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i-Lipo/Lipo-Light FAQ

 
How long is the treatment?
Your first appointment will include a 10-15 minutes consultation and the total treatment time will be 20 minutes. You will need to do 30 - 45 minutes of cardio at the spa immediately following your treatment. Can I workout in my own gym? Yes, this will be covered at the time of consultation. Your cardio workout should happen as soon as possible after your treatment.
 
Does the treatment hurt?
No,the treatment pads will feel like a mild heating pad.
 
What is the average inch loss per treatment?
This will depend on a few factors which will be discussed during your consultation. Your measurements will be taken several times during your series. Most patients will see an immediate loss after just one treatment. The average amount lost is anywhere from 2cm- to 1 inch each session. Obviously, the more committed you are to a healthy lifestyle, the better the results you will see. A healthy lifestyle needs to be adhered to and it is important to follow an exercise program to enable the released fat to be used up as energy. This should be done the same day as your i-Lipo treatment, exercise will enable the fat released from the i-Lipo treatment to be used up as energy. Exercise is done on the premises for best results. This can be discussed during your consultation.
 
Is i-Lipo safe for everyone?
i-Lipo is safe for both men and women. This is a body sculpting procedure that targets those problem areas that persist even with exercise and a healthy lifestyle. This procedure is not recommended for anyone with a BMI of 30% or more. You must be able to do at least 30 to 45 min. of cardio activity following the treatment. Contraindications for the i-Lipo treatment include: pregnancy, lactating and nursing, cancer or past history of cancer, metabolic disorders, liver or kidney problems, epilepsy, auto immune disease, thyroid and cardiovascular issues. If you have any of the previous conditions, it is mandatory that a doctor's note is sent to our office before receiving a treatment!


What areas of the body can be treated?
-calf
-knees
-thighs
-buttocks
-stomach
-lovehandles
-arms
-chin and neck

Can I bring my children to UBI?
We ask that you do NOT bring your children to the treatment. Due to the high level of lasers, it is an unsafe environment for them to be in. If they are old enough to wait in the waiting room then that is acceptable.

How many treatments should I expect to reach my goal?
Every client will need a different amount of treatments. We want you to have realistic expectations and know that we recommend 8-20 treatments depending on the area. Like any laser treatment, Laser Lipo is a process!

The average amount per area
Arms: 6-8 treatments
Abdomen: 8-15 treatments
Thighs: 8-20 treatments

Does UBI offer payment plans?
Payment plans are available for some packages. The payment plan excludes any deals that we are running. Please call the spa for details (972-535-5580)

Does UBI accept care credit or my insurance?
We currently are not accepting care credit or any insurance.

What is the difference between i-Lipo & Lipo-Light?
The i-lipo uses a "cold" laser, has four paddles and the lipo- light uses an "LED" light, and has six paddles to penetrate into the subcutaneous of your skin. They both liquify the fat cells and force your body to use the fat cells as energy. We typically will alternate the clients between the two machines. Neither machine works better than the other!

How far apart do I have to wait in between the treatments?
We like to see our clients twice a week (waiting a day in between each one) until the sessions are complete. 

Why is cardio important the day of the treatment? 
Cardio is important the day of the treatment because it ensures that the fat cells liquified by the machines is burned out of the client's system. Your body uses the fat cells as energy when you are doing the cardio. If the cardio is not done, the fat cells can return back to the place they came from and there will be no visible loss.

Who is the i-Lipo not safe for?
The i-Lipo is not safe for women who are breast feeding, or pregnant. It is not safe for people who have a history of cancer, heart conditions, or thyroid problems.

Microdermabrasion FAQ

Who can benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Everyone - men and women of any skin type or colour. Skin that is aging, congested, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened, blemished, dull and sun damaged can be rejuvenated and refreshed. Blotchiness, uneven skin tones and texture will also be improved. Even normal skin can be made to look fresher with a warm glow.

What areas can be treated?
The most common areas that are treated are the face and neck. In addition we can treat the chest, shoulders, back, hands, knees and elbows. Any body area can be treated.

Why does the skin benefit from Microdermabrasion?
Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface. This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance. As we age this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.

How does it work?
Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation that is performed with a diamond-encrusted applicator tip.  The tip passes over the skins surface, and creates a gentle vacuum.  The diamond tip gently exfoliates approximately 20-25 microns of dead skin cells of the outermost layer (stratum corneum). Once removed, it reveals one’s own fresher, younger looking skin beneath. One Microdermabrasion is equal to three 30% glycolic peels or one 70% peel.

Is Microdermabrasion the same as Dermabrasion?
No, Microdermabrasion is NOT the same as Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a much more aggressive procedure which has to be done in an operating room, whereas Microdermabrasion is much gentler and can be performed in the office.

How many treatments do you need?
This treatment is meant to be progressive not aggressive. Generally results are more noticeable after the third treatment. After the first session the skin will appear fresher, cleaner, smoother and softer for some clients. Usually treatments are performed every 4 weeks, but can be done more frequently. A typical course of treatment is a series of six Microdermabrasion sessions. Maintenance treatments are suggested once every one to one and a half months.

How long does it take?
The actual treatment usually takes 30-40 minutes, depending on the body area.

What are the side effects?
  • One may experience a slight tingling, and afterward the skin may feel tighter, as if exposed to the wind or sun.
  • The skin may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours.

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