There are people who are looking to lose weight and there are those that are only looking to treat stubborn fat despite diet and exercise. This is where non-invasive procedure like Sculpsure Laser Body Contouring comes in.
Sculpsure is FDA-approved to treat stubborn fat in the abdomen, thighs, love handles, arms and submental (under the chin midline). It acts by lipolysis (destruction of fat cells using laser). The fat cells that responded to the laser treatment are permanently destroyed. Note that each area is treated twice (spaced four weeks apart) with at least 24% reduction of fat in the area per treatment.
Patient assessment is a critical factor for success rate. It is important to set realistic expectations and goals because each body is unique. Note that Sculpsure is not a weight loss procedure but if someone is trying to shed excess fat via proper diet and exercise, the results are better, at least based from our own patients’ feedback and our evaluation.
When do you see results? anywhere between 6-12 weeks after your second treatment but some patients can see results after the first treatment.
Does it hurt? it is not painful but there’s little discomfort. Patients describe it as either “cramping with heat or pulling”. But there’s actually a cooling mechanism that’s built in the machine which provides comfort in between the heat. Overall, it’s a well tolerated procedure. A healthcare professional stays with you the entire time for monitoring as well as adjusting the setting of the laser, if need be.
How long is the procedure? it’s only 25 minutes per area. You lie down or sit comfortably (depending on the area of treatment).
Is there downtime to it? No. You can resume normal activities after the treatment.
How much? cost varies. Most med spas offer complimentary consultation for proper assessment and price quote so set up one. This will also help you to know the place and your treatment provider. When people call for price alone without being seen, it’s like asking a doctor to prescribe you medication without being checked. Note that each body is unique. For example, a patient looking to treat stubborn fat in the upper and lower abdomen may only need 4 applicators while another one may require 8 applicators.