Upon arrival, prior to your first treatment, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and naturally a consent form. The purpose is to ensure that you have no contraindications to the procedure. In addition, it is essential that you have realistic expectations regarding what can be achieved in the way of results by the system, and understand how diet and exercise will effect these results. As your treatment will be carried out by a medical practitioner, the list of contraindications is short. People under the age of consent, currently pregnant and a couple of other issues are covered. The majority of the contraindications are due to insurance and to make sure that you will get the results that you want.
Weighed: You will be weighed prior to every treatment and the results listed on your records.
Measured: You will be measured before and after each treatment. Measurements will be taken in a number of places and the readings recorded. A marker pen will be used to ensure that exactly the same area is measured each time.
Photographed: You will be photographed. This means that the specific area to be treated will be photographed and this will not include your face. You will be asked to stand in a particular way to ensure consistency. For example; for an abdomen you will have your hands on your head.
How Strawberry Laser Inch Loss works:
When the laser paddles are placed on the skin, the Class2, 3B laser beams penetrates the skin just deep enough to reach the layers of fat (9-13mm). When the light hits the fat cells, a rapid chain of events takes place. Firstly, pores form on the cells causing them to spill out. The water, Glycerol and fatty acids move into the interstitial space beneath the fatty layer in the skin. Then further water, fatty acids and Glycerol spill out. The adipocyte cells reduce in size. This disruption does not affect the neighbouring structures such as the skin, blood vessels or nerves. The lymphatic system then removes the fat through the liver and kidneys, where they are processed in the same way as fatty foods, the rest is passed out in the urine.
For clients with darker skin ( Fitzpatrick scale 3 - 6) we recommend 10 laser paddles. This will remove the possibility of hypopigmentation as the laser exposure time is only 10 - 20 minutes.
Laser penetration diagram:
Diagrams showing the effects of the laser on the fats cells.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.