SmartLipo® actually uses very small lasers tuned to different wave lengths to preferentially melt fat cells in the desired area, while leaving nerves and blood vessels in the area intact. Depending upon the type of laser, heating of the skin in the area also stimulates new collagen growth, possibly aiding in eventual skin tightening after liposuction.
Aiming beam at the tip of the SmartLipo® laser allows the doctor to know exactly where he or she is at all times, the procedure is very precise. As such, SmartLipo® is very effective in body areas that are not suitable for traditional liposuction, such as the face, neck, back and knees.
Since the SmartLipo® procedure is performed under local anesthesia, there is very little pain or discomfort involved. You may feel a minor stinging sensation and an impression of tugging at your skin during the SmartLipo® treatment, but these discomforts are minimal.
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