At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, we believe that feeling confident in your own skin is a beautiful thing and we work on a daily basis to help more patients feel that joy. Many of our patients struggle with just one or two frustrating cosmetic issues, and we’re here to help.
If you have a stubborn area of unwanted fat that’s holding back your confidence, you may have heard about the advancements in non-surgical fat reduction technology and thought, “Can it really be that easy?” We know it can be difficult to get the information you want, so we’re here to answer the top questions our patients ask us about this popular procedure. While there are several treatments out there for fat reduction, we’ll be focusing on the one we’ve been using for years with great success: SculpSure®.
First Things First: Does Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Actually Work?
When you first hear about non-surgical fat reduction, it probably sounds too good to be true. But is it? The answer depends on what you believe the procedure is doing or has the capacity to do.
Non-surgical fat reduction with SculpSure® absolutely works to reduce targeted unwanted fat. It has shown outstanding success both in clinical trials and in real-world use for thousands of patients throughout the US and beyond.
Non-surgical fat reduction is not, however, an easy solution for weight loss. The treatment is meant to target specific areas of localized fat like a small belly pouch or love handles. Like liposuction, non-surgical fat reduction is about body sculpting, not weight loss.
How Does Non-Surgical Fat Reduction with SculpSure® Work?
The process SculpSure® uses is rather simple. The applicators send targeted warmth through laser energy into your treatment area. This warmth is just strong enough to damage your fat cells without affecting your skin or other tissue.
After the procedure, your body detects that these fat cells are damaged. Over the next twelve weeks or so, your body will naturally remove the damaged cells through your lymphatic system. With fewer fat cells, your treatment area will have a slimmer contour.
What Areas Can I Contour with Non-Surgical Fat Reduction?
Non-surgical fat reduction technologies that are FDA-cleared have each been cleared for specific body areas. With SculpSure®, we can treat multiple areas including:
- Love handles
- “Double chin”
A pre-treatment consultation is an important way to learn more about whether non-surgical fat reduction with SculpSure® can achieve the results you want.
Will Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Tighten My Skin Too?
Some patients know that heat is commonly used to stimulate collagen for firmer, tighter skin. So does the warmth used in SculpSure® also firm your skin? Generally, no. Non-surgical fat reduction with SculpSure® is precisely formulated to target fat cells rather than stimulating collagen. If you do want to tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite, though, our patients have enjoyed fantastic results by pairing SculpSure® with our non-surgical skin tightening treatments using Viora Reaction™.
Does Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Hurt?
Non-surgical fat reduction with SculpSure® is an entirely non-invasive procedure, so there are no needles or incisions. We place applicators on top of your skin and these applicators proceed through a cycle of on-and-off heating. While you may feel some discomfort from the warmth, patients typically tolerate it well and find it to be bearable for the 25-minute treatment.
Getting Your Own Non-Surgical Fat Reduction with SculpSure®
Have more questions about fat reduction or want to see if non-surgical fat reduction with SculpSure® can help you achieve the beach body you’ve always wanted? Schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center today. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more insights into our many cosmetic treatments or check out Dr. Whiteman on Tik Tok.