Frequently Asked Questions
ARE YOU FEATURED ON SNN News-SUNCOAST NEWS NETWORK?
Yes, we are very excited to be selected as an exclusive SNN News-Suncoast News Network, Health Connections Partner.
As a top-rated established clinic, we are changing the lives of hundreds of people in our community. We thank you for selecting us and appreciate the recognition.
Here are our featured clips on SNN News-Suncoast News Network:
What is Red Light Therapy or Light Therapy?
Light therapy, also known as Photobiomodulation, LLLT or Red Light Therapy is a very safe and effective non-invasive treatment that has shown to be effective in addressing a variety of cosmetic body issues. It is a 100% natural therapy with zero side effects. Light therapy uses different color wavelengths of visible light which are proven to have specific health and wellness benefits. The skin and body then use the light as a source of energy to repair and rejuvenate damaged cells, shrink fat cells, kill bacteria, boost circulation and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for strong, healthy, and glowing skin.
Each color and frequency of light performs a slightly different action. Green light is known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, sun spots, age spots, freckles, liver spots, and reddish or brown patches. Near infra-red light, which is the most deeply-absorbed wavelength, increases cell permeability and absorption breaks down fat cells, and helps them to be eliminated from the body, reducing body size and improving the appearance of ‘wobbly bits’. Since each color and frequency offers a slightly different benefit, it’s important to choose the right one to address the areas that are bothering you or to choose Sarasota Laser Lipo, since our light therapy combines multiple light frequencies and wavelengths at once, including green, red and near infra-red.
Believe it or not, red light therapy isn’t just FDA approved for inch loss, anti-aging and pain relief, it was even used by NASA to speed wound healing time for their astronauts. Once the lights are absorbed, the light energy is converted to cellular energy, stimulating the body’s natural processes on a cellular level. The treatments offer proven health benefits, which you will not find with other procedures such as freezing, tummy tucks or liposuction.
At the present time, we are the only clinic offering our revolutionary Multi-Wave treatment. Other light devices only offer one light frequency, limiting their effectiveness. Check out our 5-star Google and Facebook reviews and our real patient photos and testimonials, which you can find on our website.
WHY CHOOSE SARASOTA LASER LIPO?
- No Fad Diets
- No Needles, Surgery, Pain or Downtime
- No Extreme Work-Out Plans
- Hundreds of Satisfied Patients
- Doctor Owned, with over 23 years in practice, receive the guidance you need and deserve
- AFFORDABLE! Receive one low price for your entire body
- SAFE & Relaxing Light Therapy Treatments
ARE ALL LIGHT THERAPY DEVICES THE SAME?
No, not all light therapy devices are created equal. Other devices offer a "one-size" fits all approach with one light frequency, limiting their effectiveness, (usually red/infra-red only). We offer the most advanced light treatments on the market, where results are achieved much quicker with less frequency!
❌ Treatment: (3) times per week, 30 mins sessions - "Hopefully see results"
❌ Older technology, with (6) pads and a face covering - Red lights only, less power, using straps, wraps, coverings that simply cannot be fully sanitized. Not a full body treatment, you must select the areas of choice but also miss many areas of the body.
❌ Lay Down Bed device that "looks advanced", but don't be fooled - Red lights only, less power
❌ Low gimmicky pricing to get you in the door
❌ Not established, may not be doctor owned or operated, unqualified hired staff
❌ Very few before and after patient photos, usually using stock photos
❌ Little to no reviews or testimonials
Sarasota Laser Lipo:
✅ SAFE & Relaxing Treatments- We are the only clinic in the area offering our revolutionary "Multi-Wave" treatment, with over (12) simultaneous Green and Red wavelengths, pulsation options and frequency capabilities - this means the treatment nets quicker results than any other light therapy device out there.
✅ Doctor Owned, with over 23 years in practice, you are sure to receive the guidance you need and deserve.
