It’s sometimes the case that when people are on a weight loss journey, they end up comparing themselves to others who seem to have an easier time reaching their body goals. But the truth of the matter is that everybody has different body composition, and that usually means some people have an easier time achieving their body goals than others. At Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY we believe everyone can achieve their goals when treatments such as SculpSure are there to help them.
Does SculpSure Really Work?
Yes, SculpSure really does work. As a non-invasive body contouring treatment, this laser-based therapy can help you achieve all of your weight loss and body goals. In fact, this treatment is one of the most trusted alternatives to surgical liposuction and is considered just as effective, if not more effective, than CoolSculpting.
How Does This Body Sculpting Treatment Work?
SculpSure takes an interesting approach to the treatment process. This fat-melting treatment involves the use of a patented belt-like device that is wrapped around your targeted areas of treatment; once wrapped, the device is turned on and thermal laser energy is allowed to reach a high enough temperature to damage fat cells but not damage the skin.
This is one of the most important – and attractive – aspects of this treatment. The fact that the device manages to reduce unwanted fat without any risk of tissue damage is one of the primary draws for patients who are opting out of traditional liposuction treatment. Even more importantly, this portion of the treatment is not uncomfortable at all. Most patients compare the sensation to a hot tanning bed, and the heat sensation lasts only for as long as the device is active.
What Can This Treatment Help With?
This treatment can help with a variety of body-related issues. For example, the primary purpose of this treatment is to reduce unwanted fat on the body, which can be done in virtually every area of the body. This treatment is also classified as a body contouring treatment, as it helps sculpt and contour your body into your desired ideal shape.
Will This Treatment Tighten Your Skin?
In general, no. Clinical studies for this treatment do not indicate there is any significant tightening of skin or underlying tissues as a result of this treatment, even even though most laser treatments can tighten skin. However, it may be the case that your skin feels or looks more firm after your treatment, which can be attributed to the reduction of fat. But this treatment is marketed as a body contouring treatment and not as a skin tightening treatment for a reason.
If you feel that your skin needs to be tightened on your areas of treatment after your treatment appointments conclude, please feel free to discuss your treatment options with one of the experts at our clinic. We can help you find the skin tightening treatment necessary to complement your body contouring result.
How Much Weight Can You Lose With This Treatment?
As a matter of fact, most patients don’t lose a significant amount of weight as a result of this treatment, largely because this is a contouring treatment and not a weight-loss treatment. In fact, we generally only use this treatment on patients who have already reached their goal weight. However, while you may not lose more than a few pounds associated with the fat reduced on your body, you can expect to lose a few inches on whatever area is being treated.
This treatment can reduce an average of about 24% of unwanted body fat at every treatment area, which means you will be able to reduce the total amount of body fat on your body by up to 1/4, and sometimes more if you respond particularly well to the treatment. What this means for you in a practical sense is that you may be able to reduce your pant or dress size by at least one size, or otherwise fit more comfortably into your clothing.
How Many Treatment Appointments Will You Need?
Most patients can achieve their desired results in as little as one treatment appointment. However, depending on your body goals, the amount of fat to be reduced, and the number of areas being treated, you may require additional treatments. For example, areas like the abdomen that have larger quantities of body fat may require two or three appointments. We will help you determine the ideal number of treatments necessary for you to reach all of your fat-reduction results.
How Quickly Can You Enjoy Results?
The results of this treatment appear gradually over the course of six to 12 weeks. In fact, most patients can see initial results about six weeks after your first treatment appointment. This is because it takes several weeks for your body to sort through damaged fat cells and metabolize them. Some patients go to sleep in week five feeling like they look the same as always, only to wake up in week six with the results of their dreams.
Your final results will be visible about 12 weeks after your treatment, regardless of whether you had more than one treatment. This is because it will take the body this long to metabolize all of the fat cells that have been damaged by the warm body sculpting technique. Of course, some patients may experience their final results more quickly, particularly if they already have a small amount of body fat on their body.
How Long Do Results Last?
