There was once a time, not too long ago, that liposuction was the only option for people who wanted to remove stubborn areas of fat that resisted diet and exercise. Now, nonsurgical body contouring treatments such as SculpSure offer a wide range of choices for women and men who want a slimmer waist, flatter abdomen, and toned thighs.
SculpSure targets treatment areas with laser energy that heats fat cells, destroying them. The body’s lymphatic system naturally removes the dead fat cells during the ensuing 2 to 3 months. Once removed, the fat cells are gone for good.
So, does that mean the results are permanent?
In a sense, yes. The fat cells flushed from the body aren’t replaced by new fat cells. But you can still gain weight if you lead a sedentary lifestyle and consume more calories than you need for fuel. That’s because the remaining fat cells can increase in size. Most of the people who benefit from a treatment such as SculpSure exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet. You can ensure your results last indefinitely by avoiding weight fluctuations.
An Overview of SculpSure
Approved by both Health Canada and the FDA, SculpSure is a lunchtime non-invasive body contouring procedure that melts fat without damaging the skin’s surface. The convenient treatment can be customized for your specific trouble spot, including the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, back, and under the chin.
It’s an ideal option for men and women who spend a lot of time at the gym or outdoors but still have areas where fat has accumulated. SculpSure results emerge gradually, and you should have realistic expectations about what the treatment can accomplish. SculpSure isn’t a weight loss treatment and, unlike liposuction surgery, doesn’t produce dramatic results immediately. For people with a body mass index under 30, however, SculpSure can help patients feel more confident in the contours of their bodies.
Before a SculpSure Treatment
When you schedule a consultation at YES Medspa, we’ll discuss your concerns and create a customized treatment plan that includes the number of treatment sessions needed to achieve your goals. Most patients benefit from scheduling a series of 2 or 3 treatments 8 weeks apart. Even though SculpSure is a non-invasive treatment, it’s also important to tell your provider about any health condition you may have.
During Your Treatment
You’ll either be sitting or lying down, depending on the area being treated. The provider straps the device to the area, and you’ll initially feel a cooling sensation that ensures you remain comfortable even as the treatment heats fat cells below the skin. As the treatment progresses, you’ll start to feel a warm, tingling sensation. The SculpSure machine switches between cooling and warming cycles throughout the procedure, which takes 25 minutes per treatment area.
After Your Treatment
You won’t need any downtime after a SculpSure treatment. That said, you may experience some mild side effects for 1 or 2 weeks. These aftereffects can include tenderness, swelling, and firmness in the treatment area. You may see initial results as early as 6 weeks after the treatment, but optimal results should be evident after 3 months.
What’s the Difference Between SculpSure and EVOLVE X?
EVOLVE X is another nonsurgical body contouring option offered at YES Medspa. Approved by both Health Canada and the FDA, EVOLVE uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to tighten skin, reduce fat, and tone muscle with the Transform applicator. It can be used to treat the buttocks, abdomen, bra line, outer and inner thighs, upper arms, calves, and nearly any other area of the body where you want to reduce fat and improve muscle tone. The Tite applicator uses only RF energy to melt fat and stimulate the production of collagen to firm and tighten skin. A Tone applicator builds muscle by stimulating involuntary muscle contractions with electrical energy. The versatility of EVOLVE X treatments has made it a popular option at our Langley med spa.
An EVOLVE treatment using the Transform applicator usually takes 30 to 60 minutes per area. We recommend scheduling a series of 6 weekly treatments to achieve the desired fat reduction and muscle toning results. As with other nonsurgical body contouring procedures, it takes 3 months or more to see the optimal results.
If you’re bothered by stubborn bulges and want to reduce fat without surgery, start by looking for a body contouring specialist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. You can request a consultation with Dr. Mosher at our Langley, BC, practice using the online form or by calling us at (604) 888-9378 to schedule an appointment.