The modern world puts a lot of emphasis on appearances, and consequently pressures you to look your best at all times. Since surgical procedures usually mean a lot of downtime, more and more people are turning to non-invasive treatments. This isn’t surprising, as these have great effects, and are much easier to endure.
One of the newest and most effective non-invasive procedures for body sculpting is, without a doubt, SculpSure. If you still haven’t heard of it, keep reading.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure can best be described as a breakthrough in non-invasive body contouring. The most common areas that are treated are those with stubborn fat. For example, your abdomen, flanks, back, and inner and outer thighs can be treated.
The 25-minute long procedure uses light-based technology which can eliminate up to 25% of treated fat in problematic areas. A flat, non-suction applicator used for SculpSure brings the temperature of the fat up to 42 to 47 degrees Celsius. This destructive temperature destroys the fat, while keeping your skin safe. SculpSure is only available in a handful of facilities around NYC, our Midtown, Manhattan clinic being one.
SculpSure vs. Alternative Procedures
Liposuction, CoolSculpting, Vanquish, and SculpSure are all procedures for treating targeted, stubborn fat. However, although the goal is the same, there are some differences.
While CoolSculpting, Vanquish, and SculpSure are all non-invasive procedures, Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery. It is used to reshape your body, and large areas can be treated in a single session. Also, most people achieve desired results in one treatment. However, liposuction is riskier, as general anesthesia is required, and you will need a lot more time to recover.
CoolSculpting uses a device which freezes and destroys fat under the surface of the skin. This procedure is used for treating areas of fat which aren’t responding to dieting and exercising. CoolSculpting is great for abs, love handles, thighs, bra fat, back, upper arms and double chin.
Vanquish uses radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy fat cells. It is mostly recommended for the abdomen and thighs. Its advantages are that it is painless and requires zero downtime.
SculpSure is considered a breakthrough in comparison with similar procedures because it is highly effective, and will help you get the shape you want. Also, the procedures are only 25 minutes long and no downtime is required, which is pretty impressive. Another huge plus is that SculpSure provides the best care for your skin, and you needn’t worry about skin damage.
Is SculpSure body contouring the right choice for me?
Like all body-contouring procedures, SculpSure is not a weight-loss procedure. If you are close to your ideal body weight, but have some trouble areas which you haven’t been able to manage with exercise and diet, SculpSure is the right choice. To be more specific, you are a good candidate if you are within 30 pounds of your ideal body weight and have a body mass index or 30 and less.
SculpSure is not suitable for those who want to lose a lot of weight. It is ideal for active and healthy people, who only have stubborn fat in certain areas.
What should I know before getting the procedure?
Not a lot of preparation is needed before the procedure, as it is non-invasive and requires no downtime. What you should do is find a provider that you trust and make sure that your expectations match potential results.
How many treatments are needed and when will I see the results?
Some patients can see results even after the first treatment. However, you will probably wish to have additional treatments, depending on your desired results. It is best to have a talk with your treatment provider and decide on the best plan for you. For full effects to be seen, it can take up to 12 weeks.
What to expect during the procedure
Firstly, the treatment provider marks the targeted area. Then, a customized treatment pattern is chosen specifically for your body. This should ensure the best results for you. Next, the laser heads are secured to your skin and the treatment starts. During the treatment, most patients feel a tingling sensation. This is not painful and is well-tolerated. Also, your skin stays cool and comfortable due to the cooling sensation. Throughout the 25 minutes, you feel intervals of deep warmth followed by cooling.
How long will the results last?
The great news about SculpSure is that its results are permanent. Fat cells get destroyed for good, and will not come back. However, a healthy meal and exercise plan are highly recommended for maintaining your shape.
What is the recovery time?
The procedure has no downtime and recovery includes minimal discomfort. Staying well-hydrated for 24 to 36 hours after the treatment is recommended. Patients should also massage the treated areas three to four times a day, for three days after the procedure. This is to prevent any lumps or bumps from appearing.
Are there any side-effects or risks?
Skin damage can be a concern with some laser treatments. Luckily, that is not the case with SculpSure. Since the laser penetrates to the subcutaneous layer of skin, the skin’s surface is not affected, so there is no risk of skin damage. In addition, the cooling we mentioned earlier provides additional skin protection.
The difference between fat loss and weight loss
As this is often confusing, let’s clarify it one more time. Adults have a certain number of fat cells in their body that remains the same throughout their life. Fat cells destroyed by SculpSure will never return. However, when you lose weight, your fat cells become smaller in size, but don’t decrease in number. That is why many people struggle to lose weight in these trouble areas. SculpSure is great for people with such problems.
How much does SculpSure cost in NYC?
The price of SculpSure varies depending on your individual needs. The size of the area you want to treat will affect the price, as well as the number of treatments. Feel free to book a consultation with us to discuss your situation, and we will give you an accurate quote.