Apr 18, 2013 10:13 AM by Marissa Torres
Summer is just around the corner and that means it's almost bathing suit season. There's a new body sculpting system available that promises immediate results with no needles and no downtime.
Stay at home mom Melanie Alva stays active and watches her diet but like many moms, it hasn't been a walk in the park getting back to her pre-baby body.
"I had my son three years ago and since i had him I've had a lot of trouble keeping my weight where it needs to be and i decided this year was gong to be my year and why not get a little extra help."
To kick start her weight loss program, Melanie came to Dr. Naureen Ahmeddudin after hearing about a revolutionary fat reduction and body sculpting system called I-Lipo.
"And this is literally all Melanie has to do is just lay here and the lasers are doing all the work for her."
Recently approved by the FDA, I -Lipo uses lasers to target fat and cellulite.
"The I-Lipo is the only one where it's FDA approved to have the lasers actually on the skin and that's the beauty of it it's penetrating a little deeper it goes a few millimeters further than some others that are out there and so you're getting results a little bit sooner."
It's completely painless, Melanie says she even napped during her last 20 minute session.
"It's very relaxing. I have a three year old at home so it's relaxing to come here and do it!"
"All those lasers are doing is going into the skin and there's fat cells under the skin so think of it as a cluster of grapes the lasers are penetrating into those clusters and releasing the contents of the fat cells."
To help the body naturally release the fat cells, the patient must do about 30 minutes of light exercise after each treatment.
8 to 10 treatments are recommend and I-Lipo says within a month, you can drop about 2 dress sizes.
"Literally head to toe you can do it if you've got problems here (jowls) you can do it on upper arms abdomen thighs saddle bags pretty much any target area that you want."
Melanie says after her first treatment, she noticed a difference in how her pants fit.
"Just in the waistline a lot looser and it makes you feel a lot better because with this you do see results"
I-Lipo can cost between 250-400 dollars per treatment. Just like invasive weight loss techniques - maintenance depends on you.
Doctors say a healthy lifestyle - drinking lots of water and getting plenty of exercise can help keep those unwanted inches off.