It is recommended to avoid the sun (tanning in the area treated) for a week before and after the SculpSure treatment. Outside those time periods there would be no problems being in the sun. Regarding massage, 5 minutes twice a day for several weeks is recommended. Sometimes small clusters of fat can be palpated below the skin - the massage helps to avoid this occurrence or diminish the duration. For optimal outcomes, proper hydration is recommended.
SculpSure recovery/post treatment
Thank you for your question. There is no downtime after the SculpSure
procedure. My patients are able to get back to work and their regular lives
directly after. You can massage the area once a day for about a week. There are
some patients that opt to massage their treatment area for a few more weeks
because their body may take longer to get rid of the fat that has been
detached. After your procedure, follow up with your doctor so that he or she
can review your treatment are and give you the best advice according to your
Post op instructions after SculpSure
Massaging the treated area for 5-10 minutes several times a day will help the area settle down. I would do this for 2-3 weeks. Avoiding direct sunlight for about a week should be fine. Otherwise there is no limitations on your activity.
Enjoy your result!
Post treatment care after SculpSure
It is possible that the treated area after a SculpSure treatment may be more sensitive, so I would recommend avoiding any direct sun exposure to that area for about a week after the treatment. There is no exact time period that is recommended for the massage afterwards, but I would say 5-10 minutes, twice a day for a week should be fine. If you were already treated, you may want to check with the physician who treated you to see if they have different guidelines.
Great questions. You are to avoid tanning for 7 days before your treatment with SculpSure. After your treatment, you can go out in the sun without a problem. During the first 10 days, post treatment, we recommend you massage the areas you had treated 2 times a day for about 5 minutes. Drinking plenty of water also helps the body remove the fat cells.
Thank you for your question. There is no down time with SculpSure. You should avoid the sun for the 1st week after your treatment. You can return to your normal activities, just make sure you massage the areas that were treated 5-10 minutes several times throughout the day and drink lots of water! Hope this helps.
Best, Dr Faraz
SculpSure Post Procedure Instructions
We advise our patients to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun for a week after treatment. Massage is recommended twice a day for 5 minutes x 2 weeks. There are no other restrictions. Our patients do exceptionally well after treatment and have virtually no side effects. Patients appreciate being able to return to work and exercise immediately.
SculpSure - what to do post treatment?
One of the great things about SculpSure is that there is no downtime at all, and nothing specific you have to do. You can resume work, play and normal activities immediately. We always recommend that patients be careful with sun exposure after any kind of laser treatment, and massaging the treated area for 5-10 minutes twice daily will definitely help your results. How long to continue this for varies tremendously with providers, but most say 1-2 weeks is all that is needed.
SculpSure and Sun Exposure
There are no-clear cut recommendation on either sun exposure or massage after SculpSure. Minimizing your exposure to ultraviolet rays should be a goal in general, with or without ScuplSure. On the chance you may have sensitivity or a reaction, 1-2 weeks may serve you best. Massage 2-3 times daily till you see the massage stop making a difference.
recommendations for massage are just that--recommendations. If you have had lumps from a previous treatment, do the massage. Sun exposure guidelines are common sense based on other skin treatments, but this is a below the skin treatment and would seem to be a stretch. Do as you see fit is my suggestion on this one.