Have you been struggling to get rid of stubborn fat, even though you have been “doing everything right”? Are there bits of excess fat on your belly, abs, thighs, or sides (“love handle fat”) that won’t go away, in spite of diet and exercise? Now you have a new, groundbreaking treatment option called SculpSure that can actually melt those last bits of fat off your body and get rid of them for good. This amazing new technique is available now, from the medical body contouring experts at Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY. Does Sculpsure tighten your skin? Let’s find out.
Where Does “Stubborn Fat” Come From?
Many people have one or two areas on the body where fat seems to accumulate at a higher rate. Maybe it’s the belly, maybe it’s the thighs or even the upper arms. Fat often gets stored there first, and it also seems to be unusually difficult to burn off. For many people, this “stubborn fat” can be a source of immense frustration and discouragement, but it may not be a result of improper health routine. Everyone is born with different genes that cause them to shed and store fat in different ways.
Fat Cells Don’t Disappear: They Just Shrink
These deposits are stubborn for a few reasons, but one of the causes is the nature of diet and exercise. When you burn fat on a treadmill or as the result of a calorie deficit, you deplete your fat stores, and your fat cells shrink as a result. However, the number of cells does not appreciably change, making it easier for them to “regain” fat stores quickly. This makes lasting weight loss incredibly challenging unless the cells themselves are permanently removed.
How Can You Get Rid of Fat Cells Permanently?
You probably already know the most well-known treatment for these situations: liposuction. During this surgical treatment, the fat cells are removed from the patient through a small tube that is inserted into the areas with the most fat tissue. Liposuction has been around for years and has achieved some amazing results for many people. However, it can also be a challenge for some patients, as it is a more invasive surgery and requires a significant recovery period.
Fortunately, there is a much gentler option available to us through the use of laser technology. This technique is called WarmSculpting, and it works by melting the fat underneath the skin without relying on a tube or incisions.
What Is WarmSculpting With SculpSure?
WarmSculpting is a revolutionary, non-invasive, FDA-approved method of laser fat removal. It is a highly effective and safe approach to melting fat that cannot be replicated simply by diet and exercise because it causes the fat cells to completely be removed from the body. The high-tech laser targets the fat cell walls, causing them to break down and later be flushed out of your system. With the right laser frequency, we are able to do this without puncturing or damaging the upper layers of the skin.
What Areas Can Be Treated With WarmSculpting?
We all carry fat in different distributions, but SculpSure can target specific areas of the body for precise, sleek, contoured results. The typical fat removal target areas include:
- Sides or flanks
- And more
How Does WarmSculpting Work?
WarmSculpting uses a modern laser that targets only fat cells. The laser warms these cells to just above your natural body temperature. This is still cool enough that it won’t risk burning your skin, and it won’t harm your body organs. However, it is warm enough that it will cause many of your fat cell walls to rupture. When this happens, it triggers a process called lipolysis.
Lipolysis is the process of cell breakdown and removal, which your body already does naturally. To target your fat cells, the wavelength of the laser bypasses your skin and breaks the cells open, after which the body identifies them as “damaged.” Over a period of several weeks, it will absorb and flush these cells out of the body, resulting in their permanent removal.
What Are the Benefits of WarmSculpting?
While there are many body contouring or body sculpting options today, there are a few things that make WarmSculpting an incredible choice. Whether it’s the low downtime or the permanent results, the satisfaction rate for treatment is very high, at over 90%.
Fast, Flexible Treatment Sessions
While many treatment options such as liposuction can take hours to finish, one WarmSculpting session is often complete in less than 30 minutes. WarmSculpting will sometimes require 2-3 sessions to achieve ideal results, but these will all be non-invasive, both when it comes to your body and to your daily schedule.
There are many people who have adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, liposuction and other treatments are sometimes not possible without it. In these cases, a patient may simply not be able to take advantage of these treatments at all. In the case of WarmSculpting, there is no anesthetic because it isn’t necessary.
Permanent Fat Removal
Like liposuction, WarmSculpting is a permanent fat removal treatment. The main difference is that with WarmSculpting, the fat is broken down by your body after lipolysis is triggered rather than having the fat removed through a tube. This means that the process will take several weeks to complete, however, it will be much gentler on your body. It won’t require any surgery: just a little patience.
