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LipoLASER Weightloss

What is LipoLASER ?

1. LipoLASER is a patented low‐level laser system specifically designed to contour the body by losing inches in circumference off specific body areas (waist, hips, thighs, neck, arms) without any pain, downtime, needles or surgery

2. What is the action mechanism behind LipoLASER ?

The 635 nm wavelength of the LipoLASER is specifically absorbed by the mitochondria (the cell’s energy generator), temporarily weakening the structure of the cell membrane. This creates a temporary opening allowing for the fat contents to seep out from the fat cell into the interstitial space from where it is processed by the lymphatic system.

3. What results can I expect?

In a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled study; patients were treated 6 times over a 2 week period and lost on average 3.5 inches in combined circumferential measurements of their waist hips and bilateral thighs.

4. Can all patients benefit?

Our clinical research has shown that patients, on average, lost 3.5 inches in circumference off hips, waist and thighs. To maximize the chances of every patient responding as significantly or better, four things are important to consider:

Your general health of the patient. As a rule, we do not treat sick patients. Wait until your condition has improved. We do not treat patients who have a condition listed in the contraindications document.
Hydration is critical. Make sure you drink plenty of water (ideally at least 8 glasses of 8 oz of water) spread out throughout the day. Diuretics (coffee, alcohol, etc) should be discouraged.
The lymphatic system should be mobilized. You should be encouraged to be active and walk for at least 30 minutes every day.
Use Vitamin B which is a proprietary blend of supplements designed to assist the body in processing the liberated fat. Vitamin B should be taken twice daily with meals.

Please refer to our LipoLASER protocol for more detailed information.

5. What areas of the body can I treat?

Essentially all parts of the body where subcutaneous deposits of fat can be found may be

treated with LipoLASER, especially those resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients start with treating their waist, hips and thighs as these can be treated simultaneously with the 5 lasers of LipoLASER.

6. Once liberated, what happens to the fat?

Once liberated, triglycerides are absorbed by the lymphatic system where they are transported to lymph nodes. Macrophages (immune cells) release Liposomal acid lipases (LAL) which break down the triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol. These are then small enough to enter the blood stream. Once in the blood stream, several things may occur:

Some of the free fatty acids are readily available to be used as fuel by the body.
What does not get consumed as energy will get to the liver where it will either be oxidized or re‐processed for storage. More research is underway to determine exactly how much gets oxidized versus re‐stored, but clinical evidence suggests that fat does indeed get oxidized (no visible or measurable redistribution of fat, either in the treated areas or at the systemic points).

7. What happens to cholesterol and triglyceride levels post LipoLASER?

A study was performed using LipoLASER to check cholesterol and triglyceride levels. None of the patients demonstrated a statistically elevation in their triglycerides and cholesterol levels. In fact a statistically significant reduction in both low density lipids (LDL) and cholesterol levels was observed. More research is underway to assess if LipoLASER may be a useful medical therapy in reducing LDL and cholesterol levels.

8. Do you treat obese patients (BMI>30) differently than other patients?

Clinically obese patients will benefit from LipoLASER. To show a significant benefit, we recommend doing 2 series of 9 treatments back to back (18 treatments total). Note that LipoLASER will provide a circumferential reduction to the treated areas, but will not treat their obesity. However, many centers (like ours) treating obesity will combine LipoLASER with a program of weight loss and exercise. The significant improvement in body shape over a short period of time is used to motivate patients to comply with their diet and exercise program.

9. Is it safe?

Yes. LipoLASER works on the principle of photochemistry whereby laser light is used to accelerate naturally occurring processes within cells. The treatment is painless and normal activities can be resumed immediately.  

10. How deep does LipoLASER affect fat cells?

Penetration depth of the 635 nm wavelength is: · 2mm in skin

· Almost no absorption in fat, which means that provided we get photons through the skin barrier, we will be able to achieve the required bio‐chemical reaction within the mitochondria of the fat cell.

In physics, depth of penetration is defined as 66.66% of all photons being absorbed, with 33.33% going deeper into tissue. In fact, statistically, some photons will go extremely deeply (through a combination of scatter and refraction). To verify this, just shine a laser pointer at your finger. You will be able to see light shine through your finger, demonstrating that some photons go deep enough for you to see them.

