Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Inspired by research which utilizes GOLD nanoparticles as a cancer treatment, scientists are applying the same principle to melt fat cells. In cancer treatments, gold nanoparticles collected near tumors are 'excited' by shining an infrared laser light on them. These gold particles become so active that they destroy some of the malignant tissue.
By injecting the same type of gold particles in the desired fatty area and then heating it up with an infrared laser, the fat cells will melt. The 'liquid' fat, along with the gold, is then sucked out with a small needle.