Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that refuse to budge no matter how clean you eat? Do you feel like you’re wasting your time in the gym because you can’t burn fat from your problem areas? If so, especially if you’re already happy with your weight, SculpSure may be appropriate for you. We offer it here at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, and would love for you to read on and learn more about who qualifies.
Who Can Benefit From SculpSure Treatments?
Adults of All Ages
There is no maximum age for SculpSure excluding people from treatment. However, you should be aware that younger clients can usually enjoy faster results because they tend to have faster metabolisms. If you want to see your ideal results as quickly as possible, regardless of your age, you should make a point to make lifestyle choices conducive to rapid results.
For instance, to see your fat removal results as quickly as possible, you should eat as nutritiously as possible while eating as little processed foods as possible. Eating processed foods will tax your lymphatic system so it has less time and energy to flush out the fat cells destroyed during treatment. Eating nutritiously fuels your lymphatic system.
Adults Who Are Close to Their Goal Weight
If you are close to your ideal weight, there is an excellent chance that you will be considered a good SculpSure candidate. The ideal candidate is no more than 10 pounds from his or her goal weight. However, you may still qualify as long as you are fewer than 30 pounds away from the weight you’re shooting for.
People who have 30 or more pounds to lose don’t make good candidates for this treatment because it only removes a percentage of localized fat cells. If you have too much excess fat in your areas of concern, you may not be satisfied with your results after just one treatment. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what your goal weight is. We can use your BMI and a visual assessment of your areas of concern to determine whether this treatment will be effective.
Adults Who Have Fairly Healthy Skin
The healthier your skin is, the more likely you are to qualify for this treatment. Due to the heat emitted by the laser light that penetrates the deepest layers of your skin, your skin starts to produce extra collagen. This results in the skin tightening a lot faster than it would if you opted for a different fat removal treatment.
However, your skin can only do so much. If it is inelastic, it may take a while for it to snap into a tight, youthful position. To give yourself the greatest chance of rapid results, take steps to care for your skin health before and after your treatment. For instance, make a point to wear sunscreen diligently whenever you go outside. Also, make sure you stay hydrated, eat enough protein every day, and moisturize your skin daily or twice daily.
Adults Who Have Realistic Expectations About the Results
For you to be considered a good candidate for laser fat removal, you need to have realistic expectations about the results. To reiterate, laser fat removal only destroys some of the adipose tissue in your treatment regions. You can schedule a follow-up treatment if you want to further sculpt your problem areas, but you will never remove all of the fat from any area of your body.
You should also keep in mind that the higher your metabolism is, the faster your ideal results will become apparent. Regardless of your age, you can boost your metabolism temporarily through exercise. Long, steady-state cardio sessions are great. However, you can also increase your metabolism successfully through high-intensity interval training. Finally, strenuous resistance exercise is far more effective than light resistance exercise.
Adults Who Can Maintain Their Weight
To be considered a good laser fat removal candidate, you need to be confident that you can maintain your weight once your treatment is complete. Since this treatment can’t destroy every fat cell in an area, there is always the possibility that the remaining fat cells in the area will store energy in the future. To maintain your ideal results, you need to maintain your weight.
You’ll have some flexibility. You may be able to gain between five and 15 pounds before you notice changes to your ideal contours. However, it is a good idea to track your weight weekly or monthly, so you can spot weight gain before it gets too out of hand. If you start gaining weight consistently, look for one or two things you can cut from your diet.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
If you’re at least 18 years of age and worried about excess fat and loose skin, there is a very good chance that you can benefit from SculpSure treatments. However, attending an initial evaluation is the only way to know for sure whether this treatment is right for you. If you are in the Princeton or Ottawa area, contact us today at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL to schedule your initial laser fat removal consultation.