Does SculpSure damage muscle? Can it be used for the upper back?
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SculpSure Targets Fat
The Beauty of Lasers to Selectively Target
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.
SculpSure does not damage your muscles
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SculpSure Targets Fat
SculpSure for back
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 works great for back fat
SculpSure does not damage muscle
Sculpsure, Coolsculpting, Vanquish, Thermi
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.
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.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
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