“SculpSure is the new standard in non-surgical fat reduction” -Dr Kyle Song
Don’t just burn fat. Say Goodbye* to it.
How Does Sculpsure work?
SculpSure works by heating the fat cells with a laser to a temperature that causes lipolysis, or fat cell death. The special applicators, which lay flat on the skin, heat the fat layer followed by cooling the surface of the skin for patient comfort. Over a period of 6-12 weeks, the destroyed fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system.
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What is the procedure like?
Before your procedure, Dr. Song will mark the desired target area(s) and take photos. In the dedicated laser room, you will be positioned on a comfortable treatment table and the applicators will be placed on the target area(s). The first 4 minutes are the warming phase where you will experience minor tingling to mild warmth, during which time Dr. Song will adjust the laser to your level of tolerance. When the treatment begins, you will initially feel a 20 second period of warmth followed by 10 seconds of active cooling. The warming sensation is an indication that the SculpSure laser is in the fat destruction mode. After the treatment is completed, you will be able to resume your normal activities. There is no post-procedure garment to wear. There is no downtime with this procedure.
When can I expect to see results?
You can expect to see results in as little as 4-6 wks. Most patients state that they see continued reduction for several months. For best results, we recommend a package of 3 treatment sessions in the same area for up to 50% reduction.
How long will the results last?
The fat cells that are destroyed during the treatment do not regenerate. And although the treated areas will always be proportionally smaller, Sculpsure is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercise.
What body areas can be treated with SculpSure?
SculpSure is FDA-cleared for treatment of the abdomen and flanks. However, “off-label” treatment is common and include the inner and outer thighs, back, arms, and buttocks.
What is the difference between SculpSure and CoolSculpting?
SculpSure only takes 25 minutes per treatment whereas CoolSculpting will take about an hour.
Many patients report pain during CoolSculpting as the skin and fat layer have to be suctioned into the applicator. In clinical trials, SculpSure has been shown to reduce the fat layer slightly more than CoolSculpting. (24% vs 22%)
SculpSure has applicators that lay flat and disperse heat deep and outside of the applicators that blend the reduced area with the surrounding tissue. Because CoolSculpting literally “suctions” the area, it could result in “shelfing”, a more distinct line of where the applicator was placed, possibly resulting in an awkward ridge.
Can I have SculpSure if I have already had Liposuction or CoolSculpting?
Yes, SculpSure can be used to treat residual fat in areas that have been treated with other modalities. SculpSure can even be used to treat “shelfing” defects that are sometimes caused by CoolSculpting.
Why should I choose South Coast Plastic Surgery for my treatment?
Dr. Song will personally sit down and discuss the treatment. Dr. Song will be present for each treatment and keep you entertained the whole session! As an athlete, certified Iron man coach and American Heart Association regional faculty instructor, Dr. Song will be able to provide valuable nutritional and healthy lifestyle recommendations.
An easy call to 949-701-4454 will get you started!