SculpSure® is an innovative, FDA-approved, noninvasive laser treatment that’s used to reduce stubborn fat in places on the body like the abdomen and the flanks. Each treatment takes just 25 minutes, involves minimal discomfort and requires no downtime, so patients can return to normal activities right away. SculpSure is a body-contouring method that’s usable on all skin types, providing a safe and effective treatment option for removing body fat without surgery. For individuals who are looking to target hard-to-remove fat in a simple, effective treatment option, it can be a great choice.
How SculpSure Works
Here is how a SculpSure treatment works: your care provider uses a flat, non-suction applicator to apply light-based technology to your targeted problem area. This technology heats tissues in such a way that dermal tissues are unaffected but fat cells are disrupted. As the fat cells are targeted and destroyed, you may feel a tingling sensation, but you will feel fairly comfortable overall. Then, because of the way the fat cells have been destroyed, your body seeks to eliminate them over time, smoothing and contouring your body to create a new, lean silhouette. Each noninvasive treatment is short and comfortable, able to be completed on your lunch break, but the long-term results can dramatically decrease fat cells.
Key Benefits of SculpSure
- Permanent results
- Short, in-office treatments
- Non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option
- No downtime after treatments
- High satisfaction ratings from patients
Results You Can Expect from Treatment
Clinical trials with SculpSure show an average of 24% reduction in fat volume after just one single treatment. While, for some patients, results are obvious in as little as six weeks, most people see optimal results within 12 weeks. Results are permanent, and the destroyed fat cells do not regenerate. To date, there is a more than 90% satisfaction rate among patients who have undergone the procedure.
Patient Frequently Asked Questions
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25 minute procedure destroys up to 24%11 of treated fat cells without surgery.
Is SculpSure right for me?
SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, you may wish to have additional treatments based on your desired results. Ask your treatment provider about the best treatment plan for you.
What should I expect during the treatment?
Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated.2
When will I see results?
Many patients start to see results as early as six weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.
How long will the results last?
Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.
How long before I can resume normal activities?
There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.
What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss?
The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remain constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become smaller, but typically do not decrease in number. Even with diet and exercise, many people have difficulty losing weight in these trouble areas.
1Single treatment with an average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014. 2 Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Bass L, Doherty S. Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Of The Abdomen With A 1060nm Diode Laser .Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.Learn more about SculpSure
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