SculpSure Takes Down Stubborn Fat

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2018
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SculpSure® Raleigh, NCFat is stubborn like a two-year-old rolling around on the floor of the neighborhood Harris Teeter store after Mom denied his demand for a candy bar. No matter what you do, fat pockets in certain areas are incredibly difficult to target, much less have any impact on. You can remove pockets like this with liposuction, but that’s a surgical procedure and many people don’t want to do that.

Or there’s CoolSculpting, which freezes the fat, killing around 20 percent in treated areas. But some people don’t like the intense cold and the hours required with CoolSculpting treatments. Plus, it can be difficult for CoolSculpting to get at certain areas.

But Dr. Puente now offers SculpSure, a new option for removing unwanted fat pockets. SculpSure is the first FDA-approved laser treatment for non-invasive removal of fat on the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure can target multiple areas of the body in a single 25-minute procedure. Four flat non-suction applicators and contouring frames can be placed/adjusted to suit specific patient needs. SculpSure uses 1060nm wavelength laser energy that selectively targets adipose (fat) cells beneath the dermis layer of the skin. The system’s proprietary modulation delivers the energy into the fat layer, where it creates temperatures between 42 and 47 degrees Celsius within just four minutes. This controlled delivery of the heat energy destroys, on average, 24 percent of subcutaneous fat cells in the treatment area in just 25 minutes. Over time, the body’s lymphatic system eliminates those cells. Patients see results beginning in as little as six weeks, and showing optimal results in around three months.

Would SculpSure be right for me?

SculpSure isn’t a weight-loss procedure; it’s a body contouring procedure. It’s meant for patients who are within 10-20 pounds of their ideal weight. SculpSure targets and removes almost a quarter of the fat in areas that tend to stubbornly hold onto fat. Unlike liposuction, which is a surgical procedure, SculpSure doesn’t require any recovery time. Plus, unlike CoolSculpting, SculpSure’s four applicators can be customized better for certain more difficult areas.

Is SculpSure painful?

Since SculpSure delivers enough heat energy to destroy fat cells, you could think it would be painful. But the procedure is actually very comfortable. This is because SculpSure uses proprietary energy modulation, so the energy isn’t delivered continually. Plus, the applicators apply continuous contact cooling that keep the skin layers and the patient comfortable during the treatment. Immediately after your session, you can go back to your normal routine, as well. There is no downtime whatsoever. That’s cool, in a hot way!

What are the benefits of SculpSure?


  • Can treat multiple areas simultaneously
  • Can treat multiple body shapes and sizes
  • Can treat areas of pinchable and non-pinchable fat
  • Can be used on all skin types
  • Removes 24% of fat in the treatment areas
  • Is totally non-invasive
  • Requires no downtime at all

How many treatments are needed?

Most patients see results with just a single treatment. After all, the destroyed fat cells are gone for good. Patients opt to have treatments on different areas after they see their results from their first session. You can have a specific area treated again, but we recommend waiting at least six weeks between treatments.

Interested in putting SculpSure to work on your stubborn pockets of fat? Call the team at Skin & Cosmetic Solutions, (919) 876-9576, to make an appointment.

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