Until recently, the best-known procedure that could rid a person of excess subcutaneous fat was liposuction, a process in which fat deposits were removed mechanically. Liposuction uses an invasive instrument and vacuum suction to remove the fatty substance from the body. Thanks to innovative developments, however, the range of cosmetology clinics has been enriched by various laser technologies, which enable minimal trauma to the patient’s skin, while at the same time maintaining a long-lasting effect.
Lipolysis refers to methods of correction of the body and face that do not require surgery and general anesthesia. The lipolysis process itself is characterized by the initiation of a set of cellular reactions that contribute to the removal of triglycerides from the cell, with their subsequent removal from the body naturally. Exposure can be mechanical, ultrasound, cold, but laser lipolysis is considered the most advanced and effective. In addition to eliminating subcutaneous fat through laser treatment, the patient receives a visible effect of rejuvenation and tightening of the skin, which cannot be achieved with liposuction.
The neodymium lasers ND: YAG, with a wavelength of 1064 nm, are considered the most suitable for laser lipolysis. The tissues of the body hardly absorb the neodymium radiation, which allows the laser to penetrate to a much greater depth than, for instance, the Erbium radiation. The wavelength of 1064 nm can target problem areas in the deeper layers of the dermis and lymph. Apparatus cosmetology uses lasers with different wavelengths, but only the 1064 nm wavelength allows radiation to reach the deepest layers of the skin without dissolving into tissue – all in a minimum of time.
Types of laser lipolysis
- Cold (laser cavitation) involves a wavelength of 650 nm, which does not even affect the upper layers of the skin and passes through superficially. However, it is