The Strawberry Laser Can Help You Lose Inches In Just One Session
Can you lose inches with a strawberry? A mere fruit can’t slim inches of your waist on its own but the Strawberry Laser certainly can.
I know, because I tried it.
What is a Strawberry Laser?
The Strawberry Laser Lipo treatment is a non-invasive, fat-burning, pain-free treatment that melts fat and inches within an hour. It was featured on the television shows EXTRA and The Doctors. It uses a cold laser that you can’t feel on your skin but that doesn’t mean it’s not working.
As the cold laser beams penetrate the skin just deep enough to reach the layers of fatty tissue (9-13mm), pores form on the cells causing them to spill out. The water, Glycerol and fatty acids move into the interstitial space beneath the fatty layer in the skin. And additional water, fatty acids, and Glycerol spill out.
The adipocyte (in other words, “fat” cells, shrink). This activity doesn’t affect other structures such as the skin, blood vessels or nerves. The lymphatic system then removes the fat through the liver and kidneys. This is where they are processed and removed by your body’s lymphatic system. Basically stated, you urinate them out.
Safe, Easy, Fast:
The Strawberry Laser Lipo has been accredited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
However, laser treatments can be pricey and if you’re not sure what to expect, they could even be a bit intimidating. To break it down and give you an idea of what the Strawberry Laser treatment is like, I visited the Medi Spa 44 (144 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017) .
The Medi Spa 44 is a busy place with lots of treatments to try but I was immediately whisked into a quiet, semi-private waiting room. I filled out a bunch of requisite forms and then was introduced to my Aesthetician, Carmen Fernandez, who was very reassuring.
She took some basic measurements of my waist and hip area. I loosened my pants but otherwise was fully clothed and invited to lie on a table.
Carmen answered all of my questions (even the ones that might have been a bit lame). She reassured me that she’d been working with this equipment since it was accredited for use.
The Most Important Thing!
One of my top tips is to select a doctor or medspa that has a good reputation and ask all the questions you need to ask to feel confident you’ll be ok.
Be a responsible consumer of beauty and wellness. Make sure that you know who is doing that treatment, whether it’s a laser treatment or an injectable, or something else.
A medical procedure of any type is impacting your health and your life, so it’s not the time to be shy so don’t be afraid to ask questions about qualifications and the procedure.
A sign on the door that the venue is a spa or a salon, or even a medi-spa or doctor’s office, doesn’t mean that the person doing your treatment is skilled in that treatment.
If something or someone doesn’t seem right to you, walk away. The only thing that will be harmed is someone’s ego perhaps, but at least your body won’t be!
The Strawberry Laser Treatment:
For the strawberry laser treatment, Carmen took a strip of paddles/conductors and affixed them in a long row with a velcro strap against my skin, with two electrodes placed against my groin area.
Since we were focusing on the abdomen, the treatment is done in two parts, first the upper abdomen, and then the paddles are moved down for another treatment. I think mine was about 15-20 minutes each. However, I was so comfy I lost track of time!
I was given blue goggles to wear to protect my eyes from the laser, but mostly I just kept them closed. It was very pleasant, no heat, no cold, no noise, nothing much except a chance to relax. By the time the second treatment was over, I felt sleepy,
No Snooze To Lose!
It wasn’t time to take a snooze! As my treatment ended, Carmen insisted I immediately get onto a vibrating platform for ten minutes and let it “shake” me from side to side.
I am not sure if this is always a standard procedure, but I think it was to wake up my bladder, which really, needed no coaxing. I kept trying to keep my bent legs steady on that vibrating platform and it wasn’t easy.
The shaking wasn’t particularly pleasant and I was more than ready for that to end. The reward was after Carmen took my measurements. I’m not sharing the numbers, but (in total) the loss was a whopping six inches!
How Much Did I Really Lose?
I lost 6 inches overall in my first treatment, but did I really look any different? Yes. and no.
My jeans felt a little looser and I felt great when I left. Alas, like the Zerona laser treatments I tried in 2010 for advicesisters.com (read my Zerona Laser treatment features), success was fleeting.
I was given a “diet” to continue and more treatments were suggested. The diet was quite strict and I was traveling and couldn’t really follow it.
In fair disclosure, I felt some mild pain in the area of my lower abdomen for about a week after the treatment. But it went away and that was that.
So is it worth it?
Yes, and no. The Strawberry Laser can help you lose inches in just one session. I know because I did it and I did lose 6 1/2 inches in one session.
However: before you book an appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind. One is cost.
The Strawberry Laser Lipo treatment costs around $1,600 for the eight FDA-recommended sessions for one area of the body, like the abdomen or back.
At the MedSpa 44 a single treatment runs $250 although there’s a discount on packages of 6-10 that are $150.00 each.
Obviously, a single session is just a pick me up and you shouldn’t expect a dramatic loss that will last.
As to the follow-up diet suggested by the medspa, it was very spartan. It makes sense that f you don’t follow a healthy diet and exercise, the fat will return.
The diet said I should eat a boiled egg and a piece of brown toast for breakfast. Then I could have fruit for a snack, and a homemade soup or a salad (with tuna/chicken or fish for lunch), sliced veggies or fruit for an afternoon snack. Dinner would be fish or grilled meat and veggies or salad.
There is absolutely no fat, sugar, nibbles, cream, fried foods, processed food, chocolate or alcohol allowed. It’s not bad if you can manage a strict diet but most people crave variety. Paying for pricey laser treatments to slim down might motivate some people to eat like this, at least for a while.
If you could stick to this diet you would lose weight and inches without any treatments! You need to commit if you want to look fit!!!!
I would be remiss if I didn’t add that the Strawberry laser is one of those things that is gaining interest from men. Guys crave quick fixes and will do something for their body if it doesn’t hurt, doesn’t take long, and they can get a result that they can see without any stress.
I asked what was the most dramatic inch loss after treatment. I was amazed when I hear it was “one whole dress size.” However, it was after a series of treatments. These results aren’t typical.
Still for doing nothing but lying on a table, even if it lasts for just a day or two, for those who can afford it, treatments like this are fabulous right before a special event.
If I had to wriggle into a red carpet gown (I can only wish!) or another special event outfit, I’d do this.
Just keep in mind that the strawberry laser isn’t a substitute for lipo or a long term diet and exercise solution. I can see it being used before a big event, or to lose a few inches before a honeymoon. Moreover, you might try this because you really want to feel more confident before you start a new job, re-enter the meet market, or for any reason at all.