You’ve worked hard to obtain or maintain your optimum body weight, so it’s natural to feel frustrated when stubborn body fat remains around your stomach, flanks, back, or thighs. Christina Stokke, Dr. Kevin Stokke, and the team at Nouvelle Medical Aesthetics in Davis, California, offer the SculpSure® body shaping laser system, the only FDA-cleared product of its kind. The SculpSure system is perfect for those who need only the finishing touches to achieve their desired body shape. Call to schedule an appointment to see if SculpSure is right for you.
The secret of the SculpSure system is the controlled hyperthermic reaction of fat tissue in the treatment areas. SculpSure uses a laser tuned to 1060 nanometers, a particular wavelength that adipose tissue — the cells that store fat — absorb readily.
This absorption causes the adipose tissue to warm between five and ten degrees above normal body temperature. This is called the coagulation point, and when it’s achieved, the body perceives the adipose tissue as damaged. Over time, this tissue is then flushed from the body through the lymphatic system, eliminating those stubborn pockets of fat that resist all attempts to reduce through diet and exercise. Over the next six to 12 weeks, your unwanted fat disappears permanently.
Restricted to 25-minute treatment sessions, the SculpSure system is not only safe, it’s fast. The process is noninvasive, as there’s no skin penetration, cutting, or stitching, and no recovery time, so you’re able to get back to your day immediately. The treatment itself causes an intermittent warm, tingling sensation that most patients tolerate well.
If any side effects occur, these are typically are mild in nature such as slight soreness in the treatment area, or a sunburn sensation from the surrounding skin tissue absorbing laser light meant for the adipose tissue. This occurs in some people due to the differences in skin composition and color. The effects typically fade in a day or two, and since there’s no ultraviolet exposure such as with sunburn, these effects are mild.
SculpSure is best suited to those who’ve been at a healthy body weight for a length of time. While there may be associated weight loss in terms of pounds, that’s not the goal of the SculpSure treatment. It’s about removing fat cells that resist efforts to reduce through diet and exercise.
SculpSure is a treatment for a segment of the aesthetics client market that previously had only surgery as an option for fat removal. Since the target tissue is modest for most SculpSure patients, having surgery with weeks of downtime isn’t a practical option. The SculpSure treatments are fast and convenient, and produce results by permanently reducing the number of fat cells in the treated area.
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