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Westport MediSpa is Excited to Introduce Liposonix
Liposonix is revolutionary, non-invasive, and non-surgical way to achieve the custom contouring you want. It addresses the stubborn fat that exercise and diet simply won't get rid of. Liposonix uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) energy to specifically target the areas of fat you want to reduce. Unlike the ultrasound energy that is used in sonograms, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound energy narrows down the energy in a cone shape to a single focused region so the energy is not dispersed over a large area and can be much more specific in its target.
We are born with the total number of fat cells we will have in our lifetime. When Liposonix destroys fat cells, those cells are removed forever. The body does not create new fat cells. The damaged fat cells are broken down by the body's enzymes in a process that occurs naturally in our bodies otherwise. Liposonix triggers the break-down of the fat cells by damaging them with the High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound energy; the body cleanses itself of the unwanted fat by its own biological mechanisms.
Unlike lower intensity ultrasound treatments, the High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound energy in Liposonix is focused so it penetrates down to the layer of fat being targeted, and is not reflected or absorbed by the skin. This is also why Liposonix is able to achieve custom contouring results that are not possible with other body contouring treatments. Other fat reduction treatments like CoolSculpting by Zeltiq cannot specifically target the fat layer that sits below the skin surface, but since Liposonix focuses the High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound energy down to a focal point, it bypasses the layers of tissue above the fatty zone for more targeted and effective treatment. Not only is the depth of treatment particularized, but the area a patient wants treated is also customizable since Liposonix is administered by a hand-held device that can be placed almost anywhere on the body with at least 2.3 centimeters (about 1/2 inch) of fat.
Since the fat cells are destroyed and not just diminished, the fat loss in those cells is permanent, and any new gain of fat is only in the remaining fat cells. Although it is not required for Liposonix candidates to be on an exercise or diet regimen, the best results are achieved when a healthy lifestyle is maintained post-procedure because surrounding fat cells can still grow.
A Liposonix treatment takes about one hour and in about 8-12 weeks patients will notice a reduction of about one inch in the waistline, which translates to a drop in about one dress or pant size. A grid of the patient's desired treatment area is mapped out on the patient's body with a skin-safe marker and each unit of the grid is treatment for one minute in repeating cycles. The patient's personal level of pain tolerance determines the intensity of each grid treatment, so the procedure can be performed at a lower intensity with more cycles or a higher intensity treatment with fewer cycles. During the Liposonix treatment, patients may experience sensations of cold, prickling, tingling, warmth, slight discomfort, and/or pain.
Liposonix can be used to target unwanted fat in many areas, including saddlebags, inner and outer thighs, arms, upper and lower abdomen, love handles, back fat, inner knee fat, and buttocks. Over the course of 8-12 weeks after the procedure is done, the body's natural cleansing systems removed the damaged fat cells and clear them from the area that was treated.
Since the procedure is non-surgical there is no downtime and no scarring associated. There is also no sagging of the skin that often occurs with surgical liposuction because the fat loss is gradual as the body naturally metabolizes the destroyed fat tissue. After the treatment patients may experience redness, bruising and tenderness, and/or swelling, all of which are temporary.
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