SculpSure is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment designed to target and remove body fat. It is beloved by men and women alike and can enhance the aesthetic of any body type. With each treatment taking an average of 25 minutes, what’s not to love? At World Wellness Health Institute in Bala Cynwyd, PA, we are passionate about staying abreast of the latest advances in aesthetic technology.
Can SculpSure Help Me Achieve My Ideal Figure?
If you have stubborn pockets of fat that don’t budge no matter how hard you work out or how cleanly you eat, there is a very good chance SculpSure can help you achieve your ideal figure. Also known as WarmSculpting, this unique treatment system features a hands-free laser belt that implements heat produced by specific wavelengths to liquefy fat cells.
How Does WarmSculpting Work?
WarmSculpting works by initiating lipolysis, a fat-eliminating process. Once the treatment areas are marked, the device will be wrapped around you like a belt. The applicators attached to this device deliver a 1060-nm diode laser which reaches temperatures ranging from 107.6 to 116.6°F.
The intermittent heat liquefies fat cells in the targeted area while your skin remains cool and comfortable. Once the fat cells are killed by the heat from the laser, they are processed by your lymphatic system.
Can WarmSculpting Tighten My Skin?
Absolutely! One of the many benefits of using laser energy to sculpt your ideal figure is the effect the heat has on your skin. Fat liquefies at a temperature much lower than skin is burned. Therefore, there is no risk of laser burns or other pigmentation issues from treatment. However, the warmth that penetrates the deepest layers of your skin triggers your body to produce collagen.
Collagen is an essential protein that plays several critical functions in maintaining skin health. One of these functions is keeping the skin taut and smooth. Therefore, when you receive body contouring treatment with SculpSure, the treated area doesn’t just look slimmer. It also looks younger, tighter, healthier, smoother and more attractive.
What Areas Can WarmSculpting Sculpt?
WarmSculpting can sculpt virtually any part of your body. In 2015, the FDA approved this revolutionary treatment to initiate lipolysis in the upper abdomen, lower abdomen and flanks. Today, it can be used just about anywhere on the body. For instance, you can use this life-changing body contouring treatment under your chin, to treat your inner and outer thighs and to target your upper back, lower back and bra line.
How Can I Prepare for Treatment?
Not a lot of preparatory work is required before WarmSculpting because the treatment is so safe. Depending on Dr. Lebowitz’s availability, you may have your first treatment session shortly after your initial consultation. However, you may have to schedule your first body contouring session. During your initial consultation, communicate as clearly as you can the parts of your body you want to treat and the aesthetic goals you want to achieve.
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz will advise you regarding how many treatment sessions you can expect to need. He will also let you know how long you can expect each treatment session to last. For instance, if you have a significant amount of fat to be removed from your abdomen, you may need three treatment sessions.
Moreover, some clients prefer to treat only one region per session. Therefore, you may choose to come in one week to treat your back, and then you may come in the next week to treat your thighs. After that, you could come in the following week to address excess chest fat. It all depends on your goals and Dr. Lebowitz’s professional advice about the best way to get there.
Stop Taking Certain Medications
Depending on the medications you are currently taking, you may need to hold off on certain drugs for a few days. For example, we strongly advise clients to not take any MAOIs, NSAIDs, vitamin E supplements or fish oil for the three days leading up to treatment. If you are on an MAOI, ask your physician if it is okay for you to stop taking this medication temporarily.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
As treatment begins, you will feel a gentle cooling sensation on your skin. This cooling helps to keep your skin comfortable during treatment and will remain on the entire time. The laser itself will cycle on and off to raise the temperature of the localized fat cells. While the laser is on, you will feel a deep warmth which feels much like a hot stone massage. Many clients say their muscles feel a lot more relaxed after treatment due to the relaxing properties of heat.
You may also feel a slight tingling sensation. This sensation, if it occurs, is only intermittent and extremely well-tolerated. During your 25-minute treatment session, you are welcome to take a nap, catch up with one of your friends from college, read a book, watch a TV show or play a mobile game. What you do with this time is completely up to you.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
You can expect no pain or discomfort after treatment. No anesthetic is required during treatment. No analgesics are required after treatment to ensure your comfort. Moreover, there are no side effects, risks or temporary lifestyle changes you need to make. After your treatment session has been completed, you are free to go back to work, pick up your kids from school or whatever else you have planned.
