How does Gentle Slim™ work?
Gentle Slim™ incorporates the i-Lipo low level laser which stimulates the fat cell to emulsify the fat within the cell. The liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside of the cell where it is absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the targeted areas. The fat cells are not destroyed by this process.

 

What can I expect at my appointments?
During treatment you will feel comfortable and relaxed working with our authorized, professional staff. Accurate measurements will be taken using a zero-gravity tape measure. Pain-free lasers will be applied to the treatment area for twenty minutes. You will be encouraged to perform light exercise after each treatment to achieve optimum results.
How is it different than liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Gentle Slim™ treatments are 100% non-invasive. Instead, a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.

 

Is there any downtime?
Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

 

Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m undergoing Gentle Slim™ treatments?
No. During the weeks of treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walking after each treatment is sufficient).

 
What areas of the body can Gentle Slim™ be performed on?
The Gentle Slim™ treatments have been proven effective in a double-blind clinical trial on the waist, hips and thighs, chin, love- handles, knee bulge, upper arms, lower abdomen “pooch,” and back where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Is it covered by insurance?
No, Gentle Slim™ treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.

 

Is it safe?
Yes, there is no risk involved in using the Gentle Slim™ low-level laser therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction and lipodissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage ,which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. The Gentle Slim™ treatments are 100% non-invasive and cause no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?
Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Gentle Slim™ should not be administered. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist.
Are there any side affects?
No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches and fat.