Since the end of the 20th century, obesity has been recognized as a significant risk factor for chronic and non-communicable diseases worldwide. There are no straightforward solutions to the prevention and treatment of this disease. Several non-invasive intervention systems are available to prevent and treat obesity, including laser lipo (low-level laser therapy).
This article will discuss this form of treatment, its features, and the most popular devices, and also determine whether it is effective as many claims.
How do laser lipo machines work?
Using laser technology, laser lipo reduces fat cells in specific body areas non-invasively.
Since it does not require needles or surgery, it is the preferred method for those who do not wish to undergo more unnecessary procedures such as liposuction.
In addition, there is no recovery time, and it takes only 30 minutes to perform. The sessions are similar to massages with a portable device, and you see centimeters disappearing with each procedure in the treated area.
How does the laser lipo machine work?
In contrast to conventional liposuction, non-invasive laser lipo is meant to shrink fat cells instead of removing them.
An ultrashort laser beam of red and near-infrared light is used for this procedure. The waves penetrate the skin for about 2-5 cm, and these waves penetrate fat just beneath the skin's surface.
Red light can cause a temporary rupture in the fat cell wall, causing fatty acids to leak into the interstitial layer, from where the body can quickly expel them. Losing weight is supported by near-infrared radiation. As a result of the 850 nm wavelength, calories are burned, blood circulation is increased, ATP production is increased, and lymphatic drainage is accelerated for even quicker fat detoxification.
Visceral fat can only be targeted with red and near-infrared light.
The therapeutic effects of red light and near-infrared light (NIR) on the human body extend beyond fat reduction.
- These effects include increased cellular metabolism.
Both wavelengths stimulate the production of energy within cells. By absorbing red and near-infrared photons, red light stimulates power production in cells. Healthier and more efficient cells are the result. As a result, the metabolism increases, and the organs of the body function better.
- Stronger muscles
It will also grow with laser therapy. Muscles require more energy than fat (each pound of muscle can burn 50 calories per day at rest), so even if you don't exercise, you'll burn more calories.
- Better sleep.
Sleep deprivation leads to a host of health problems, including weight gain. Chronic stress is a cause of insomnia. After all, it increases weight gain because it stimulates the production of cortisol and disrupts the nervous system's ability to regulate metabolism. The red light helps you sleep better, resulting in more energy the next day for your workout.
Clinical trials have proven the effectiveness of laser lipo machines.
Aesthetic medicine has seen a rapid increase in non-invasive body contouring techniques.
More and more studies demonstrate the benefits of low-level laser therapy (LLLT).
The study results were compared on weight, waist circumference, body fat percentage, and quality of life based on three expected LLLT frequencies. LLLT treatments were carried out on 60 overweight participants over 12 weeks (group 1: twice a week for four weeks, group 2: once a week for 12 weeks, and group 3: three times a week for four weeks). Patients reported that their waist circumference decreased by about 0.8 inches (2 cm) in two weeks.
This method of treatment was confirmed in a study involving 67 people. Sham therapy was administered three times a week for two weeks, and low-power laser treatment was administered three times a week. During the experimental period, participants in the experimental group showed an overall decrease of 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) in circumference compared to the control group.
Furthermore, a two-week study  involving 86 people in a US clinic who received red light therapy (635 nm) has also shown impressive results. Patients received a 20-minute laser treatment per session, and they were simultaneously treated on both sides of their waist and hips. Overall, the patients showed decreased waist and hip circumference of 1.12 inches and 3.1 inches, respectively.
An experiment was performed  to evaluate whether low-level laser light can improve cellulite appearance on the thighs and buttocks. Two groups of 68 participants were treated with an LLLT device or a sham procedure for two weeks. Consequently, more than half of patients treated with LLLT (62.1%) expressed satisfaction with their improvement in cellulite relative to the sham group.
In other words, clinical studies and reports from many natural health experts prove that red light therapy can be an effective, safe, and natural way to lose weight and reduce fat and a helpful way to contour the body and beautify the appearance.
The pros and cons of laser lipo
Pros of laser lipo machines
- Can various slim parts of the body
Suitable for thighs, abdomens, backs, legs, arms, shoulders, necks, and buttocks, the devices can be used anywhere there is excess fat.
- No scarring after surgery.
A laser lipo machine does not involve invasive techniques, such as liposuction. Using this machine can help you lose weight safely.
- The procedure is painless.
There will be no discomfort or pain during or after the procedure. The skin may feel warm after the procedure.
- Quick and easy.
Lipo laser machines are quick and easy to use. Depending on the instructions provided by the company selling the device, each therapy session lasts 30 minutes or less.
- Results are immediate and efficient.
Often, you can see results immediately after using the device. After your first treatment, you may notice results. But most of the time, results are visible after 2-3 treatments. To achieve the results you want, you may need six to twelve sessions.
- It's easy.
Liposuction is a straightforward procedure, and the system only requires you to massage the problem area with the apparatus for 20-30 minutes for 10-12 sessions. Most bodies can benefit from it, and it requires minimal effort. In addition to this, you need to maintain a moderate exercise regimen while eating a healthy diet.
Laser lipo removal has some disadvantages.
- You might not lose significant amounts of weight with this procedure.
People who want to lose not too much weight can benefit from lipo laser surgery. Using this method, you can lose up to 25 pounds (10 kg).
- However, not everyone should use it.
To prevent negative consequences (excess thyroxine hormone, which can cause heart failure, cell proliferation in the case of cancer, harmful effects on the fetus, and the development of pathologies in pregnancy), we strongly recommend that people with pacemakers, active cancer, lymphatic disease, liver or kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, or breastfeeding avoid lipophilic laser therapy.
In general, surgical procedures for body correction have many risks and complications, such as pain, swelling, long-term recovery, scarring, bruising, or infections, which is why non-invasive procedures have become increasingly popular.
The use of red light therapy, also known as low-level light therapy, helps remove fat from specific areas of the body without requiring any invasive procedures. The method reduces body fat, but it can also increase metabolism, increase muscles, suppress appetite, and improve sleep. Combining these factors makes it possible to lose weight without harming the body.
Please understand, however, that this procedure only works temporarily. To maintain the results, we recommend you exercise and eat healthily.
What are the advantages of laser lipo machine treatment?
A low-level laser procedure is the ideal weight loss treatment for people who do not want to overdo it with liposuction. Aside from not requiring surgery or recovery time, it is safe. Furthermore, it's one of the few technologies that can produce similar results to liposuction or surgery, assuming you complete the recommended number of sessions (usually 8 to 12).
Can I lose weight permanently?
Red light for weight loss reduces fat in the short term, which results in weight loss. Fat loss will not be permanent regardless of what procedure or treatment you use. Exercise and a healthy diet are the only ways to accomplish this.
Where can laser lipo be used?
Laser lipo can be used on any body part that accumulates fat.
Most commonly, it is used on:
Does laser lipo work for everyone?
Not everyone is a suitable candidate. It is strongly advised against using laser lipo if you have a pacemaker, are cancerous, have lymphatic disease, liver or kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, are breastfeeding, or are pregnant.