September 7, 2015

SMARTLIPO - the smart way to loose fat

Recently we had an old patient of mine, SL, a beautiful young model who has landed an acting job which required her to expose her arms and legs. So she wanted them sculpted to slimmer limbs but did not want to undergo any surgery. She wanted something effective and yet not invasive, with little downtime as she still had modeling shoots to go to, and does not require too many visits.
I proposed to her Laserlipolisis using my favorite technology of all time - the Smartlipo Laserlipolisis.

The Smartlipo laser is from Deka, a prominent laser company based in Florence, Italy. It uses the 1064nm wavelength which is sensitive to water and fat. By using this laser to melt the unwanted fat, turning it into oily discharge instead, making it easy to extract if desired through small incisions on the skin.

This is the journey :
The Patient
SL is a young lady who is of normal weight with some areas of stubborn fat. She works as a model and actress and exposes these areas during work so the procedure cannot leave any obvious marks on her skin. She also needed to recover fast as a new assignment had come up and she needed to start work soon after.
She came in the morning for her procedure. Her desire was to make upper arms slimmer and her thighs smaller. After signing her consent forms and indicating the areas she wanted to treat, she changed into our OT robe. I proceeded to take pictures for the "Before"of these areas for our records.

SL with me just before we started

The Procedure.
Local tumescent anesthesia (local anesthetic mix with physiological solution ) is infused into the area to be treated. WHile waiting for the local to work, which takes 15-20min, I prepared the laser equipment.

Preparing the laser fibre optic: The laser fibretic is a long flexible and thin "wirelike" instrument that is only 2mm diameter. Half of it is wrapped in a heat proof rubberlike casing. This end is attached to the laser machine while the other end where the fibre optic is exposed, is inserted into a canula with just 2mm of the tip exposed. Here I am making sure the fibre optic transmits good, sharp laser beam.

I then inserted the laser fibreoptic via the canula through a small "stabwound" incision on the skin into the area to be treated and where the local anesthesia has been given. Once the position is correct, lasering of fat below skin starts. A red beam is seen through the skin and this indicates where the laser optic fibre tip. A popping "popcorn" like sound is also heard indicating the breaking or melting of the fat cell membranes. This picture shows the lasertip is right in the middle of the subcutaneous fat.

The melted fat becomes oil and when the area is pressed,  oily secretion is expressed out from the incision points.

The bulk of the melted fat is then extracted via syringes. Lasered fat is yellow like melted butter

The collection of lasered fat or "Lysate" from the upper arms, inner thighs and saddle bags.

Because all is done under local anesthesia with just a little bit of oral sedation, SL is able to go home immediately after, and return to work the very next day. She is recommended to wear a firm compression garment for at least 2 weeks. After 3 days, she undergoes a radio frequency treatment (RF) to help with drainage, and healing. After 2 weeks, she will continue with mechanostimulation by Endermologie sessions to help with skin tightening and to farther enhance the sculpting of the area.

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Laser Hair Removal - the faster way to hair free days

Our Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal with the Candela GentleYag Laser system can safely and effectively treat the hair without targeting the skin. It is the GOLD Standard for permanent or long term hair removal on skin of color.

Why ?
Because the GentleYAG laser technology is known for its ability to provide 80-90% permanent hair reduction . . . regardless of skin type. The system uses a revolutionary long-pulse high energy laser which emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin where the hair is absorbed by the target. While the laser energy is transformed into heat, the surrounding skin is left unaffected.
Also, a Dynamic Cooling Device™  
 further protects the skin during treatment by spraying cryogen onto the skin to cool the upper layers and provide clients with increased comfort.                                                                                                               
Thanks to this advanced technology, we can now offer laser hair removal to everyone - whether you are fair skinned, dark skinned, or even tanned! 

You can now eliminate traditional hair removal techniques like shaving, tweezing or waxing and depilatory creams which provide only temporary relief!
Until now, the only recognized way to remove hair permanently has been by electrolysis.

The Laser treatment is based on a pulse size. Most lasers can target only 9mm per pulse where as with Candela Lasers we can target upto 18mm per pulse. Therefore it takes LESS than 1/2 the time per treatment compared to other Laser systems. The combination of the instant cooling and large pulse size makes this system the most gentle and fastest on the market.

How does the laser treatment work?
The laser creates a beam of light that penetrates into skin where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted heat. This heat travels down the hair shaft to cause destruction to the hair follicle and thus permanently stops it from producing hair.

Which are the areas I can treat?
You can treat any part of the body or face and any type of hair with the Gentle Yag.
Generally popular areas are :
Bikini Lines
Chest hair
Upper back hair
Tummy hair
legs, thighs, forearms
Facial Hair

What can I expect during treatment?

Treatment will take place in our private cubicle. 
You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light.
A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated. 
After the laser is completed, a cold pack or mask will be applied to help further cool down the skin.

Does it hurt?
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with the laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves in a second and is minimized by Candela's DCD cooling.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The number of sessions will depend on the area to be treated and the condition of your skin.  Usually, multiple treatments are required, as the process is only effective when the hair is in its active growth phase.

How do I prepare for treatment?

Patients scheduled for hair removal should avoid tweezing, electrolysis or waxing for four to six weeks prior to treatment.  

If you have had a history of perioral herpes and are scheduled for facial hair treatment, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. 
Any hair should be completely removed by shaving on the day prior.
Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup or creams on its surface before laser treatment. 

#GentleYag #Candela #LaserHair centre #Kuala LUmpur Hair Removal #Permanenthairreduction #smoothskin #facialhair #bodyhair #bikini line #Pubic hair #armpithair #beard #moustache

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