lek. Artur Markowski, specj. dermatolog
Key words: low-level laser therapy, adipocytes, circumference reduction, body shaping
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) does not destroy adipocytes, but fat evacuation from the inside of the cells to the intercellular space. Initially, this method was used as a supplement to lipoplastic procedures. Clinical trials have commenced on the use of the 532 nm wave in the local treatment of obesity. On the basis of the obtained results, the American FDA approved LLLT as a non-invasive aesthetic procedure intended to reduce the circumference of the hips, waist and upper abdomen.
The author of the article presents his own several years of experience in the use of LLLT to reduce the circumference of the abdomen, hips and thighs and to treat cellulite. He performed procedures on 96 patients (80 women aged 35–68 years and 16 men aged 45–70 years).
The effects were assessed on the basis of photographic documentation and the study of the volume of individual areas of the body, and confirmed the effectiveness of the above-mentioned devices in body shaping. No side effects were observed.