Can you zap away fat with lasers? Apparently so! Still, there is one troubling question: "[W]hat happens to the fat once it has leaked out of the cell?"
"The body can't excrete fat: it doesn't come out through the urine or the stool. We need to find out where it's going before we know whether these treatments will be truly safe and effective," says Molly Wanner, a dermatologist from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who uses lasers for other medical procedures.
Um, I think I'd like them to figure that part out before I go under the lens. Also, ewww.