How effective is applying numbing cream prior to SculpSure procedure in order to reduce pain?
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No numbing cream before SculpSure!!
SculpSure targets the fat cells. Numbing the surface will only interfere with the treatment. The heat you feel is deeper. During your SculpSure treatment you are being evaluated and it is very important to keep you in a certain "Zone". Each patient is different so we want the patient to discuss what they are experiencing throughout the treatment.
Best to you, Dr Faraz
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Almost everyone tolerates the Sculpsure but it is a bit uncomfortable (i did it on my flanks). if you are super worried, you can always pre-medicate with Ativan and Narco but then you need a driver and will be sleepy all day. you could always just take 2 Tylenol 45 minutes before your procedure. you really should not need pre-medication.
david berman md
SculpSure Pain Control
SculpSure uses heat technology heat up the fat cells underneath the skin. Topical numbing creams only affect the top layers of the skin, not providing the adequate pain control you need for your SculpSure treatment. Numbing of the skin during SculpSure treatment interferes with the safety protocols in place to ensure safe delivery of treatment for the patients. Numbness increases your risks for complications because you will not be able to communicate the heats levels that are being applied to the skin, which can lead to over heating and possible burning. It is best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in non-invasive body contouring procedures.
Thank you for your question. Numbing cream is not necessary for the SculpSure treatment as it can create false signs from your body that are key to adjusting the settings according to your body wishes and, most importantly, because SculpSure is a virtually painless treatment. SculpSure utilizes Contact Cooling technology to prevent damage to your skin. I suggest that you next consult in person with a board certified facial plastic surgeon and ask for their best advice in preparation for SculpSure.
Numbing cream before SculpSure?
Odd But Not Painful Feeling
As a surgeon, people are surprised that I am not too crazy about pain myself. So I tried SculpSure on myself at low, medium, and full power settings. Really, to me, it felt like BenGay or IcyHot. A cold and warm sensation. I would avoid topical lidocaine-type things that we use for other laser procedures. The real key is who is doing the procedure. Avoid facilities that turn it on, give you a call button, and walk away. My nurse sits by the patient and monitors how she is feeling minute-to-minute and adjusts the power and cool-blasts based on that. I believe that this makes all the difference
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