No matter what you do, fat pockets in certain areas are incredibly difficult to target, much less have any impact on. The problem is that fat cells may shrink with weight loss, but they’re still there, ready to enlarge again.
Of course, fat pockets can be removed with liposuction. But many people are reticent to have this performed because it is a surgical procedure, along with a necessary recovery period.
You’ve heard of CoolSculpting for removing fat pockets. The procedure freezes fat cells, killing around 20 percent of them in a treated area. But the intense cold feeling and the hours required for each treatment can put off people.
At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware, we now offer a great alternative. We’re one of the first to offer SculpSure, a new option for lipolysis, removing unwanted fat pockets. SculpSure is the first FDA-approved laser treatment for non-invasive removal of fat on the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a new method for destroying fat cells. It uses laser energy and can target multiple areas of the body in a single 25-minute procedure.
Four flat non-suction applicators and contouring frames can be placed/adjusted to suit specific patient needs. SculpSure uses 1060nm wavelength laser energy that selectively targets adipose (fat) cells beneath the dermis layer of the skin. The system’s proprietary modulation delivers the energy into the fat layer, where it creates temperatures between 42 and 47 degrees Celsius within just four minutes. This controlled delivery of the heat energy destroys, on average, 24 percent of subcutaneous fat cells in the treatment area in just 25 minutes. Over time, the body’s lymphatic system eliminates those cells. Patients see results beginning in as little as six weeks, and showing optimal results in around three months.
Is SculpSure painful?
Laser energy to melt fat cells? That sounds painful, but it’s not. SculpSure is very comfortable. Part of this is that SculpSure uses proprietary energy modulation, so the energy isn’t delivered continually. Plus, the system features applicators that apply continuous contact cooling that keep the skin layers and the patient comfortable during the treatment.
What are the benefits of SculpSure?
- Can treat multiple areas simultaneously
- Can treat multiple body shapes and sizes
- Can treat areas of pinchable and non-pinchable fat
- Can be used on all skin types
- Removes 24% of fat in the treatment areas
- Is non-invasive
- Requires no downtime at all
How many treatments are needed?
Most patients see results with just a single treatment. After all, the destroyed fat cells are gone for good. Patients opt to have treatments on different areas after they see their results from their first session. You can have a specific area treated again, but we recommend waiting at least six weeks between treatments.
Just because fat is stubborn doesn’t mean you have to put up with its monkey business. Call the team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware, 302-656-0214, and ask about SculpSure.