From a thermal laser interaction standpoint, using depth of penetration to define the limits of laser‐tissue interaction makes sense as one considers that, when 66.6% of all photons have been absorbed, the energy density has become too low to have any significant thermal impact on the irradiated tissue. However, from a bio‐chemical standpoint, the number of photons required to achieve mitochondrial stimulation is very low, and the 33.33% of remaining photons will be sufficient to effectively target the mitochondria. Clinical evidence (Dr. Neira) demonstrates that the 635nm wavelength is capable on interacting with fat cells to a depth of at least 5 cm.

11. What is the systemic effect?

A systemic effect was first noticed on patients getting treated with LLLT for chronic pain. Patients reported a reduction in pain in areas that had not been directly irradiated with the laser. Since then, several studies have demonstrated that LLLT has a paracrine effect on fat cells, where cellular inter‐communication (much like what happens with histamines) leads to fat cells responding to treatment even though they were not directly irradiated with laser light. Our retrospective study on 567 patients has shown that patients can expect an improvement in non‐ irradiated areas (neck, chest, arms, knees, etc.). This improvement however, is more modest than that achieved with directly irradiated areas.

12. Why is there only a 2‐week follow‐up in the study?

Whenever conducting a study looking at improvement in body contouring, weight stability is critical in order to determine the benefits derived from the technology used in the study. This is particularly important when treating patients with a BMI > 25, as these patients have a propensity to store extra fat through a metabolic imbalance (they are overweight because they burn less calories than they ingest). This has far reaching implications with regards to the length of follow‐up and leaves but 2 options:

Either stabilize the food intake of the patients through a diet and have a long follow‐up, or
Instruct patients to maintain their pre‐treatment dietary and exercise routine and have a short follow‐up

Stabilizing food intake of patients through a diet may be used by critics to suggest that the results achieved were not solely due to the benefits of the technology and, for this reason, was rejected.

With this in mind, patients were specifically required to (and signed an affidavit to this effect) maintain their pre‐treatment dietary and exercise routine (a requirement of the FDA to ensure that benefits to patients derived solely from the effect of the laser). This implied however, that the follow‐up had to be limited to 2 weeks in order to ensure that results were not mitigated by excessive food consumption.

13. What is the LipoLASER  guarantee?

VBIC guarantees that patients will see a minimum improvement. If patients do not experience a 3.5 inches improvement across the 5 standard measurement points with 6 treatments, they are eligible to get 3 more treatments at no cost to help further their results. The patient must have complied with all of the required LipoLASER protocol guidelines.

14. Where are measurements taken?

The measurement points are as follow:

Directly below the rib cage
Middle abdomen at the umbilicus
Lower abdomen (2 to 3 inches below the umbilicus)
Hips at the widest point
Thighs: 2 to 3 inches below the crotch.

15. When are measurements taken?

Measurements are taken:

Before the first treatment
At the end of the 6th treatment
1 week after the final treatment

16. When can patients start noticing results?

This depends on how effectively their lymphatic system processes the liberated fat. Age and lifestyle are but a few parameters that may influence the rate of improvement. To optimize processing, it is recommended that patients stay optimally hydrated (by drinking 64 ounces of water spread throughout the day and cutting back on diuretics) and that they mobilize their lymphatic system through gentle physical activity (daily 30 minute walk or mild exercise). The ideal patient should begin to notice a difference in how their clothes fit at the time of their third treatment.

17. How long will results last?

LipoLASER does not destroy fat cells but empties them of their content which means that fat cells are capable of re‐storing fat should the patient have a chronic caloric imbalance. A balanced diet is the only way to ensure long‐term improvement. Patients who eat more calories than they burn will see their improvement decrease over time.

18. Is the fat simply redistributed?

Once liberated, triglycerides are broken down into free fatty acids and glycerol and enter the blood stream. Once in the blood stream, several things may occur:

Some of the free fatty acids are readily available to be used as fuel by the body.
What does not get consumed as energy will get to the liver where it will either be oxidized or re‐processed for storage. More research is underway to determine exactly how much gets oxidized versus re‐stored, but clinical evidence suggests that fat does indeed get oxidized (no visible or measurable redistribution of fat, either in the treated areas or at the systemic points).

Clinical evidence from our retrospective study on 567 patients across the U.S. clearly demonstrates that LipoLASER  is effective not only in the irradiated areas, but also at systemic points, demonstrating that there is no measurable re‐distribution of fat.

