Interested in an honest comparison: SureSculpt vs. UltraShape?
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Sculpsure vs UltraShape
Sculpsure needs only one session that takes 25 minutes, it works. UltraShape, VelaShape etc... takes many sessions, and the results are modest in some, and not noticeable in others.
From a treatment and efficacy point of view, Sculpsure is the clear winner.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist
Fiori Institute Of Body Contouring
SculpSure vs. UltraShape vs. CoolSculpt
I have never seen any SureSculpt product that has been released to the market. The most recent technology is SculpSure, a 1060 nm laser that specificially targets fat. The fat is accurately kept at a temperature between 42 - 47 degrees Celcius. The fat is kept at this temperature for 21 minutes to cause approximately 24% permanent fat reduction in the area treated. Up to four areas can be treated in 25 minutes.
Ultrashape uses ultrasound to heat the fat. The results can also be excellent when the area is properly treated. While SculpSure reaches the ideal temperature fat destruction temperature in 4 minutes, Ultrashape usually takes 10-20 minutes to reach the ideal temperature. Once this temperature is reached, the physician or technician must heat the fat for a minimum of 30 minutes to disrupt the fat cells. Typically 3-6 Ultrashape treatment sessions are required. Results from this device are highly operator dependent. There is no limitation by your BMI.
CoolSculpt utilizes vacuum suction to draw in the skin, fat, and muscle to "freeze" the fat cells. It can reduce between 17-21% of the fat in the portion treated. These results are similar to SculpSure but there is pain and numbness with the procedure. It takes one hour to treat each area. Results from this device are somewhat operator dependent -- if the area is not properly suctioned into the applicator, you will not see any fat reduction.
Best of luck,
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.
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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 our 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.
Dr. Schwartz Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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SculpSure uses a laser to target and destroy the fat cells. The treatment sessions last 25 minutes and are not painful. One session is usually adequate and runs around $1,500, multiple areas can be treated at the same time and there is no down time.
UtraShape uses ultrasound energy to destroy the fat cells. The treatment also does not hurt, but does require 2-3 sessions 2 weeks apart. The cost is about $3,000 and only one area can be targeted at a time. The treatment sessions last around 1 hour, there is no down time.
For the time and money, SculpSure wins hands down. Also, I will predict that laser fat destruction (SculpSure) will bypass all the other methods combined and become the #1 treatment choice for non surgical body contouring. I believe they will find that there is skin tightening with the laser that the other methods do not offer and the adjustability of the laser will allow any area of the body to be treated adequately.
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