I’ve been researching for a very long time to find a process or device that will target fat in specific areas. In the past, my patients in Boca Raton were forced to go to a plastic surgeon to have liposuction, but now they have a more affordable and safer option right here in our Center.
NLAL™ (Near Laser Assisted Lipolysis) consists of paddles that are placed directly on the skin of the targeted area for 20 minutes during a session of moderate exercise. The paddles emit a specific wavelength of light (635nm) that causes the fat cells to essentially “collapse”.
Light therapy is not a new concept. It’s been used diversely in the treatment of chronic pain, hair growth and wound healing, for example. The expanded concept is using light to target fat cells. After adipose cells are exposed to a specific wavelength, up to 90% of the fat is released through a “pore” in the cell membrane. These free fatty acids and triglycerides are now used as energy during the exercise routine. The result? Simply put: inch loss. Impressive spot reduction anywhere on the body including arms, back, bra bulge, saddlebags, thighs, abdomen, even the breasts – anywhere there are excessive, unwanted fat deposits. Additionally, because the targeted cells remain stationary but shrunken, if you do gain back some weight it will have the same, natural appearance as prior to treatment. Often, with liposuction, returning weight may present in weird or unnatural places.
The best part about the NLAL™ we offer is that it is very safe and natural. There are virtually no side effects, no down time and no anesthesia is required.
In a side by side comparison of NLAL™ vs. Liposuction, the only advantage I see of enduring the surgery may be that it’s done in one procedure while NLAL™ is a series of treatments whose number depends on the amount of fat loss desired.
If you have any questions about NLAL™ at our Centers, please email me.