At Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, we understand how hard it can be to feel self-confident when you have stubborn pockets of excess fat that refuse to respond to a caloric deficit. We also know it is impossible to spot-reduce fat without intervention from a medical professional. For years, liposuction was the only option for targeted fat removal, but today, there are several non-invasive fat removal options, including SculpSure, one of our most popular aesthetic treatments.

How Long Do SculpSure Results Last? 

You can generally expect your SculpSure results to last a lifetime. The fat removal results of this treatment are permanent because your body can only produce new fat cells during the first 25 years of life. Once your body has fully developed, the number of fat cells in the body is set unless you undergo a cosmetic procedure or treatment that results in the removal of targeted subcutaneous fat cells.

It is essential to understand, though, that this laser-based fat removal treatment only removes approximately one-quarter of fat cells in the targeted area. Once you achieve your desired results, you may be left with roughly 50 to 75% of the fat cells in the treated areas. The remaining fat cells are not flushed out of your body because they were not destroyed. Therefore, they have the potential to store more fat in the future if you eat too much.

What Are the Benefits of This Treatment? 

There Is No Downtime Required

Sculpsure One of the most compelling benefits of this treatment is that there is no downtime required afterwards. There are a few aftercare guidelines you will need to follow, but you should be able to go back to work once your treatment is complete. Additionally, you should be able to resume most of the rest of your usual routine, including running errands and getting moderate cardio.

There Are Natural-Looking Results

Another exciting benefit of this treatment is that the results look natural. You may notice that your treated areas feel a bit smaller once your first treatment is complete. However, it may take approximately four to six weeks for your body to flush out the fat cells destroyed during treatment. In some cases, it may even take up to eight weeks. Therefore, after your safe, effective treatment, it will look like you are losing weight gradually due to a caloric deficit.

There Are Many People This Treatment Is Right for

This treatment is also great because the FDA has approved this treatment for most relatively healthy adults. However, you should know that you need to attend an initial consultation with a medical professional to confirm that this treatment is right for you. For example, it is crucial that you have realistic expectations about the results of treatment. It is also very important that you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight.

Furthermore, you should feel confident you can maintain your weight or lose weight slowly once your course of treatments is complete. Additionally, you must be able to follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines. Moreover, ​there needs to be an appropriate amount of excess fat in your areas of concern. This laser-based treatment can target excess subcutaneous fat virtually anywhere, but ​it is ​most effective ​when there ​is a moderate ​amount of ​fat.

There Are Not a Lot of Preparation Requirements

Another compelling reason to love this treatment is that it is easy to prepare for. Due to the non-invasive nature of this treatment, you won’t need to get any local or general anesthesia. Therefore, you don’t have to arrange for someone to drive you home from this outpatient treatment or fast before your treatment. In fact, it is highly advisable that you eat a nutritious snack or light meal and hydrate before your appointment. ​

Another important preparation step to take is to wear, loose, comfortable clothes to your ​appointment. Furthermore, it is crucial that your skin is not irritated at the time of ​your laser therapy session. Therefore, you will need to take care to prevent sunburn and ​avoid using irritating hair removal methods in the treatment areas. We will advise you on everything else you will need to avoid and do before your treatment during your initial consultation.

There Are Not a Lot of Aftercare Guidelines

To reiterate, there are only a few aftercare guidelines you will need to follow once your treatment is complete. One of the most important aftercare guidelines to follow is ​to stay hydrated. ​Men should aim to drink at least half a gallon of hydrating ​fluids daily, and women should aim for drinking three-quarters of this amount. You also need to avoid UV damage.

Schedule Your Initial Sculpsure Consultation Today 

SculpSure fat removal results are permanent as long as your body is fully developed when you get your course of treatments. However, your improved contours have the potential to change if you eat at a caloric surplus after treatment. To find out if this heat-based treatment is appropriate for you, schedule an initial consultation with us today at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL