LipoControl's Higher Precision
Lipolysis Results in Safer Procedures
By Ilya Petrou, M.D., Contributing Editor, The European Aesthetics Guide
Laser-assisted lipolysis (LAL) is a proven
technology that can achieve significant
aesthetic improvements in body
contouring and shaping. However,
treatments have been associated with
adverse events such as minor burns
of targeted tissues, which can result in
scarring. The LipoControl™ System from
Osyris Medical (Lille, France) is an LAL
device powered by innovative technology
offering the clinician a much higher
control of energy delivered to the tissues,
resulting in safer treatments....
.... “Compared to other techniques, the
LipoControl device can result in more
uniform treatments and outcomes in
terms of heating the dermis and deeper
tissues and liquefying the fat compartments,” said Neil Sadick, M.D., of
Sadick Dermatology in New York,
New York, U.S.... [read full report]
Laser Lipolysis with a 989nm diode Laser
By Dr. Amy F. Taub
Laser lipolysis is recognized as an effective, non-surgical solution for fat removal and body reshaping. Its appeal lay in the procedure's ability to treat localized fat deposits and correct body asymmetries with apparent decreased risk compared to traditional liposuction.
The energy emitted by the laser uses volumetric heating to destroy fat cells, contract skin and stimulate collagenesis. Although devices of five different wavelengths are FDA approved for lipolysis, it has been found that the 980 nm diode laser is consistently successful in inducing the required fat-heat and skin-heat interactions necessary for optimal results.
Although laser lipolysis is not intended to replace traditional liposuction, it offers patients a procedure that yields similar benefits with fewer complications and faster recovery. [read more]
Dr. Wendell Turner of Gainesville Gynecology, purchases the first LipoControl in the United States.
Dr. Turner is a board certified OB/GYN who has been practicing at Gainesville Gynecology since 1985. He not only provides excellent care in women’s health, he also began offering aesthetic procedures in 2007. “I added aesthetics to my practice because a segment of my patients had moved out of their OB years and they began to inquire about ways to improve their overall appearance,” says Turner.
After seeing a demonstration of LipoControl at the Advanced Lipo Users Workshop on Kiawah Island, SC in March, Dr. Turner decided to add the device to his office. “I was intrigued by the fine control of the distribution of laser energy uniformly over the treatment area. This device will help me to give my patients the results they want.”
Dr. Turner received his hands-on training at a workshop in San Francisco. During the workshop, he saw the device in use on the flanks and bra-line of a patient and learned how to effectively use the key new features of this advanced device. “Best training experience I’ve participated in so far. I learned practical techniques in a very natural clinical setting.”
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