What is SculpSure® & How Does It Work?
SculpSure® is a diode laser system that has proven to be a safer, smarter and less invasive way to body sculpt and remove unwanted fat. The Cynosure SculpSure® Laser System is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for (non-invasive) lipolysis.
Areas that can be treated include:
- inner thighs
- outer thighs
- under the chin & some areas of the face
- back and flanks
This safe, non-invasive laser body contouring treatment is designed to effectively eliminate fat cells and stimulate collagen production for a smoother skin appearance. SculpSure’s® wavelength technology increases the temperature of the adipose (fat) cells in order to damage their structural integrity. Minimal absorption in the dermis leaves your skin’s surface (and muscles) unharmed.
With SculpSure® laser fat removal treatments, over a period of a few weeks, the body naturally eliminates these treated, unwanted fat cells. Destroyed fat cells are eliminated naturally through the body’s lymphatic system and do not regenerate.
SculpSure® Laser Procedure: Pre-Treatment
Before the SculpSure® laser fat removal treatment starts, our team of experts will give you a consultation to discuss your particular treatment plan. During a consultation, we highly recommend that you ask any and all questions you possibly have so we can ensure the best possible outcome for you. Our team will consult with you on your:
- medical history
- recent surgeries
- any prior skin treatments you’ve had recently
These aspects need to be discussed to determine if SculpSure® laser treatments are for you.
The SculpSure® laser fat removal process is non-invasive, and no medications are required prior or post-treatment. There are a few actions we recommend taking before receiving laser body sculpting or laser facial contouring treatments:
Do not apply any creams or lotions to the area you’re having treated
Be well hydrated & drink plenty of water
Have a decent meal beforehand
Please be advised that this treatment that is not for everyone. If you are pregnant or if you are lactating it is strongly recommended that you do not have this treatment.
SculpSure will not interfere with your daily routines, though not everyone is alike. As such, you may experience some tenderness in the treated area, or slight redness, but you can carry on with your plans for the day as normal.
SculpSure® Laser Procedure: During Treatment
One SculpSure® treatment is a 25-minute procedure. If there are several treatment areas you’re looking to have treated, then this may require several treatments per appointment.
Once you arrive for treatment you will be comfortably positioned on a chair or bed. Applicators will be placed at the targeted areas with a belt. The first four minutes of treatment, the temperature of the fat cells will increase to the optimum temperature. This temperature will be sustained for about twenty minutes and during this time you will be closely monitored to ensure your comfort level is maintained. Some clients may experience minor discomfort. There may be a sensation of tingling; and for some, minor peaks of warmth followed by cooling. Most clients find these sensations tolerable.
Treatment on one area can only be treated once within the same day. It is recommended that 4 to 6 weeks pass between treatments on the same area.
SculpSure® Laser Procedure: Post-Treatment
After a body contouring treatment some clients say the treated area is tender to the touch. It is widely reported that the feeling is similar to having a great workout. This typically goes away in less than two weeks.
If you are an individual who enjoys working out then you will be able to resume your routines right away. In fact, exercise can help stimulate the metabolic process. Gently massaging the treated area is recommended after treatment because it may help stimulate the lymphatic drainage system which can enhance results.
To date, there are no reports of individuals experiencing increased skin laxity (loose or saggy skin) after treatment. However, if you are an individual; who has severe laxity in the areas you want treated, the results may not be what you desire. Asking a SculpSure® therapist if this is right for you is highly recommended.
Maintenance body sculpting treatments are done at the discretion of the therapist and the client. Fat cells that are destroyed will not return; however, those that remain may increase in volume. SculpSure® on its own won’t provide results for years to come unless there is a lifestyle change and you remain well-hydrated.
SculpSure® laser fat removal technique does not require any compression hosiery.
SculpSure® Laser Procedure: Results
Maintenance body sculpting treatments are done at the discretion of the therapist and the client. Though fat cells that are destroyed will not return, those that remain may increase in volume. Please do not be discouraged if your SculpSure® treatment does not last for years to come. SculpSure® on its own cannot maintain results when coupled with an inactive lifestyle. Be sure to stay well hydrated and keep an active lifestyle, and you will see SculpSure’s® results far longer!
As SculpSure® does not leave any marks or lumps, this light-based technology provides a natural look and more natural body contour that works with your body.
Every client is different so it is hard to make a claim as to how much fat can be destroyed. However, some studies show that up to 24 percent of fat cells can be destroyed in a treated area. Until you have a consultation, it cannot be determined how many treatments you may require for optimum results. Many clients start to see results as early as six weeks following their first treatment. This is approximately how long it takes for the body to eliminate these destroyed fat cells. Optimal results are seen at about 12 weeks after the final treatment. Post treated areas will look smaller and more contoured.
Body Sculpting – Side Effects
The most common side effects include:
• Mild swelling
• Mild redness
• Tenderness and
• Tissue firmness
All side effects that were experienced in clinical studies quickly went away. There is no worry that this treatment can raise cholesterol.
Our experts are extensively trained and experienced in the SculpSure® laser technology and are among the top qualified in the laser fat removal field.
If you’ve decided that SculpSure® laser fat removal and body contouring is the best option for you, call Beauty Med today at 905-918-0419 or contact us to schedule your free consultation for SculpSure® Richmond Hill treatments.
Before and After
For questions, guidance, or more information, call Beauty Med today at (905) 237-5034 or contact us to schedule your free consultation at our cosmetic acupuncture clinic in Richmond Hill.