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Spade Skin Care Laser Body Slimming (LBS) FAQs

How many LBS sessions do I need?
During the initial consultation, our trained technicians examine the type of fat to ensure you are a good candidate. We will then recommend the number of sessions.
What are the benefits of Whole Body Vibration
Whole body vibration has been researched for more than 100 years and has been proven to have the following benefits:

  • Accelerated weight loss
  • Stimulated lymphatic drainage
  • Enhances critical blood flow throughout the body (oxygenation and lymph drainage)
  • Increases how well your body can detoxify and helps with brain function
  • Reduces appearance of cellulite (reduces weight gain and helps to tone the body)
  • Tones and tightens skin
  • Improved collagen production
  • Increases flexibility, range of motion and mobility
  • Decreases muscle tightness and increases mobility
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Increases physical strength, dexterity, and endurance
  • Reduces arthritic pain, joint and ligament stress
  • Help to reduce bladder problems or incontinence
  • Reduces spasticity and increases smoothness of muscle function
  • Posture is enhanced and strengthened overall
  • Increased bone strength, density and fights osteoporosis
  • Reduced back pain and stiffness

How does LBS work?
The low-level laser stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.
What can I expect at my appointments?
The treatment is completely painless. There is no heat or any sensation whatsoever while being treated. You will be met by our trained technician who will position the probes at the desired areas of the body for up to 23 minutes. You will proceed with the vibration machine. After you are done you can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime, nor pain, swelling or any discomfort.
What happens if I miss an appointment?
To realize the best results, we do not recommended that you miss an appointment. If appointment is missed, some of the fat will be reabsorbed by the fat cells.
How is LBS different than liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, this treatment is a 100% noninvasive that uses a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.
Is there any downtime?
No. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Are there any limitations to what I can do during the treatment?
No. During the treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day), and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to metabolize it fat which can decrease your results.
What areas of the body can I use this treatment on?
It can be used effectively on essentially every part of the body where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients start with treating the waist, hips and thighs which can all be targeted in few treatments. Other areas include upper arms, bra-line fat, inner knees, back fat and buttocks.
Is it safe?
Yes, there is no risk involved in using this treatment. It is low-level laser therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction and lip dissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage , which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. None of these have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced like our treatment. Our treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scarring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?
Yes, you should avoid this treatment, if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Please consult with your doctor to discuss whether you are a good candidate.
Are there any side effects?
No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches and fat.
Is it effective?
Yes, with this treatment and by following the recommended guidelines for success, you can expect to experience a combined loss of 3+ inches from your waist, hips and thighs and a reduction in clothes size. Additionally, early patients have noticed an improvement in the appearance of cellulite.
How long do results last?
By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results.
How soon after pregnancy can I do it?
It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.
How long does it take to begin seeing results?
Some can see results after only a few treatment sessions as their clothes fit more loosely. Many actually see the difference after 3 sessions. Family and friends often notice the difference, too.
Is everyone a good candidate for this treatment?
Most are good candidates. Even people who are not overweight can lose inches. Be sure to discuss your health background with your physician and ask any questions about your particular areas of concern