does sculpsure tighten the skin at all? also, with each treatment, is it consistent 20-24% loss of fat?
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SculpSure is for smoothing unwanted fat bulges, not for weight loss. It may tighten the skin a bit.
SculpSure and skin tightening
Thank you for your question. Yes, SculpSure does provide a skin tightening affect. The SculpSure procedure uses a hyperthermic laser that heats up the fat cells so that it not only gets rid of them, but also helps promote collagen or elastin production for tighter skin. With any fat loss or fat reeducation/removal procedure, the percentage of fat that is removed varies for each person. The 24% reduction rate is the maximum results our patients have seen but there are some patients that have seen less than that. Most patients only need 1 treatment. For those that have larger treatment areas or want better results, yes they will see more with another treatment. Please schedule an in-person consultation so that you doctor can make sure you are a candidate for SculpSure.
Sculpsure and skin tightening...
Sculpsure is specific to the fat. However, depending on the tone of your skin, some patients may experience skin tightening.
The percentage of fat loss is a more difficult question. In theory the studies showed the 20% of fat reduction. I'm not aware of the percentage after the second treatment.
Wishing you the best in your journey
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Sculpsure, Coolsculpting, Vanquish, Thermi
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. Coolsculpting freezes the fat while sculpsure heats it.
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.
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Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
SculpSure and skin tightening
No skin tightening with SculpSure. Results vary
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Does sculpsure tighten the skin at all?
SculpSure is currently FDA approved to treat the abdomen and flanks but can be used as off label on other parts of the body. SculpSure does not currently have FDA approval for use as a skin tightening device. No scientific study has been published regarding skin tightening although some may see some improvement of the skin in the areas treated. Each procedure can destroy up to 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area, with each additional treatment should reduce another 20-25%.
Heating the Skin!
In subsequent treatments, one would expect a further 24% reduction in the treatment area.
Can get some skin tightening
The laser does its work each time, so the results would be additive, but the percentage of fat reduction with repeat use has not been tested.