After implementing a consistently healthy diet and exercise routine, many people are still troubled by stubborn fatty deposits that reside in certain areas of their bodies.
Fortunately, as of 2015, the FDA has approved a non-invasive laser-based solution that targets and eliminates fat cells called SculpSure.
SculpSure is a cosmetic body contouring procedure that helps with body sculpting and fat reduction (up to 24 percent in treated areas). The procedure takes about 25 minutes to complete and can target multiple areas during a single session.
Both men and women of all body types can benefit from SculpSure. It is a quick and easy treatment and requires minimal to no recovery time.
SculpSure and CoolSculpting are comparable in that they both target and kill fat cells in the body, and both are approved by the FDA — the difference between the SculpSure and CoolSculpting procedures lies in the methods used to reduce body fat.
CoolSculpting uses a controlled cooling process that destroys fat cells. During this procedure, the applicator uses a suction technique to target specific areas and can only be used on one area of the body at a time. For some patients, this combination can cause a slight bit of discomfort.
SculpSure, on the other hand, is a newer procedure that uses lasers to apply a controlled heating method (warmsculpting) to target and get rid of fat cells. This technique is painless and can be used on multiple areas of the body at once.
Both procedures offer little to no recovery time, and the procedure itself is relatively simple. If you are unsure which treatment is right for you, contact our office to set up a consultation.
A SculpSure specialist would typically recommend this treatment for a person that has stubborn pockets of fat that do not go away after consistent exercise and dieting. Though SculpSure is a non-invasive, quick, and effective procedure, it is not for everyone.
People that exhibit the characteristics listed below are ideal candidates for SculpSure.
SculpSure is becoming increasingly popular due to the many benefits it offers, such as being a safe and quick treatment that is non-invasive.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever laser device, SculpSure, for noninvasive fat elimination. SculpSure uses concentrated lasers that deliver safe results and that are specific to each individual that gets the procedure done. Although it has side effects, they are minimal. The side effects include mild tenderness and some redness, but there are little chances of severe complications. Because there aren’t incisions, this means there is no risk of infection or scarring.
Imagine getting the results you want on your lunch. With SculpSure, that is possible since the procedure only takes about 25 minutes. It can target up to four areas at once, making it extremely efficient. If you are a good candidate for SculpSure, you should see results after just one session. Since you are in and out of our office in under an hour, SculpSure is perfect for those on the go.
The best part about SculpSure is that the results will last for years. Because the fat cells are killed by heat therapy, they will not return once they are gone. Just within your first session, 25% of the fatty tissue will be gone. Although the results are permanent, results may take up to eight weeks to develop. In just six to eight weeks, your one hour in the office will help rebuild the collagen in your body, help with elastin, and help to tighten your skin, which eliminates sagging.
While treatments like liposuction are limited to specific areas, SculpSure is available to get done on your upper arms, flanks, stomachs, and thighs. Because it is heating up the fatty tissue and cells, and it doesn’t “vacuum” the fatty tissue, you can use this technique on more areas of your body. SculpSure can even target the fat that is non “pinchable” meaning that it is also targeting the fat that is below the surfaces. It also works on all different body shapes, sizes, and types of skin.
Because this treatment is noninvasive, you will not have to go through a recovery period and no downtime is required. You will be able to return to your normal schedule directly after the procedure, including going to work or even going to the gym! Get a smoother, sleeker body without any interruptions in your lifestyle.
This convenient treatment is perfect for getting rid of stubborn fat that you can’t seem to get rid of.
SculpSure is not for individuals that are more than 20 pounds over their ideal weight and/or are considered obese. While it targets fat, it is only recommended for those who are close to their weight goals and want to rid of stubborn fat.
A reputable physician would not recommend (without approval from a physician) SculpSure for people with the following conditions:
SculpSure utilizes laser technology to heat and destroy fat cells beneath the skin using a 1060-nanometer diode laser which reaches temperatures between 107.6 °F and 116.6 °F.
These temperatures are hot enough to kill fat cells without harming other tissues.
During the treatment, the applicator delivers targeted heat to the fat cells as well as alternating cooling effects.
This allows the procedure to be as comfortable as possible. Though the treatment is quick, it will typically take 6 – 12 weeks for your body to destroy and flush the targeted fat cells.
If you are the ideal candidate, there is not much preparation needed before your first appointment with a reputable doctor.
During your consultation, your practitioner will inquire about your current health status, medical history, as well as what area(s) you would like to target. They will then tell you how many sessions will be required for each body part.
In many cases, you may have your first treatment on the same day as your consultation.
It is recommended that you stay away from medications (aspirin, Ibuprofen, etc.) that are known to thin the blood a few days prior to your scheduled treatment. This helps with decreasing the chances of bruising.
Once your specialist has placed the applicators around the target area(s), the treatment will begin. In the first four minutes of treatment, the paddles will heat up, and your body will get used to the temperatures.
For the remaining 21 minutes, the applicators will alternate between cooling and heating until the treatment is completed. There is typically minimal to no discomfort during the process.
You can feel free to read, watch a movie, play games, etc. during the treatment.
Immediately after your treatment has ended, it is recommended that you rest for a few minutes. This is not mandatory, but it may be helpful for some patients. Additionally, massaging the area that has been treated can help to encourage blood flow to the treated areas as well as speed up the breakdown of fat cells.
Lastly, exercising the same day that you receive treatments will help your body to break down the treated fat tissue further. Ensure that you drink plenty of water and get the necessary rest in the days leading up to and following treatment.
People use SculpSure for a variety of target areas that are well known for harboring stubborn pockets of fat. Those areas include the abdomen, flanks (love handles), back, and thighs.
Some patients have also used SculpSure to get rid of or significantly reduce double chins. It is important to have a conversation with your SculpSure doctor about your goals and which areas you are most concerned about before treatment begins.
Though SculpSure permanently kills fat cells, it does not keep them away forever. To maintain your results long after the treatment has ended, it is recommended that you do the following:
Have you been consistently leading a healthy lifestyle and still have trouble getting rid of those troublesome fat deposits in your abdomen, back, thighs, chin, etc.?
You are not alone.
That’s why many people have given SculpSure a try and are impressed with the results. Contact one of our New York offices today to schedule a consultation with a SculpSure specialist.