Written by: Brielle Kirk, PA-C
Tired of stubborn fat in certain areas that just won’t go away despite proper diet, exercise, and weight loss? If you answered YES, then we have a solution for you! SculpSure is an awesome body contouring procedure that is FDA approved for permanent fat reduction. Here is a bit about the procedure and how it works!
Sculpture targets laser energy to heat the fat cells deep underneath the skin, so it does not affect the surface of the skin or cause burns. It heats the fat cells until it damages the structural integrity of them, causing lipolysis aka breakdown of fat cells. Over the next 3 months, the damaged fat cells are eliminated from the body through our lymphatic system. Fat cells do not multiply or regenerate, so the fat cells eliminated are permanently gone! Results can be seen in around 6 weeks, but optimal results are at 12 weeks.
We can use this modality to treat the abdomen, “love handles,” back, thighs, and chin, and it takes 25 minutes to treat an area. The laser has a 20% spread from where the applicators are placed, allowing for smooth transitions and a natural looking result. In order to see the best results, we will usually recommend 2 sessions around 6 weeks apart; however, this is not absolute and will be determined based on the individual at consultation. There is no down time for this procedure, so it can be done at any time, like during your lunch break at work!
It is important to note that this is a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure. It eliminates around 20-25% of fat cells in the area treated, but you will still have other fat cells in that area that can grow. This is why it is so important to maintain your current healthy eating habits and weight!
For more information about SculpSure, please call our office and schedule a consultation. We would love to assess you to ensure you are the right candidate for treatment. We look forward to hearing from you!