One of the newest options for non-surgical fat reduction is called SculpSure®. This treatment uses a special laser that creates heat to melt fat. It has been approved by the FDA and can be used for the abdomen and love handles. At Torrey Pines Dermatology, we have expanded SculpSure®’s potential and can treat excess fat in almost any area of the body.
How SculpSure® Works
This treatment option uses a laser to kill off unwanted fat cells and delivers impressive results. With each treatment (spaced approximately a month apart), the body reduces its fat content by an additional 24%. It can take several months to witness the full effects of the procedure. The laser kills fat cells with heat while boosting the production of elastin and collagen. These two components are extremely important for healthy, youthful skin. Unlike the older technology that froze fat, SculpSure®’s heat technology allows not only permanent removal of fat, but also tightening of the skin.
Why You Should Consider This Treatment
If you have several pockets of stubborn fat on your body and can’t seem to get rid of them, this could be a great treatment option for you. SculpSure® has been approved by the FDA, so you can trust that it’s a safe procedure.
There are several advantages to SculpSure® in comparison to older fat-freezing methods. Unlike some other options, SculpSure® treats both sides of the body at once in a very short period of time (25 minutes). In addition, the treatment delivers measurable results with every session and doesn’t require anesthesia.
SculpSure® can eliminate fat cells from your love handles, abdomen and flanks, and it’s classified as a non-invasive procedure. The treatment is easy to tolerate and feels like getting a warm massage. There is no downtime associated with the procedure.
What About the Results?
SculpSure® is ideal for stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise and dieting. It has the power to remove between 20 and 25 percent of fat cells from the target area. Since it takes time for fat cells to die and get absorbed by your body, the full results can take months to surface. However, once they’re treated, fat cells are permanently destroyed, so patients don’t have to worry about them regenerating.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you’ve tried to eliminate stubborn fat pockets with dieting and exercise and haven’t had any luck, SculpSure® might be exactly what you need. Talk to Dr. Richards and her team at Torrey Pines Dermatology in La Jolla to see if this treatment is right for you. We also serve the San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to request a consultation!