SculpSure is a non-invasive fat removal treatment that was approved by the FDA in 2017. Although other non-invasive fat removal methods have been FDA-approved longer, this treatment is rapidly increasing in popularity due to its efficacy, safety and comfort. If you’re at a healthy weight but still struggle with stubborn pockets of fat, you may benefit from this treatment at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, conveniently located just 19 miles from Ottawa and 22 miles from Princeton. Today, we’re answering the most commonly asked questions about treatment.
SculpSure FAQs Answered
Does Warmsculpting Really Melt Fat? Will My Skin Burn?
Yes. SculpSure, also known as Warmsculpting, really melts fat. During your treatment, the device is wrapped around your targeted area like a belt and your skin absorbs laser light energy, converting it to heat that destroys the walls of the fat cells in the area. WarmSculpting does not, however, cause damage to your skin. Fat melts at approximately 130 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit and skin doesn’t burn until 158 degrees Fahrenheit.
Will Treatment Hurt?
You will experience neither pain nor discomfort during your WarmSculpting session. People who receive this treatment report that the warmth that penetrates the skin gently feels akin to a hot stone massage. Many clients take a nap, read a book or catch up on the latest Netflix episode of their favorite series during treatment. You can expect to feel refreshed and reinvigorated after treatment.
How Much Fat Can This Treatment Melt?
How much fat this treatment burn depends on the size of the areas being treated and how much excess subcutaneous fat there is. Typically, you can remove 24 to 30% of the localized subcutaneous fat cells if you’re treating a large area. You can melt approximately 75 to 80% of the localized subcutaneous fat cells if you are using this treatment to melt fat from a small area.
Where Can This Treatment Melt Fat From?
SculpSure can melt fat from nearly anywhere you want to melt stubborn excess fat from. Most people use it to target larger areas with lots of excess fat, like the buttocks, abdomen, and back. Men commonly use this treatment to remove excess chest fat to achieve a more masculine appearance and reveal the defined pectoral muscles hidden beneath the excess fat.
Nevertheless, the device was designed with highly advanced technology so it can remove unwanted fat from smaller areas, too. For example, you can use this device to melt stubborn unwanted fat from the backs of your knees, your calves, your underarms, your upper arms, and even your neck and chin. We will evaluate your trouble areas during your initial consultation to ensure there is neither too little nor too much fat for this treatment to be effective.
How Long Does It Take to Melt Unwanted Fat?
It only takes 25 minutes per session to melt unwanted fat. Again, this is about 24% of local fat cells for larger areas and about 80% of local fat cells for larger areas. This is far more efficient than alternative fat removal treatments that remove approximately the same amount of fat but take 45 minutes to an hour per area.
How Many Sessions Will I Need to Perfect My Contours?
If you are already at your ideal weight, you will only need one treatment session to perfect your contours. You may need two sessions to perfect your contours if you are within five pounds of your ideal weight and you need to melt fat from several large areas, like your stomach, back, buttocks and thighs and you can’t take a long lunch break. You may need three sessions if you are within 10 pounds of your goal weight and have a lot of excess fat.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You may be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are at or within 10 pounds of your ideal weight and you have regions of your body with at least half of an inch of pinchable fat.
The best candidate for this treatment is no more than five pounds from his or her ideal weight and has realistic expectations regarding the results of treatment. You must understand that the fat cells are removed permanently but you can still gain weight if you eat and drink in excess of your daily caloric needs for your body mass and activity level.
Who Shouldn’t Consider This Treatment?
You shouldn’t consider this treatment if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are breastfeeding. The FDA has reviewed the results of several large third-party clinical trials regarding the safety and efficacy of this treatment but it has not been tested on women who are pregnant or nursing.
The Key Takeaway
SculpSure really melts fat without burning your skin or causing any pain or discomfort. Each treatment session burns approximately 24 to 80% of the fat cells in the targeted area and several treatments may be necessary to achieve your desired results. If you have any more questions about this revolutionary treatment, please contact us today at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL to schedule an appointment with Dr. Norris. We look forward to hearing from you soon!