Laser process shrinks fat cells and reshapes your body
For years, Brittany* had the worst trouble losing weight. She tried everything she could think of, but always managed to gain back any pounds and inches she lost. She especially struggled with a “muffin top,” that area around the waist that plagues many people as they get older. It made her miserable.
“I’d been to meetings. I bought the books. I exercised at least five days a week, and I ate very healthy most of the time,” she shares, “but I just couldn’t get rid of that bulge of fat that hung over my belt.
“I’d gone up a size, and my clothes were still tight. I wore a size fourteen, but sixteen sometimes fit even better. If you looked at me, you wouldn’t think I was really heavy, but I was having trouble getting my pants zipped and feeling good in my clothes. I was most comfortable in stretchy outfits.”
The answer to Brittany’s dilemma was nearer than she expected. The solution was provided by someone she already knew, Larry D. Johnson, DC, at the newly opened Body by Design Laser Spa in Cape Coral. In addition to his longstanding practice of chiropractic care, Dr. Johnson now provides treatment for weight loss and spot fat reduction.
To achieve these goals, Dr. Johnson offers a safe and affordable alternative to liposuction, gastric bypass surgery and other invasive procedures. The alternative is a laser-assisted weight loss system called LipoLaser. With this completely noninvasive treatment, patients can lose three to seven inches of body fat in just weeks. This new treatment caught Brittany’s eye.
“Dr. Johnson was already my chiropractor, and on a regular visit, I saw him putting up information about this LipoLaser process he was offering,” states Brittany. “I figured I tried everything else to lose the fat around my waist, so I signed up immediately.
“I’ve had cool laser therapy previously for inflammation and pain with several conditions. I had laser treatment for tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and some other issues, and had really good results with it. I believed this would work for me, too.”
Shrinking Fat Cells
Dr. Johnson stresses that LipoLaser is a safe and effective alternative to liposuction, LAP-BAND®, gastric bypass and other procedures for weight loss or spot fat reduction. It can be used to treat many areas, including the waistline, mid and lower abdomen; upper, mid and lower back; chin and neck, buttocks and thighs, all without the risks and complications of invasive procedures.
“With the laser, there are no incisions or scars, and there is no downtime for recovery,” elaborates
Dr. Johnson. “Further, there is no discomfort during or after treatment. LipoLaser is also affordable. It is less than half the cost of those other procedures.”
“The laser treatment is painless. You can’t feel the laser or see it,” notes Brittany. “The staff just puts these paddles across the areas of your body you want to reduce. According to what I read, and I read quite a bit before I decided to do this, the laser actually causes the fat cells to decrease in size.”
Brittany’s understanding of the LipoLaser’s effect is accurate. The laser works by targeting fat cells and stimulating them to empty their contents. The process reshapes the cells, and the body, with each treatment.
“The laser causes the fat cell walls to open up, releasing what’s inside in the form of free fatty acids, water and glycerol, or triglycerides,” explains Dr. Johnson. “Once the triglycerides are freed from the fat cells, the body uses them as an energy source. The fat cells then shrink significantly, resulting in lost inches.
“Typically, people experience immediate results. The LipoLaser has been shown to stimulate the body to release forty to sixty grams of fat during a typical treatment. This fat is then safely eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system.”
At Body by Design Laser Spa, each patient is given a customized treatment plan outlining the number of sessions recommended to reach the patient’s desired goal. The number of sessions is based on each person’s percentage of body fat, as well as whether the person is currently dieting and/or exercising. LipoLaser has a cumulative effect in targeting fat cells.
“As one treatment shrinks the outermost cells of the fat layer just under the skin, the next treatment reaches farther into the fat layer,” reports Dr. Johnson. “Treatments work best when focused on one area of the body at a time, such as the tummy, back or arms. It’s recommended to keep the sessions close together, ideally three treatments per week.”
Goodbye, Muffin Top
Brittany experienced a change right from the start. It was a slight change, but it was enough to encourage her to keep going with the program.
“The Body by Design Laser Spa staff took a measurement after my first treatment session, and there was a difference,” she offers. “It wasn’t a perceptible difference, but it was a measurable difference. The results just got better as I continued with the treatment.
“After nine LipoLaser sessions, I lost a total of six and a half inches. They measured me in three places – below the waist, at the waist and above the waist. I lost two, two and two and half inches respectively in those areas.
“I also lost about four pounds, but for me, it wasn’t as much about weight loss. It was more about shaping my body a little bit better and getting rid of the bulge around my belly.”
So far, Brittany has had 11 LipoLaser sessions. She plans to finish 18 to complete her treatment plan. She’s thrilled with the results she’s achieved to this point. The treatment already reduced her muffin top significantly.
“I’m really starting to see the difference,” she verifies. “The best way I can describe how I look now is that my stomach does not precede me into a room. It comes in with the rest of me. Also, my clothes are starting to fit more comfortably. I am very happy with my results.
“I definitely recommend Dr. Johnson, Body by Design Laser Spa and the LipoLaser treatment. In fact, I told Dr. Johnson he should have a place where the laser is just beamed through the whole room. Then, I can get the treatment on my entire body!”
*Patient’s name was withheld at her request.
Larry D. Johnson, DC, earned his undergraduate degree while serving in the United States Air Force. During that time, he attended various institutions, including the University of Maryland in Germany, University of Hawaii and University of Northern
Iowa. He was awarded his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University in St. Louis. Dr. Johnson uses a low-force technique of chiropractic adjusting and has been practicing in Cape Coral for more than 30 years. He is also the medical director for Body by Design Laser Spa’s laser-
assisted weight loss program, and he supervises and manages the LipoLaser procedures. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Physicians Association.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call (239) 574-5559.
Body by Design Laser Spa
1510 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Suite 6
Cape Coral, Florida