The results of treatment are not immediate. It takes time for the dead fat cells to travel through your body’s lymphatic system and be processed. The fat has to travel from the treatment site all the way to your pancreas, liver, kidneys and gut where it can be “eaten” by the deoxycholic acid found in your stomach. Once it has been destroyed by the deoxycholic acid, it is flushed out of your body as waste through urine excretion.
Technically, the results of treatment are immediate in that the fat cells are destroyed. Unlike with liposuction, there is no swelling that makes seeing the results of treatment impossible. Rather, you will notice that the treated site is a little smaller immediately after treatment. However, the results will continue to improve over the course of six weeks to six months depending on how much fat was destroyed.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
Remember, WarmSculpting is not a weight loss treatment. However, you can expect to lose some weight. An average treatment session results in the eventual removal of 24% of the localized fat deposits. For instance, if you carry 12 pounds of fat around your abdomen, your first WarmSculpting treatment session will destroy 2.88 pounds of fat. Over time, this weight will be eliminated.
Extrapolating the previous example, if you carried 12 pounds of fat around your abdomen and 2.88 pounds were eventually flushed out, you now have 9.12 pounds of abdominal fat. If you come in for a follow-up session and the treatment destroys 24% of the remaining 9.12 pounds, you have now lost a further 2.19 pounds. After only 50 minutes of treatment, you will have lost 5.07 pounds of fat.
How Can I Speed the Results Along?
After treatment, Dr. Lebowitz will massage the treated areas to help kickstart the process of your body removing the fat from the area. We strongly recommend that you massage the treated areas yourself for five minutes at a time, five times daily for five days in a row. This can cut the time you wait for your results in half.
Are Results Permanent?
After the one to three treatment sessions you need to achieve your ideal figure, the results of treatment are considered permanent. However, maintaining your current weight after treatment is crucial. Unless you have certain genetic or hormonal factors in play, there is no telling where your body will store fat.
Results are considered permanent because once the adipose tissue is liquefied, no new fat cells can grow in their place. However, if you gain weight in the future, the remaining fat cells in the treated area may need to be treated. This is because these fat cells may expand to the point that you are once again dissatisfied by the appearance of your trouble regions.
We recommend against gaining over 10 pounds as any more weight gain than this will likely be noticeable. If you gain over 30 pounds after treatment and subsequently lose that weight, you run the risk of sagging or excess skin. While WarmSculpting can tighten loose skin, it cannot remove excess skin.
How Else Can I Maintain the Results of Treatment?
Besides maintaining your current weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise, do your best to keep your skin healthy. Your skin is by far the largest and most overlooked organ of your body. The first thing you can do to keep it healthy is to drink plenty of water. Your urine should be very pale, if not translucent. Do not drink alcohol in excess and take nutritional supplements if you can’t fit all your required nutrients into your diet.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Generally, the best candidates for this treatment have a BMI of no greater than 30. This is because WarmSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment. Rather, it is a body contouring treatment. Let’s say you’re over 30 pounds away from your goal weight. There is no shame in being where you are. However, by the time you reach your ideal weight, there is a chance that your skin will sag. It can take anywhere from six and 24 months for your skin to “snap” back into place after significant weight loss.
Moreover, there is a good chance the results of treatment won’t satisfy you if you have over 30 pounds to lose. Even if you come in for multiple treatment sessions, you may still end up dissatisfied. If you need help to lose weight, ask your physician for a referral to a weight-loss specialist.
Learn More About Achieving Your Ideal Figure Today
Are you around your ideal weight? Do you lead a fairly healthy lifestyle? Do you have pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise? If this sounds like you, there is an excellent chance that SculpSure can change your life for the better.
To determine definitively if this is the body sculpting treatment for you, contact us at World Wellness Health Institute in Bala Cynwyd, PA today to schedule your initial consultation. We believe strongly that everyone should be confident in his or her own skin. Regardless of what treatments you need to achieve your aesthetic and wellness goals, we have a solution for you.