Lipo lasers are renowned throughout beauty businesses. Salons, spas and health clubs up and down the US have jumped on board with a treatment that delivers impressive results for both their client, as well as their profit margins. These machines have even made it into medical realms – with chiropractors, cosmetic surgeries and MediSpas now all serving as destinations for clients who are looking to lose the inches while avoiding the surgeon’s knife.
With a good few years behind us since lipo-lasers were first introduced, it’s unsurprising that a new breed of machines has arrived in the form of LED technology. So the question on everyone’s lips is what’s better in terms of inch loss – LED or laser? In this article, we dig into the science behind each type of machine and answer the most important question when it comes to the results that each can achieve.
The growth of lipolaser and the race to develop next-gen technology
First things first – we need to clear up a common misunderstanding. LEDs can now be manufactured to feature some of the mains specs as lasers (namely power and wavelength), which has naturally led to both confusion, as well as questionable marketing tactics when comparing one with the other. In fact, these two technologies shouldn’t be placed side by side, as they are simply so distinct. We’ll explain why in the next section, but for now it’s worth noting that the many LED machines that have been sold in increasing numbers, market their products as FDA approved CLASS 1 body contouring devices. Sounds impressive, right? Here’s a critical point – even fairy lights fall under this category, so you must do your research if you’re seriously considering LED, as some machines may not necessarily be as effective as you may think.
The main question: which is better – LED or Laser Lipo?
What must first be understood about LED versus laser machines is that LEDs deliver something called incoherent light, while lasers deliver coherent. Coherent light is where the light is finely focused – resulting in negligible loss of energy and the target treatment area benefiting from almost all of the light. In contrast, LEDs result in a more spread out effect, and therefore can sometimes be less effective at penetrating the subcutaneous layer and the ultimate target of the adipose cell.
LED lipo machines can be presumed to be superior by some clients, given that this technology puts on an impressive light show during treatment. This, coupled with the fact that it is the newer of the two technologies, leads many to believe, incorrectly, that LED lipo is more effective.
“I started in the health industry 10 years ago when my fiancée had become ill with polymytositis an auto immune disease. Learning about alternative healing methods, we were able to put her into remission for a disease that modern medicine usually writes you off with a high prescription of prednizone and takes a huge toll on the health, instead of healing and cleansing which is what medicine should really be focusing on.”
- Edwin Brown – Founder and CEO of Slender Lasers
But before you write off LED machines…
Take a look at the Contour Light Lipo Laser – this LED-based machine boasts specifications that are twice as effective when pitted against most machines. Another example of a market-leading LED lipo machine is the Lipo Melt, which is rightly known as one of the most advanced brands available on the market today.
These are just two models of many LED machines that are worth every cent and nickel, and they are also prime examples of why it’s so important to consult with a trusted expert in this field if you’re considering making an investment in lipo laser. You should also be aware that research into the potential of LEDs have found that the technology itself is still capable of releasing 99% of adipose tissue fats.
Finally, LEDs are ideal in many areas outside of the beauty industry – such as for treating chronic pain, and sports injuries; there’s even growing research in the field as to the effectiveness of LEDs in neurorehabilitation.
So, LED or laserlipo – Ready to make your choice?
Whether you’re set on LED, looking for a laserlipo or haven’t yet decided which, if either, form of machine is right for your business, Edwin Brown can advise and guide.