SculpSure® is an FDA-approved and non-invasive procedure for removing fat from the abdomen, waist, hips and thighs. It is generally used to reduce fat pockets that have resisted diet and exercise. A single procedure typically takes around 25 minutes and can reduce up to 24 percent of the fat cells in the treatment area.
How Does It Work?
In most adults, the number of fat cells remains constant. Dieting merely reduces the size of fat cells, but not their number. SculpSure® targets fat cells and therefore reduces their number.
During the treatment, the laser applicator is applied to the treatment site for 25 minutes. The laser heats the underlying fat cells and melts them. At the same time, the laser stimulates the body into producing collagen and elastin, two proteins that help to keep the skin firm and smooth. Cooling plates are also used for optimal patient safety and comfort.
How Many Treatments Do People Need?
Most people need only one treatment. People who want to get another treatment on the same site should wait at least six weeks before doing so. On the other hand, people who want to have several different areas treated can get them all treated on the same day.
Does It Hurt?
Most patients only feel a tingling sensation, and the laser does not harm the skin or any other neighboring tissues. SculpSure® does not require recovery time; most people can go back to work or otherwise resume their daily activities after undergoing treatment.
Since SculpSure® does not require any incisions, it does not cause scars. Nor does it cause complications, like bleeding or discolored skin. The sensation after treatment is comparable to that caused by an intense workout.
When Do People Start to See Results?
Since it takes time for the body to expel the affected fat cells, it generally takes about six weeks for the results to start to become apparent. The patient will generally see the complete results by around 12 weeks. SculpSure® melts the fat cells permanently, and they do not regenerate.
Who is a Good Candidate for SculpSure®?
Men or women who want to undergo SculpSure® should be in good overall health. SculpSure® is not a weight loss treatment and should therefore not be used by people who are very overweight. It is for people who have trouble spots that resist diet and exercise. SculpSure® works best for people who combine it with good exercise and dietary habits.
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At Torrey Pines Dermatology in La Jolla, our medical staff will help you reach your aesthetic goals after evaluating the unique nature of your body’s stubborn areas. Contact our office today to book your appointment to learn more about how this incredible treatment can benefit you.