Author: <b> Karen Austin
Author: Karen Austin

What is Lipolysis?


Lipolysis is basically the breakdown of lipids. It involves hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids so that our body can excrete it.

Body excreting fat? Sounds amazing doesn’t it, to naturally excrete fat from our bodies.

There are a few reasons why lipolysis in induced. Hormones are a big contributor and can include epinephrine (also known as Adrenaline), norepinephrine, ghrelingrowth hormonetestosterone, and cortisol. All working for different reasons in the body however can all induce the breakdown of fat.

With the advances in technology it has been found that now you can trigger this breakdown of fat with damage to the fat cell itself. The aim simply being to destroy the adipocyte (fat cell) so that our bodies seek to clear the damaged cells with a natural inflammatory response and subsequently remove them.

One such leader in this field is the SculpSure laser. This laser works by using an optimal wave length of light energy to penetrate slow, controlled heating of the deep tissue where the fat cells sit. This hyperthermic treatment of fatty tissue aims to increase the tissue temperature to an optimal level that causes injury to the fat cell. Our bodies lymphatic system will then work to eliminate the damaged cells.

This treatment is best applied to individuals that have higher fat areas on their body which are resistant to diet and exercise. It is a treatment that is completed alongside lifestyle modifications and not a solution for total weight loss.

Benefits include:

  • No downtime
  • Only a 25 minute procedure
  • Treats multiple areas simultaneously
  • Destroys 24%* of treated fat cells
  • Works on all skin types
  • Well tolerated treatment



*Average reduction of fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI

Comparison to another current treatment for body sculpting:






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