What is LipoMelt?
LipoMelt technology consists of pads of light that have two wavelengths of lights in them. One of the wavelengths of light alters the permeability of the fat cell wall, melts the fat and leaks it out of the cell. The other wavelength of light targets the collagen layer in the skin to increase collagen production to tighten and tone the skin. Those two wavelengths of light together are put into pads of light that we can wrap around different areas of the body to really target those trouble areas that are resistant to fat loss, or that have lost fat but still have a lot of saggy skin around them.
The areas we can work on are abdomen, hips and buttocks, thighs, arms, and face and chin. This technology does not kill the fat cells. We are leaving the fat cells intact and healthy. About 48 hours later, the permeability of the cell wall resolves, and the cell wall is left healthy and intact.
I chose to use this method in our office because it is a healthy, safe approach that leaves a healthy cell intact and unharmed. We do not want to kill the cells. Fat cells do not just store fat- they store hormones and toxins and help our body regulate toxin hormone levels that serve good purposes in our body, as opposed to cool sculpting that is also for targeting specific areas, but it freezes the cells and kills them off. That can also lead to inch loss in an area, but it kills the cells. You might think killing and getting rid of fat cells in an area is a good thing, but it’s not what I choose to do here at Complementary Healthcare because I prefer a more holistic, health and safe approach.
How It Works
In the 1980’s, NASA conducted multiple studies in space, resulting in the discovery that certain wavelengths of light cause a reaction within various cell structures. These studies show that low level light can have a healing, natural and healthy influence on the human body, based on which wavelength of light is utilized. Further use in aesthetic applications have shown that red light tends to stimulate fibroblast cells which then cause collagen and elastin to form. Infrared light has been shown to stimulate circulation, which can help multiple cell structures resulting in a healing response. Of course, diet and exercise are important to lead a healthy lifestyle, while utilizing various light therapies can be an added benefit, potentially improving both appearance and well-being.
The Ultimate Light delivers multiple times more mid-600nm and near infrared light than the competition. This is due to the number of microchip components per pad and the spacing between the chips. Patients experiencing the Ultimate Light will enjoy a much deeper and complete exposure to these wavelengths of light. The session is painless; there is no heat or discomfort involved and no risk to either the patient or the operator. Completely safe. Totally effective.
Non-invasive, LED-based light therapy is currently the highest in-demand treatment being sought by patients of today simply because of the healthy nature of the outcomes. Unlike ultrasound, radio frequency, laser light and freezing, LED-based therapies do not cause cellular damage. Quite the opposite, LED light has been shown to promote a natural response within cells based on the wavelength of the light energy used and the type of cell it reaches. Both mid-600nm (including 635nm) and infrared (including 880nm) wavelengths have been used in a wide range of therapies that promote some form of healing response.
The Ultimate Light delivers both mid-600nm and infrared light via high-powered surface mount LEDs that are imbedded in a soft and flexible pad. The pads can be easily applied to any area of the body, conforming to the Ultimates of a patient. A Ultimate Light session is pain-free, with no heat or discomfort, and is safe to operate for both the patient and the technician.
LipoMelt LED Light Technology – The Facts:
- Further use in aesthetic applications have shown that red light tends to stimulate fibroblast cells which then cause collagen and elastin to form
- The LipoMelt pads can be easily applied to the trouble areas that are resistant to fat loss with no heat or discomfort and is safe to operate for both the patient and the technician
- Infrared light has been shown to stimulate circulation in the body, which can help aide the body in a healing response
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is there any down time?
A: No! The great part about LipoMelt is that it is a non-invasive therapy. This means you can return to all activities immediately after treatment!
Q: What can I expect during a LipoMelt treatment?
A: During the treatment, you will be lying down on a treatment table while special LED light pads are positioned in strategic places on your body. The light pads will remain on the body for 20 minutes. Following the removal of the pads, you will receive a lymphatic drainage massage done by the technician with a handheld massager over the treatment areas. You will finish each appointment with a 10 minute Whole Body Vibration session to further stimulate the lymphatic system.
Q: How does LipoMelt work?
A: The unique light emitted from LipoMelt causes the fat cell membranes to temporarily alter the permeability of the cell. This brief change allows some of the fat contents to seep out to where it can be processed naturally by the body.
Q: What happens to the fat?
A: After being released, the fat is broken down into free fatty acids and glycerol and enter the lymphatic system. Once there, the fatty acids can be either used as fuel or quickly eliminated by the body.
Q: What areas of the body can be treated?
A: The LipoMelt treatment can be effectively used on essentially every part of your body where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise. This includes the abdomen, hips and buttocks, thighs, and upper arms. A Facial mask is used to address the neck and chin, as well as fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and complexion issues.
Q: What risks or side effects are involved?
A: There are no risks or side effects involved with LipoMelt. It is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as traditional liposuction. The LipoMelt treatment is 100% non-invasive and does not cause any bruising or scarring.
Q: Do I need to change my diet?
A: No changes are requires.. but you can expect much better results by reducing your caloric intake, and increase water consumption to 8-10 glasses a day. Meanwhile, reducing alcohol consumption will help the liver.
Q: Will LipoMelt help with cellulite and loose skin?
A: Clients undergoing LipoMelt treatments have noticed an improvement with cellulite as well as skin tone and texture.