.S.?
Yes, the Lapex-2000 has been approved for use in the U.S.
Is Lapex Laser Lipo covered by insurance companies?
Because of the wide range of different plans and policies available through insurance companies, this is a question that only individual providers can answer.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By Anti-Aging.org Staff
Updated: April 20, 2011