While SculpSure offers a great alternative to invasive fat reduction procedures, it does take a few weeks to show full results. To help patients keep their eye on the prize and get the most out of their Kansas City SculpSure treatment, the Vein Clinic has put together a quick guide regarding your treatment and the weeks after as you wait for results.
What Is SculpSure & How Does It Work?
SculpSure is a non-invasive laser treatment used to reduce fat in areas such as the abdomen and sides. A laser is used to heat and target fat cells, while encouraging the production of collagen and elastin to tighten the skin. Good candidates for this procedure are those who have fat pockets such as flab or a muffin top, who can wait a few weeks for results. The minimally painful procedure is done in about 25 minutes and requires no downtime afterwards.
SculpSure clinical trials have shown a 24% reduction in fat after a single treatment.
How Sculpsure Works
Targeted laser energy heats fat cells under your skin without harming your skin’s surface. Raising the temperature of those stubborn fat cells damages their structural integrity. Over the next 12 weeks or so, your body’s lymphatic system will process and eliminate them from your body. That’s it — the fat cells are permanently removed and won’t regenerate.
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How Sculpsure Feels
You’ll relax while laser applicators rest comfortably on your skin. At first, you’ll feel a cooling sensation designed to keep your skin comfortable during treatment. The cooling will be on throughout your session so your skin won’t feel the heat from the lasers while they heat the fat cells below your skin. Most patients feel a warming or tingling sensation beneath their skin as the laser cycles on and off.
Your Melting Month
There are many benefits to choosing SculpSure over other body contouring methods – such as less pain than some treatments, and no downtime after the procedure. However, the effects of your SculpSure treatment won’t be instantaneous.
Individual results of a single SculpSure treatment depend a lot on how fast your body gets rid of the dead fat cells. Metabolism of these cells is different for everyone. Typically, the results are visible 6 weeks after the initial treatment, however the final results may take up to 12 weeks to be visible.
A Healthy Lifestyle Helps Enhance Results
SculpSure tends to work best on people who are making an effort to live a healthy lifestyle through a nutritious diet and regular exercise, but have found that they have hit a plateau in seeing results.
For some, hormonal changes or aging play a factor in hindering continued weight loss. SculpSure works best for those who complement the procedure with a continued healthy lifestyle. While waiting on the results from SculpSure, you can enhance your overall results by continuing to exercise right away since there is no downtime.
The CDC recommends that adults need at least one of the following:
- 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week with muscle strengthening activities at least 2 days a week.
- 1 hour and fifteen minutes of vigorous aerobic activity with muscle strengthening activities once a week.
- A mixture of moderate-intensity aerobic and vigorous aerobic activity with muscle strengthening training 2 days a week.
Additionally, the American Heart Association recommends a healthy diet, including:
- Eight glasses a water daily
- Limited saturated fat
- A variety of fruits and vegetables
- Skinless poultry and fish
- Low-fat dairy products
Though seeing the results from your SculpSure procedure may require some patience, the benefits of the treatment outweigh the wait time. We encourage patients to get the most out of their treatment by following the healthy habits above.
Sculpsure Is Great for Guys
If that frat party beer belly from your college years is still hanging on no matter how keto you go, then it may be time to look into SculpSure. Many men are enjoying watching their spare tires finally deflate after a SculpSure treatment. Appointments are quick and there’s no downtime. You can even cruise to the gym right after and work on your deadlift.
FDA Approved and Non-Invasive
If you’ve been thinking of doing something drastic to get rid of those last few lumps or those annoying love handles that seem to defy exercise, like maybe a tummy tuck or liposuction, here’s the good news – you don’t have to do anything that drastic! SculpSure is a non-invasive, in-office procedure that takes about 25 minutes. SculpSure is FDA-cleared, fast and painless, and boasts a 90% patient satisfaction rate, so you’ve got nothing to lose but those last few stubborn pockets of fat! Die fat cells…die!
The bottom line is that SculpSure is safe, fast, easy, virtually painless, and effective. In less than two months, you could be seeing the effects of your treatment and hard work.