Fainted during Sculpsure. Should I try again?
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Fainting with painful stimuli
Would Avoid Pre-medication
I really don't think pre-medication with sedatives or narcotics would be warranted. Make sure you are well hydrated and eat a light snack one hour prior. You should be lying down for the procedure and have your legs slightly elevated. I always start treatments on lower power for the first few minutes to give clients time to adapt. Consider trying another SculpSure location.
SculpSure- Fainting during treatment
Hello,Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear you had this experience with your SculpSure treatment. We have treated many patients and have not experienced a patient fainting. This is not a common reaction. SculpSure is tolerated very well. We have experienced some patient anxiety, however once the treatment is started the patient is fine. Every patient is unique and you want to stay in the correct zone during your treatment, that does not mean the highest setting. It is important to be hydrated and have a meal a few hours before your treatment. Start off at a lower setting and slowly have your provider raise settings to your appropriate zone. Hope this helps you. Best, Dr Faraz
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Fainting during SculpSure
SculpSure and Fainting
Thank you for your question and sorry about your experience.
Fainting is uncommon during the SculpSure treatment, however it can happen. Pain can induce different stimuli in different patients, fainting being one of them. Before your appointment you must be well hydrated and have eaten. During our consultation process we prepare our patients and inform them of this. When you have your follow up treatment make sure to eat and drink the day of your procedure and you should be fine.
SculpSure not designed to be painful
Thanks for your question. You fainting could be a result of many factors: lack of nutrients, nerves, and level of pain tolerance. Usually, it’s best to begin the treatment at a lower setting and slowly increase depending on a patient’s tolerance. However, SculpSure is not intended to be painful. Now that you have experienced the procedure, you may want to request beginning at a lower level. Hope this helps. Best, Dr. Katz
Sorry to hear about your experience. It is highly recommended to stay hydrated and have a meal prior to your SculpSure treatment. Consult with your physician or technician on medications that can be given to you for effective pain management. SculpSure in general is well tolerated by patients and should not cause a fainting episode. I recommend communicating with your technician so that they can start you off on a lower setting and ease you into the higher setting as you progress into your session.
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