Is there anything more frustrating than diligently counting calories and following an exercise regimen, yet still being stuck with problem areas like belly fat, love handles, or a double chin? As a specialist in weight loss, Tom Hopkins, MD, understands your dilemma, and he has a solution: permanent fat loss with SculpSure®, a quick, noninvasive procedure that doesn’t require downtime. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for SculpSure, call Hopkins MD in Roseville, California, or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature.
SculpSure is an innovative laser treatment that permanently eliminates problem areas of fat. Even though SculpSure is highly effective for body contouring, it isn’t intended for major weight loss. The best candidates are patients who are at or near their healthy weight, but who have fat that doesn’t go away despite diet and exercise.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared SculpSure to treat six body areas: your abdomen, flanks (the sides of your abdomen like love handles), back, inner thighs, and outer thighs. SculpSure also safely removes fat under your chin.
The gentle SculpSure laser operates on a wavelength that’s only absorbed by fat cells. As a result, the laser goes through your skin without causing damage. It also doesn’t harm tissues near the fat being treated.
During your treatment, the laser heats fat cells just enough to make them break down and die. Then your body naturally removes the destroyed cells, permanently eliminating the fat.
The SculpSure system has four applicators that can be used together to cover a large area, such as your entire abdomen, or used individually so you can treat several problem areas during the same session. Once Dr. Hopkins securely fastens the applicators against your skin, they emit laser energy.
One SculpSure session only lasts 25 minutes. Throughout your treatment, you’ll feel deep warmth alternating with coolness. You’ll feel the temperature changes because the applicators have a built-in cooling system to keep your skin comfortable, while the laser cycles on and off to maintain the exact temperature needed to affect the fat cells.
Some patients say they feel a slight tingling sensation; otherwise, the warmth they feel is easy to tolerate. Afterward, the treated areas may be slightly red and swollen, but that doesn’t last long, and you don’t need to take downtime.
The process of breaking down and removing fat cells doesn’t happen immediately. It takes your body a little time to finish the process and remove the waste. You’ll begin to see the results in about six weeks, with the full effect appearing within 12 weeks. Patients lose up to 24% of the fat cells treated.*
To learn more about SculpSure or to schedule body contouring, book an appointment online, or call Hopkins MD.
*Individual results may vary.