Body Sculpting Q & A
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is an FDA-cleared laser treatment that destroys fat cells in specified areas. It’s noninvasive, meaning it doesn’t involve incisions or surgery. The treatment works best on stubborn fat zones, including the inner and outer thighs, love handles, back, and belly.
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How does SculpSure work?
Dr. Cho applies the laser to the preselected treatment areas. It targets the fat cells that lie underneath your skin, heating them to a temperature that damages their structure, ultimately destroying them. Your lymphatic system then naturally disposes of the damaged fat cells, so they’re permanently removed.
What should I expect at an appointment?
You’ll lie on an exam table as Dr. Cho applies the SculpSure laser to the target area. You may feel a slight cooling sensation, alternating with heat and tingling. The cooling is designed to keep your skin comfortable, and it cycles on and off, along with the heat of the laser, throughout the treatment.
The entire session takes about 25 minutes. You can resume normal activities immediately afterward, as no downtime for recovery is necessary.
When will I see results?
You may notice results in as few as six weeks, but optimal results usually appear at about 12 weeks post-treatment, because your body needs time to get rid of the destroyed fat cells. Studies show that areas treated with SculpSure experience a 24% reduction in fat cells.
How many treatments will I need?
The SculpSure treatment completely destroys fat cells, so you don’t need to come back year after year for repeat treatments. However, certain stubborn areas benefit from multiple treatments, scheduled about six weeks apart.
In your initial consultation, Dr. Cho discusses your potential results and devises a treatment schedule that suits your goals.
Who is a good candidate for SculpSure?
Women and men who are at a healthy weight, but have problem areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise, are the best candidates for SculpSure. When you lose weight with conventional diet and exercise methods, your fat cells shrink, but don’t go away. With SculpSure, the fat cells are completely destroyed, so they can’t become enlarged again in the future.
*Individual results may vary.