SculpSure: what is it and how does it work?

Without anesthesia or suction, SculpSure works, a body treatment that dissolves fat with laser technology. Take note of what you need to know about this novel technique.

Last update: August 28, 2021

The aesthetic treatments are constantly updated to offer better results without the patient feeling pain or going to the operating room. This is the case of SculpSure, a body contouring technique that melts fat, avoiding liposuction.

The sessions are applicable on the thighs, abdomen, back, flanks and under the chin. Its results are evident from the sixth week. While the period elapses, the patient can develop his routine of life normally.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure It is a system for contouring parts of the body using the energy of the diode laser. The technique is approved by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). The goal is to reduce fat to expel it through the lymphatic system.

The procedure is quick, without anesthesia and does not cause damage to the skin. A laser belt heats and shrinks fat cells. The temperature reached by the device is adequate to melt fat, without damaging other tissues.

During the process, effects of heat and cold alternate. It is estimated that in an appointment, the person loses 1 to 3 centimeters of fat pad. It is from the sixth week when the results are physically remarkable.

Laser fat removal techniques heat up the lipid deposits to promote their subsequent removal.

Benefits obtained with SculpSure

The goodness of this system stands out possibility to treat several parts of the body in one session. It is non-invasive, it does not leave scars, it defines the treated area, it does not cause discomfort or it is barely minimal, it does not imply subsequent inactivity and you do not enter an operating room.

To the SculpSure they also attribute the ability to firm the skin. Although it is not properly a cosmetic surgery, this evolved lipolysis would have positive effects on the quality of life.

According to a work published by the University of Zaragoza, liposculpture techniques are becoming less bloody. They achieve the desired results and improve self-esteem.

Possible side effects

Although it is a low-risk method, side effects are not ruled out:

  • Bruises or spots: This sequela is prevented by not consuming food, alcohol or medications that reduce blood clotting. This precaution is taken one week before treatment and after the first days of the session.
  • Sunburn: for exposing the treated area. Like the previous recommendation, you should avoid tanning one week before and the following the procedure.
  • Swelling or redness: tingling is also possible. They are effects that disappear after a few hours.
  • Fat lumps: that are not so common and disappear by massaging them a couple of times a day.

Preparation for the SculpSure

The main thing before opting for this treatment fat burner is to inform the doctor if you suffer from any disease, condition or consume any drug. In case of pregnancy, the technique is contraindicated.

It is essential to schedule the appointment a week in advance, as it is the period in which you should not consume blood thinners, pain relievers or alcohol. You cannot sunbathe either, especially in the part you want to contour.

How is it the procedure?

Sessions SculpSure take place in an office and take no more than half an hour. The specialist asks you to lie down on the table to wrap the body part with the laser belt. This area is defined according to need.

The first thing the patient feels is a cold stroke. Then, little by little, the area where the fat will be burned is heated.

There are people who hardly perceive a pinch, while others assure a slight discomfort. Sensation varies according to pain tolerance.

In general, there are three sessions of half an hour. The space between each appointment is 4 to 6 weeks.

Difference with CoolSculpting

The SculpSure is often confused with the CoolSculpting, then they have the same goal. The difference is that the latter freezes fat cells through cryolipolysis or controlled cooling. Afterward, it removes waste through the lymphatic system.

In addition, the CoolSculpting it could cause paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), as a reaction to extreme cold in cells. This is not possible with SculpSure.

Subsequent results

If you want lasting results, it is essential to maintain weight through diet and exercise. Cells that do not die may increase in size as you get taller. For its part, the company Cynosure ®, creator of the device, calculates a 24% reduction in fat in the treated area for each session.

Those who opt for non-invasive liposuction have to be realistic with their expectations. The treatment reduces extra fat, but is not indicated for people with obesity.

Its purpose is oriented towards patients with a body mass index less than or equal to 43. It takes a willingness to physical activity and healthy eating to prolong the effects.