Body contouring is a relatively new treatment since the technology has only been around for a few decades. Researchers are finding better ways to target specific areas of the body in order to target fat cells and speed up the process to achieve improved shape and curves. SculpSure uses laser technology that reaches under the skin to target the most stubborn fat cells and destroy them. This technology is FDA-approved and recommended to help patients who want to achieve a more toned and sculpted appearance. The treatment can be targeted to the most stubborn areas, including the thighs, stomach, back, butt, and double chin. During this procedure, the device is targeted in the desired treatment area. It sends laser energy into the skin so the fat cells are heated and damaged. The treatment doesn’t harm any of the surrounding tissues. You won’t see immediate results after this treatment because it takes time for the body to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. In the days and weeks after the laser treatment, these damaged fat cells are naturally eliminated through the lymphatic system, resulting in a reduction of fat in that targeted area. Most people see results from the treatment within 6 – 12 weeks as the body gradually releases the stored fat over time. Multiple treatments can be done to target different areas of the body if you want to reduce fat in several locations.
During the treatment, you might experience a tingling or warming sensation. But there is no need for pain management or anesthesia. SculpSure is an excellent alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction and tummy tucks. The good news is that you don’t need any recovery time after the treatment. SculpSure can be a “lunchtime treatment” because you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after the appointment. The treatment only takes about 25 minutes, and it is relatively painless. You can schedule a separate consultation in advance. Or many patients have their consultation and initial treatment during the same appointment. An experienced cosmetic doctor will discuss your medical history and all applicable information to determine if this treatment fits your unique goals. Additionally, it’s important to discuss potential results so you can maintain the right expectations from this treatment and all other cosmetic services. Since it is a non-invasive treatment, there are minimal side effects after SculpSure. Some people experience mild redness, discomfort, or swelling, but these symptoms go away within a few days. This treatment is a safe and effective solution for people who want to improve their overall appearance and boost the results of diet and exercise.