Do the results from SculpSure depend on the doctor who performs it?
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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
SculpSure results dependent on who performs procedure?
SculpSure is just one of many body contouring procedures that we offer. If you are not a good candidate for SculpSure we can discuss other options that may be more effective.
Once the decision is made that SculpSure is a good option, the actual treatment is provided by a fully trained and certified member of the staff. This insures that you are getting the proper treatment by an individual who is very experienced in the procedure.
Training for SculpSure is provided by the parent company
Do your research, check the credentials of the office you are considering and talk to staff. You must feel comfortable in the person you select to perform your treatment.
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The success of treatments are related to the providers that give the treatment.
Adequate patient selection and understanding of goals are the key for happy patients and good outcomes. If your providers does not understand this simple rule and only wants to make profit then the outcomes and the patients will be disappointing.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Sculpsure and Contouring Clinics.
Some patients may benefit from Coolsculpting, whilst if you have loose skin, Themage or other energy devices may suit. Always consult a clinic who has numerous non-invasive devices, this way they can tailor your body type to each machine. Yes, SculpSure has different settings. By default, most patients start at 0.9 and the average patient handles up to 1.3, some at maximum 1.5. The higher you go with SculpSure and other energy devices, usually the better the result. Coolsculpting only has one setting- COLD.
For more contouring, Coolsculpting and invasive procedures such as Hi-Def Vaser is best, if that is your goal. Expertise, Board Certifications, and a variety of invasive and non- invasive methods is the best way to choose the clinic for you- reputation counts, so does word of mouth.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Fiori Institute of Body Contouring