Tweets From Boston, Day 3

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.

About Dr. John Burke

John Burke M.D. has practiced medicine for over 25 years, and is the founding partner of MidMaine Internal Medicine. He established Maine Laser Skin Care in 2004 after devoting years to learning the latest in laser and dermatologic technology. Dr. Burke has treated patients from all over the United States. He is one of Maine's busiest practitioners in laser treatments, and in the use of Botox for upper facial lines and excessive sweating.
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