April 26th, 2012
As the industry’s leading non-invasive body contouring system, Liposonix® provides fat reduction and skin tightening in a single, efficient treatment. To help guide you on your quest for a flatter tummy and trimmer silhouette, review these Liposonix® FAQs and contact us for a free consultation and assessment. Exclusive offers for tummy and flanks are currently available – inquire today.
1. How does the treatment work?
Liposonix® employs unique high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy to create a thermal effect within the fatty layer of skin. At a controlled temperature, Liposonix® effectively and selectively destroys unwanted fat.
2. Who is a candidate for Liposonix?
Liposonix® is ideal for patients close to their target weight with stubborn fatty areas resistant to diet and exercise. Liposonix® is not a weight loss solution. Treatable areas include the tummy, love handles (flanks), outer and posterior thighs and lower buttocks.
3. Are there any risks?
As long as patients are in good health with no history of liver disease or fatty liver, Liposonix® is a very safe treatment supported by significant clinical research. Studies prove no undue stress is placed on the body.
4. Who performs the procedure and how are they trained?
Liposonix® treatment providers have undergone rigorous training under the clinical divisions of Liposonix®. Subsequently, specialized training is continued under the direction of Dr. Lupin in compliance with Cosmedica’s Non-Hospital Medical Surgical Facility Accreditation. Our treatment providers and facility abide by a highest standard of practice and care to carry this credential.
5. What does it feel like?
Each Liposonix® pulse lasts 55 seconds and covers an area roughly equivalent to nine square inches. The device will move in a serpentine pattern and can be paused at any time. Throughout those 55 seconds, sensation will fluctuate from completely comfortable to moderately pinchy. There is no lingering sensation once the pulse has completed.
6. How long does it take?
The average Liposonix® treatment takes 45 minutes to one hour.
7. Will there be any recovery?
Patients are expected to notice bruising and palpable tenderness; patients may resume regular activities but the treatment site will be tender to the touch. Cosmedica recommends a compression garment to wear over the treatment site for 5 days following treatment to stave off bruising. Oral arnica tablets or a course of GliSODin Advanced Pre/Post Formula can also reduce the period of bruising and tenderness.
8. What can I expect?
The average Liposonix® treatment will achieve a three-five centimeter circumferential reduction by 8 weeks.
9. How long have you been providing these treatments?
Cosmedica has been providing Liposonix® treatments since its immediate Health Canada and FDA clearance in early 2010.
10. What are the alternative treatment options?
Cosmedica patients may also consider UltraShape™ - an alternative ultrasound technology particularly suited to sensitive areas, for those less in need of skin tightening or averse to bruising and tenderness. Surgical liposuction under anesthesia, Lipo Laser™ or Smart Lipo™ are other considerations if surgical quality results are desired.