When treated with Sculptsure, how does the fat expel from the body and how long do results last?
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Sculpsure, Coolsculpting, Vanquish
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 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.
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
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
SculpSure destroys fat cells
The fat cells, called adipocytes are damaged by the laser. Your body via inflammation will clear away the dead fat cells and any lipid in the cell. Your body metabolizes the injured fatty tissue. The cells that are destroyed are always gone . Other fatty areas will increase with weight gain. Dieting during the recovery period makes your body more likely to remove the damaged fat cells that were injured with the laser.
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How long for the results after Sculpsure treatment?
Thanks for your question! Sculpsure is the first and only approved FDA device for non-invasive body contouring using laser. Ideal patients have focused areas of fat and good skin quality. Treatments take only 25 minutes and have minimal downtime. Some patients see results as soon as 3 weeks, but most see improvement at 6 weeks. Some patients will require 2 treatments and these should be done 2 months apart. Patients typically see their final results 3 months after their treatment. Sculpsure destroys approximately 20-25% of the stubborn fat. This broken down fat is then removed by our bodies normal metabolic and excretion systems. I recommend finding a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an evaluation to determine your best and safest option. I hope this helps and I wish you all the best.
Upto 3 months... but....
Sculpsure, much like Coolsculpting permanently destroys fat cells, so the results are permanent.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
When treated with Sculpsure how does the body expel the fat and is it permanent
Elimination of Fat Cells
The SculpSure laser treats up to 25% of fat in the treated area. The cells that have been treated by the laser, are then expelled from your body through the lymphatic system. Due to this elimination process it takes up to 12 weeks to see your full results. The results are permanent, as long as you maintain a stable weight.
Even with diet and exercise, most people have stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. SculpSure targets and permanently destroys these fat cells without surgery, downtime, redness or pain. SculpSure is the newest non-surgical 25 minute procedure that uses light-based technology to permanently destroy up to 24% of fat per treatment. Each treatment goes deeper into the fat layer for additive results. The laser uses heat at high temperatures to destroy fat and most patients do not experience pain during the treatment and the applicators can be adjusted if any discomfort is felt. The SculpSure laser permanently destroys fat cells using heat, and loss of fat is seen quickly within 6 weeks with full results seen at 12 weeks. This is the time it takes for the body to absorb and eliminate the destroyed fat cells.
Many patients need just one treatment to get their desired results. 2 to 3 treatments maybe needed if further fat reduction is desired. Dr. Dennis Gross is in the firm opinion that SculpSure is the best laser technology for reducing body fat, surpassing other technologies including CoolSculpting. Many find CoolSculpting painful and requiring longer and more frequent treatments whereas the opposite is true for SculpSure. Furthermore, SculpSure allows small areas of fat to be treated allowing better contoured results that are customized to each individual. And finally, unlike CoolSculpt, SculpSure can treat twice the body areas in half the time and may improve the skin surface as well because only SculpSure stimulates collagen.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.