Many of us have areas of stubborn fat that can be frustrating. If you’ve been eating well and exercising and just can’t seem to get rid of one of these problem areas, then SculpSure is likely a good treatment for you. At Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center in Fort Worth, TX, we offer this effective body contouring treatment to help you feel more confident.
How Many Times Can You Get SculpSure?
The good news is that you aren’t limited to just one treatment. The number of treatments you get will be determined by your personal goals, the plan you develop with us for reaching them, and your satisfaction after each treatment. Each therapy session will destroy as much as 24% of the fat cells in your treatment area, and the total amount of fat you want to have removed will determine the number of sessions you get.
One person will be happy with one treatment. Another will need at least three to get similar results. Overall, most people are satisfied with between one and three treatments in the area they want to see reshaped. Some people focus on just one part of the body or one site of stubborn fat. Others seek treatment on several areas of the body at once.
The results of each treatment are permanent–the fat cells destroyed in treatment will never grow back–so when you’re satisfied with how an area looks, you’re done! Everyone is different, so the best thing to do is meet with us for a consultation and build a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve your goals. You’ll need to space each treatment about six weeks apart for best results.
This SculpSure treatment is a non-invasive treatment that is designed for body contouring, not weight loss. Each treatment takes around a half-hour and is designed to get rid of fat cells without the need for any surgery. The results are absolutely natural: your body gets rid of the fat cells naturally, and you’ll never look like you’ve “had work done” or come away with such a sudden and dramatic change that it leaves all your friends wondering.
How It Works
This SculpSure treatment uses laser energy to target unwanted cells. Since fat cells are lipid-based, while the rest of your body’s cells are water-based, they become hot (and cold) more quickly than other cells. This means we can use laser energy to heat these cells up to a temperature that will kill them without damaging any other cells. Once the fat cells have been heated up and destroyed, your body’s own lymphatic system will naturally remove them over time.
Unlike with other cells, our bodies don’t make new fat cells once we reach full adulthood (age 25 or so at the latest). This means that cells destroyed by this treatment will never regrow.
Where Can SculpSure Be Used?
You can use this to target nearly any area of the body where you have at least an inch of pinchable fat. The most common treatment areas are double chins, upper arms, love handles, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and the back.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
One reason people ask about how many treatments they can have is they sometimes erroneously expect to see instant results. That’s not how the treatment works. It takes your body a little time to remove the destroyed fat cells naturally.
Some people will see a change within six weeks, while others need as long as three months to get their final results. Most people love this aspect of treatment, though, once they understand it. It means that your results look entirely natural and as if you’d been losing weight as a result of exercise and dieting.
How Long Do the Results Last?
As stated, your fat cells cannot grow back. This means the results last as long as you want them to! You can never remove all the fat cells in any area, nor should you: your body needs some fat cells.
If you have a poor diet, those remaining fat cells could expand, undoing your results. Your best bet for keeping your results as long as possible is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But even if you do gain some weight, you’ll likely never see the same kind of issues as you had before treatment in the treatment areas.
The Benefits of Treatment
Of course, the main benefit to treatment is the way you’ll look and the confidence you’ll gain afterward! But you’ll also be glad to know that this requires no anesthesia, so you don’t have to schedule downtime to recover from it. You can go right back to your normal life and activities after treatment. This is a safe treatment that uses the same type of laser energy that has been employed in laser peels and in liposuction for decades.
What About Other Treatments?
There are other treatments that shape the body by targeting fat cells, so how do they compare to this one?
This is a very famous treatment, and it does work. It uses controlled cooling rather than warmth to destroy fat cells, but SculpSure has some benefits over CoolSculpting. For one, it is more affordable and less invasive. For another, you can treat up to four areas at a time, which means the whole process can be done more quickly and with fewer treatments.
Vanquish works similarly to this treatment, using radiofrequency to kill your unwanted fat cells. The main difference between the two treatments is time. It typically takes more sessions of Vanquish to accomplish your goals. It’s also a less targeted treatment, which means that while most people are satisfied with one to three sessions of SculpSure, it can take as many as six with Vanquish to get the same results.
This treatment is injectable, and it works by using a type of “fat-eating” enzyme that your body naturally produces to deal with dietary fat. When injected under your chin, this injectable does the same thing to your fat cells as it does to dietary fat: breaks them up so your body can carry them away.
However, Kybella is only available for use in the chin area at this time. Furthermore, this is a needle treatment. For anyone with a phobia of needles, this isn’t the best choice.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
The ideal candidate is a healthy person with a BMI of 30 or less. You should be within about 10 pounds of your goal weight. If you have too much fat to lose, the laser may have trouble penetrating deeply enough to make a difference.
You’ll also be an ideal candidate if you have had success maintaining your weight. Normal fluctuations in body weight don’t really affect your body, but if you lose and gain a lot of weight, it can break down the elastin in your skin, undo your results, and leave you with loose skin you don’t like.
Here are some other considerations as you think about whether this is the treatment for you:
This treatment is approved by the FDA, but you also shouldn’t seek treatment if you’re currently pregnant. At the moment, there has been no research on how treatment might affect an unborn child or a child who is still breastfeeding. However, there is no risk to you or to your child if you’re completely finished treatment before you fall pregnant.
This treatment offers much the same results as invasive treatments like lipo, but it doesn’t require you to take off any time for recovery. If you don’t have a lot of time for treatment and recovery, this is the perfect treatment for you. If you can’t stop smoking or need to take certain supplements or drugs that keep you from being a candidate for invasive procedures, this is a great choice.
This treatment is best for those who have fairly elastic skin. If your skin bounces back, you can count on the heat from the laser to stimulate the production of collagen: this means that even as you slim down, your skin will tighten and stay smooth. However, if you don’t have elastic skin, you might find yourself with too much loose skin after treatment and be dissatisfied. We’ll help you determine the condition of your skin at your initial consultation.
Contact Us To Get Started
Sometimes, even with the strictest diet and fitness regimen, you are still unsatisfied by pockets of fat that simply won’t go away. Now you don’t have to use surgery to clear out these areas.
You can address them with a noninvasive treatment that requires no special preparation and no extensive downtime. This is a safe and convenient option for nearly anyone. If you’re ready to get started, talk to us at Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center in Fort Worth, TX today!