Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Are the YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS Lipo Laser safe?

Absolutely! YOLO Curve treatments are completely non-invasive and patients experience no pain. The YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS' Lipo Laser low level laser technology has been studied and used for over 30 years for several biomedical purposes including wound healing, pain relief and the treatment of inflammation.

What can I expect during a YOLO Curve or Lapex BCS Lipo Laser treatment?

Clients relax in a comfortable position while a certified YOLO Curve technician secures the multi-diode paddles and smaller EN probes to the target area(s) for 10 minute per placement. Clients are free to relax, read, listen to music or even receive additional aesthetic treatments.

How quickly will I see results?

Most clients will see measurable results after their first treatment. However, a standard treatment protocol consists of three, 20-30 minute treatment sessions every week for 3 weeks. Best results are achieved when YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS Lipo Laser clients perform cardio exercise or utilize the Whole Body Vibration equipment for 10 minutes immediately after their treatments.

Why is water such a vital part of my treatment?

Without the extra water it will be more difficult for your body to eliminate the contents released from the treatment. Give your body the help it needs to carry away the toxins and other substances released by the body that were stored in the fat cells.

Why do I need to exercise?

Exercising is important to increase fluid movement throughout the body so that the newly released components can be burned as an energy source. After each treatment, participate in some kind of physical activity in addition to your daily routine.
NOTE: Even a small increase in activity, such as an afternoon walk, will improve your end results!

When should I eat or drink prior to my treatment?

It is important to not eat any food 2-4 hrs before treatment. In addition, no food or caloric beverages should be ingested for 2-4 hours following treatments - drink plenty of water however. Note, water should be consumed moderately prior to treatment while plenty of water is recommended following the treatment. Being that the goal is to have the YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS Lipo Laser affect existing fat content as well as have the body process the fats that get released, any new caloric intake will simply reduce the effectiveness of this process. Allowing the body to burn the released fats will work towards gaining optimum results from treatments.

Do the YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS Lipo Laser's Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Emit Heat?

No, the treatment uses a cold laser technology that emits no heat, sound or vibrations. The YOLO Curve acts as on photobiomodulatory principles.

What happens as the laser hits the fatty tissue?

The laser disrupts the external membrane of the fat cell, inducing lipolysis.

What is released during treatments?

Triglycerides: Water, Glycerol, and Free Fatty Acids.

Where do the free fatty acids go?

Once the Free Fatty Acids leave the cell and enter the interstitial space, it is then absorbed by the lymphatic system. Additionally, when combined with oxygen, Free Fatty Acids produce energy.

Where does glycerol go?

Glycerol diffuses widely and rapidly throughout the total body water, passes through the blood stream and appears in the urine. Additionally, Glycerol is converted by the liver into a useful energy source - Glucose.

Are there any harmful side effects?

No. YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS Lipo Laser are a safe and effective low-level laser device. However, the Laser must never be projected directly into the eyes.

Are there any contraindications?

General precautions for the use of lasers should always be considered before using the YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS Lipo Laser. A physician should be consulted if the client is dealing with:
Pregnancy, Epilepsy, Immuno-suppressive disorders, Thyroid Gland Dysfunction, Uncontrolled Hypertension, Pacemakers, Cancer, Heart Disease or Cardiac Arrhythmias, Liver or Kidney Disorders.
The YOLO Curve is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.

Why is the technique termed as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?

The reason why the technique is termed Low Level is that the optimum levels of energy density delivered are low when compared to other forms of laser therapy as practiced for ablation, cutting, and thermally coagulating tissue. In general, the power densities used for LLLT are lower than those needed to produce heating of tissue, i.e., less than 100 mW/cm2, depending on wavelength and tissue type.

Is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) scientifically documented?

Yes. There are thousands of published studies that describe the positive effects of laser therapy. These studies range from studies on individual cell types to in vivo double blind cross-over studies. The areas of study range from wound healing to Musculoskeletal conditions and have been conducted on different types of laser devices. Medline is a very good database search engine that can provide abstracts and can sell literature. There are also many books on the subject.

Why is post whole body vibration exercise protocol important?

The underlying mechanism with whole body vibration is elicitation of muscular activity. The effects include increased blood flow, increased oxygenation and heat and release of hormone response comparable to that found after resistance type exercise.

Vibration exercise elicits a mild cardiovascular activity and muscular mechanisms of fatigue, requiring energy. While fat, in the form of fatty acids, is a very desirable energy source, it is dependent on the presence of oxygen to be useful.

All these activities create the need for energy. While fat, in the form of fatty acids, is a very desirable energy source, it is dependent on the presence of oxygen to be useful.

The Vibration platform primarily acts by: (a) Stimulating muscles thereby creating the need for energy. FFA’s released by the YOLO Curve combine with oxygen to produce energy. (b) In circumstances where energy is required by the body more quickly than oxygen can be delivered to the required location, the body will switch to its less energy efficient anaerobic system. When the body is using one of its anaerobic energy systems, it cannot utilize FFA’s, but will simply generate less energy and will sustain a greater glucose depletion. This glucose is obtained from the released glycerol and its conversion in liver.

A total length of 10 min on the vibration platform (exercise application) is equivalent to the length and intensity of training stimulus that can be reached only by performing 150 leg presses or half squat exercises with extra loads of 3 body mass twice a week for 5 weeks.

How are the YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS Lipo Laser technology different from competitor devices?

YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS Lipo Laser are differentiated by the “PEA” Principle:

P=Patent: Probes/Paddles are static on the skin. As a result, the YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS penetrate the tissue in the shape of an egg allowing for better energy delivery to the tissue. This system also targets the stimulation of the body’s lymphatic system to enhance treatment results. When light enters tissue through the skin it is spread and forms a ball of light in the tissue. If a divergent beam of light targets a larger area rather than having direct contact (static on the skin), the depth of penetration is shallower and the light ball in the tissue is flatter and wider.

E=Efficacy: Typical results with the YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS have proven to be substantially more effective and consistent than traditional competitors.

A=Application: The YOLO Curve & Lapex BCS are effective in independently targeting diverse areas of treatment: i.e. chin, back, arms, abdominal, thighs, buttocks, chest, etc.

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