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Low level laser therapy fat

Zahra Alizadeh, Farzin Halabchi, Reza Mazaheri, Maryam Abolhasani, Mastaneh Tabesh
CONTEXT: Today, different kinds of non-invasive body contouring modalities, including cryolipolysis, radiofrequency (RF), low-level laser therapy (LLLT), and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) are available for reducing the volume of subcutaneous adipose tissue or cellulite. Each procedure has distinct mechanisms for stimulating apoptosis or necrosis adipose tissue. In addition to the mentioned techniques, some investigations are underway for analyzing the efficacy of other techniques such as whole body vibration (WBV) and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)...
October 2016: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ibrahim Khansa, Bridget Harrison, Jeffrey E Janis
BACKGROUND: Scars represent the visible sequelae of trauma, injury, burn, or surgery. They may induce distress in the patient because of their aesthetically unpleasant appearance, especially if they are excessively raised, depressed, wide, or erythematous. They may also cause the patient symptoms of pain, tightness, and pruritus. Numerous products are marketed for scar prevention or improvement, but their efficacy is unclear. METHODS: A literature review of high-level studies analyzing methods to prevent or improve hypertrophic scars, keloids, and striae distensae was performed...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Marek Jankowski, Mariusz Gawrych, Urszula Adamska, Jakub Ciescinski, Zbigniew Serafin, Rafal Czajkowski
Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) has been applied recently to body contouring. However the mechanism of LLLT-induced reduction of subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness has not been elucidated and proposed hypotheses are highly controversial. Non-obese volunteers were subject to 650nm LLLT therapy. Each patient received 6 treatments 2-3 days apart to one side of the abdomen. The contralateral side was left untreated and served as control. Subjects' abdominal adipose tissue thickness was measured by ultrasound imaging at baseline and 2 weeks post-treatment...
February 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
Antonio E Aquino, Marcela Sene-Fiorese, Cynthia A Castro, Fernanda O Duarte, Jorge C Oishi, Gabriela C Santos, Karina A Silva, Fernando Fabrizzi, Gilberto Moraes, Selma M M Matheus, Ana Claudia G O Duarte, Vanderlei S Bagnato, Nivaldo A Parizotto
Obesity affects approximately 20% of the world population, and exercise is the primary non-pharmacological therapy. The combined use of exercise and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may potentiate the effects promoted by exercise. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise in combination with phototherapy on adipocyte area, activity of the enzyme citrate synthase and muscle morphological analysis. We used 64 Wistar rats, which were divided into eight groups with 8 rats each: sedentary chow-diet (SC); sedentary chow-diet plus laser therapy (SCL), exercised chow-diet (EC); exercised chow-diet plus laser therapy (ECL); sedentary high-fat diet (SH); sedentary high-fat diet plus laser therapy (SHL); exercised high-fat diet (EH); exercised high-fat diet, laser therapy (EHL)...
August 2015: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Raquel Munhoz da Silveira Campos, Ana Raimunda Dâmaso, Deborah Cristina Landi Masquio, Antonio Eduardo Aquino, Marcela Sene-Fiorese, Fernanda Oliveira Duarte, Lian Tock, Nivaldo Antonio Parizotto, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Recently, investigations suggest the benefits of low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in noninvasive treatment of cellulite, improvement of body countering, and control of lipid profile. However, the underlying key mechanism for such potential effects associated to aerobic plus resistance training to reduce body fat and inflammatory process, related to obesity in women still unclear. The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the effects of combined therapy of LLLT and aerobic plus resistance training in inflammatory profile and body composition of obese women...
July 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
J Kennedy, S Verne, R Griffith, L Falto-Aizpurua, K Nouri
The risks, financial costs and lengthy downtime associated with surgical procedures for fat reduction have led to the development of a number of non-invasive techniques. Non-invasive body contouring now represents the fastest growing area of aesthetic medicine. There are currently four leading non-invasive techniques for reducing localized subcutaneous adipose tissue: low-level laser therapy (LLLT), cryolipolysis, radio frequency (RF) and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). To review and compare leading techniques and clinical outcomes of non-invasive subcutaneous fat reduction...
