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- $262 for four LipoLucent body-sculpting treatments ($440 value)
- $388 for six LipoLucent body-sculpting treatments ($660 value)
Body Contouring: Shrinking Cells
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A noninvasive alternative to traditional liposuction, body contouring relies on light rather than scalpels. During the procedure, a technician applies special pads to the body or moves a hand-piece over the skin. The device directs energy into the fat cells, causing them to rupture and release their liquid contents through a temporary pore in the cell membrane. The body then naturally disposes of the released matter—most likely through the lymphatic system, though scientists aren’t certain about the precise path the fat takes through the body’s system of trash compactors and back alleys. As the fat is burned by the body’s metabolism over the next few weeks, the treated area may appear more contoured, though results aren’t comparable to surgery and progress is measured in inches rather than pounds. (Since the cells are emptied, not removed, they’re not immune to later weight gain, either.) All this takes place well below the surface of the skin, and no downtime is required typically. The first low-level body-sculpting treatment was actually used as a supplement to, rather than a replacement for, traditional liposuction.