What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is the first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive fat destruction of the abdomen, love handles, back, and inner and outer thighs. It’s controlled light-based technology is ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat. The laser wavelength used is 1060nm which is strongly absorbed by fat tissue but less so by the skin or dermis.
How Does it Work?
SculpSure uses flat, non-suction applicators to elevate the temperature of the fat up to 42 to 47 degrees Celsius, a destructive temperature, while cooling plates on the applicator keep the skin safe and cool. The laser wavelength used is 1060nm which is strongly absorbed by fat tissue but less so by the skin or dermis. This allows for significant heating to the underlying fat while also making it possible to cool the superficial skin intermittently. Fat cell destruction is triggered once irreversible thermal injury takes place. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the disrupted fat cells, leaving behind a more defined you!
What Can I Expect?
After meeting with our physician and determining if SculpSure is right for you, a customized treatment plan will be developed to address your specific areas of concern. The treatment applicators are positioned on the areas selected and held in place with a special belt. The treatment lasts 25 minutes and patients will feel alternating cooling and warmth throughout the procedure. Some patients report minor temporary discomfort.
After the Procedure
SculpSure is completely non-invasive and typically requires no downtime. Patients usually resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. Results may be seen as quickly as 6 weeks, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks. A second treatment may be required to achieve optimal results, which can be performed 6 weeks after the initial treatment.
Phillip J. Din, MD