What is Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
Low-Level Laser Therapy, or LLLT, is the term commonly used to describe the bio-stimulating effects of laser light, which works on specific energy points on the body. Laser light has the ability to penetrate the skin surface and increase cellular activity without damaging any tissue. As a result, LLLT is non-invasive, painless, and relaxing. The laser light naturally increases cell metabolism and stimulates the release of endorphins, the â€œfeel goodâ€Â chemicals released by the body when a form of pleasure is being achieved.
How Does LLLT Work For Weight Loss?
Low-level laser therapy works along the same principle as acupuncture, by stimulating specific points of the body with the laser as opposed to needles. By triggering these points, we are stimulating involuntary reflexes of the stomach and intestines, which helps the body, increase the release of its own natural endorphins and serotonin levels. Increasing the endorphin and serotonin levels help decrease appetite, reduce food cravings, accelerate metabolism, and anxiety, promoting relaxation and reducing water retention as well as eliminating toxins in the stomach.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We recommend a series of 10 treatments, but each clients weight loss goals will be different from the next. We recommend the initial treatment followed by two more sessions that same week, with a day interval between treatments. The second week we recommend the client come in 3 times, also leaving a day interval between treatments. The remainder of the treatments is then scheduled once a week.
How Long Does Each Treatment Take?
The laser session takes 30 minutes from start to finish.
Is Low-Light Laser Therapy Safe?
Yes. LLLT is a safe, non-invasive treatment with virtually no negative side effects because LLLT is a cold laser. It does not stimulate any thermal temperature rising in the tissue.
Will LLLT Hurt?
No, but some points may be sensitive due to physiological disturbances in the body. LLLT is completely painless. In most cases, patients left the treatment feeling more relaxed.
Can I Use Diet Drugs During LLLT?
No. Diet drugs may block the endorphin production. Cravings for food in the future will be blocked by the stimulated endorphin production.
Is There Anything I need to do to Prepare for the Laser Therapy?
There is nothing you must do prior to the treatment, but we do recommend a few things.
- Commit yourself 100% to the treatment
- Start a low-calorie, low-fat diet program with some type of exercise the day of your first appointment
- Drink at least one bottle of water prior to your appointment