Are doctors and patients seeing any skin tightening with Sculpsure?
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Skin tightening with Sculpsure?
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Thank you for your question.
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.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Thank you for your question. Yes, our patients have experienced skin tightening. In fact, SculpSure outperforms all other fat targeting procedures because it not only utilizes heat to destroy up to 25% of unwanted fat but also provides the added benefit of skin tightening. I suggest that you next consult in person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
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Are doctors and pateints seeing any skin tightening with Sculpsure?
Thank you for your very intuitive question. The answer is yes! We have definitely seen skin tightening with Sculpsure. You can evidence this in the before and after photos that are being published. If you pay attention to the skin folds and creases before and after the 12th week after Sculpsure treatment, you can notice the skin tightening. We were one of the first centers to receive Sculpsure in California and have seen dramatic results as early as 6 weeks and even more results when our patients reach their 12th week. When you look at patients who have conventional liposuction, the skin in the treated area sags and wrinkles. With Sculpsure, the skin has time to contract. I would say that by heating the fat layer with laser, you are stimulating collagen and elastin to rejuvenate and tighten the skin. Sculpsure has truly revolutionized body contouring and rejuvenation.
Yes, but not reliable results.
If you plan to undertake SculpSure, go in with a mind set to reduce your overall fat in that area, and decrease the girth, if you achieve skin tightening, its a bonus. This way your expectations are met.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
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