Difference Between Fat Reduction and Weight Loss

Weight Loss and Fat reduction are considered to be similar but in reality it is not true. People have this misconception that both these are same. When the body loses weight the fat cells in the body becomes smaller, but their number remains the same. On regaining the weight these fat cells expand again.

The procedure called CRYOLIPOLYSIS reduces the fat cells from the treated areas. Once the fat cells are removed you won’t have to fear about the expansion of the fat cells. No fat cell means, no fear of them getting bigger.

CRYOLIPOLYSIS procedure lasts for long, unlike the surgical and non-surgical weight loss procedures because it is the only procedure in which the fat cells are removed from the body for good. Now, though you may not weigh less, but still you will be thinner, feel good and will look the best whatever you wear.

 

Weight Loss

On losing weight the fat cells shrink and become smaller but their number remains the same. Once you start gaining weight again the fat cells expands and become larger again.

 

Fat Reduction After The Procedure

After going through the CRYOLIPOLYSIS procedure the treated area contains a reduced amount of fat cells. The best thing about this procedure is that it does not change the fat cell distribution in other areas that are left untreated unlike the other procedures.

Cryolipolysis Procedure


CRYOLIPOLYSIS® or Cool Sculpting is a procedure which deals with the non-invasive cooling of the adipose tissue for inducing lipolysis, so that the fat cells can break down to reduce body fat that too without damaging the other tissues. Dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD from Wellman Center for Photo medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston were the first ones to discover the scientific principles of CRYOLIPOLYSIS. They were also the teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School.

From the various researches conducted by their team of physicians, they confirmed that under the carefully controlled conditions, the subcutaneous fat cell tissues in comparison to the other tissues are more susceptible towards the effect of cold.

 

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

Dermatologists Dieter Manstein, and R. Rox Anderson’s initial work were published in the November 2008 edition of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine that illustrates the below points:

  • Fat cell apoptosis is caused by the exposure towards cooling through energy extraction i.e. controlled death of cells through natural methods that actually releases cytokines and inflammatory mediators that eliminates the affected cells gradually.
  • After the procedure the affected fat cells are slowly but surely removed by the inflammatory cells in some time. This procedure actually reduces the thickness of the fat layer of the body.
  • Lipids present in the fat cells are released slowly and the lymphatic system carries them out so that they can be processed and eliminated like fat from the food.

On the basis of findings from this research, investors concluded that prolonged but controlled local tissue cooling can induce some selective fat cell reduction following subcutaneous fat loss that too without harming the upper layer of the skin. “Selective Cryolipolysis” discovery has helped in the development of patented technology in the wake of non-invasive Cool Sculpting procedure.

 

How Long the CoolSculpting procedure takes and how many treatments are required?

Each CoolSculpting treatment procedure takes one hour for a single area. A single area of treatment is just about the size of your hand. Each “love handles” can be considered as a single area of treatment and the area of “lower abdomen” is considered as two areas. In a single visit you can treat more than one area, but that one area must again be treated at a time i.e. two areas in just two hours back to back. In every CoolSculpting procedure of treatment, 25% of the fat cells are removed, thus the second treatment procedure is considered beneficial for most patients. This treatment damages the fat cells that are frozen so that the body gradually absorbs them through its metabolic process so that they are actually removed from the body permanently. Results from the treatment takes over 3 to 4 months and during this period the patients usually schedule their second treatment as well. The results are different for each and every patient depending upon their body type, age and other characteristics. Till date patients have been very contended and pleased with the results of our treatments.

How Long Laser Hair Removal Last

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Laser hair removal provides long lasting results. While some individuals may see 100% reduction in hair growth, most people see anywhere from 70-90% reductions. Annual maintenance visits will ensure that the last bit of re-growth is eliminated, leaving you with smooth, hair free skin year round. Laser hair removal is also non-invasive, unlike other permanent hair removal options, and takes only minutes to treat larger treatment sites. Hair falls out on its own, and there is no need to individually remove each hair, making the procedure painless, effective, and quick.

Should you have more questions regarding the results, costs, or risks of laser hair removal, schedule a consultation.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe During Pregnancy


During pregnancy, we would never advise our clients to undergo laser hair removal treatment. Although we use the preferred industry standard laser for hair removals used worldwide and till date there has been no scientific proof that the laser used for hair removal is bad or harmful for the foetus but still we also take into account that there is no evidences as well to support that they are completely safe.

At the time of pregnancy, women love their hair (skull hair) the most, because they feel as if their hair has become stronger and fuller. During pregnancy period, your hair become actually stronger and your hair feels shinier and thicker, like never before.  Hair fall problems seem to be non-existent during this phase of life. Normally, you lose almost 100 hairs in a single day while brushing or shampooing and to fill in the loss of hair it is replaced with new hair growth. There are three cycles of hair growth

  • Anagen i.e. The active phase of growing
  • Catagen i.e. The resting phase
  • Telogen i.e. The phase when hair sheds

During pregnancy the first phase i.e. The Anagen phase stays for long because of the increase in Estrogen level in the body. Women at times even notices that the texture of their hair has changed, for e.g. curly hair may become straight or your dry looking hair may appear to be shinier.

Sadly, when you are experiencing and enjoying the best hair days, you may even get a shock seeing the hair growth on your face, stomach, breasts and back of the body. Erratic hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy are responsible for this sudden hair growth on your body.  Although you have undergone laser hair removal treatment before pregnancy, still you may experience new hair growth as a result of hormonal changes and not instead of the removed hairs. All these hormonal changes in the body become normal again after the delivery.

