Dr. Elizabeth Hutson at My Women's Center offers a body sculpting treatment, known as SculpSure, to reduce areas of unwanted fat for a smoother and more toned appearance.
Body sculpting refers to techniques that are used to remove stubborn fat for a smoother and slimmer look. Dr. Hutson uses SculpSure to achieve this effect.
SculpSure uses laser energy to target and heat fat cells in certain areas. The heat reaches fat cells below the surface of the skin and increases their temperature. This causes these cells to break down and pass through the lymphatic system. These damaged cells are not able to grow back, resulting in permanent elimination.
Patients can expect the SculpSure laser to produce a cooling effect at first in order to ensure comfort. During the treatment, the laser is not on constantly. Instead, it goes through on and off cycles while increasing fat cell temperatures. As the treatment continues, patients typically experience a warming sensation or tingling sensation that comes and goes. These treatments usually last for a total of 25 minutes. Patients are able to go back to their usual activities right after treatment sessions since there is no down time.
Patients who undergo SculpSure treatment might notice results around 6 weeks after their first treatment session, but results are more noticeable around 12 weeks. The number of treatment sessions that each patient needs depends on how much fat they want to lose and other factors. Dr. Hutson offers customized treatment plans for each patient.
SculpSure has been cleared by the FDA for use in eliminating fat cells through non-invasive laser technology. Most patients do not experience any unpleasant side effects during or after these treatments.
SculpSure is a good option for patients who are unable to lose fat in certain areas, such as the belly, through diet and exercise. Dr. Hutson determines whether or not patients are suitable candidates for this treatment based on certain factors.