Here at Life Studios, we help patients reclaim their bodies with minimally invasive treatments like SculpSure fat reduction. Having worked with thousands of patients over the years, our providers understand just how difficult it can be to lose excess pockets of fat. Fortunately, a procedure like SculpSure can eliminate unwanted fat on the stomach, back, love handles, below the chin, and the inner and outer thighs with minimal discomfort and no downtime. Let’s take a closer look at how SculpSure works and what it might achieve for you.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure was developed to reduce the size of hard-to-target pockets of fat on the body. Genetics and lifestyle can lead to fat distributions that do not respond to diet and exercise. Many patients who visit Life Studios for this treatment do so specifically to reduce belly fat and “love handles.” However, the procedure can also be used to target other types of fat, like bra rolls on the back, submental fat beneath the chin, and inner and outer thighs.
The procedure is minimally invasive, lasts for approximately 25 minutes, and most patients report the sensation experienced similar to icy-hot on the skin at the treatment site.
How SculpSure Works
The approach used by SculpSure is to heat up fat cells to the point of destruction. While other minimally-invasive fat treatments rely on freezing fat cells or heating them up with radiofrequency waves, SculpSure utilizes laser technology that is fine tuned to target fat cells while avoiding other skin structures and tissues. This allows SculpSure to be used on any skin type, regardless of color.
After the fat cells have been heated beyond repair, the body will break them down and remove them via the lymphatic system. This is a very important distinction from dietary fat loss, where the fat cells shrink, but their quantity remains the same. With SculpSure, the number of fat cells is decreased – a process that gives the results more permanency.
Targeted laser energy heats fat cells under the skin without affecting the skin’s surface.
SculpSure raises the temperature of fat cells damaging their structural integrity.
Over the next three months, the damaged fat cells are processed and eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.
Fat cells are permanently removed and will not regenerate. Results can be seen as quickly as six weeks, and optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks.
Fat loss after SculpSure is gradual, and each treatment can remove 14%-24% of the fat cells at the treatment site.
The initial results will begin to appear 6 weeks after treatment, while the most dramatic effects will take approximately 12 weeks. There are several benefits to such a gradual fat loss:
- First, when you lose inches around your abdomen after SculpSure, your friends and coworkers won’t be able to tell you’ve had work done because the transformation will take several weeks to materialize. This eliminates the need to go into personal details that you might want to keep private.
- Second, gradual fat loss after treatments with SculpSure tends to produce effects that are more permanent. For example, with some surgical weight loss treatments, where large amounts of fat are removed at once, the body will sometimes try to compensate by replacing the fat as quickly as possible. So an individual may lose the weight in the abdomen but gain it back in other parts of the body. It’s part of the body’s self-preservation mechanism. But because SculpSure fat removal is gradual, the body doesn’t experience the same type of “shock,” and therefore doesn’t react with rapid weight gain in other areas.
For some patients, the results after just one treatment are satisfactory. However, Life Studios providers usually recommend 2 treatments spaced about 6 weeks apart for optimal results.
Of course, results will vary from one person to another. This is due to our unique genetics and our individual lymphatic system efficiency. Further, current diet and hydration will play a role. Individuals who exercise, massage, and are well hydrated will tend to lose more fat cells per treatment.
Typical SculpSure Treatment
One of the great things about SculpSure treatments is that they are relatively comfortable. This is a big plus for many patients, especially those who have tried fat freezing procedures before and have experienced the discomfort of suctioning and cooling an area for 45 minutes or longer. With SculpSure, there is no suctioning and no discomfort of freezing – just a cyclic warming and cooling sensation.
During your treatment, your Life Studios provider will place the targeting belt on your desired treatment area and ask you to sit in a comfortable chair or lie down. The targeting belt is a really great feature of SculpSure because it allows for very precise targeting of the fat pockets. Here is how it works:
- The belt has four frames that act as anchors for the SculpSure laser applicators. These frames are not static – they can be moved around to the precise part of the body that is being treated. If you would like to target the upper abdomen, the frames can be placed on that precise area. Or, if you would like to treat the lower abdomen and love handles, the frames can be easily moved to the right positions.
- Once the anchors are in place, the laser applicators are attached to them and the device is turned on. Although the applicators come into direct contact with the skin, they feel very comfortable because of the cooling technology that prevents your skin from getting hot. This way only the fat cells in the treatment area are affected, and not the surrounding skin or nerves.
For the remainder of the SculpSure treatment, you can sit back and relax, read a book, or listen to your favorite playlist on your phone. We love it when you post your experience on social media!
When the procedure is complete, you can go right back to your daily routine, and even exercise.
Who can Benefit from SculpSure
You may have heard of famous people, like Kyle Richards from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, getting SculpSure. This treatment is not just for celebrities. It’s designed for everyday people who just want to look and feel their best.
SculpSure is not a way to achieve some impossible, Barbie-esque, aesthetic standard that we see on TV and on billboards every single day. Instead, it’s a solution for reclaiming your body and regaining confidence.
As such, this treatment can benefit a wide range of people. This includes new mothers who developed hard-to-target pockets of fat during pregnancy, men who have accumulated belly fat and love handles as a result of stress, and individuals who are just frustrated with changes to their bodies caused by age-related shifts in hormones and metabolism.
Scheduling Your SculpSure Consultation is Easy
If you’d like to learn more about SculpSure, there’s really no better place than the compassionate and caring environment of Life Studios. We’d love to see you for a complimentary consultation! Just give us a call at 916-797-1878 or send us a message through the Contact Form.
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