So my last day at the American Society of Laser and Medical Surgery conference was an eventful one, and I made it a point to keep track of everything I learned via social media. You’ll see below that fat reduction was a hot topic, and just in time for all of you to learn a little more about our newest addition to procedures here at Maine Laser Skin Care: Vaser Shape.
Vaser Shape will be the subject of another post. Meanwhile, the things I tweeted about fat and fat reduction (both invasive and noninvasive) will surprise you:
10:02 A.M.- The Skinny On Fat lecture at ASLMS mtg in Boston–Fat is a highly metabolically+interactive system in the body. Fat doesn’t just sit there.
10:07 A.M.- Fat is an important component of wound healing+loaded with stem cells. Fat removal is not a simple process even in the case of liposuction.
10:18 A.M.- When treating areas of fat in new field of body sculpting, it is important to measure+photograph the area treated+weigh the person each time.
10:27 A.M.- Multiple methods to treat fat noninvasively include heating fat with ultrasound or radiofrequency as well as freezing fat.
10:33 A.M.- All noninvasive body sculpting methods involve disruption of fat tissue cells. Treated fat is removed first by the lymphatic system to
10:36 A.M.- Lymphatic removal of fat cells is processed through the liver without increase in blood fat+caused no damage to liver itself.
10:38 A.M.- Longer term removal of fat in body sculpting occurs due to macrophages which remove damaged tissue as in any healing process
10:43 A.M.- Body sculpting works best with BMI<30 and results in 2.78-3.55 cm circumference lost at 12 weeks after treatment.