19. Would longer treatments be more beneficial?

No. Early clinical work demonstrated that the fat cells begin to open after only 6 minutes of laser exposure and that most of the fatty material is excreted after 15 minutes. Increased benefits will only result from an increased number of treatments, not increased exposure during each individual treatment.

20. Why does it not work as well on patients with previous Liposuction?

Patients with previous Liposuction have had their fat cells mechanically removed. LipoLASER  works by emptying fat cells of their content, so LipoLASER  will not be effective with patients that have only a few fat cells left. Liposuction also creates a lot of fibrotic tissue which further hampers results.

21. Why do you need to treat every 2 days?

Clinical research shows that the pore created by the laser only remains open for 24 to 72 hours. To maintain the pore open over a period of time sufficient to get optimal results, treatments every 48 hours are considered optimal.

22. Why 6 treatments?

It was felt that 6 treatments were required to keep the pore in the fat cells open long enough for the majority of triglycerides to seep out into the interstitial space. Based on 6 treatments delivered over a 2 week period, our randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study demonstrated that patients experienced an average circumferential loss of 3.5 inches across their waist, hips and thighs.

23. Would more treatments lead to better results?

Yes, additional treatments will lead to improved results. An additional series of LipoLASER  treatments can begin immediately after the first series. We also recommend additional treatments (see the LipoLASER  guarantee) for patients (either because of a sluggish lymphatic system or poor lifestyle choices) that do not respond appropriately to the original series of 6.

24. Why don’t patients lose weight?

The study performed to validate the efficacy of LipoLASER  focused on circumferential measurements of hips, waist and thighs and did not include monitoring the weight of the patient. SBMI never makes claims that cannot be evidenced in a clinical study. This does not mean that patients do not lose weight however, just that we have no clinical evidence to back a weight loss claim. Anecdotal evidence from centers using LipoLASER  who have been monitoring weight have noticed that patients saw a reduction both in their weight and in their total fat percentage.

25. What is Vitamin B and why should it be used with LipoLASER ?

Vitamin B increases blood flow, promotes cell motility and facilitates the breakdown of fat. Vitamin B has been specifically formulated to assist the body in processing the fat liberated by the LipoLASER  treatment.

26. What are the side‐effects of Vitamin B?

Vitamin B contains Niacin which may cause flushing. This should not be mistaken for an allergic reaction such as hives. The flushing can be mediated by taking Vitamin B during meals (it is recommended to take Vitamin B twice a day, at breakfast and dinner). If a patient still experiences flushing, this can be resolved by taking 300mg of aspirin daily.

27. What can I do to optimize my LipoLASER  results?

To optimize results, it is recommended that patients stay optimally hydrated (by drinking 64 ounces of water spread throughout the day and cutting back on diuretics) and that they mobilize their lymphatic system through gentle physical activity (daily 30 minute walk or mild exercise). We also recommend that patients wear a compression garment (Spanx or Armour) throughout the process. For more information, please refer to LipoLASER ’s clinical protocol.

28. Why should patients avoid alcohol during the LipoLASER  process?

There are three main reasons why alcohol should be avoided with LipoLASER :

Alcohol is a diuretic and it is critical that the body stays optimally hydrated throughout the treatment program.
Alcohol also contains a lot of calories: a 5‐ounce glass of red wine packs 100 calories! This directly conflicts with the recommendations of the program, which calls for a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

c. Third and most importantly, alcohol is processed as fat by the liver, which directly restricts the body’s ability to process the newly liberated fat. Once liberated by LipoLASER , the fat that is not used up as energy to fuel the body’s normal metabolic needs fat is processed by the liver using enzymes. The total amount of fat being processed at any given time is limited by the amount of enzymes produced by the liver. Alcohol is processed as fat by the liver using the same enzymes. So, when the liver is busy processing alcohol, it is not able to process the fat liberated by LipoLASER. Hence more time/treatments are required to achieve results.

29. Is LipoLASER  effective in treating obese patients?

Yes. However, many centers treating obesity will combine LipoLASER  with a program of weight loss and exercise. LipoLASER  will not significantly address their excess weight but will provide a circumferential reduction to the treated areas in a relatively (4 weeks) period of time. The significant improvement in body shape over a short period of time is used to motivate patients to comply with their diet and exercise program. Most physicians combining LipoLASER  with a weight loss program prescribe 2 series of 6 treatments back to back (12 treatments total).