Get a slimmer, natural looking appearance with no surgery or downtime.
Even while maintaining a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise, most people have persistent pockets of fat that won’t disappear. SculpSure’s body contouring technology effectively attacks and destroys the targeted fat cells safely in just 25 minutes without altering the skin’s surface. There is no recovery time immediately after treatment, so you can resume your daily activities right away. Most patients require several treatments to attain ideal results.
- Customizable Treatment Plans.
- Over 90 percent approval rate.
- FDA cleared.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a laser-based, non-invasive treatment that’s used to target and reduce or eliminate fat. It works for both men and women and on various body types. A single procedure takes about 25 minutes and can target multiple areas simultaneously.
Non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic body procedures are becoming extremely popular, especially to assist with fat reduction. Non-surgical procedures require no incisions or Anesthesia. Meaning there’s minimal discomfort, a quick procedure time, and virtually no recovery time.
What Areas Does SculpSure Treat?
SculpSure involves a hands-free heat laser belt that uses precise wavelengths and heat to eliminate fat cells. In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared SculpSure for its use in Non-invasive Lipolysis in the following areas:
- Upper abdominal area
- Lower abdominal area
People who will benefit most from SculpSure have a Body Mass Index of 30 or less. SculpSure is not meant as a weight loss option. SculpSure is typically not the best treatment option for people that are obese.
How Much Does SculpSure Cost?
The cost of SculpSure varies based on the number of applicators used during treatment in addition to where you live. Depending on the area you’re targeting on your body, you may need to use 1 to 4 applicators per procedure. SculpSure is a cosmetic procedure, so it’s typically not covered by insurance. Pricing starts at $650 to $1,300 a treatment.
Preparing for Your SculpSure Treatment
When discussing the procedure with Dr. Slupchynskyj and one of his licensed practitioners, you should talk about which areas of your body you’re interested in treating. Dr. S. will tell you how many sessions you might need to reach your goals. Keep this in mind when researching where and from whom you will receive SculpSure treatments from. Based on licensing rules in your state, the licensed practitioner may be a:
- Physician’s assistant
- Nurse practitioner
The first SculpSure consultation often takes place right before the treatment, but sometimes you may have to schedule a separate appointment.
Be prepared to talk about your medical history and what medications you’re currently taking. To decrease the chance of bruising, you might be told to avoid blood thinners and painkillers like Ibuprofen or aspirin a few days before you plan to have a SculpSure treatment done.
How SculpSure Works
Targeted laser energy heats fat cells under the skin without altering the skin’s surface.
SculpSure increases the temperature of fat cells destroying their structural integrity.
During the next 3 months, the damaged fat cells are processed and removed via the body’s lymphatic system.
Fat cells are permanently removed and will not redevelop. Noticeable results can be observed as quickly as 6 weeks, and ideal results usually observed at 12 weeks.
SculpSure is a type of Lipolysis. Lipolysis is a fat-eliminating process. SculpSure uses laser technology to “melt” fat cells away.
During your appointment, you will be seated in a comfortable, reclined position. The licensed practitioner will mark the treatment areas on your body.
For the duration of treatment, the SculpSure device is wrapped around you like a belt. Its applicators deliver a 1060-nanometer diode laser that reaches a temperature of 107.6 and 116.6°F. This is hot enough to kill fat cells underneath the skin while leaving other tissues intact.
The SculpSure device alternates between delivering a cooling effect and the heat laser. Each treatment lasts about 25 minutes. During the procedure, you can relax, read, or nap.
During the 12 weeks after the procedure, your body’s lymphatic system naturally flushes out the eliminated fat cells. If you need additional treatments to reach your desired results, they can be completed 6-12 weeks or more after the first treatment.
What to Anticipate During Your SculpSure Treatment
When the SculpSure treatment begins, at first you will feel a cooling sensation. This helps keep the skin comfortable during treatment. The cooling will be on the entire treatment, while the laser cycles on and off, raising the temperature of the fat cells. Most patients feel a deep warmth and/or tingling sensation sporadically during the treatment, which is usually well-tolerated.
SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting®
SculpSure and CoolSculpting® have a similar, basic goal: to target and injure fat cells so they eventually die and are disposed of through your body’s lymphatic system. The difference is that while SculpSure uses controlled heat to eliminate fat cells, CoolSculpting® uses the process of controlled cooling, also known as Cryolipolysis.
Possible risks and side effects, as well as the pain level and downtime, are similar for both procedures. As of 2016, the average cost of CoolSculpting® ranged between $2000 and $4000, whereas SculpSure averaged between $1400 and $1500.
CoolSculpting® was cleared by the FDA in 2012, while SculpSure received clearance in 2015.
SculpSure Risks and Side Effects
The heating phases during treatment may trigger some minor pinching or a tingling sensation, but no numbing agent or Anesthesia is necessary.
Few serious side effects have been reported, but because SculpSure is a relatively new procedure, research is still ongoing concerning the effects on the body.
Immediately following treatment, you may encounter some soreness and stiffness. You may also encounter bruising in the treated areas. Your licensed practitioner may recommend that you massage the firm areas during the weeks after the procedure.
SculpSure Results and Recovery
SculpSure takes 25 minutes and is non-invasive with little to no recovery time. This means that you could conceivably have a treatment done on your lunch break and return to regular work immediately.
As your body metabolizes the eliminated fat cells, fat reduction may be noticeable in as few as 6 weeks after a single treatment. Clinical data from Cynosure, the creator of SculpSure, demonstrates that on average, one session results in a 24% reduction of fat in the treated area. Full results are generally seen 12 weeks after the initial treatment. Since the cells eliminated during the procedure are destroyed with the laser, these cells won’t redevelop. Desired fat reduction should be maintained with healthy diet and exercise.