Junith M. Thompson, M.D. SC
Non-Surgical Fat Removal
Here at Affordable Beauty, we are dedicated to helping people reach and maintain their weight loss goals in a safe manner to optimize overall health. However, we recognize that even with diligent diet and exercise, you may still be left with stubborn areas of fat that you just cannot get rid of. When your efforts don’t provide the final results you want, it can be frustrating. SculpSure® is the solution. It provides safe, non-invasive laser treatment to remove stubborn remaining fat and can give you the body that reflects your hard work and effort. The most commonly treated areas are the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, “love handles” and back. An attachment to the SculpSure® body contouring system can also target fat under the chin, resulting in a more contoured, defined jawline.
SculpSure®: How It Works
In 25 minutes, this completely non-invasive, laser-based body contouring procedure is designed to destroy stubborn fat cells. Using controlled hyperthermic technology, the fat cells undergo temperature injury from the targeted laser energy, which passes 1060-nm diode laser light through the skin and elevates adipose tissue (fat) to a temperature between 108 and 117 degrees Fahrenheit, the optimal temperature for fat cell destruction.
While the laser is delivering heat to the fat cells, the skin is kept cool and protected by the sapphire surface of the laser delivery system. SculpSure® safely treats all skin types from very fair to very dark, without risk of hypo or hyperpigmentation. Once the fat cells die, the immune system clears the body of the dead cells, thereby shrinking the treatment area.
SculpSure®’s unique applicators can be arranged to create custom placement, to best treat the patient’s requested areas of concern. While lying down, the applicators are on top of the skin, as energy penetrates into the fat tissue. Clinical studies examining before and after ultrasound measurements found up to a 24% average reduction of adipose tissue after a single treatment. Some patients report a tingling or burning sensation during the procedure, so we monitor and communicate closely with the patient throughout the treatment to adjust and ensure patient comfort. Right afterward, our patients can return to their normal daily activities.
If you have struggled to reduce that last bit of fat and just can’t seem to, consider non-invasive SculpSure® treatment. A 25-minute treatment can provide you a slimmer silhouette. We are proud to offer this at Affordable Beauty.
Frequently Asked Questions
SculpSure is not a weight loss treatment, but is meant to spot reduce areas of stubborn fat. Because the procedure is safe and non-invasive, there are few contraindications besides pregnancy, breastfeeding and an open skin lesion or rash.
Most areas require two sessions spaced apart by about 6 weeks. Each session removes up to 24% of fat in the targeted treatment areas. Some patients choose to treat more than one treatment area.
Most patients describe the sensation as deep warmth and tingling, which is well tolerated. The intensity of the treatment is adjusted for each patient’s comfort level.
Although the treatment damages fat cells immediately, it takes your body time to flush them from your system. For this reason, the earliest results are generally seen approximately 6 weeks after treatment with final results achieved around 12 weeks after the procedure.
SculpSure is non-invasive, safe and comfortable and is administered without anesthesia, which means you can return to work immediately following the treatment. Some people receive SculpSure on their lunch break and miss no work time at all. Patients are able to continue their daily routine, including exercising that day.