Non-invasive body sculpting is an aesthetic procedure that permanently removes areas of excess fat without the trauma of surgery. Body sculpting isn’t used for significant weight loss, which means it works best for people who have reached, or are close to achieving, their healthy maintenance weight. The experts at Ballantyne Medical Associates perform body sculpting using SculpSure.
Studies show that SculpSure safely and effectively eliminates pockets of fat. As a result, it’s FDA-cleared to treat the abdomen, flanks (sides of your abdomen -- often called love handles), back, inner thighs, and outer thighs.
SculpSure uses controlled lasers, which means that the lasers operate at a specific wavelength that’s easily absorbed by fat cells, yet safely pass through your skin. As the laser light is absorbed, the temperature of each fat cell increases until it’s just high enough to break them down.
Following the treatment, the fat cells are permanently destroyed, and the cellular waste is naturally eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. As long as you maintain a steady weight, the pockets of fat are gone for good.
The applicator has a flat surface that emits lasers and a built-in cooling system to keep your skin comfortable. After the applicator is placed over the area of fat being treated, the laser cycles on and off to maintain the proper temperature in fat cells.
You feel warmth alternating with a cool sensation, and you may feel a tingling sensation from the laser. Most people tolerate the procedure, but everyone is different, so your doctor at Ballantyne Medical Associates offers numbing cream prior to the procedure.
Each treatment session lasts about 25 minutes. You can return to your normal routine as soon as it’s over, because you won’t need any recovery time.
It takes time for the body to completely evacuate the destroyed fat cells. You may see a change after six weeks, but optimal results and the full effect of treatment takes 12 weeks. It’s worth the wait because one treatment may destroy up to 24% of the fat cells in the area treated.*
*Individual results may vary.