Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lipo Laser treatment?

The Lipo laser procedure uses 635nm-650nm (wavelengths) laser energy that delivers low level laser wavelengths heats the targeted area and disrupt the fat cells within the body. The laser energy is absorbed by the fat cells, causing them to rupture and release their contents. The liquefied fat is then metabolized and eliminated by the body's natural processes over time.

During the procedure, a trained technician applies low-level laser energy to specific areas of the body where fat reduction is desired. The procedure is painless, non-invasive and doesn't require incisions.

The results of Lipo laser treatment are typically not immediate, and may require multiple sessions. As the body gradually metabolizes the released fat, clients may see a reduction in the targeted areas over several weeks to months.

What is the process?

Before we begin, we'll schedule a consultation with the client to get a better understanding of their goals and needs. During this session, we'll guide them through selecting the package that best fits their needs and plan out the sessions accordingly. We'll also conduct a body composition analysis (measuring weight, body fat, and BMI) to track progress after each session.

What are the contraindications?

Although Lipo-Laser is a non-invasive treatment, the following are some contraindications. Please consult with your physician before getting the treatment if you have the following conditions:

  • Patients Under The Age of 18
  • History of Epilepsy
  • Extreme Case of Diabetes
  • Kidney/Renal Failure
  • Severe Liver Failure, Thyroid, Heart Disorders, or Cancer
  • Hypertriglyceridemia and Hypercholesterolemia
  • Lymphatic Disorders
  • Patients with a Pacemaker
  • Currently Pregnant or Nursing Women

Are there any side effects?

Some common side effects associated with laser lipo include redness, swelling, or tenderness in the treated area. These side effects should subside shortly after your treatment session has ended and will not require any additional intervention on your part.

Who isn't a good candidate for laser Lipo?

  • Excess weight
  • Loose skin
  • Pregnant or try to get pregnant
  • Medical conditions per the list above

Who is a good candidate for laser lipo?

  • People are in good overall health
  • Non smoker
  • Have realistic expectations about the results

Do you lose weight with laser lipo?

The purpose of lipo, as with any body contouring treatment, is to break down fat cells and remove them, not lose weight. This is not the right treatment for you if you want to lose 25 to 50 pounds. 

How is BMI interpreted for adults?

For adults 20 years old and older, BMI is interpreted using standard weight status categories. These categories are the same for men and women of all body types and ages.

BMI                                                      Weight Status

Below 18.5                                           Underweight

18.5 - 24.9                                           Healthy Weight

25.0 - 29.9                                           Overweight

30.0 and Above                                   Obesity

How good is BMI as an indicator of body fatness?

BMI does not measure body fat directly, but BMI is moderately correlated with more direct measures of body fat. The correlation between the BMI and body fatness is fairly strong, but even if two people have the same BMI, their level of body fatness may differ:

In general

  • At the same BMI, women tend to have more body fat than men.
  • At the same BMI, the amount of body fat may be higher or lower depending on the racial/ethnic group.
  • At the same BMI, older people, on average, tend to have more body fat than younger adults.
  • At the same BMI, athletes have less body fat than non-athletes.

How do you calculate your BMI?

Formula: weight(lb) / [height(in) square] x 703

What is the rule of thumb of all weight loss diet plans?

The most important rule of thumb is to follow the principle of calories in versus calories out. In order to maintain your current body weight, the number of calories that you consume must be the same as the number of calories you burn throughout the day. According to this rule, if you would like to lose weight, your body must be burning more calories than you are consuming.

Here are a few things that you could keep in mind during this transformation journey:

  • Consume low carb foods - Low carb foods like lean meats and eggs provide you much needed protein, boost metabolism, and boost the utilization of stored fat in your body.
  • Maintain water intake - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drinking 1.5 liters of water daily is crucial for weight loss and maintaining metabolic activity.
  • Balance your intake - A good rule of thumb is to get half your intake from healthy carbs, a quarter of it from lean protein, and the rest from healthy fats

Daily food groups

What are healthy carb foods?

According to Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the average adult should be eating between 225 and 325  grams of cards a day. Check out the following 23 healthy high carb options to include in your weekly menu.

  • White corn - 30g per cup
  • Oranges - 15g per orange 
  • Apples - 25g per medium apple
  • Berries - 21g per cup (blueberries)
  • Chickpeas - 8g per tablespoon
  • Lentils - 2.5g per tablespoon
  • Papaya - 22.56g per cup
  • Pineapple - 21.6g per cup
  • Pumpkin - 8g per cup
  • Butternut Squash - 16g per cup
  • Sweet Potatoes - 25g per medium sweet potato
  • Brown Rice - 26g per 1/2 cup
  • Mangoes - 25g per cup
  • Oats - 27g per 1/2 cup
  • Grapefruit - 12.3g per half grapefruit
  • Quinoa - 20g per 1/2 cup
  • Beans - 20g per 1/2 cup of canned beans
  • White Potatoes - 33g per potato
  • Beets - 23g per three beets
  • Carrots - 20g per three large carrots
  • Bananas - 26g per one banana
  • Dates - 33g per two Medjool dates
  • Buckwheat - 30g per 1/4 cup

What are lean protein foods?

The protein Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for an adult who eats 2,000 calories a day is 50 grams. Your individual calorie and protein needs are typically based on your age, weight, height, gender and activity level.

Besides building and maintaining muscle and tissue, protein aids in regulating body processes and promoting fullness, assisting in weight management.

Below are some lean protein foods to consider:

  • White-fleshed fish 
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Beans, peas, and lentils
  • Skinless white meat poultry
  • Low fat cottage cheese
  • Tofu
  • Lean beef
  • Powdered peanut butter
  • Low fat milk
  • Pork loin
  • Frozen shrimp
  • Egg whites
  • Bison

What are healthy fat foods?

  • Butter (moderate quantities)
  • Dairy - full fat variety
  • Coconut and coconut oil
  • Dark chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Egg yolks
  • Avocados
  • Cheese
  • Fatty fish
  • Chia seeds
Is it possible to receive a refund?

    Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund for the service, as it includes time, materials, and equipment expenses. 

    Candle Products

    What are your candles made of?

    Candle Odyssey LLC. scented candles are made with all-natural soy wax, parasoy blended, braided cotton wicks, and scented oils.

    Where do you get your ingredients?
    We source all of our ingredients from companies here in the US.

    Where are you candles made?
    All of our candles are hand-poured and hand-packaged in our workshop in Minneapolis, MN. At this time our workshop is not open to the public.

    How quickly will my order ship?
    We make every effort to ship your orders as quickly as possible. Most orders placed before 12pm CST Monday-Friday will gout the same dayay. Orders placed after 12pm or on weekends will go out the next business day.

    Currently, all orders are shipped from Minneapolis, MN via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number for your order when it is fulfilled.

    By default, our packages do not require a signature. If you would like your order to require a signature for delivery, please include your request in the “notes” section of the checkout page.

    What makes an all-natural soy wax candle different?
    While paraffin wax is refined from crude oil, soy wax is made from soybeans- a completely renewable resource grown here in the US. Compared to paraffin, soy wax burns cleaner, with no petrol-carbon soot. Soy wax also burns slower than paraffin, so soy wax candles also last longer.

    Can I buy your products wholesale to sell them in my store?
    Absolutely! Please contact us to discuss this option further.

    Do you offer any discounts on large orders?
    Yes. Please contact us for more information on bulk pricing and quantity price breaks.