“A new laser treatment promised to shrink fat sells fast — so I made someone prove it”
Strawberry Laser Liposuction is low level laser technology created in England and introduced in Europe and the Middle East in 2007. The U.S. FDA cleared it in 2013 and it is now offered in select plastic surgeon’s offices and medispas across the country. Here’s how it works: a belt containing red lasers is tightened around your waist, thighs, or arms. The cool laser penetrates between 9 and 13 mm into the skin, which allows it to make contact with fat cells without disrupting your organs or harming the cells themselves. The fat cells are emptied, leaving free fatty acids to wander into the lymphatic system, where they will eventually be released through your urine — but only if you perform a minimum of 20 minutes of cardiovascular activity after the procedure.