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