If you can’t seem to get rid of persistent fat – those troublesome bulges that stick around no matter how well you eat or how often you exercise – you’re not alone. Diet- and exercise-resistant fat, which is usually found on hips, bellies, and thighs, is a common problem. At Indigo Dermatology in Melbourne, FL, Tampa, FL & Palm Bay, FL, dermatologist Dr. Sumeet Thareja provides 25-minute SculpSure® body contouring treatments to help you permanently reduce stubborn fat safely, effectively, and without surgery. If you’re in the central Florida area, call or book your appointment online today.
SculpSure Q & A
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is an advanced body contouring treatment by CynoSure® that’s designed to permanently reduce resistant fat in five specific treatment areas, including the abdomen, flanks, back, and inner and outer thighs.
The safe, FDA-approved technology uses precision laser energy to target the fat cells beneath your skin, without affecting the skin itself. As this energy penetrates your fat cells, it heats them up and interferes with their ability to function.
Over the course of a few short weeks, as your lymphatic system naturally flushes the damaged fat cells from your body, you’ll gradually lose inches and gain a slimmer, firmer body.
Am I a good candidate for SculpSure?
If you have love handles, a muffin top, lower belly fat, back fat, or excess thigh fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise, SculpSure can contour your body to give you the shape you’ve always wanted.
If you’re mainly interested in losing weight, however, you should continue to focus on diet and exercise until you reach your goals. Although SculpSure isn’t a weight-loss tool, it can help you sculpt and shape those remaining trouble spots once you’ve achieved a healthy body weight.
What is the SculpSure procedure like?
After an initial consultation to discuss your body contouring goals, Dr. Thareja will come up with a customized treatment plan and let you know what you can expect during the procedure.
At the start of each treatment, you’ll feel a cooling sensation on your skin that will continue during the entire session as the laser cycles on and off and increases the temperature of your underlying fat cells.
You may also experience a mild tingling sensation, which most patients don’t find bothersome, as the laser energy penetrates and disrupts your fat cells.
Because each treatment takes just 25 minutes, it’s fairly easy to fit a SculpSure session into your day. As a non-invasive procedure, SculpSure doesn’t require any downtime, allowing you to return to your normal routine immediately afterward.
When can I expect to see results?
While traditional weight loss through diet and exercise simply causes your fat cells to shrink, SculpSure targets and destroys fat cells so they’ll be permanently flushed from your body.
Because the targeted fat cells are eliminated by your lymphatic system over the course of a few weeks, you can expect to start seeing significant results about six weeks after your first treatment, with full results emerging up to 12 weeks after treatment.
Most patients get the results they’re looking for by treating several areas over the course of multiple sessions.