While you may be looking forward to warmer weather, those cold winter months may have had unwelcome side effects on your body. Bad weather has a tendency to keep people indoors, where they’re typically less active. All those warm cocoas and winter holiday parties don’t do much for your waistline, either.
Now that summer is just around the corner, many people are hitting the gym and trying to make better lifestyle choices. While these changes to the winter routine do work, you might well have areas of your body that just don’t seem to respond to diet or exercise. That’s why you need SculpSure®. Here at his practice in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. John Macey is happy to tell you about it.
How can SculpSure® help?
The number of fat cells in your body generally remains the same. So when you lose weight, your fat cells shrink, but they’re still in your body. SculpSure®, however, permanently destroys fat cells, reducing their total number.
SculpSure® is designed for use on your abdomen, flanks, thighs, or under the chin, any areas that tend to be more prone to stubborn fat, no matter how much you exercise or watch your diet. With SculpSure®, you can finally say goodbye to those problem areas that make you uncomfortable.
SculpSure® is noninvasive and safe, requiring little to no down time. It has been approved by the FDA and is suitable for men or women with a body mass index not exceeding 30. It’s not meant to fight obesity, but rather sculpt your body, allowing you to look the way you want.
The SculpSure® laser technology uses heat to irreparably damage the structural integrity of the cells, while leaving other tissues unharmed. The fat cells die and are carried away by the lymphatic system.
The SculpSure® laser’s heat ranges from 107.6°F and 116.6°F, which is hot enough to kill fat cells. After a burst of heat, the device switches to a cooling effect. The process repeats until the treatment is complete.
What kind of results can you expect with SculpSure®?
If your self-esteem is suffering because one — or maybe more — areas of your body aren’t responding to your weight loss efforts, you can expect SculpSure® to help you gain back your confidence. One 25-minute session can destroy an average of 24% of the targeted fat cells.
The damaged fat cells die and are cleaned out by your body. It usually takes about six weeks to notice some slimming, but you likely won’t see the full results until about 12 weeks after your session.
Some people may be happy with just one session. Others may need more SculpSure® treatments, with at least six weeks between sessions. The results you get with SculpSure® are permanent because those fat cells are gone; they can’t regenerate.
Note that remaining fat cells can still expand and store fat, so you need to keep up with your healthy diet and exercise habits for best results.
What to expect during treatment
One SculpSure® treatment with Dr. Macey takes about 25 minutes. The SculpSure® belt is wrapped around the areas you want to address. You can receive the treatment on multiple body parts at the same time.
Most patients report an intermittent feeling of warmth and tingling while receiving the treatment. There’s no need for an anesthetic or pain relief; patients generally tolerate the slight discomfort very well. Once the treatment is over, you can resume your regular activities.
Following the procedure, you may experience soreness or stiffness in the treated area, possibly a little bruising. Massaging the treated areas may alleviate some of these symptoms.
Ready to learn what SculpSure® can do for you? Contact Dr. Macey today and get your bikini body ready in time for beach season.