NON-INVASIVE Laser Fat Removal Body Contouring
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a laser-based, noninvasive treatment that’s used to target and reduce or eliminate fat. It works for both men and women and on a variety of body types. One procedure takes an average of 25 minutes and can target multiple areas at once depending on the person.
Noninvasive, nonsurgical cosmetic body procedures are becoming increasingly popular, especially to help with fat reduction. Nonsurgical procedures require no incisions or anesthesia. This can mean there’s minimal discomfort, a quick procedure time, and little to no recovery time.
People who are best suited for SculpSure have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less. SculpSure is not intended as a weight loss option. SculpSure is usually not the best treatment option for people with obesity.
How Much Does SculpSure Cost?
SculpSure is a cosmetic procedure, so it’s not covered by insurance.
The cost of SculpSure varies based on the number of applicators used during treatment. One treatment uses a maximum of 4 applicators, and where they are placed depends on the size of the areas being treated. Typically SculpSure requires 2 treatments 6 weeks apart. Most patients will need more than one area treated for optimal results.
Depending on the area you’re targeting, you may need more than one treatment per session. This will be determined during your consultation.
Preparing for SculpSure
The first SculpSure treatment often takes place right after the consultation, but sometimes you will have to schedule a separate appointment.
Be prepared to discuss your medical history and what medications you’re currently on. To minimize the chance of bruising and to optimize results, you should avoid blood thinners and painkillers such as Ibuprofen or aspirin a few days before you plan to have a SculpSure treatment done.
How Does SculpSure Work?
SculpSure is a type of lipolysis. Lipolysis is a fat-eliminating process. SculpSure uses laser technology to “melt” fat cells away.
At your appointment, you will be seated in a comfortable, reclined position. The licensed practitioner will mark the treatment areas on your body.
During treatment, the SculpSure device is wrapped around you like a belt. Its applicators deliver a 1060-nanometer diode laser that reaches a temperature of 107.6 and 116.6°F. This is hot enough to kill fat cells underneath the skin while leaving other tissues unharmed.
The SculpSure device alternates between delivering a cooling effect and the heat laser. Each treatment takes about 25 minutes. During the procedure, you can relax, read, or nap.
SculpSure Risks and Side Effects
The heating phases during treatment may cause some minor pinching or a tingling sensation, but no numbing agent or anesthesia is necessary.
Few serious side effects have been reported, but because SculpSure is a relatively new procedure, research is still ongoing regarding the effects on the body.
After treatment, you may experience some soreness and stiffness. You may also experience bruising in the treated areas. Your licensed practitioner may recommend that you massage the firm areas during the weeks after the procedure.
SculpSure Results and Recovery
SculpSure takes 25 minutes and is noninvasive with little to no recovery time. This means that you could feasibly have a treatment done on your lunch break and return to regular work immediately.
As your body metabolizes the eliminated fat cells, fat reduction may be noticeable in as few as six weeks after one treatment. Clinical data from Cynosure, the creator of SculpSure, shows that on average, one session results in a 24 percent reduction of fat in the treated area. Full results are normally seen 12 weeks after the initial treatment. Because the cells eliminated during the procedure are destroyed with the laser, these cells won’t regenerate. Desired fat reduction should be maintained through healthy diet and exercise.