Your results are designed to be permanent and last a lifetime, whether you’re 30 or 50. The reason your results will be permanent has to do with the fact that fat cells are different from most other cells in the body. Whereas skin cells can regenerate, fat cells do not have this capability – so once fat cells are destroyed, they’re destroyed for good. Additionally, the body is not able to create new fat cells, which means you will not have the ability to grow new fat cells once your treatment is complete.
How Can You Help Maintain Your Results?
It’s important to maintain the results of your treatment so you can look the way you want for as long as possible. There are actually several ways you can maintain the results of your treatment. For example, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine will help you manage your weight and prevent your existing fat cells from storing more fat. Even exercising for 30 minutes a day will help you maintain your ideal body weight and goals.
Additionally, it’s important to wait to have this treatment until you are finished with your family planning goals, as pregnancy will undo the results of your treatment. Pregnancy often involves storing additional fat, not to mention it changes the composition of a woman’s body enough that any results from a body contouring treatment such as this one will not withstand pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
Will You Need a Consultation for SculpSure?
Yes, you will need a consultation before you can start your treatment process. A consultation enables you and your aesthetician to reach an understanding of your body goals and your treatment expectations. Some patients like to bring in reference photos to reach a better understanding of how they want to look at the end of their treatment.
Your consultation will involve gathering some relevant medical information. Even though this treatment is not a surgery, we will still need to know about your general medical history, medications you are currently taking, any known drug allergies, and your previous efforts for weight loss, including any other body contouring treatments you have tried.
How Should You Prepare for Treatment?
Your first treatment appointment may happen immediately after your consultation, or it may be scheduled for another day. In either case, there isn’t much patients have to do to prepare for this treatment. We do advise that you wear loose-fitting clothing on the day of your appointment and to arrive at your appointment without any lotions, powders, or perfumes applied to your skin.
Your treatment appointments will take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, depending on how many areas of the body are being treated. If you have low pain tolerance, we recommend taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as Tylenol, to ensure your comfort during the treatment.
Will You Have Aftercare Instructions?
Again, there isn’t much for patients to do after their treatment appointments. You will have zero downtime associated with this treatment and your aftercare instructions are minimal. Some of your aftercare instructions may include: do not drink alcohol for 42 hours and engage in light exercise. You will be able to return to work or your normal daily activities following your treatment.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are numerous benefits of this treatment that prospective patients usually find appealing. For example, many patients consider the long-lasting results of this treatment to be the largest benefit, while others enjoy the easy treatment appointments and the fast results of the treatment. Other benefits of this treatment include:
Body contouring treatments are sometimes a dime a dozen, but this treatment is especially effective for fat reduction. There are very few non-invasive treatments that can reduce significant amounts of fat and that are easy to use. Additionally, there is also evidence that this treatment can help most patients reduce body fat at about 25% per area of treatment.
Speaking of areas of treatment, this fat reducing treatment is especially impressive because it can be used on virtually every area where unwanted fat has accumulated. For example, this treatment can be used beneath the chin, on the arms, the back, the torso, the stomach, the hips, the buttocks, and the thighs.
As a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment, there are zero risks of scarring or bruising associated with this treatment. This marks a significant departure from other body contouring treatments, which may require some amount of invasion into the body. The fact that there is no scarring or negative downside of the treatment is also important for those who are looking for a low-maintenance no-brainer treatment.
Safe and Efficient
This treatment is also incredibly safe, which is why it’s greatly preferred over invasive surgeries like liposuction or even modern treatments like SmartLipo, which are also invasive. Additionally, the efficiency of this treatment means that it works for virtually all people.
Who Are Good Candidates for Treatment?
Adult women and men who are over the age of 21 with some amount of body fat to lose are generally good candidates for treatment. The best candidates are those who are not currently pregnant, as well as those who are already at their goal weight and have at least 30% of body fat to reduce.
Love the Way You Look With SculpSure!
It’s time to stop comparing your progress to others and find a solution that will help you finally love the way you look. If you think you may be a good candidate for SculpSure, Contact us at Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY to schedule your consultation today!