When the traditional fat removal methods are not cutting it, many people turn to plastic surgery to trim down. For patients who do not have any desire to go under the knife with traditional liposuction, medical advancements have created non-surgical options to blast fat and shorten recovery times.
What Is SculpSure?
SculpSure uses a hyperthermic laser system that heats fat cells and any surrounding tissues. This irritates those annoying fat cells and causes them to detach from the permanent tissues. When the fat becomes detached, the body is able to absorb the cells naturally. This allows the area to remain flat and firm because the heat from the laser encourages the growth of collagen and elastin, too, so the area is not just freed of fat, it takes on a more youthful appearance and prevents sagging, loose skin.
The laser can be used on the entire body, including the belly, arms, thighs, and the hips. It is non-surgical and requires no anesthesia, no cutting, and no needles. The laser is painless and most patients say it feels like a gentle warming sensation or a slight tingling. Even the most stubborn areas require just one treatment. The visits are quick and easy and last around 25 minutes, making it possible for patients to visit their doctor on their lunch break and then get right back to work.
There is no downtime or recovery period with this procedure. Since the laser is applied to the skin and there is no damage done to the skin, patients are able to go right back to their regular exercise and daily activities and experience no pain or discomfort in doing so.
What Results Can Patients Expect?
Results appear quickly, and most people will start to see results in about six weeks. Results do not appear sooner because the body has to eliminate the fat cells naturally by reabsorbing them into the body and the new collagen and elastin has to form. The results typically appear within 12 weeks. Results are permanent as long as patients keep up healthy eating and regular exercise.
What Are the Ideal Candidates for SculpSure?
The best candidates are people who have tried to eliminate the stubborn fat with diet and exercise. This procedure will not work well for people who are sedentary or eat a high-fat diet because the fat will return with excessive calories. The lasers work on all skin and body types, but people with sensitive skin or other dermatological conditions might need to consider other procedures.
When patients need a non-surgical option to get rid of stubborn fat they cannot get to budge, SculpSure is quickly rising in popularity. Combining zero recovery time with targeted results means this could be the perfect procedure for most people.
At Skin Deep Laser MD in Fort Worth, we offer SculpSure to help our patients target stubborn body fat. Our medical team will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact Skin Deep Laser MD today to schedule your consultation.