I have abdominal soreness after having SculpSure today. Can I use ice on area?
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Soreness after Sculpsure
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Tenderness is a desirable condition after the treatment. something like the pain after a work out. This is a reflection of the effectiveness of the treatment. Cold might decrease the inflammatory reaction, decreasing the destruction of the fat. May consider non anti-inflammatories medications such as tylenol and massaging.
Finally, make sure that your doctor is aware of your process. He should be able to guide you best in your care.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Soreness after SculpSure
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Tenderness After SculpSure is Normal
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 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.
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
Some tenderness or soreness after sculpsure is normal
Ibuprofen and ice after SculpSure
I also recommend a small dose of ibuprofen twice daily, 200 mg.
Ice wrapped in towel.
I have had SculpSure myself to feel what it is like, and understand the discomfort you are experiencing. Ice for the first 24 hours 20 min on, 20 off can help.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Fiori Institute of Body Contouring
Ice will help with discomfort
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