many devices, Sculpsure is often times used off label. Currently,
SculpSure is FDA approved to treat the abdomen and flanks, however, off label,
I have seen great results in patients who have had treatment to the upper
back and bra fat. SculpSure penetrates up to 1.5 cm deep at a wavelength of
1060 nm. This wavelength was chosen to destroy fat cells without damaging
surrounding tissues. Unlike other noninvasive body contouring devices,
there is no post-procedure pain, numbness, injury to muscle, blood vessels, or
other structures. During consultations with my patients, we discuss
all their concerns and goals of the treatment, as well as determining that each
patient is the right candidate for Sculpsure. It is important to find a
doctor that has experience with lasers including SculpSure especially when
treating off label areas.
Lasers have this great ability
to selectively target certain tissues, and the SculpSure laser only targets and
damages fat, and only to a depth of about 3cm. We have seen it is perfectly
safe for the off-label use of treating back fat.
When it comes to the concern of
treating areas you’d rather not lose fat in, don’t be overly worried. The
SculpSure treatment panels deliver laser energy to an area of up to 3cm away
from the panel edge. So, your trained provider would be sure to position the
panels at least 3cm away from the breast tissue, assuming you are treating bra
fat near your armpit. If you are planning to treat bra fat near your armpit,
you may also want to see a bra fit specialist prior to sculpsure – it may be
that what you see as a stubborn roll of fat is actually breast tissue that
cannot properly fit in a bra cup that is too small. If you are treating bra fat
that’s really more on the back than near the armpit, then you should rest easy
knowing the laser would never be able to reach tissue that far away.
you for your question. The SculpSure procedure will not damage or pass through
your muscles. It is a hyperthermic laser fat removal system that directs laser
energy into your desired areas. The laser energy heats the fat cells and
surrounding tissues which is only the subcutaneous fat layer. So it is not near
the muscle region. Although the abs and flanks are the only ones currently FDA
approved, we’ve had many patients come in to treat their mid-back or “bra” fat
area and they’ve been pleased with the results. The treatment on your back will
not reach your breast fat area. If you are interested, I recommend consulting
with a qualified physician for a full consultation.
SculpSure is extremely effective at treating
stubborn fat areas which for many people that many include the inner and outer
thighs. Currently, SculpSure is only FDA
approved for the abdomen and flanks.
However, as doctors are becoming more familiar with SculpSure they have
started successfully treating other areas such as the inner and outer
thighs. In the future other areas of the
body will become FDA approved and will become more common.No,
SculpSure cannot cause muscle damage. . SculpSure is targeting unwanted
fat cells and cannot penetrate deep enough to impact your muscles. SculpSure penetrates up to 1.5 cm deep at a
wavelength of 1060 nm. This wavelength was chosen to destroy fat cells without
damaging surrounding tissues.
You are correct that SculpSure is currently FDA-approved for use on the abdomen and flanks, but the back can be treated as an off-label use. I have treated women to this area in the past. The laser will only penetrate to the subcutaneous fat level and not deeper to the muscle, so it would not reach the breast fat when treating the back.
Thank you for your question. SculpSure is intended for body contouring because it eliminates stubborn pockets of fat. SculpSure can target certain trouble areas. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
No, SculpSure does not damage the muscle. Only the fat. While it is FDA approved for the abs and flanks, I use it "off label" to treat bra rolls, arms, legs and inner and outer thighs. Totally safe. Hope this helps.
SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen. At my office we have successfully used it on other areas such as hips, love handles, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, over knees and fat bulges over the bra. It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat.The 1060 nm wavelength’s specific affinity for adipose tissue, coupled with minimal absorption in the dermis, allows SculpSure to efficiently treat areas of troublesome fat in just 25 minutes. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the disrupted fat cells with results seen as quickly as 6 weeks and optimal results usually seen in as few as 12 weeks. So you can see SculpSure does not go deep enough to damage any muscle. It would be perfect to treat the upper back!
- Controlled hyperthermic fat reduction
- Elevates adipose tissue temperature between 42°C and 47°C
- No damage to dermal tissue
- Up to 24% fat reduction1
- Clinically proven in multisite trials in over 100 patients
- Over 90% patient satisfaction rate2
- Comfortable and well-tolerated treatment3
- Can be used on all skin types
Sculpsure has been approved for the abdomen flanks/love handles but its core mission is to target fat a below the skin. It will not typically go deep enough to reach the muscles in most cases. Even so, because it targets fat, it theoretically can be used anywhere there is fat, even on your back. We've been using it in my practice since it first came out and have a great amount of experience with it. I suggest you find a Sculpsure specialist in your area to see how well it may work for you
SculpSure, the world's first laser FDA indicated for non-surgical fat reduction, does not target muscle tissue. The specific wavelength of the laser concentrates it's energy on fat cells. It can be used basically on any area of the body where there is subcutaneous fat, as an off label use. It works well on the upper back and bra liine area, takes only 24 minutes and there is no down time.