Weight Loss And InvisaRed Specialist

1st Place Health, LLC

Physical Medicine located in Scottsburg, IN

Being overweight puts you at risk of developing serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and type II diabetes. Losing weight can reduce your risk of developing these conditions and help you live a longer, healthier life. If you’re struggling to lose weight, Dr. Scott Craig can help. Please contact 1st Place Health in Scottsburg, Indiana, to make an appointment for weight loss counseling or use their handy online scheduling tool.

Weight Loss and InvisaRed Q & A

Why is weight loss necessary?

Being overweight is dangerous to your health. If you’re carrying too much weight, you’re at increased risk of many different health conditions. These conditions include:

  • Certain cancers
  • Type II diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical problems: Such as back or knee pain

Losing weight can help you lower your risk of these complications and live a healthier life.

How do patients know if they need to lose weight?

One of the easiest ways to determine if you may need to lose weight is to calculate your body mass index, or BMI. This measure is based on your current weight and your height. In general, your BMI should be less than 25. If you have a BMI of 25 or more, you may be overweight. You may be obese if your BMI is 30 or higher. Use a BMI calculator online to find your number.

If you aren’t sure whether you need to lose weight, consult Dr. Craig for assistance.

How can Dr. Craig help with weight loss?

Dr. Craig can help with weight loss by counseling you as you try to make lasting lifestyle changes and improve your health. The most effective weight loss programs include both changes to the way you eat and changes to your activities. You’ll need to eat a balanced, healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables to succeed. You’ll also need to participate in an appropriate exercise program.

Even if you haven’t exercised much in the past, Dr. Craig can still help you begin exercising to lose weight. To prevent injury, you’ll need to start slowly and gradually build your strength.

How long does it take to lose weight?

Every patient is different, and your weight loss journey will be unique. The amount of time it will take you to lose weight depends on your goal weight, your current abilities, your dedication to the program, and other factors.

Dr. Craig may be able to give you a better idea of how long you can expect your weight loss program to take. However, keep in mind that losing weight safely is more important than losing it quickly.


Welcome to 1st Place Health, LLC! Our mission is to reveal your inner beauty, revitalize your confidence, and make your vision a reality.  As industry leaders we offer the most innovative and cost effective programs in laser aesthetics, weight loss, beauty, and total body wellness. Clients experience an ambiance of true relaxation during their time with us.  All individualized programs are safe, painless, and extremely effective in providing clients with real results.

Your transformation begins with your first visit to our facility. Call us today 812-752-6202 to schedule a private consultation with one of our specialists.

Our Technology

Visible and Infrared light, at wavelengths from 650nm to 940nm penetrates tissue to a depth of about 10 to 40 mm. Light at this wavelength is very beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as cellulite, stretch marks, scars, skin elasticity, collagen production, wrinkles, acne and is particularly effective in removing fat from unwanted problem areas..

The diverse tissue and cell types in the body all have their own unique light absorption characteristics; that is, they will only absorb light at specific wavelengths and not at others. For example, skin layers, because of their high blood and water content, absorb red light very readily, while calcium and phosphorus absorb light of a different wavelength.. 

Super luminous LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are safe concentrated light sources used to produce the specific wavelengths of light that provide therapeutic benefits of light therapy without adverse side effects. 


  • Increases blood capillary circulation and vascular activity by promoting improvement in the metabolism of nitric oxide (NO). This facilitates improved regulation of vasodilatation and leads to the formation of new capillaries - This in turn provides additional oxygen and nutrients to accelerate natural tissue healing processes and eventually evokes a cascade of beneficial biochemical processes. 
  • Stimulates synthesis of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP)—an immediate energy source for muscle contraction and essential in the metabolism of all cellular processes and sustaining living systems.
  • Relaxes muscles, reduces nerve excitability and stimulates nerve transmission 
  • Reduces scar tissue and stimulates wound healing 
  • Increases lymphatic system activity and relieves edema and discomfort associated with swelling 
  • Stimulates production of collagen—the most important component of wound healing 
  • Increases RNA/DNA synthesis - this stimulates cellular reproduction and facilitates accelerated replacement of damaged cells 
  • Increases production of endorphins and enkephelins from the brain - promoting mood elevation 
  • Stimulates production of adrenals— which facilitate long term resilience to stress 
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling in chronic conditions of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis 
  • Stimulates fibroblastic activity - promoting repair of connective tissue and formation of collagen fibers 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. Are (LLLT) treatments safe?