✅ We have helped hundreds of men and women achieve their goals and we can help you as well. Check out our Reviews and Testimonials: https://www.sarasotalaserlipo.com/reviews
How much weight can I lose?
To give you an idea, here are (7) patients that just got started with us. Within their first 3-4 weeks, here is what they were able to achieve.
The average INCH LOSS : 48.15 Inches
The average WEIGHT LOSS: 15.71 Pounds
Results will vary based on your individual needs and goals, health history and adherence to the program.
You can view more before and after Patient Photos HERE.
How do you validate results?
We can validate your results with incredible precision. We use the #1 rated professional 3D body scanner in the world! This state of the art body scanner will keep track of your scans and help set you on the path to achieving your body goals. Track your body’s changes in 3D and see your progress – you can see exactly where you’re slimming down and by how much. If you want to really see your body’s problem areas and see improvements, a 3-D body scan will do the trick. The scan gives us the insight we need to find out what those areas are so we can come up with a plan to improve them.
NOTE: We do not use manual measuring tapes or calipers, as there is too much room for human error and inconsistency. We’ll give you visual proof your program and treatments are working.
You can learn more about our advanced 3-D Body Scanner here.
What can I expect during the session?
Lie down and relax in our whole body photobiomodulation bed. It’s slightly warm and very pleasant, without pain or discomfort. Many people meditate or fall asleep during their treatment. We provide soothing spa music during your treatment to help you unwind. The treatments are safe and effective with no downtime. You can resume normal activities right after your treatment.
How does the technology work?
Our technology allows for fat loss without dieting, strenuous exercise, drugs, or surgery. There are no side effects and no subsequent dysmorphic fat accumulations. Our technology naturally and non-destructively drains fat cells with lipolysis rather than cell-killing apoptosis. This affects natural cellular responses in the skin and fat, thereby reducing the amount of fat and improving the skin’s appearance. This process also increases collagen and elastin in the skin while creating a slimmer appearance.
What happens to the fat?
After being released, the fat is broken down into free fatty acids and glycerol and enters the blood stream. Once in the blood stream, the fatty acids can be either used as fuel or quickly eliminated by the body. Unlike other types of treatments such as fat freezing, no harm is done to the fat cells. They simply shrink to a fraction of their original size.
What happens if I have excess body fat?
If you're carrying a few extra pounds, you're not alone. Carrying extra weight or fat, especially belly fat can be risky.
Belly fat is a more dangerous fat. The trouble with belly fat is that it's not limited to the extra layer of padding located just below the skin (subcutaneous fat). It also includes visceral fat, which lies deep inside your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs.
Regardless of your overall weight, having a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
- Colorectal cancer
- Sleep apnea
- Premature death from any cause
- High blood pressure
Do I have to follow a strict diet?
We recommend real food. The best food is whole food. On your program, you are provided with approved food lists and easy to follow recipes to provide you with real, delicious meals with all the nutrition your body needs. This is not a diet. Our health transformation program offers cellular detoxification, supplementation, and comprehensive lifestyle guidelines to support a long, healthy life.
Is light therapy safe?
Yes. It is safe for all skin types and all ages. It is 100% natural, drug-free, chemical-free, and non-invasive. It is painless and requires zero downtime. There are no adverse short, or long-term side effects. The FDA has cleared LLLT (Low-Level Laser/Light Therapy) as a safe and effective treatment for targeted fat loss. Light therapy has been studied extensively and is proven to be effective by thousands of peer-reviewed medical studies and clinical trials. The studies have shown extremely positive results. We encourage our patients to do a search on PubMed for peer-reviewed medical studies and clinical trials regarding red and near-infrared light therapy.
Are the results permanent?