No Incision Scars
Because WarmSculpting is 100% non-invasive, it doesn’t do any damage to your skin. There are no leftover scars from surgery. You won’t have to get scar treatment down the road as the result of WarmSculpting, and in the short-term, you also won’t have to worry about waiting for an incision to heal. You can simply skip that unpleasant process and watch your results take shape.
No Long Recovery Period
WarmSculpting is so easy on the body that you don’t need a lot of downtime to get back to normal. Some treatment options require patients to spend hours or even days in bed, but not here. Many patients come into the office on a lunch break or before going back to work.
What Should You Expect From Treatment?
Usually, a patient will come in first for a personal consultation where we discuss your goals and the areas you would like contoured. During this time, we may be able to estimate what your results might be like, but this will depend on many factors, including body composition, metabolic rate, and the number of treatment sessions you get.
During treatment, you will be made comfortable while the laser warms the fat under the skin, usually reaching top temperatures around 115? F. You can relax during the half-hour session, and the device will occasionally cool your skin as well, so you don’t get uncomfortable. After treatment, you can resume normal activities.
What Will Your Results Be Like?
It is difficult to guarantee a specific outcome for each particular patient. However, there have been many studies done to help estimate what results might be like. We have discovered that it is possible to eliminate roughly 24% of the fat cells in one targeted treatment area with just one session, and multiple sessions may produce even greater fat reduction. Patients typically find that results truly become noticeable about 6 weeks after their initial treatment session and ideal results at 12 weeks.
It is worth noting that although results are permanent, it is possible for the body to generate new fat cells, especially if patients do not remain on an effective health routine. Follow-up treatments, diet, and exercise are all possibilities for maintaining positive results.
Does SculpSure Tighten Skin?
Many people ask if this treatment also tightens the skin as it melts the fat, possibly because there is a concern that fat loss will result in loose or saggy skin as a side effect.
Not a Skin Tightening Treatment
Studies are ongoing, but because the WarmSculpting method bypasses the skin, there is no substantial evidence that it will change the skin’s tightness or laxity in a noticeable way. That is to say, it won’t make your skin tighter or looser. Because it has not been shown that the skin is significantly changed by this treatment one way or another, WarmSculpting is often classified as a “body contouring” or “body sculpting” treatment, but it is not typically considered a “skin tightening” treatment.
However, it should be noted that WarmSculpting has a satisfaction rate of at least 90%. Patients do not typically complain about loose skin following WarmSculpting.
Your Skin May Tighten on Its Own
One advantage here is that WarmSculpting causes the body to eliminate fat over time (as opposed to liposuction, where it is removed directly all at once.) Because of the gradual shedding of fat, you won’t be confronted with a sudden excess of saggy skin. Instead, the skin has a chance to tighten naturally. Results will depend on your skin’s natural elasticity, but many patients report that their skin does tighten to match the lost stubborn fat.
You May Be Able to Pair WarmSculpting With Another Skin Tightening Treatment
If you want to achieve truly amazing contours, you can also look into skin tightening treatments that will support your WarmSculpting results. At Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY, we also offer treatments that will work on the skin directly in order to tighten and firm the epidermis. Among our skin tightening treatments, we include:
- Alma ClearLift Plus – flexible skin tightening with short treatment sessions
- Alma Laser 360 – combines three treatments with Alma Harmony XL Pro
- Aerolase LightPod Neo – light treatment that also addresses discoloration
- Alma vShape Ultra – direct ultrasound and radiofrequency treatment
- JuvaShape – deep but non-invasive thermal treatment
During your initial consultation, please feel free to ask if any of these treatments is right for you. Our staff will help show how skin tightening might be able to be used to complement your WarmSculpting sessions, giving you the best version of yourself.
How Can You Get Started?
Getting started is easy: all you need to do is contact us. We will schedule the important first step, which is an in-person consultation. We will discuss any questions you might have, your medical history, medications, and make sure that WarmSculpting is the ideal treatment for your goals and schedule. The consultation does not commit you to start this treatment if you decide to choose another option. If you are more interested in skin tightening than in melting fat with WarmSculpting, we will be happy to discuss these treatments as well.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Stubborn fat hangs around our thighs, our bellies, and our thighs for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes diet and exercise just aren’t quite enough. If you’re ready to get rid of that last pocket of fat once and for all, then call Lazur La Vie in Nyack, NY today. You finally can eliminate those fat cells for good.