A. Low light laser energy is part of the range of electromagnetic rays that are absolutely necessary for metabolism and growth of human beings and is also part of the natural light spectrum of sunlight minus the skin damaging UV rays, which is why NASA currently uses this type of energy in space.  It is also vibration energy, with which the human body resonates. This is the reason that it can penetrate through the skin.

Q. I don’t know much about LLLT, can you explain it to me?

A. Sunlight is a combination of visible, UV and infrared light.  Red laser light is longer in wavelength than visible light and starts just after the visible color of red.  Red laser light is the safest and healthiest spectrum of sunlight. Red laser light from the sun accounts for 70% of the heating of the Earth, the rest being caused by visible light.  It is therefore understood that a good combination of visible light and red laser light offer the most benefits in electromagnetic heating of objects that absorb infrared such as the human body. Other forms of heat such as fire and ceramic heaters, etc, warm a person by heating the surrounding air that touches the person which does not penetrate deeply into the body.  Red laser light heat penetrates the skin and is much more effective. Certain red laser light wavelengths also interact with living cells increasing metabolism, energy production, and causing more fuel (calories) to be burned.

Q. What are the benefits of (LLLT)

A. LLLT produces red and infrared (650nm – 940nm).  The human cells have light sensitive chemicals called chromophores which react to light in the 600nm – 900nm range. When stimulated by energy in this range, the cells produce more ATP which is the energy source that powers every muscle and increases metabolism.  Red laser light also causes DNA synthesis in the fibroblasts of the cells which makes the skin more elastic and younger looking.  In addition, near-infrared light promotes cellular healing, thus reducing the recovery time after a workout.  LLLT is used without exercise while relaxing and is very effective in heating up the body. Laser Lipo accelerates the body’s natural detoxification processes. 

Q.  How long has this technology been around? 

A. LLLT in a similar fashion has been used in Europe and Asia since 1999.  It is only now catching on in North America. 


Weight Loss

In an industry where one size fits all concepts are typical, we’ve opened the door to a new way of thinking and a lifetime of results. We have taken a truly individualized approach by combining multiple, successful components into a long term REAL solution. Clients safely lose on average 2 - 3 lbs per week.. All of our weight loss programs are individualized and based on our clients’ needs. We can help anyone lose weight safely and permanently regardless of time constraints, medical conditions, lifestyle and budget. Let’s be real for once. Weight Loss Is Not Your Life. Your Life Is Family, Work, Hobbies etc… Weight loss just has to be incorporated into your life.

Here are some components we use in our weight loss programs: 

  • LLLT treatments
  • Nutritional  Modification, Education

and Counseling

  • Lifestyle Management
  • Stress Reduction
  • Massage
  • Assistance with sleeping difficulties
  • Fitness programs

(LLLT) technology for weight loss has been utilized since the early 90’s as a safe, non-invasive, painless, and effective way to accelerate weight loss; remove unwanted fat from undesirable or unresponsive areas, tighten and rejuvenate skin, fade stretch marks and scarring, and smooth cellulite from all regions of the body. 

How it works

Low levels of laser energy supercharge your lymphatic system (body’s natural metabolism) and stimulate the fat cells to open and release intra-cellular fat

The lymphatic system then transports the emulsified fat to be utilized as energy through the body’s natural metabolic functions and synthesis of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Once the contents of the fat cells (triglycerides, water, glycerol) are released, the cell becomes smaller.

