LED LIPO SLIM

LED Lipo Slim, commonly known as ‘lipo slim’, is a non-invasive lipo sculpture procedure for the removal of stubborn pockets of fat such as saddlebags, love handles and double chins. It can effectively reduce areas of fat resistant to diet or exercise with fewer side effects than traditional procedures such as liposuction. The procedure uses LED’s to effectively ‘melt’ unwanted fat on the face and body, and then allows the body to metabolize the melted fat, with no adverse physiological effects and are used by the body as an energy source.

It has been touted as a lunchtime treatment.   LED Lipo Slim is not a weight loss treatment and is not suited to people who are significantly overweight, it is better for those with small localized areas of stubborn fat. The results give rise to a more harmonious body shape in a short time, without the bruising and swelling of more aggressive procedures.

Am I a Candidate?

Ideal candidates are those with stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. LED Lipo Slim is not a treatment for obesity – it is designed for the reduction of localized areas of fat and skin tightening in people who are a normal body weight.

The advanced body contouring device directly targets the fat cells.  Stimulating the cells opens their pores to release the fat stored inside.  The fat cells then shrink in size.  The excess is then removed safely by the body’s natural metabolic process.

The LED Lipo Slim is ideal for those who already practice a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise, but need a little extra help removing localized pockets of fat.  The LED Lipo Slim is also intended for those who need a motivational “jump start” towards starting and maintaining a healthier and slimmer lifestyle.

The LED Lipo Slim shrink’s fat cells faster than exercise alone!

What’s A Visit Like?

After being positioned on the treatment table, painless LED paddles will be placed on each treatment area for approximately 30-40 minutes.  The paddles are then removed.

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How do I prepare for the treatment?

If treating the lower body, you will need to wear loose and non-constricting clothes and undergarments.   In order to obtain the correct positioning of the LED pads, the area you’re having treated will be exposed for a short time.   However, during the actual treatment, you will be completely covered.

Does it hurt?

Not at all!   You will feel a sensation of a slight warmth during the procedure.   There is no “pin prick” sensation.

How Many Visits Does It Take?

You can achieve results after your first visit!   Ideally, a minimum of 6 treatments and a maximum of 10 are recommended to achieve optimal and desired results.  Depending on results required and body areas to be treated, the amount of treatments may vary by each individual.

What Results Can I Expect?

Almost everyone shows a measureable loss with each treatment.  Cumulative treatments are noticeable and impressive.  Exercise and proper nutrition will help increase results.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Arms

Are There Any Side Effects?

  • No pain or discomfort
  • No anesthesia or medications
  • No bruising
  • No recovery time
  • No surgery- completely non-invasive
  • Immediate return to activities
  • As little as a 30-minute treatment time.

Who Is Not a Candidate for The Treatment?

Clients must be at least 18 years of age, cannot be breast feeding or have any of the following:  epilepsy, herpes simplex, liver/kidney disorders, or cancer (must be in remission for at least 1 year), previous liposuction or cold laser procedures.

 

 

Exfoliation

Although our skin knows how to exfoliate itself, the process slows down once we reach our mid 20’s and continues to slow with age.  In fact, this dwindling cell turnover is exactly what causes our skin to become uneven, duller, thicker and less receptive to hydration.  The solution lies in purposeful exfoliation of the skin by either mechanical or chemical means.

Mechanical approaches included mild abrasives with friction and dry micro dermabarasion.  This purges part of the top layer of skin but does not incorporate nutrients to support the skin.  If aging skin is to maintain its density, it requires a continual supply of nutrients.  Failure to nourish repeatedly mechanically exfoliated skin can thin the dermis, trigger infection, dilate blood cells and impair repair mechanisms.

Chemical methods involve products that contain AHAs, BHAs, enzymes and other agents that absorb and loosen the glue like substance that binds cells, allowing the dead and dry cells to ease away.  Chemical exfoliating agents remove dead skin cells at a deeper level than do mechanical exfoliates.  Any effective chemical exfoliation is likely to produce some heating or stinging sensations but it is a reliable and natural way to clean out pores and purge oils.  The skin is peeled more evenly than the mechanical approach and nutrients applied penetrate more easily.

When you require an additional boost with an exfoliation try:

  • For firming one of the most popular and effective procedures is an Ionic High Definition Skin Treatment .
  • For healing and repairing, LumiStim has proven to be effective.
  • For firming, healing and repairing Jet Peel is becoming one of the most popular because it is effective in firming, healing, repairing and penetrating nutrients deep into the skin.

Hormones and the Skin Understanding Life Changes

Hormones control nearly every aspect of the human body. These chemical messengers are the reasons our immune system functions; they metabolize food into fuel; they control our moods; and they kick-start the many changes associated with puberty and the physiological changes in our skin as we move from youth to old age.

Both men and women go through different stages of hormonal activity during their lives. Often unpredictable in their timing, these fluctuations can have a considerable impact on the skin. Most important are three of the sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Here’s how they operate in men and women of different ages, and some of the effects they bring.

Girls and Women

For girls, puberty begins around the ages of 9 to 14 and lasts an average of four years. Throughout a woman’s fertile years, her estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels fluctuate with themenstrual cycle, affecting skin clarity throughout the month.

Perimenopausal skin can be difficult to treat because the hormonalshifts do not follow a set pattern.

Estrogen levels peak during menstruation, leaving the skin clear of breakouts, then begin to decline on day seven of the menstrual cycle, allowing testosterone to become more dominant. With more testosterone comes increased oil production. On days 15-28, estrogen continues to decrease, while progesterone begins to increase. This is the time of
the month acne breakouts are most likely to occur: as progesterone rises, the follicle walls swell, trapping excess sebum and cell debris in an anaerobic environment conditions in which acne bacteria
thrive.

Perimenopause, when a woman’s fertility begins to decline, can start as early as 35. During this stage, there are volatile hormonal shifts in the rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone. This constant fluctuation creates a multitude of unwanted changes. Melasma can return or worsen, and acne breakouts can surge. Perimenopausal skin
can be difficult to treat because the hormonal shifts do not follow a set pattern.

Menopause marks the end of fertility. The age at which it occurs depends on many factors: diet, genetics, health, and lifestyle.  Menopause brings a significant decrease in estrogen. This often leads to surface dryness, which traps sebum beneath the skin and provides a perfect environment for acne breakouts. The hormonal shift can also cause melasma and other pigmentation changes, as well as the textural changes and wrinkling that come with collagen and elastin breakdown.

A regimen to address the challenges of menopausal skin should include ingredients to encourage collagen and elastin production, including vitamins A and C, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, and retinoids. For older women with dry skin, introduce highly moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, niacinamide, and silicones.

Boys and Men

Puberty for boys generally starts between the ages of 10 and 17, and lasts an average of seven years. During this time, the male body primarily produces testosterone, which increases sebum production.  Coupled with the less-than ideal hygiene habits of many teenage boys, this frequently results in challenging acne breakouts.

Throughout their teens and early 20s, men experience several more spikes in testosterone production. Typically, acne outbreaks cease after this time. Those with a family history of acne, however, may continue to experience breakouts well into their late 20s and sometimes into their early 30s. For these clients, daily care products formulated specifically to treat acne may be needed until testosterone production begins to slow during the next stage of life.

After age 30, testosterone production in men begins to decrease at a rate of 10 percent per decade. Just as with women in this age group, the rate of hormonal change and the resulting physical symptoms differ for each individual. In some men, the change will go unnoticed. In other cases, the testosterone decline can lead to reduced sexual function, changes in body composition, and mood fluctuations– similar to the experiences of older women.

Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, brings a steep drop in testosterone production. The skin may become dry and rough due to a reduction in sebum production. Medically, this drop in testosterone is referred to as partial androgen decline in the aging male (PADAM), aging-associated androgen deficiency (AAAD), or male hypogonadism.

An older man’s skin care regimen should include the same ingredients recommended for an older woman. Although the hormonal changes involved are different, the result is the same: collagen and elastin production slows, and skin becomes drier. Older men typically need hydrating products to combat hormone-related skin dehydration.
Include lightweight humectants such as lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, glycerin, and urea.

Common Hormonal Skin Conditions

ACNE
Acne can occur at any time of life, but it is most common during puberty (in males and females) and perimenopause (in females). Regardless of the client’s age or gender, the causes are the same:

• Increased keratinization within the follicle.
• Increased sebum production.
• Increased Propionibacterium acnes bacteria.
• Inflammation.

Adolescent acne clients typically have oily, resilient skin, and should have a professional treatment every two weeks. For adult females whose acne follows monthly hormonal fluctuations, use the client’s menstrual cycle as a guide and treat every four weeks.  Perimenopausal acne patients will also be fighting age-related skin concerns.