Giving Fat the Laser Treatment

womanFat is like a two-year-old rolling around on the floor of the candy aisle of the grocery store because Mom wouldn’t give him any Sour Patch candy — stubborn. No matter what kind of shape you’re in, you probably have some unwanted fat pockets. Now we offer SculpSure™ at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware to teach that fat who’s the boss.

SculpSure™ is the world’s first FDA-approved body contouring laser treatment that eliminates nearly one-quarter of the fat in the treatment area in just 25 minutes without any downtime.

What is SculpSure™?

SculpSure™ uses laser light energy to kill fat cells on the flanks and abdomen. This new non-invasive body contouring system kills the fat cells in the target areas and then the body eliminates the dead cells over the course of the next 12 weeks. Once one-quarter of the fat is removed from the treatment area, the result is a markedly slimmer contour.

How does SculpSure™ work?

You’ve no doubt heard about CoolSculpting, which freezes fat cells. SculpSure™ is the first laser fat treatment, instead using heat to destroy the fat cells. The secret is the 1060nm wavelength laser that selectively targets fat cells below the dermis, the skin’s second layer. SculpSure™ sends the laser light energy through the epidermis into the fat layer. There, the energy is converted to heat energy and the temperature is elevated to between 108°F and 115°F within four minutes of application. At the same time, the four applicators apply contact cooling to keep the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin comfortable. The laser energy kills 24 percent of the fat cells in the treatment area and the body eliminates them through the lymphatic system over the following weeks. Optimal results are seen at around 12 weeks after your SculpSure™ session.

What is the treatment session like?

The target areas are first mapped out on the abdomen and/or flanks. SculpSure uses four panels, each measuring 4 x 6 centimeters. These panels hold the laser applicators in place, and they can be configured placing two on each flank, four in a row, 3 and 1, etc. For a love handle, for instance, two applicators usually cover it, so the patient can treat both sides at the same time.

As the treatment starts, first you’ll feel a cooling sensation that keeps your skin comfortable. Next, you’ll feel intervals of deep warmth followed by cooling. This is the energy being delivered into the fat layer. The entire session takes just 25 minutes. When you’re done you can go back to work or other activities without any delay or downtime. Then over the next 12 weeks, your contour will continue to slim as the body sheds the dead fat cells.

Interested in zapping the fat permanently? Call us at 302-656-0214 and ask about SculpSure™.

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