There are many ways to improve your body’s shape – including the healthy approach that involves regular exercise and keeping your weight under control by watching your diet. For stubborn fat in problem areas that don’t seem to budge despite working out and eating sensibly, liposuction can help.
However, now there’s a totally non-invasive alternative. Called SculpSure™, this light-based breakthrough in body contouring reduces fat without any downtime or surgery at all.
Dr. Lisa M. DiFrancesco answers your questions about SculpSure.
What is SculpSure™?
This noninvasive procedure uses laser energy to melt fat cells in specific areas, such as “love handles,” or the abdomen. Over about six weeks, your body naturally removes the fat. The treated area is firmer, flatter and slimmed with no pain or downtime.
How does SculpSure™ work?
SculpSure™ is an FDA-approved fat removal system that directs laser energy into specific areas, such as “love handles” or the abdomen, causing fat cells to be released from surrounding tissues. Then your body naturally removes the fat – leaving the treated area firmer, flatter and slimmed.
Does it affect the skin?
Research has shown the heating energy of SculpSure™ causes more collagen and elastin, the two necessary building blocks for youthful, healthy skin, to be produced. So skin in the treated area typically looks firmer.
How long does it take to have a SculpSure™ treatment?
It only takes about 25 minutes for SculpSure™ to target and reduce excess fat cells.
Is it painful?
Applicators are placed on the area to be treated and all you feel is a cooling sensation followed by gentle heat.
What results can I expect?
In as little as six weeks, a treated area is slimmer and more contoured; optimal results typically are seen at 12 weeks. There is usually a 20-25 percent reduction in fat in the treated area. This can be increased by having a second treatment.
Do I have to take time off work after the treatment?
There is no anesthesia and no surgery – so you can resume your daily activities immediately. In fact, you can have SculpSure™ on your lunch hour.