Contouring/Spot Reduction

(LLLT)is the latest innovation in body slimming technology used to remove fat from areas that are unresponsive to diet and exercise and reshape regions of your body very quickly  Our innovative technology is a safe, non-invasive, and painless alternative to traditional fat reduction procedures. Each session can remove up to an inch of unwanted fat from any undesired problem area(s). Treatments are ideal for both men and women, eliminating the fatty areas that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Most clients will see results after their first treatment.

How it works

Subcutaneous fat (fat cells between the skin and the muscle) is what your body utilizes when it needs energy. When the body metabolizes fat from the subcutaneous fat it will utilize the fat cells that are closest to the muscle first. These fat cells are located the farthest from the skin. Most people rarely utilize the fat from the cells closest to the skin. These cells are larger due to the amount of stored fat inside that is never metabolized in the body. Concentrated laser energy safely and painlessly activates the fat cells closest to the skin to open and stimulates the body’s metabolism to utilize the stored fat as energy. The fat that is not utilized for energy is then eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system naturally.

How many treatments do I need?

Treatments will vary depending on several factors including, skin tone, elasticity and cellulite grading. Multiple treatments are necessary two times per week for optimal results. Treatment times can range between twenty to forty minutes per session. Treatment sessions will vary from client to client. During your private consultation, our staff can give you a better idea of how many treatments you will need to achieve your desired results.


We have an optional maintenance membership for our clients. Memberships are one to two times per month as needed.

Is there any pain or downtime after treatments?

No. Treatments are non-surgical, non-evasive and pleasant. Clients will listen to music, facebook, text or take a nap during treatments. Our professional staff is here to ensure each session is relaxing and comfortable for you.

Areas that can be treated

Any area of the body that is non-responsive to diet and exercise can be reduced and contoured effectively. The most common areas are the waist, back, arms, legs, hips, thighs, buttocks, chin and neck.

Stretch Mark Fading

Stretch marks are caused, literally, by rapid stretching of the skin. Micro tears develop and the blood vessels that lie under your skin show through usually creating a stretch marks that are red in color. If the body is slow to produce enough collagen to repair the area the appearance of the stretch marks usually become darker in color. Pregnancy and weight loss/gain are the most common reasons stretch marks develop.

How it works

Our non-surgical treatments significantly reduce and fade stretch marks and scars from all areas of the body.

LLLT technology will stimulate RNA and DNA production (skin cell renewal) rejuvenating your skin and promotes the growth of collagen to repair the damaged area. Most clients will see an improvement after just one treatment but will require multiple sessions to reach their desired goals.

Will I feel any pain during treatments?

No. The treatments are quick, non-surgical, non-evasive and pleasant. Clients will listen to music, facebook, text or take a nap during treatments.  Our professional staff is here to ensure that you are very comfortable and relaxed during every treatment with us.

How many treatments do I need?

Treatment times are very short around twenty minutes and the stimulation of collagen growth will last for several months after treatments. Multiple treatments are necessary and are recommended two times per week for the duration of your recommended treatment schedule. Treatment sessions will vary from client to client. During your private consultation, our staff can give you a better idea of how many treatments you will need to achieve your desired results.


Once you have completed your treatment schedule we recommend you come in for touch up treatments once a month for three months. Clients are welcome to come back as needed for any additional touch up treatments after maintenance is complete.

Cellulite Elimination

Safely smooth and eliminate cellulite as effectively as liposuction with no needles, no pain, and no downtime. Our treatments target the bumpy appearance of cellulite by restoring enlarged fat cells to a smaller size, resulting in smooth, tighter skin.

How it works

Cellulite is caused from enlarged fat cells that are unresponsive to diet and exercise causing a dimpling effect. The pulsing laser light activates the enlarged fat cells to open, allowing the contents to leave the cell and b