SculpSure®: Your Non-Surgical Solution to Pesky Muffin Tops and Love Handles

No matter what type of exercise you use to target muffin tops and love handles, you can still be stuck with a roll of fat around your belly and fat you can grab on your sides. These pockets of fat are notoriously hard to lose.

Many patients who come to us at NewSkin Laser Center in Northridge and Simi Valley, California, have diligently watched calories and exercised for years, yet their muffin tops and love handles remain. There’s hope, however, because our team has a permanent, non-surgical solution — laser treatment with SculpSure.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is a state-of-the-art laser medical device. Its laser is specially designed to travel safely through your skin, so you don’t need a surgical incision and you won’t have a scar.

How can a laser go through your skin without causing damage? The answer is found in the laser’s wavelength. Certain wavelengths are absorbed by specific types of tissues, which are affected by the laser treatment. Meanwhile, tissues that don’t absorb the laser are not harmed.

How does SculpSure eliminate muffin tops and love handles?

The genius of SculpSure is that it uses a laser wavelength that’s absorbed by those pesky fat cells but not by your skin. As fat cells take in the light energy, they’re heated to a very precise temperature that makes the cells break down.

The fat-cell destruction doesn’t happen in a sudden burst of activity, so you don’t feel the change during your treatment. In fact, you don’t feel anything as the treated cells continue to die over a few weeks. As the cells break apart, your body uses its natural disposal systems to clear away the cellular waste.

The great news is that the treated fat cells are permanently eliminated. You could regain fat in the same area in the future, but as long as your weight stays steady, your muffin top and love handles are gone for good.

What happens during SculpSure treatment?

We perform laser treatment with SculpSure using flat applicators, which we place in a treatment belt that holds them securely against your skin. Your clinician can use up to four applicators during one session, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Each applicator contains a built-in cooling system to ensure your skin stays comfortable while the fat cells heat to the proper temperature. Most of our patients tolerate SculpSure treatment, but we can talk about applying a topical anesthetic if your skin is more sensitive.

After you recline on the treatment table and we place the applicators, we turn on the system. The laser’s light beam cycles on and off as it maintains a precise temperature in the pocket of fat.

When the laser is on, you feel deep warmth and possibly a tingling sensation. Then when it cycles off for a short time, you feel the cooling sensation.  

Your treatment session lasts 25 minutes. During that time, you simply relax, read, check your email, or chat with a friend. In other words, SculpSure treatment is not a painful or stressful experience. It’s a simple, easy procedure and, in the end, you regain the body shape you’ve worked hard to achieve.

Do I need some downtime?

Absolutely not. For starters, SculpSure is non-surgical, so you don’t have to worry about taking extra care with wounds that need to heal.

After your session, your skin in the treated area may look like it has a slight sunburn, but the redness doesn’t last long and there’s no skin damage. That means you can get back to your normal daily activities as soon as your session is finished.

When will I see the last of my muffin top and love handles?

SculpSure is very effective, but you need to have a little patience while you wait for fat cells to break down and be cleared away. You begin to notice the difference in about six weeks, then you can look forward to optimal results within 12 weeks.

After one session, 25% of the treated fat cells are destroyed and whisked away.* Depending on the size of your muffin top or love handles, you may need several treatments to finish removing every last trace of unwanted fat.

During your first consultation at NewSkin Laser Center, we evaluate the fat pockets you want to eliminate and talk with you about your ultimate body-shaping goals. At that time, you learn about the number of SculpSure treatments you may need to reach those goals.

Are you ready to finally do away with your muffin top and love handles without the stress of surgery? Give us a call or book a consultation online so we can answer all your questions about SculpSure and help you lose that nagging fat.

*Individual results may vary.

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