Dermatologists Providing SculpSure in Wellington
SculpSure™ Frequently Asked Questions
What is SculpSure™?
SculpSure is an FDA-approved noninvasive body-contouring procedure that reduces stubborn fat in such areas as the abdomen and love handles. The 25-minute procedure destroys up to 25 percent of treated fat cells without surgery.
Is SculpSure™ right for me?
SculpSuretrade; is ideal for people with trouble areas, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise. SculpSure™ is not a tool for weight loss; rather, it is a body-contouring procedure, so most patients will need to be at a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or less to get the most from the treatment.
Unlike other laser fat reduction systems that would require returning for multiple sessions, SculpSure™ uses advanced technology to provide results after one treatment. SculpSure™ also includes new Contact Cooling™ to make the procedure more comfortable for the patient. SculpSure™ is safe to use on all skin types and tones.
SculpSure™ is the world’s first hyperthermic laser treatment to be cleared by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for nonsurgical fat reduction. This new technology by Cynosure makes laser fat reduction treatment faster, easier and safer. SculpSure™ also produces faster results with fewer sessions that will save the patient time and money.
How many treatments?
Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, you may wish to have additional treatments based on your desired results. We provide customized treatments plans for our patients.
What to expect?
To start a SculpSure™ treatment, the device is clipped into place on the areas to be treated, and the laser begins to disrupt the subcutaneous fat cells, heating them and prompting the body to dispose of them. Each treated area takes only 25 minutes per treatment. There is no anesthesia needed as there are no incisions, injections or pain involved with the procedure. Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment, which is generally well tolerated. While the laser does heat the subcutaneous fat, the device counteracts this by using Contact Cooling™ technology to prevent damage to the skin and keep the patient comfortable. Patients do experience the warming of the laser, but typically find that the cooling of the skin is enough to keep the treatment from becoming uncomfortable.
Will I have scars?
One of the many advantages of SculpSure™ over surgical liposuction is that there is no need for incisions, so there will be no scars. Traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction all require small incisions that do leave scars. SculpSure™ laser lipolysis passes over the skin with special frequencies that only affect the fat cells.
When will I see results?
Many patients start to see results as early as six weeks following just one treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks. Results are gradual, as the body eliminates the unwanted fat over time.
How long will results last?
After SculpSure™, fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.
When can I resume activities?
There is absolutely no downtime with SculpSure™, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately after the short session.
What are the risks?
Because SculpSure™ is noninvasive and nonsurgical, risks are practically nonexistent for good candidates. There are no risks of skin discoloration, bleeding or other complications. Patients may feel a little tenderness in the treated areas for a few days, but this sensation is comparable to that of an intense workout, and should not disrupt normal activities.
Will I lose weight?
SculpSure™ is not a weight loss treatment. It is a body-contouring procedure designed to reduce pockets of stubborn fat and improve the overall appearance of the treated areas. The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remains constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure™ treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return.
SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting?
SculpSure™ uses a laser to heat and destroy unwanted fat, while CoolSculpting freezes the fat, damaging the fat cells and allowing the body to dispose of them. Besides the technology used, the main difference is effectiveness – SculpSure™ has been proven to be more effective than CoolSculpting, while involving a much shorter treatment. Moreover, SculpSure™ provides the added benefit of skin tightening, along with eliminating 25 percent of body fat in the treated areas. SculpSure™ is a laser treatment appropriate for all skin types, and SculpSure™ patients have a satisfaction rate of more than 90 percent.
Choosing the Right Doctor
No matter what the procedure, you should always go to the office of a board-certified dermatologist, where your skin is our specialty. Your provider should be knowledgeable and experienced, able to offer you customized advice and beautiful results. Your treatment should take place in a safe and comfortable office setting, like the Dermatology Center of Wellington. The goal of the Dermatology Center of Wellington team is to make sure you are informed and comfortable before you make the decision to move forward with SculpSure™.