Are you doing everything you can to shape and tone your body, but you keep struggling with “stubborn fat”? Do you have specific trouble spots that won’t go away, especially on your belly, buttocks, or thighs? Do you find that these spots seem to stay in place no matter how you eat or exercise? If you’re having trouble getting rid of fat in those last few areas, then you may be a candidate for a revolutionary treatment known as SculpSure, which you can get when you visit us at Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa in Davenport, FL.
What Is SculpSure?
This cutting-edge laser technology is specifically designed to get rid of stubborn fat that tends to gather in particular spots on the body. Because stubborn fat often collects in certain areas, it can be hard to eliminate simply with diet and exercise.
However, when we use this sophisticated laser to heat the walls of the fat cells, we can remove fat deposits that have collected in one place. This is why this treatment is often referred to as a body sculpting treatment. It works on certain areas to help you get that contoured look.
How Does the Treatment Process Work?
Although this laser treatment uses sophisticated technology, the underlying concept is quite simple. We store our body fat in fat cells, which are very hard to get rid of. The cells remain in place even when we exercise or diet and remove much of the fat stores. When we lose weight, we’re not getting rid of the cells. We’re simply using up some of the energy they store, causing them to shrink. But because the cell walls continue to exist, it’s very easy to regain fat right away, which contributes to the problem of “stubborn fat.” The laser used in this treatment breaks down the walls, eliminating the entire cell.
The laser device uses targeted heat energy to break down the fat cells that cause stubborn fat. It is completely non-surgical and non-invasive. When the heat energy from the laser warms the fat cells, it works at a temperature that is just hot enough to kill fat cells, but not any hotter than it needs to be.
In this way, it avoids damaging the skin, muscles, and surrounding tissues. The surface of the skin and the region around the treatment area will be unharmed, as fat breaks down at a lower temperature. The laser’s wavelength is specifically designed to dissolve the fat and leave everything else unaffected.
Fat Cells Removed
When the laser breaks down the cell walls, the fat cells start to fall apart and ultimately die, in a process called lipolysis. When a fat cell has been destroyed, the body will identify them as waste and gradually flush them from your system. This process is not instantaneous like liposuction or surgical procedures, but it is gentler on the body than some of these more extreme treatments. The lipolysis process can take weeks or even months, but it gets rid of the fat without scars or surgery.
Contoured Shape Remains
Over these weeks or months, a significant portion of the fat in the targeted treatment area will be eliminated. Although this might seem like a less efficient approach than liposuction, one of the advantages of lipolysis is that it is a gradual treatment. This gives the body time to adjust, and the skin and other tissues will change shape to match the fat that is disappearing. In this way, patients often avoid the extreme “saggy skin” side effect that can sometimes come with other treatments.
How Many Times Can You Get SculpSure?
One treatment session can start the process, and a large number of patients are able to achieve positive results with only one session. It is often the case that patients will use this treatment two or three times in a treatment area, however, it is rare to repeat the process more than three times on the same target area. If patients get more sessions than this, it is usually because they want to treat a different area. Although it is technically possible to get the treatment many times, few people actually find a significant benefit after a certain point.
Not the Same for Everyone
Studies have shown that with the targeted laser device, anywhere from 20% to 43% of fat may be eliminated in a target area. However, when the process is repeated, there will be a certain trend toward diminishing returns. Subsequent treatments may not get rid of the same total amount. It should be noted that individual results will vary.
When you meet with the staff at Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa, our medical experts will create a personalized treatment plan with you and assess the best course of action, including whether you are likely to need more than one session.
Your Personalized Consultation
When you come to our med spa, you will have a chance to visit with a member of our staff. This is the initial consultation, and it gives us a chance to get to know you. We will talk about what your aesthetic aims are and what areas you wish to treat.
While thigh fat and abdominal fat are among the most common treatments, everyone’s situation is unique. We will make sure that this is the best treatment for you, that your medical history makes you a good candidate, and that you have a chance to ask any questions before we proceed.
