SculpSure: The New Standard in Permanent, Non-Invasive Fat Reduction
Posted: 4:37 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I am 59 years old and work out daily. I am slender but have fat pockets over my upper stomach and little love handles as well. CoolSculpt did not do the job in most areas and left loose skin in areas where it worked slightly. It also left me with uneven abdominal fat. Would I be a good candidate for the SculpSure?
Answer: SculpSure is ideal for patients who have stubborn, isolated areas of fat that do not respond well to exercise and a healthy diet. SculpSure is pain-free and non-invasive. It permanently reduces fat in the treated areas with simultaneous skin tightening with no downtime.
With SculpSure treatments taking only 25 minutes, many of my patients coming in for Botox, fillers and Infini RF facial treatments are booking a SculpSure treatment at the same time. These kinds of non-invasive and minimal invasive cosmetic treatments are changing the face of plastic surgery with patient convenience becoming priority.
SculpSure can be used anywhere on the body including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms and back. Typically one can lose up to 2 to 2.5 inches of fat in depth. SculpSure applicator pads are placed over the fatty areas to administer light-based energy which selectively heats and destroys fat cells without harming the surrounding organs, nerves or muscle tissues. Up to 4 applicator pads can be used during a single 25 minute session. Each pad has the benefit of “feathering” at the treatment borders for more even fat reduction without the risks of “shelfing” seen with CoolSculpt. Because the laser diode transmits the heat through the skin overlying the treated fat, skin tightening from collagen stimulation within the skin layers also occurs.
No immediate results are seen since the body permanently and naturally eliminates the injured fat cells over weeks to months. Changes are typically noticeable as early as 4-6 weeks, but final results are most commonly seen at 12 weeks, resulting in a slimmer appearance.
If you have isolated areas of stubborn fat on your body and desire non-invasive, permanent fat reduction with tightening of the overlying skin; if you want to achieve this without pain or downtime, you may be a candidate for SculpSure.