Unlike ultrasound, radiofrequency, and freezing, our treatments do not cause cellular damage or death and destruction of your living tissue, and the accompanying pain, bruising, recovery, and discomfort. The lights have been shown to promote a natural response within cells based on the wavelength of the light energy used and the type of cell it reaches. Our technology depletes the contents of the cell. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, (not a diet), should allow your results to remain. However, an unhealthy lifestyle may cause your fat cells to refill with new fat. Depleting a fat cell is safer than killing it. If fat returns after a cell have been depleted, it will go to the same place and not look distorted. If fat returns after your fat cells and living tissue have been killed, patients of those procedures commonly see side effects like dysmorphia, (deformity or abnormality in the shape or size of a specified part of the body), or visceral fat.
WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF LIPOSUCTION?
1. BODY DEFORMITY. Uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity or unusual healing can cause the skin to look bumpy or wavy. Damage beneath the skin from the tube (cannula) used during liposuction procedures can leave the skin with a permanent spotted appearance.
2. ACCUMULATION OF FLUIDS. Pockets of fluid (seromas) can form under the skin. Luckily, the fluid can be drained with a needle.
3. SKIN INFECTIONS. There is a possibility that while getting liposuction surgery, you can contract severe skin infection that may be life threatening.
4. PUNCTURING OF INTERNAL ORGANS. The tube (cannula) used to extract the fat from the body could penetrate too deeply and puncture an internal organ, which may require emergency surgical repair.
5. FAT OBSTRUCTING ARTERIES. Loosened pieces of fat may break away and become trapped in a blood vessel, gather in the lungs or travel to the brain. A fat embolism is a medical emergency.
6. KIDNEY, HEART AND LUNG PROBLEMS. You can risk life-threatening kidney, heart and lung problems because of the drastic change in fluid levels in the body during the surgical procedure.
7. LIDOCAINE TOXICITY. Lidocaine is an anesthetic (painkiller) administered with fluids injected during liposuction to help manage pain. Although generally safe, in rare circumstances, lidocaine toxicity can occur, causing serious heart and central nervous system problems.
IS THIS SIMILAR TO FREEZING or COOLSCULPTING®?
Our treatments are NOT similar to more invasive fat reduction methods, like CoolSculpting®, which depend on the death and destruction of your living tissue, and the accompanying pain, bruising, recovery and discomfort. Our treatments are relaxing and safe compared to either of those destructive treatments, with NO PAIN OR DOWNTIME.
What is the pricing?
Our treatments are more affordable than you think. Up until recently, cosmetic services were often considered a luxury for the wealthy. At Sarasota Laser Lipo, our services are actually affordable at almost any income level. The only time to evaluate the fees for procedures is at the free consultation after you have been assessed. One of the reasons it is impossible to give financial quotes ahead of time is that a quoted fee may unknowingly mislead a prospective patient.
Our programs are specific to one's personal needs and goals. Your individual body goal, health history, lifestyle, and other factors need to be considered. A free consultation is offered and this only takes 20-30 minutes. There is nothing to lose!
Our treatments are considered cosmetic procedures. Our cost is less when compared to the amount one would spend on Freezing Methods or Liposuction ($750-$1,200.00 per each area), Tummy Tuck ($7,000.00-$15,000.00), Gastric Sleeve Surgery ($3,500-$31,000), a facelift ($6,000-15,000.00), Micro-needling ($700.00), Botox ($1,200.00 for 60 units).
Our staff will work with you to meet your personalized goals and the total price is patient-specific. Take advantage of the free consultation, where our staff can answer all specific questions including cost.
You can find our promotional offers here.
How many treatments will I need?
The only time to evaluate the number of treatments you may need is at the free consultation after you have been assessed. One of the reasons it is impossible to give quotes ahead of time is that a quoted amount may unknowingly mislead a prospective patient.
We have patients from 18 to 85 years old, each with different goals. No two patients receive the same program. All of our programs are specific to one's personal needs and goals. Your individual body goal, health history, lifestyle, and other factors need to be considered. A free consultation is offered and this only takes 20-30 minutes. There is nothing to lose!
Our staff will work with you to meet your personalized goals. The specific program and amount of treatments are patient-specific. Take advantage of the free consultation, where our staff can answer all specific questions including how many treatments you may need.
You can view the Patient Photo Gallery here.