SCULPSURE® – LASER FAT REDUCTION
SculpSure® is a FDA-approved non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and love handles. It’s state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, is ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat. SculpSure® laser treatment contours the body by safely melting away unwanted fat for good without surgery or downtime. The 25 minute procedure destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells after a single treatment.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR SCULPSURE®?
Ideal candidates for SculpSure® should be within 10-15 pounds of their ideal weight and should be otherwise healthy. The best candidates have pockets of diet- and exercise-resistant fat that they want to remove. If your goal is to lose a great deal of weight, SculpSure® may not be an option for you. SculpSure® should be thought of as a body shaping and contouring procedure. It is not intended for patients who are significantly overweight. SculpSure® treatments work best when combined with a healthy diet and a good exercise program.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Many patients will see sufficient improvement in one SculpSure® treatment. Some patients will require a second treatment to remove additional fat. Dr. Kim will work with each patient to determine the best treatment plan in order to achieve the desired results. It is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks in between treatments.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE 25 MINUTE TREATMENT?
Most patients feel a tingling heat sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated. The SculpSure® device is a laser. The laser is applied to the skin for approximately 25 minutes. During this time, the laser heats the underlying fat and initiates a process that leads to the permanent loss of fat cells. There is no downtime with SculpSure®, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Applicators will be placed on your desired treatment area to administer light-based energy, which treats and injures fat cells. In the weeks following treatment, the body naturally eliminates the injured fat cells, resulting in a slimmer appearance.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Many patients start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. You should be able to see the reduction in fat with your own eyes. Studies show that the treatment can remove up to 20-25% of the fat in the treated areas. For many patients, that is enough fat reduction. Some patients will wish to undergo a second procedure to remove additional fat.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to ensure long lasting results.
HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
There is no downtime with SculpSure®, so you can have the treatment and resume your normal activities.
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