The body shaping sector will expand at an estimated 21.0% annually per year through 2012.

— Moretti, Michael. Weathering the Storm - Market Forecast Predicts Continued Growth For Aesthetics. The Aesthetic Guide, Volume 12, 62-68.
Body shaping patient volume will grow from 8 million treatments in 2007 to 21 million treatments in 2012.

— Moretti, Michael. Weathering the Storm - Market Forecast Predicts Continued Growth For Aesthetics. The Aesthetic Guide, Volume 12, 62-68.
In 2010, Americans spent $4 billion on body contouring procedures.

— American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Laser-Assisted Lipolysis


Mechanism of Action

Laser-assisted lipolysis works through selective photothermia, which occurs when laser-light energy is absorbed by fat and then converted into heat energy. The laser energy is transmitted to the adipocytes via the passage of a laser fiber. The adipocytes absorb the energy and rupture, yielding permanent volume reduction. Laser-assisted lipolysis is a photo thermal process secondary to the absorption of laser energy by water which raises the temperature of the subcutaneous space and lower dermis. This causes contraction in all layers due to collagen remodeling. The laser energy is delivered by thin fibers passed within the subcutaneous space. The main chromophore is water, which causes heating of the subcutaneous space and dermis. The lower dermis is heated to temperatures 5-8 degrees Centigrade higher than the surface of the skin. Tissue tightening through coagulation occurs at internal temperatures of 40 - 42 degrees Centigrade.

Results

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Marc Salzman, MD, FACS

Louisville, KY

"I was able to pay for the ProLipo PLUS laser in the first four months of ownership. And, with no recurring disposable cost to deal with, I am enjoying a significant return on my investment."




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