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#sculpsure/#Body Contouring/ #Hi Definition Procedures
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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
Best non invasive fat reduction system... Sculpsure
The main methods use different technique to achieve the same objective. Harming the fat so that the body destroys it. coolsculpting uses cold, Ultrashape uses ultrasound, Vanquish uses radio frequency, and Sculpsure uses Laser technology.
The most effective ones are coolsculpting and Sculpsure. My preferred one is sculpture because the customization to the areas.
Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Wishing you the best in your journey
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SculpSure, CoolSculpting and UltraShape
CoolSculpting has been on the market for 5 years and also destroys fat cells, but by using cold therapy not heat. It does take longer, 1 hour, and the applicator head only works on areas of the body with loose skin that can be drawn into the treatment head. There is more discomfort during and after the treatment. Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure reduce fat on average 25% per session and results take 8-12 weeks to be see results. Two or three sessions are needed and it is FDA approved.
UltraShape is also an outpatient procedure, it takes 45 minutes to perform and 3 sessions are necessary. It uses ultrasound energy to melt fat cells. This technology is not FDA approved and can be quite uncomfortable during the treatment session. It also targets only small areas at a time.
Currently, SculpSure would be the technique of choice for safety, pain, treatment time and technology!
SculpSure vs. CoolSculpt vs. UltraShape
SculpSure is a game changer in the realm of non-invasive fat reduction.
Sculpsure how does it work?
As far as the consultation, many docs will let you apply this towards a procedure.
All can work
Many techniques can destroy fat such as laser (SculpSure), freezing (Coolsculpt), and ultrasound (UltraShape).
Realself has patient reviews that should help you make your choice.
Each individual has an ideal treatment
Out of the 3, SculpSure and CoolSculpting have the better advantage, as they are more predictable in the response and outcomes. I personally favour SculpSure over Coolsculpting due to the treatment time and post op recovery. I do believe you need to be assessed as an individual properly, as the end goal of what you want to achieve is important - as with all treatments, a tailored approach is best.
Dr Davin Lim
Fiori Institute of Body Contouring
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