September 2015: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
A C Nita, O A Orzan, M Filipescu, D Jianu
RATIONALE: Many treatments have been proposed for cosmetic or functional improvement of scars. It is known that fat grafts and laser treatment can have beneficial effects on the remodeling of scar tissue, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be effective during the wound-healing process. We hypothesized that laser and PRP can enhance fat graft survival and the combination would be effective in improving scars appearance. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of these combinations in the treatment of atrophic and contractile scars...
2013: Journal of Medicine and Life
Andreea Cristina Niţă, Dana Mihaela Jianu, I P Florescu, Maria Filipescu, O Cobani, S A Jianu, D A Chiriţă, Adriana Bold
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nowadays patients want a long-lasting youthful appearance but through a less invasive approach. Our unique approach, "AdipoLASER reJuvenation (ALJ)", involves a variety of less invasive techniques based on simultaneous laser resurfacing, and lipolysis together with adipose tissue graft and redistribution. Recently, we added to this platelet-rich plasma therapy. We conducted a study aiming to emphasize the histopathological changes occurred following these procedures...
2013: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Dorota Pawlik, Ryszard Lauterbach, Maria Walczak, Joanna Hurkała, Michael P Sherman
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies suggest that fish-oil lipid emulsion given parenterally to very preterm infants reduces the severity of retinopathy (ROP) and cholestasis. METHODS: Infants weighing <1250 g at birth were randomly allocated to 2 groups: an experimental group of 60 infants that received an intravenous (IV) soybean, olive oil, and fish oil emulsion, and a control group of 70 infants that was given a parenteral soybean and olive oil emulsion. Plasma and erythrocyte concentrations of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were determined using a high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
August 2014: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Antonella Savoia, Simone Landi, Fulvio Vannini, Alfonso Baldi
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, there has been an upsurge in the application of low-level laser therapy in various medical diseases. Additionally, vibration therapy is a new and effective measure to prevent muscular atrophy and osteoporosis, along with some general health-related beneficial effects of exercise on skeletal muscles such as improvement of endothelial function and an increased enzyme capacity of energy metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the application of a 635 nm and 0...
June 2013: Dermatology and Therapy
Pinar Avci, Theodore T Nyame, Gaurav K Gupta, Magesh Sadasivam, Michael R Hamblin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) is a noninvasive, nonthermal approach to disorders requiring reduction of pain and inflammation and stimulation of healing and tissue regeneration. Within the last decade, LLLT started being investigated as an adjuvant to liposuction, for noninvasive body contouring, reduction of cellulite, and improvement of blood lipid profile. LLLT may also aid autologous fat transfer procedures by enhancing the viability of adipocytes...
August 2013: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Christine C Dierickx, Jean-Michel Mazer, Mila Sand, Sylvie Koenig, Valerie Arigon
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive assessment of safety, tolerance, and patient satisfaction has not been established from noninvasive body contouring techniques, such as low-level laser therapy, ultrasound, radiofrequency, and infrared light, for reduction of subcutaneous fat. OBJECTIVE: This multicenter study investigated the clinical outcomes of noninvasive cryolipolysis in European subjects. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed at clinical sites in Belgium and France...
August 2013: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Barry DiBernardo, Gordon Sasaki, Bruce E Katz, Joseph P Hunstad, Christine Petti, A Jay Burns
BACKGROUND: Historically, treatments for cellulite have not been able to address all of its physiological components and require multiple sessions. OBJECTIVE: The authors evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single, subdermal procedure to treat the underlying structure of cellulite. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients underwent a 3-step cellulite treatment with a 1440-nm Nd:YAG laser with a side-firing fiber and temperature-sensing cannula. Efficacy was measured by the ability of blinded evaluators to distinguish baseline photos from those taken at 3 and 6 months posttreatment, as well as their rating of the results on a 5-point, 2-category ordinal photonumeric scale when comparing baseline photos to those taken at 2, 3, and 6 months posttreatment...
