Long term results & side effects of SculpSure?
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Thank you for your question. SculpSure utilizes heat on the subcutaneous fat to destroy it. Meanwhile, the feeling of heat on your body is counteracted through Contact CoolingTM technology to prevent damage to the skin and keep you, the patient, comfortable. I suggest that you next consult in person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
SculpSure and Fat Melting
kills fat cells and eliminates them permanently. The only side
effects I've seen are short-term bruising, swelling, lumpiness and
soreness. This should all subside within days to months. Final
results take about three to four months to see. Your body will not
“revert,” unless you gain weight. Please see an expert. Best, Dr.
SculpSure is light (laser)
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Depends where the 20 lbs are located
You mentioned that you are having difficulty losing 20 lbs and this is a common complaint of my patients after menopause, etc. SculpSure is indicated if it is in specific locations (abdomen, flanks, thighs, etc). If the weight is spread around everywhere, this may not be the correct procedure. Having said that however, the 1064 nm wavelength laser penetrates 3 cm and is excellent at causing destruction of fat cells. The surface cooling on the SculpSure keeps any thermal damage from occurring. In terms of what we will look like in 10 years, I don't think any physician will make a suggestion about that, but we can only predict that there may be improved technology in the future to solve those issues.
SculpSure is safe
The sculpture machine is the newest noninvasive technology to improve contours of the body. Instead of liposuction, this laser dissolves fat without surgery. The laser energy bypasses the skin and the wavelength that is chosen targets specifically the fat cells and causes them to die. It generally takes 6 weeks to see the results. It is not uncommon, that 3 treatments are required. This treatment will not cause any permanent problems in the future. Realize this is not a treatment for weight loss.
How SculpSure Works
Thank you for your question. SculpSure™ is FDA- approved and non-invasive treatment in killing fat cells in unwanted areas such as flanks, abdomen, upper arms, thighs, knees, and other locations with fat deposits. The heating energy of the SculpSure™ laser also causes the production of collagen and elastin, making the treated area look firmer and younger. Please note that while it does kill fat cells it does not treat cellulite. For more information, I recommend getting a in person consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.
SculpSure works by engaging a controlled hypothermic 1060 nm wavelength to the body, targeting the fatty tissue. This wavelength is penetrated deep into the subcutaneous fat cells causing your body to eliminate the fat cells with minimal absorption in the dermis allowing for a safe and effective treatments for all skin types. The heated wavelength establishes a controlled hyperthermic temperature of 42°C and 47°C causing an injury to the adipose, without any damage to the dermal tissue. The damaged adipocytes will be absorbed and removed gradually by the body’s inflammatory process and the volume of fat in the treatment area will decrease. Patients can expect to see results in approximately 6 weeks with optimal results seen in 12 weeks. You may re-treat the same areas after 6 weeks.
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Sculpsure is a noninvasive 1060nm diode laser treatment that removes up to 25% of stubborn fat in the treated area in 25 minutes.It is FDA approved for the abdomen and flanks. It is safe if you get pregnant in the future.
The body contouring effects are seen in as quick as six weeks with final results at 12 weeks.
The results are permanent as long as you maintain your weight and health.
The laser targets and destroys the fat cells only which are then naturally removed from the body. Since the laser does not affect the skin or muscle it can be used on all skin colors and there has been no reported incidents of burns when treated by a properly trained physician. It is protective since it alternates heating and cooling.
It has four applicators that can be customized to treat the areas of stubborn fat.
If a second treatment is needed we wait at least six weeks and usually closer to 12.
If you notice lumps after (which I've never seen) I would recommend massage. You should also alert your surgeon.
There is no downtime and you can resume your normal activities right after the treatment. There may be some soreness in the area for a few days for which you can take ibuprofen or tylenol. A cold compress can also be used.
Sculpsure is not used for skin tightening however some of her patients have seen this. If more skin tightening is needed we have combined this with thermi or Ulthera for a complete treatment. Sculpsure is recommended for stubborn areas of fat that are not being lost by diet and exercise. It is not a weight loss treatment
Since I have both a coolsculpting and sculpsure I am working on protocols of utilizing both of these depending upon what areas need to be treated and the response to the treatment.
I have used sculpsure on other areas other than the abdomen with very good results.
I also use a Vectra 3D imaging system to try and show people what their treatment areas could look like.
Since Sculpsure outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Sculpsure or other treatments are available to meet your goals.
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