SculpSure® is the newest treatment offered at Torrey Pines Dermatology. It is a non-invasive FDA approved body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles.
How Does SculpSure® Work?
The procedure uses light-based energy, which is delivered by a laser. The treatment delivers laser light with four applicators. Since it’s easy to place the applicators in specific positions, each individual treatment session can be customized for you. The device can target your problem areas and melt away unwanted fat. There is also a thermal spread 30% outside of the treatment area caused by the heat the machine uses. This means that not only the area directly under the applicators is treated but also the areas around them as well.
What Should I Expect?
As the 25 minute treatment begins you will initially feel a cooling sensation that is used to keep the skin comfortable. While the cooling will remain on during the entire 25 minutes, most patients feel a deep warmth and or a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment that can be described as a wave of hot and cold. Once complete, you will be able to resume your daily activities and will not experience any downtime. Two treatments spaced six weeks apart is required in order to achieve maximum results.
How Soon Can Results be Seen and How Long do They Last?
Over the three months directly after completion of the treatment the damaged fat cells are processed and eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system. The treated fat cells are permanently destroyed. Many patients begin to see results as soon as six weeks, but optimal results are usually seen at twelve weeks.
How is SculpSure® Different?
For many patients, this procedure is a viable alternative to liposuction. Unlike other treatment options, SculpSure® uses special laser applicators, and it melts fat while leaving your surrounding skin unharmed. The problem with some alternative treatments is that they can burn your superficial layer of skin.
Liposuction is different because it consists of suctioning fat through small incisions. Since SculpSure® doesn’t require incisions, you can avoid scarring and downtime, and when you’re finished with a treatment session, you can immediately return to work.
While CoolSculpting® is also non-invasive it uses a different method to eliminate fat cells. It takes an hour (35 minutes longer than SculpSure®) and freezes the fat as opposed to the heat method SculpSure® uses. There is also no thermal spread with CoolSculpting®, the area treated is the only area that will receive any results.
Learn More During a Consultation
Set up a time to visit Torrey Pines Dermatology in La Jolla to get all the facts about SculpSure®. We happily serve clients in the San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation!