SculpSure is a breakthrough in light-based body contouring designed to reduce stubborn fat in problem areas such as the abdomen, flanks (aka “love handles”), inner and outer thighs, back, and under the chin.
Even with diet and exercise, many people have stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. SculpSure’s FDA cleared laser system is able to target and destroy up to 24% of these fat cells in just 25 minutes. There is no downtime following treatment, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.
How SculpSure Works
SculpSure’s state of the art technology targets and heats fat cells and destroys their structural integrity without affecting the skins surface. Over the course of three months the destroyed fat cells are processed and eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed and will not regenerate.
Many if not most of our patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, individual goals vary and additional treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired result.
Is SculpSure for Weight Loss?
SculpSure should not be mistaken as a weight loss program. It is important to understand Body Mass Index when considering a SculpSure treatment. Body Mass index or BMI is a weight-to-height ratio, and used as an indicator of obesity, normal weight, and underweight. SculpSure for the body (flanks, abdomen, thighs and back) is intended for clients with a BMI of 30 or less. Patients contouring the under-chin area can have a BMI of up to 43. However, we find it more important to consider the body composition of each patient and their expectations of the treatment.
What is a SculpSure Treatment Like?
The actual SculpSure treatment is versatile and customizable. The device has four individual flat applicators which are used to deliver laser energy to the targeted area. The applicators are inserted into four frames which are securely positioned on the delineated treatment area of the patient. Multiple frame styles and configurations are available for use, which allows us the ability to tailor the treatment to the specific needs of each patient’s body type and problem areas.
The treatment begins with a “build mode.” This is a 4 minute cycle that heats the fat to the target temperature for fat destruction. The build mode is automatically followed by the “sustain mode” which is a 21 minute cycle that maintains the target temperature in the fat layer. During the sustain mode the patient will experience intervals of pleasant cooling alternating with peaks of warmth and heat. Most patients experience an intermittent tingling sensation throughout the treatment which is often well tolerated.
After 25 minutes the treatment is ended, and you are free to go about your daily routine without restrictions or limitations. It is recommended to massage the area and drink extra water, which helps to mobilize the damaged fat cells through the lymphatic system.
Many patients begin to see results as early as six weeks post treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks. Your treatment area will look smaller and more contoured. You may even notice that your clothes fit better!
 Average reduction in fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.
The SculpSure article first appeared in Saddle River Magazine, August 2018