CynoSure SculpSure® is a non-invasive 1060 nm diode laser which disrupts fat cells in a 25-minute treatment to improve your body’s contours. The body disposes of the disrupted fat cells over the 6 to 12 weeks following treatment. These fat cells do not return!
The SculpSure® technology offers contouring by elimination of stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise alone. Treatments can be repeated at appropriate intervals to achieve realistic goals. Up to 25% of fat cells can disappear over time. This treatment has a more than 90% patient satisfaction rate.
SculpSure® is so gentle that you may return to work, exercise, and usual activities immediately, unlike with other body contouring methods.
The laser efficiently heats the fat in the abdominal wall or flanks up to 42° to 47° C while the applicators keep the skin cool during the treatment. During the 25-minute treatment, you feel cycles of increasing heat followed by cooling. If the heat reaches levels that are not tolerable, the push of a button provides a blast of cool sensation after which treatment resumes. The laser does not harm the surrounding tissue deeper than 2.0 cm. No damage occurs to the skin. In fact, there is some evidence that the skin may tighten with treatment.
What to expect.
Dr. Kaltreider utilizes ProNox™ (nitrous oxide) for comfortable treatment. Nitrous Oxide is a safe and very effective gas – also known as “laughing gas” – which relieves pain and anxiety during cosmetic procedures. Our patients may drive 10 minutes after the last puff of nitrous oxide.
Over-the-counter acetaminophen or anti-inflammatory medication help if you have any discomfort as the fat cells are consumed and eliminated by the body. You will experience excellent and satisfying results if you are already committed to a healthy diet and exercise routine and have a BMI less than 31.
Note: This treatment eliminates fat cells from the body, but the remaining fat cells may enlarge with increasing caloric intake. In other words, treatment is not a weight loss program for obesity, but rather it is an effective way of reducing fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. Stable weight, healthy dietary intake, and regular exercise help to maintain your new contour!