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SculpSure FAQs

SculpSure uses a laser to heat up and destroy fat cells while it cools the skin in the treatment area to maintain maximum comfort during treatment. The laser energy is tuned to target fat cells and does not damage surrounding tissues or nerves.  Fat cells absorb and retain most of the laser energy, causing the fat cells to reach the intended temperature without heating up the surrounding tissue. Remember that muscle grows below your fat layer.  As long as there are fat cells to absorb the laser energy, the laser will never reach the muscle layers.  If there is insufficient fat in the treatment area, however, other tissues can get damage.
SculpSure is FDA-approved and safe for those looking to eliminate excess body fat. It’s non-invasive, which means no incisions, no anesthesia, and no risk of infection. It provides an excellent complement to fat loss routines, along with healthy eating habits and exercise. Unlike other non-invasive fat reduction treatments, no recovery time is necessary after a SculpSure session.
Both SculpSure and CoolSculpting rely on temperature to kill fat cells. Both procedures bring the internal temperature of the fat cells beyond the range where the cells can survive. SculpSure heats them up — a process referred to as thermolipolysis (fat breakdown by heat). CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells — a process called cryolipolysis (fat breakdown by freezing). Once the fat cells are dead, the body removes them naturally to give you a slimmer and more contoured body.
Although your lifestyle may have become more sedentary, and maybe your weight has increased, the number of fat cells you have remains constant for your entire life. Fat cells are light balloons. They grow and shrink, depending on how much fat needs to be stored.  Losing weight makes those fat cells smaller, and gaining weight makes them bigger — but neither fluctuation can make them go away completely.
SculpSure is virtually pain-free and has only a few minor side effects. A small percentage of patients may experience slight swelling, tingling, or redness in the treatment area — these side effects will resolve themselves in a few hours. A vast majority of patients will experience no pain or have any visible signs of treatment.  Patients can resume all normal activities immediately after the treatment. There is no recovery time.
A body contouring procedure like SculpSure can make significant changes to your appearance in a short amount of time. Those problem areas you struggled with for years can begin to tighten up in weeks. For the best results, you want to be sure you are an ideal candidate for this treatment.