Strawberry Laser Liposuction
Strawberry Stretch Marks
Strawberry stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body, and can be unsightly and cause individuals to suffer with low self-esteem.
When the skin is stretched, the inner layer of skin (dermis) is torn. Growth spurts in teenage years, rapid weight gain, rapid muscle gain caused by body building and pregnancy are all common causes of stretch marks. They commonly occur on the thighs, breast and stomach, and so individuals may not always be able to conceal them with clothing. Fresh stretch marks appear to be a reddish hue, while older stretch marks fade to a silvery colour. Though in no way harmful, strawberry stretch marks can cause personal discomfort, and so people can turn to laser therapy to reduce the appearance of them.
Laser therapy stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, which promotes elasticity. This means the skin underneath becomes much thicker, and so the stretch marks can seem less noticeable.
What Is Strawberry Laser Liposuction?
Strawberry laser lipo is one of the latest fat-busting treatments to hit the UK market, but exactly what is it, and how does it work?
The concept of strawberry laser lipo is actually quite straightforward. Lasers, when set to the correct frequency, have the ability to cause tiny movements that cause cells to break down. This is how many laser eye surgeries are carried out - the laser breaks down the defunct cornea, allowing for a new one to be inserted. Similarly, in terms of weight loss, lasers can break down fat cells, encouraging them to expel anything they don't need.
We all need some fat in our bodies for everyday survival, but cells can hang on to extra fat, sugars and excess water which make them larger than they need to be. In purging these excesses, they can be excreted from the body, leaving the fat cells much smaller.
How Does Strawberry Laser Lipo Work?
The procedure is very quick and non-invasive, taking approximately just 10 minutes per session. Lasers are attached directly to your problem areas, whether that be your stomach (it apparently works very well on post-baby bellies that don't respond well to exercise), your face, your bingo wings, or really anywhere else. Allegedly, the procedure doesn't hurt, although some patients have reported a very mild burning sensation.
If you're wondering what the procedure has to do with strawberries - it doesn't. The name is simply derived from the shape of the machine, which somewhat resembles the fruit.
Does It Work?
In a nutshell, yes. If you have regular sessions, you should notice some degree of slimming, which is generally somewhere between a half to three inches. However, it's important to remember that this result is temporary. It is not an alternative to permanent weight loss surgery. Whenever you eat or drink, your fat cells will once again start to accumulate fats, sugars and fluids, and will eventually build back up. For this reason, many people use strawberry laser surgery as a quick fix solution before an important event.
You can prolong the effects by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It's not a long term solution, and it's also not designed for those who are overweight or obese. While there will still be a loss, three inches isn't substantial, and it can be harder to recognise the change if you're naturally larger.
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What Areas Can Be Treated?
Costs Of Strawberry Laser Lipo
The cost of strawberry laser lipo depends on the severity and size of fat to be treated. A course of treatments will be required with a course consisting of two treatments a week for four weeks. After a course a second course can be completed, or monthly maintenance treatments can be all that is required. Most clinics that offer strawberry laser lipo will offer discounts on a course of treatments being booked.
On average, in the UK, one treatment can start from £150 or £350 for three treatments. The practitioner will be able to give you a personalised quote when you attend for the consultation and your requirements are assessed.
What Are The Risks?
The good news is that strawberry laser lipo is actually very safe. The concept has been adapted from lasers that are used for pain relief. Low power lasers, which, at 6 diodes, the strawberry laser is, have long been used in medicine as a method of improving quality of life and delaying the need for surgical treatments due to the laser's anti-inflammatory effects. You shouldn't notice any side effects at all other than a gentle warming, although reactions may be possible.
Recovery And Contraindications
There is no down time after a treatment and after the procedure, clients are encouraged to partake in strenuous activity to help achieve maximum results. This can be any type of activity from brisk walking to playing tennis. The treatment is suitable for most people, however it is most effective on people who take regular exercise and have stubborn fat pockets that they cannot get rid of. People who have impaired kidney function, are pregnant or breast feeding should not have strawberry laser lipo. If you have any concerns about your suitability then contact your practitioner for advice.
Other Uses For Strawberry Lasers
Strawberry lasers are able to treat other problems, as well as stubborn fat. The lasers are also capable of tackling stretch marks and eye bags. Treating the stretch marks works by the laser encouraging collagen production in the skin. The eyebag treatment works in a similar way to the lipo to tighten skin under the skin. Stretch mark treatments cost roughly the same as the lipo, with the eye bag treatment costing slightly less. Strawberry lasers are also effective for smoking cessation by raising endorphin levels and treating the acupuncture points linked to addiction.