During the procedure, pads equipped with laser-emitting diodes are placed on the area of the body where unwanted fat deposits are to be targeted. Photons of low level laser light are absorbed by the fat cells, much like sunlight is absorbed by the skin before we develop a tan. Once the fat cells are exposed to the lipo-laser photons, the outer cell membrane becomes very leaky, liberating free fatty acids, water and glycerol from the inside of the cell. The fat cell's contents are dispersed and metabolized through the body’s natural pathways, when an energy demand is needed, which in turn results in inches lost and areas of cellulite contoured. In order see optimal inch loss, a series of sessions are recommended as well as following slight dietary modifications and light exercise.