SculpSure Beverly Hills
Frequently Asked Questions
What is SculpSure? SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25 minute procedure destroys up to 24%1 of treated fat cells without surgery.
Is SculpSure right for me? SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.
How many treatments will I need? Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, you may wish to have additional treatments based on your desired results. Ask your treatment provider about the best treatment plan for you.
What should I expect during the treatment? Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated.2
When will I see results? Many patients start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.
How long will the results last? Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.
How long before I can resume normal activities? There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.
What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss? The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remain constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become smaller, but typically do not decrease in number. Even with diet and exercise, many people have difficulty losing weight in these trouble areas.
1 Single treatment with an average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.
2 Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Bass L, Doherty S. Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Of The Abdomen With A 1060nm Diode Laser .Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.
SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting
|Category||SculpSure by Cynosure||CoolSculpting by Zeltiq|
|Time||25 minutes||60 minutes|
|Technology||FDA cleared for laser Thermolipolysis (heats the fat) with cool, flat applicators||FDA cleared for Cyrolipolysis (freezes the fat) with a suctioned applicator|
|Applicators||25 minute treatment using 4 cool, flat applicators simultaneously (example: treats both love handles in 25 minutes)||1 hour treatment using 1 suctioned applicator (example: takes 2 hours to treat both love handles)|
|Recovery||No recovery time / can work out immediately after (and it’s recommended) / minimal tenderness in area treated||Recovery time can last weeks / reports of bruising, numbness and tingling of the treated areas and potential complications such as nerve damage|
|Comfort||Hands free/ flat non-suction applicator with cooling plates that is easily tolerated||Suction based applicator and post procedure massage can be uncomfortable and unslightly|
|Candidates||No suction, no pulling the tissue, can treat all body types including younger and more fit patients with less fat||Patient’s skin and fat must vacuum into applicator or the fat can not be freezed / patient must have pinchable fat|
|Areas||Treat multiple areas at once and applicators can be placed on the body in many configurations to better target troubling fat zones||Limited applicator shape, size and treatable area / can only treat fat that can be suctioned into the applicator|
|Cost||$1500 average cost per treatment (4 applicators at once)||$600 average cost per small applicator (equivalent to 2 SculpSure applicators) or $1500 per the larger applicator (equivalent to 4 SculpSure applicators)|
|Efficiency||24% permanent reduction in fat in 6-12 weeks||Average 22% permanent fat reduction in 3-4 months|
|Treatable areas||Abdomen and flanks / can also treat inner and outer thighs, above the knees, arms, bra line, axillary, and calves||Limited treatable areas based on applicator design and suction|
|Results||Heat feathering facilitates even removal of fat for an overall smooth and truly contoured result||Only suctioned fat is treated / patients may experience irregularities, indentation, lumpiness, and/or shelving in the treated area|