Permanent, Non-Invasive Fat Reduction
Many of Dr. Mandal’s patients undergoing facial rejuvenation also desire treatment of isolated areas of body fat, most often for the stomach and love handles. Because most prefer to avoid surgical liposuction, Sculpsure™ is a popular non-invasive way to sculpt the body.
SculpSure™ has no downtime and can be performed over your lunch hour, allowing you to return to work immediately after treatment. This completely, non-invasive 25 minute treatment permanently destroys up to 24% of treated fat cells in a single session without surgery, anesthesia or downtime. Patient satisfaction has been shown to be over 90 percent.
How SculpSure™ Works?
SculpSure™ is a diode laser with a 1060 wavelength that is specific for adipose tissue. SculpSure™ is FDA approved for permanent, non-invasive fat reduction. It works by selectively targeting and heating fat cells. By damaging the structural integrity of the fat cell, the cell is destroyed, resulting in permanent fat reduction. Contact cooling stays on throughout the treatment to keep the overlying skin safe and comfortable. Damaged fat cells are naturally and gradually cleared from your body over time through the lymphatic system.
Common Areas Of Treatment
- Love handles
- Upper arms
Candidates For SculpSure™
SculpSure™ is most suitable for people who already have a healthy diet and exercise routine but are bothered by resistant areas of fatty tissue on the body. SculpSure™ is not for obese patients nor is it a weight loss device. It can, however, make your clothes fit better and allow you to feel more self-confident.
SculpSure™ Vs. CoolSculpt®?
SculpSure™ and CoolSculpt® are very different devices. CoolSculpt® had not been proven to give better results.
Sculpsure™ is an advanced laser technology that utilizes a specific wavelength which is selective for fat destruction while avoiding damage to surrounding tissues. Fat is dissolved by heating which results in an inflammatory reaction in adipose tissue, thus killing the fat cells.
- 25 minute treatment sessions
- Can treat up to 4 sections at once
- Uses flat, non-suction applicators with cooling plate technology
- Bruising and swelling are rare
- Applicator pads feather around the plate edges for a smoothly contoured result. Shelving or uneven fat loss seen with CoolSculpt® is unlikely with SculpSure
- Tightens overlying skin that loosens as a result of fat removal, not leaving you with more laxity than before treatment
CoolSculpt® is an older, more primitive device which works by placing your fat into a suction device and freezing it.
- Longer treatment time up to 1.5 hours
- Does one treatment area at a time
- Higher risk of bruising and swelling
- Higher risk of “shelving” with uneven fat loss
- Greater risk of paradoxical fat hyperplasia where adipose tissue becomes hardened and enlarged
- Does not tighten overlying loose skin that results from fat removal
A SculpSure™ treatment area consists of 4 pads, each pad approximately the size of a standard cell phone. Each treatment takes 25 minutes with the patient laying flat or sitting upright, depending on the area being treated. Serial 25 minute treatments can be performed back to back in the same patient on the same day. Most patients feel a tingling sensation with intermittent intense warmth and cooling throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated.
Results can be seen with just one treatment. Up to 2 to 2.5 inches and, in some cases, 3 inches have been seen. Many patients notice improvements as soon as 6 weeks after treatment with final results occurring at 12 weeks. Some patients are so pleased with the results which are permanent that they opt to have a second treatment for additional fat reduction. The same area can be safely retreated as soon as 4 months after the previous session.
Patients are instructed to self-massage the treated areas for 5-10 minutes in the morning and before bedtime. Self-massage helps increase lymphatic flow to enable your body to more quickly clear dead fat cells. Patients may otherwise return to most routine activities. No pain medications are typically needed.
Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed and cannot regrow. However, if you eat poorly or stop exercising, the remaining untreated fat cells in your body can expand.
SculpSure™ by CynoSure
As a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Mandal focuses on satisfying results that are very natural looking. When it comes to the face, patients prefer quality and excellence over price. They seek her skills from throughout Palm Beach County, across Florida and a range of national and international locations. To discover your options, request a consultation online or call 561-238-0040 at our Palm Beach Gardens office.