Is It Approved by the FDA?
Of course, people want to know if a treatment is safe and if it has been officially recognized as a reliable treatment option. The FDA has approved this treatment for use on many areas, and it has been used to sculpt the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs for many satisfied patients.
Is This a Permanent Treatment?
This is completely up to you! The treatment itself is permanent. The fat that is eliminated by your initial session is permanently removed from your body, and it is gone for good. Of course, it is possible to add new fat cells over time, especially if healthy habits aren’t observed. In order to maintain the best results possible, a healthy diet and exercise routine should be followed by all patients. If you desire, you can get multiple treatments.
How Long Until I See Results?
Although the process of lipolysis starts right away, the actual visible results will not be seen for several weeks. Usually, a patient will start to notice the effects around six weeks after their treatment session. As the body flushes out the destroyed fat cells, the treated area will become more contoured and defined. The process lasts for some time, with peak results being noticeable after roughly twelve weeks.
How Effective Is It?
Some studies have shown over 40% of the fat in a certain area can be eliminated. More typical results are usually in the range of 20%-24% of body fat in a particular area. Patients are very pleased with their results typically, and the treatment boasts an excellent 90% satisfaction rating.
How Do You Prepare for Treatment?
The treatment itself is non-invasive and non-surgical, so the preparation is much less involved than the preparation for a more serious procedure. We may recommend certain steps, such as eliminating a particular painkiller before the treatment session as a way to ensure the best and most comfortable results. We also recommend that patients avoid heavy meals and strong workouts right before a session. We will cover all the additional details in your personal consultation.
What Happens in a Treatment Session?
This treatment uses applicator devices that are placed directly on the skin. This looks somewhat like an ice pack being attached to the midsection. The applicators deliver the laser heat energy directly to the treatment area. When they are activated, they begin to raise the temperature of your fat tissues, and the process takes roughly 25-30 minutes. After this, the process of lipolysis has been triggered and the body will begin to remove all of the damaged or destroyed fat cells.
How Do You Recover From Treatment?
The recovery period is almost non-existent. Most patients simply get back to their regular routine without any disruption. The process is designed to be as quick and convenient as possible.
Will I Need Anesthesia?
No anesthesia will be required. This treatment is not painful, and it does not cut or burn the skin. Most patients refer to the sensation as being like a mild tingling sensation. Anesthetics are not needed.
What Are the Benefits?
This treatment is popular for quite a few reasons. For one, there is no downtime required as a result of the treatment. Patients can resume their usual routine right away. For another, the treatment is quick enough that it can be done in one day. In addition, there are no scars as the result of treatment as there sometimes can be with surgery. The treatment is designed to be quick, but also effective.
What Are Typical Results?
Results vary depending on a patient’s level of fitness and the amount of subcutaneous body fat they currently carry with them. Although the process destroys fat, it is not typically classified as a cure for obesity or a treatment to help people lose significant amounts of weight. Rather, it is a sculpting technique that is used to eliminate fat deposits in specific areas.
For this reason, the patients who see the best results are usually close to their ideal body weight but have not yet achieved their desired shape due to the challenges of stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas. The treatment often eliminates about a quarter of the fat in a specific area, although one can see more or less change depending on the area being treated.
Our Med Spa in Davenport
Although Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa is located in Davenport, we are proud to serve multiple Florida communities, including Four Corners, Celebration, and Windermere. We blend cutting-edge science with natural values, celebrating both the beauty of nature and the effectiveness of proven treatments. We do more than simply treat a problem. We work with our patients in a holistic manner to nourish and guide them every step of the way.
Get Started on Body Contouring Today
Are you ready to experience the sculpted look of your dreams? We are here for you, ready to help you get rid of that last stubborn bit of fat that is so difficult to remove. Our staff is here to help you in your journey and proud to offer a treatment that is both effective and non-invasive. With SculpSure, you can finally achieve your goals. Contact the friendly and caring professionals at Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa in Davenport, FL, and get started today!