May 2013: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Antonio E Aquino, Marcela Sene-Fiorese, Fernanda R Paolillo, Fernanda O Duarte, Jorge C Oishi, Airton A Pena, Ana C G O Duarte, Michael R Hamblin, Vanderlei S Bagnato, Nivaldo A Parizotto
Obesity and associated dyslipidemia is the fastest growing health problem throughout the world. The combination of exercise and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) could be a new approach to the treatment of obesity and associated disease. In this work, the effects of LLLT associated with exercises on the lipid metabolism in regular and high-fat diet rats were verified. We used 64 rats divided in eight groups with eight rats each, designed: SC, sedentary chow diet; SCL, sedentary chow diet laser, TC, trained chow diet; TCL, trained chow diet laser; SH, sedentary high-fat diet; SHL, sedentary high-fat diet laser; TH, trained high-fat diet; and THL, trained high-fat diet laser...
September 2013: Lasers in Medical Science
Marek K Dobke, Thomas Hitchcock, Lisa Misell, Gordon H Sasaki
Energy-based noninvasive surgical tools can be used for ablative bio-stimulation (eg, collagen production) or tissue restructuring functions (eg, tightening or lifting) and are the subject of this review. The authors present the various methods and tools for noninvasive cosmetic surgery (ultrasound, radiofrequency, cryolipolysis, and lasers) and present the clinical outcomes of each. They summarize techniques and methods and their indications, physical parameters and tissue target, and consistency.
October 2012: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Christopher T Chia, Spero J Theodorou
BACKGROUND: Advances in suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) include improved instrumentation, better understanding of fluid dynamics, and an improved concept of appropriate indications. The tumescent technique uses subcutaneous injection of isotonic fluid containing vasoconstrictive and analgesic agents and is proved to be safe, with low morbidity and mortality rates. Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) using local infiltration of an anesthetic and no general anesthesia or sedation has been developed, with claims of fat destruction and skin tightening...
August 2012: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Robert F Jackson, Fredric A Stern, Rodrigo Neira, Clara L Ortiz-Neira, Jillian Maloney
BACKGROUND: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a noninvasive treatment for a wide-assortment of medical ailments. A recent application is for noninvasive body slimming. A Level 1 clinical study was completed and recorded a significant reduction in circumferential measurements across waist, hips, and thighs compared to placebo subjects. Questions remain unanswered to whether the result observed was based upon simple fluid redistribution. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of LLLT for noninvasive body slimming and determine if the loss was attributable to fluid or fat relocation...
March 2012: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Mark L Jewell, Nowell J Solish, Charles S Desilets
BACKGROUND: Body-sculpting procedures are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Although surgical lipoplasty remains the most common body sculpting procedure, a demand exists for noninvasive alternatives capable of reducing focal adiposity without the risks of adverse events (AEs) associated with invasive excisional body-sculpting procedures. METHODS: This report describes the mechanism of action, efficacy, safety, and tolerability of cryolipolysis, radiofrequency ablation, low-level external laser therapy, injection lipolysis, low-intensity nonthermal ultrasound, and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), with an emphasis on thermal HIFU...
October 2011: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Courtney M L Elm, Irmina D Wallander, Bart Endrizzi, Brian D Zelickson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been shown to induce cellular reactions in nonphotosynthetic cells however skepticism remains regarding efficacy at the clinical level. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of LLLT independent of liposuction. Additionally, a weight loss supplement (Curva™, Santa Barbra Medical Innovations, Santa Barbra, CA) was evaluated. This clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of the Erchonia EML Laser (Zerona™ System, Santa Barbra Medical Innovations) for non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring in a split-body clinical evaluation...
February 2011: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Kota Ichikawa, Ryuzaburo Tanino, Moriaki Wakaki
Although various lasers are available, few of them are applicable in liposculpture. Laser interaction with fat tissue has not also been well documented. The aim of our study was to gather basic data on laser absorption in fat tissue and to analyze the relationship between laser energy and lipolysis for development of a more effective laser system. The transmittance rate in human fat specimens was measured by a spectrophotometer to determine the optimum wavelength. The absorption coefficient was used to evaluate laser absorption at a wavelength of 1064 nm...
December 2006: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
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