Our female clients are usually very curious to know whether laser hair treatment during pregnancy is safe or not. We understand their concern about their baby’s health and development. For the safety of both mom to be and the baby we usually advise our clients to wait till their delivery for the laser hair removal treatment.

During pregnancy, we would never advise our clients to undergo laser hair removal treatment. Although we use the preferred industry standard laser for hair removals worldwide and till date there has been no scientific proof that the laser used for hair removal is bad or harmful for the foetus, but we still take into account that there are no evidences as well to support that they are completely safe for the mom to be and the baby. We do treat our clients who are trying to conceive, but at the same time we request them to inform us about their pregnancy soon as they get to know.

If you are disturbed because of the excessive hair growth on the body during pregnancy, then in such case you must opt for a temporary solution. Once you have delivered the baby safely, then laser hair removal treatment can be started if you opt not to breastfeed. If you choose to breastfeed, then we will advise you to wait for an extra 6 months and after stopping breastfeeding you can resume the laser treatment. The extra 6 month gap helps in settling the hormonal dis-balance.

Every person is different and thus not all women will experience the same changes during pregnancy. But the body relaxes and returns to its normal self after the delivery. Skin and hair related problems, if any, can later on be addressed with calmness once you are back to normal.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent & Effective

People usually are concerned, whether the laser hair removal treatment is permanent and effective. The answer to this is YES”. The laser hair removal treatment is actually permanent and effective in removing and managing the unwanted hair from both men and women’s body. After the completion of the treatment you will be thrilled by experiencing a softer, smoother and cleaner skin. 

Highly concentrated light beam created by lasers, penetrates deep inside the skin and distributes therapeutic heat in a perfect yet controlled amount. Energy from the light beam is absorbed by the hair follicles pigments. To make skin free from unwanted hair, laser pulses are shot to the targeted area just for a fraction of seconds which is enough for destroying the several follicles and that too without affecting the skin round.

This treatment depends upon the color of hair and skin along with the strength of laser treatment that can be tolerated by the patients. By using the optimal parameters 15 to 30% of permanent hair loss can be experienced during each session.

Unwanted hair can be reduced permanently with the help of laser hair removal treatment. This treatment is permanent but because the growth of hair in a single area also differs, this technology is designed for targeting the hair that is actively growing. For acknowledging the changes and achieving the desired results, you will need more than one session of this treatment. This simply means that doctors or practitioner performing this session will target the actively growing hair and destroy the hair follicles.

For achieving a clean hairless body, you will need to take at least 4 to 8 sessions depending upon the body and skin type.

All About Human Hair


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At the time of puberty and even after that, the terminal hair that grows on the human body is Androgenic hair that is also commonly known as body hair. The body hair can be differentiated between head hair and vellus hair that are fine as well as light in color. Increased levels of androgens i.e. Male hormones in an individual are responsible for the growth of androgenic hair. Men naturally have higher level of androgen and thus they obviously have more androgenic hair on their body in comparison to women.

Right from the childhood people of every sex, be it male or female, they have vellus hair covered over almost the entire body excluding lip, scar tissue, palm, sole, back of the ear, navel, and the external genital areas. Every individual person has different hair density i.e. The number of hair follicles present in a single area varies in every individual. There are many situations when vellus hair on the human body starts becoming thicker and darker, for e.g. Beard hair when it starts appearing on chin of male in adolescence. 

Androgenic hair follows the same growth pattern as the hair that grows on the scalp, but with a shorter anagen phase and longer telogen phase. While the anagen phase for the hair on one’s head lasts for years, the androgenic hair growing phase lasts a few months. The telogen phase for body hair lasts close to a year. This shortened growing period and extended dormant period explains why the hair on the head tends to be much longer than other hair found on the body. Differences in length seen in comparing the hair on the back of the hand and pubic hair, for example, can be explained by varied growth cycles in those two regions. The same goes for differences in body hair length seen in different people, especially when comparing men and women.

 

Development and Growth

While the hair we see on the outside of our bodies may appear to be actively growing, the real action takes place below the surface of our skin, or epidermis. Cells inside of our hair follicles divide and multiply, and as space fills up inside of the follicle, it pushes older cells out. After those older cells harden and exit the follicle, they form the hair shaft. The shaft is mostly comprised of dead tissue and a protein called keratin.

Hair follicles are to varying degrees sensitive to androgen, primarily testosterone and its derivatives, with different areas on the body having different sensitivity. As androgen levels increase, the rate of hair growth and the weight of the hairs increase. Genetic factors determine both individual levels of androgen and the hair follicle’s sensitivity to androgen, as well as other characteristics such as hair colour, type of hair and hair retention.

Rising levels of androgen during puberty cause vellus hair to transform into terminal hair over many areas of the body. The sequence of appearance of terminal hair reflects the level of androgen sensitivity, with pubic hair being the first to appear due to the area’s special sensitivity to androgen. The appearance of pubic hair in both sexes is usually seen as an indication of the start of a person’s puberty. There is a sexual differentiation in the amount and distribution of androgenic hair, with men tending to have more terminal hair in more areas. This includes facial hair, chest hair, abdominal hair, leg hair, arm hair, and foot hair. Women retain more of the less visible vellus hair, although leg, arm, and foot hair can be noticeable on women.

 

Hair Growth

Like much of the hair on the human body, leg, arm, chest, and back hair begin as vellus hair. As people age, the hair in these regions will often begin to grow darker and more abundantly. This will typically happen during or after puberty. Men will generally have more abundant, coarser hair on the legs, arms, chest, and back, while women tend to have a less drastic change in the hair growth in these areas. However, some women will grow darker, longer hair in one or more of these regions.