By now, most people are well aware that a healthy and balanced diet along with regular physical activity is the most effective way to shed off unwanted pounds. However, if you’ve ever tried to tone or burn stubborn fat from a “problem area” you know that even the most disciplined diets and exercise regimens can still fall short of achieving your goals. The way both men and women’s bodies are prone to storing fat can be frustrating, and those extra bulges can have a way of negatively affecting one’s self-esteem and confidence—especially when they are otherwise healthy and active.
In the past, it used to be that if you wanted to eliminate excess fat from a specific area on your body, your best option for lasting results was through surgical liposuction. Traditional liposuction is an immensely popular cosmetic procedure in which excess fat is vacuumed out of your body. While the concept of liposuction may sound ideal to those seeking a sleeker figure, it is an invasive surgery that comes with its own set of risks, incisions, anesthesia and downtime for your body to recover.
Today, the advancements in non-invasive body-contouring techniques and technologies have allowed men and women alike to achieve the stunning results of surgical liposuction without the surgery, risks or downtime. At Sadick Dermatology, we are thrilled to offer our patients SculpSure; an innovative fat removal treatment that contours and slims down your most stubborn trouble spots by harnessing the power of thermal laser technology.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a revolutionary body-contouring treatment that utilizes laser lipolysis, often referred to as “laser lipo”, to reduce or eliminate unwanted fatty tissues from a predetermined area of your body. Laser lipolysis involves the heating of your adipose tissue, or fat, using light-based energy wavelengths to pass through the dermis, or skin’s surface, without heating it or damaging it. SculpSure delivers this targeted thermal energy through four specially-designed applicators rather than one, for more evenly distributed results that are entirely customizable. These applicators also have a built-in cool-cycle that works to intermittently cool the skin and surrounding tissues during the treatment session to ensure your comfort.
Once your fat cells have been irreparably damaged, your body will work to process and eliminate these cells through your lymphatic system gradually. When you lose weight through traditional methods, your body is not reducing the number of fat cells you have; it is merely shrinking them. With the breakthrough technology of SculpSure, the eliminated fat cells will never return to your treated areas.
Who Can Benefit From SculpSure?
While not a weight-loss procedure or a treatment for obesity, SculpSure can be beneficial to anyone with an area or multiple areas of isolated fat deposits they wish to eliminate. SculpSure is FDA-cleared and safe to use on all skin types and tones; however, it is not recommended for patients whose body mass index (BMI) exceeds 30. Generally speaking, patients who wish to lose a more substantial amount of body fat (25 percent or more) will achieve more optimal body-shaping results from liposuction. If you are healthy, within 30 pounds of your ideal weight and have a BMI lower than 30, SculpSure can expertly help you to slim and tone the following areas:
- Upper and lower abdomen
- Side flanks and hips
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper and lower back
Additionally, the areas in which SculpSure has been FDA-approved to treat has expanded to submental fat, or double chins, in recent years. Unlike SculpSure body treatments, patients who wish to address fat on the underside of their chin with SculpSure can have a BMI of up to 45, making it a more inclusive solution for those who wish to address this pesky area. At Sadick Dermatology, we also treat under chin fat with an injectable fat-melting product called “Kybella,” so it’s best to speak with our team as to which option may be best for you.
What to Expect From Your SculpSure Procedure
SculpSure treatment sessions are entirely non-invasive and are completed in just 25 minutes, which is an added bonus for those living the busy NYC lifestyle. Once you arrive for your SculpSure session at our office, the four applicators will be placed strategically over your treatment area. The flexibility of these applicators allows many patients to treat multiple regions of their body within a single appointment, such as the abdomen and side flanks.
When the treatment has begun, the four SculpSure applicators will alternate between cool and hot cycles every 30 seconds. Most patients report feeling a tingling sensation or deep warmth on and off throughout the procedure, but these feelings are generally well tolerated. There are no adverse side effects associated with SculpSure. While patients may experience some soreness or redness immediately following their treatment, it will not interfere with their normal daily activities. Patients may even choose to workout the same day as their SculpSure session.
What to Expect From Your SculpSure Results
Each SculpSure treatment session has the potential to reduce up to 24 percent of fat cells in their selected treatment areas. While the results of SculpSure will vary from patient to patient, most individuals will start to see noticeable results as early as six weeks following their SculpSure session as their body works to flush out the destroyed fat cells naturally. Your most optimal results will typically be visible about 12 weeks following your SculpSure procedure, though some patients may require a series of SculpSure treatments to meet their goals effectively. Dr. Sadick will assess your individual needs during your initial consultation to determine how many sessions your body will require.
The results of your SculpSure treatment are considered to be permanent, as the fat cells that are eliminated during this procedure will not regenerate. However, this treatment should serve as a complement to a healthy lifestyle. Patients will achieve and maintain their most optimal results by keeping a balanced diet and exercise routine. With a 90 percent patient satisfaction rate, SculpSure can smooth away bulges and enhance your natural curves in as little as 25 minutes.
If stubborn fat is standing in the way of your ideal physique, SculpSure can help you to slim down problem areas without surgery, anesthesia or downtime. To find out if SculpSure can help you to achieve your aesthetic goals, contact world-renowned Sadick Dermatology today at 212-772-7242 and schedule your in-person consultation with one of our experts.
My Sadick Treatment Plan
Each client will receive a custom program designed to address his or her specific condition. We believe in educating our patients and customizing a treatment program tailored to your specific needs while guiding you through the entire process answering any questions you have along the way.