The Lowdown on SculpSure July 13, 2016 coleaesthetics SculpSure is the latest innovation in non-surgical body contouring. Dr. Cole is one of the first physicians in the Silverdale area to offer this procedure, giving his patients another choice in eliminating isolated areas of fat. SculpSure offers significant results without incisions, anesthesia or downtime. To help you determine whether SculpSure is the right treatment for you, we have a few facts about this new procedure to consider. SculpSure in Non-Invasive SculpSure is a non-invasive test, which means the procedure does not traumatize the outer skin layers in any way. Instead, the heat from the device is delivered deep beneath the skin’s surface directly to the fat cells. Because there is no trauma to the skin or surrounding tissue, there is no need for any type of anesthesia during the procedure. The lack of anesthesia, combined with the virtually painless treatment, allows patients to return to their regular activities as soon as the procedure is over. SculpSure Uses Heat to Destroy Fat Cells SculpSure is the first device to use heat to “shock” the fat cells, so they die in the weeks following the procedure. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they can be eliminated by the body’s own processes. The result is fat reduction that takes place over time, so you look like you’ve put in some extra hours at the gym rather than undergoing a cosmetic procedure. Heat is an effective way to eliminate unwanted fat cells in a fraction of the time of other non-invasive body contouring treatments and often in just one treatment session. SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting SculpSure and CoolSculpting are both non-surgical methods of fat reduction. Both result in a noticeable reduction in fat cells without excessive discomfort or downtime. However, that is where the comparison ends. While CoolSculpting treatments sessions last one full hour, SculpSure can be performed in just 25 minutes. SculpSure often produces desired results in a single treatment, while CoolSculpting may take up to three treatment sessions to achieve full results. SculpSure vs. Liposuction SculpSure is a less invasive option to liposuction, which is usually performed using anesthesia and very small incisions. The incisions allow for insertion of a cannula into the area of fat, which loosens the fat cells and gently suctions them away. Most patients need to take a few days off to recover after liposuction, while they can return to regular activities right away after SculpSure. However, liposuction is able to remove more fat in a single treatment session, making it a preferred procedure for some patients. Is SculpSure Right for You? SculpSure is an excellent option for patients that are looking for moderate fat reduction in select areas of the body. It is typically used around the midsection, flanks and hips, but can also treat the thighs and back. Most patients will experience a 20-25 percent reduction in fat after a single SculpSure treatment. Patients that have good skin elasticity will usually see the best results, since the skin conforms more readily over the new contour. It is important to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program after SculpSure to maintain positive results. If you are looking for a quick, relatively painless method of fat reduction, SculpSure might be the right procedure for you. To learn more, contact Cole Aesthetic Center at 360.613.2600.