Lipolysis is defined as the hydrolysis of lipids. In other words, fat is broken down through its reaction with water. With laser lipolysis, the fat is broken down, or melted, by a laser. Cynosure’s SmartLipo™ was the first laser lipolysis system brought to market, receiving high marks for its ability to destroy fat cells and coagulate tissue for tighter skin. Soluna MD has utilized the groundbreaking system and is an official physician training and clinical reference center for SmartLipo™.
Dr. Chang was confident in his utilization of the SmartLipo™ system for treating localized fat deposits (small areas) on the face and body. However, he questioned whether it was sufficient for larger areas of the body. The answer was no.
“SmartLipo™ alone is not effective in emulsifying fat in larger areas of the body,” says Chang. “Therefore, we decided to pair the breakthrough laser lipolysis system with the ultrasound technique to create our own procedure, SmartLipo™ Ultra. We begin by breaking up the fat with ultrasound and then do the finishing touches with SmartLipo™. This is the best way to get the best results.”