Many people have a few inches of stubborn fat that just doesn’t budge, regardless of diet or exercise. In the past, the best surgical options for fat reduction were invasive treatments like liposuction. Thanks to advancements in body sculpting, however, people can now blast away stubborn fat without going under the knife.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a laser treatment that gets rid of unwanted fat calls. This non-invasive lipolysis method can be used on many areas of the body, including the thighs, back, and abdomen, and it results in permanent fat reduction. After a series of short, painless treatments, people see a notable reduction in fat, leaving them with the lean, sculpted silhouettes they’ve always wanted.
How does it work?
This body sculpting treatment works via laser technology. It uses 1060nm wavelength technology, which is specifically calibrated for use with subcutaneous adipose tissue. When applied to the skin, the laser increases the temperature of the adipose tissue; eventually it reaches a heat level that disrupts the structural integrity of fat cells. During the treatment, the heat spread is feathered, which ensures natural-looking results.
This type of laser is not absorbed by the dermis, leaving the skin’s surface unblemished and unharmed. After the treatment, the body gets rid of the damaged fat cells via natural processes. The targeted cells are permanently deleted from the body, and they are incapable of regenerating.
Can it be used to reduce facial fat?
In its initial application, this treatment was only used to reduce fat in areas like the hips, thighs, and abdomen. Recently, however, the treatment has been approved for use under the chin and around the neck. Thanks to the small applicator design, practitioners can precisely target the small pockets of fat that collect under the chin.
What is the treatment like?
The treatment sessions last for about 25 minutes, and most patients find them relatively painless. Contact Cooling is used to ensure patient comfort. This results in a pleasant cooling sensation, which lasts the duration of the treatment. The laser will cycle through several phases. Most patients experience a tingling feeling or a sensation of internal warmth, but the experience isn’t painful.
Will I need more than one treatment?
The results start to appear when the body’s elimination processes kick into action. This usually takes several weeks after the first treatment. Many people begin to see results at six weeks, and they usually see full results at 12 weeks.
Why is this a good option for fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise?
When people lose weight due to diet and exercise, the body shrinks the fat cells, rather than eliminating them entirely. When small fat cells are packed together in one area, it can lead to the stubborn pockets of fat that never seem to budge. Laser treatments actually eliminate these fat cells for good, resulting in a spot reduction of unwanted fat.
Is there downtime?
Because this treatment is non-invasive, there is no required downtime. Many people schedule their treatment sessions during their lunch break, and return to work afterwards without any trouble. This makes non-invasive sculpting treatments a popular choice for busy people who don’t want to spend a week recovering after an invasive liposuction procedure.
How much does SculpSure cost?
Costs for this treatment vary by patient. People who want to treat larger areas, like the thighs and abdomen, will end up paying more than people who just want to get rid of fat under their chin. On average, however, people pay about $1,500 for one nonsurgical fat reduction treatment.