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VASER Lipo Shows Potential As Skin Tightening Treatment

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on March 31, 2009

vaser-lipoVASER Liposuction is an innovative fat removal procedure that uses ultrasound technology to sculpt and reshape the body’s tissues after the fat has been removed.  It’s becoming the preferred choice for many physicians performing body contouring procedures because it requires very small incisions and gives the surgeon a chance to sculpt and manipulate the tissues in the treated area for more natural-looking results.

Preliminary findings in a clinical study for VASER Lipo also shows that over half of the patients who underwent body contouring treatments also experienced a significant amount of skin tightening.

Skin tightening benefits have been reported by both doctors and patients since VASER became available in 2002, and the study proves that there is a significant benefit to using VASER technology as opposed to conventional liposuction for body contouring.

The reason why skin tightening occurs is because the VASER ultrasonic energy waves heat up the skin significantly during the procedure.  This triggers rapid collagen production because he body senses that it has been injured and must heal and repair itself rapidly.  The cells begin to repopulate the damaged area and the skin becomes tighter and smoother within a few weeks.

Another reason why VASER Lipo is preferred over other types of fat removal procedures is the minimal downtime involved.  Since the cannula used in the procedure does not affect the surrounding tissues, the fat is removed without causing bruising, extensive pain or damaging the nerves.  This also contributes to  faster healing time and gives the skin to repair itself and heal rapidly.

The VASER Lipo system first arrived on the market in 2001 and over 100,000 procedures have been performed around the world since.  May plastic and cosmetic surgeons use the VASER system as part of their body sculpting and body contouring procedures because it provides more control during the fat removal process, and also tightens the skin to create a sleeker, more sculpted look.


One Response to “VASER Lipo Shows Potential As Skin Tightening Treatment”

  1. Mike said

    Laser skin tightening works by using lasers that heat up the deeper layers of collagen under your skin. At the same time, skin’s outer layers are cooled. This non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure uses an infrared light source (aka a laser) to tighten the skin. Also check out more info about Laser Skin Tightening on our website.

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