What is SculpSure?
SculpSure uses light-based technology to target and destroy fat cells for good.* With this treatment, you’ll receive natural-looking and long-lasting results without surgery and with no downtime. This body contouring procedure aims to reduce fat under the chin, in the abdomen, back, thighs, and love handles (sides). Immediately following your appointment, you will be able to return to your regular routine. Treatments can be done in 25 minutes, making it the perfect procedure to schedule during your lunch break.
What is submental fat?
Submental fat or submental fullness is the fat that gathers beneath the chin. It can be caused by diet, lack of exercise, age, or genetics. Submental fat is one of the most troublesome pockets of fat on the body. It is incredibly resistant to diet and exercise. Luckily, SculpSure has an applicator designed to treat the submental area.
Can submental fat return?
Neither submental or subcutaneous fat will return once it has been eliminated; the elimination is permanent.* However, new fat cells can grow in its place if proper diet and exercise plans are not followed.
What can I expect during SculpSure treatments?
During your initial consultation, we can discuss the areas of your body that you’d like to address. We will create a custom treatment plan just for you. As shown in the video above, you will lie down or sit as SculpSure’s applicators are attached to your skin. The applicators use heat to damage fat cells and cooling technology to help with comfort during the entire procedure. Heat is only used underneath the dermis, so there is no damage to your skin.
After the heat damages fat cells, they will naturally leave your body over several weeks through the lymphatic system. Once the damaged cells leave your body, they are gone. Again, the procedure takes about 25 minutes to complete, and once it is over, you can resume your routine schedule immediately.
How many body contouring treatments are needed?
This will depend on your custom treatment plan and the amount of body contouring that you desire. In some cases, the targeted area may need a series of treatments. Keep in mind that it may take up to 12 weeks after your last treatment for optimal results to be visible, as it takes time for damaged fat cells to leave the body naturally.
How can I optimize my treatment?
Lifestyle habits strongly influence your results. Diet and exercise are the foundation for optimal results. In addition, massaging the treatment area after treatment is vital to success. Your technician will discuss this component of treatment aftercare.
How do the treatments feel?
Most clients feel a deep warmth and tingling sensations intermittently throughout the treatment, which is generally well-tolerated.
When will I see results?
Clients may start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to expel the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.*
How long will the results last?
Treated fat cells are removed during treatment and will not regenerate. SculpSure treatments are an excellent complement to a healthy lifestyle. Optimal benefits are best achieved in combination with diet and exercise.
How long before I can resume normal activities?
With a SculpSure treatment, there is no downtime, which allows you to resume your daily activities right away.
Am I a candidate?
Whether you’re just looking to remove small, stubborn pockets of fat or significant curves, this laser procedure can help sculpt your body. Those who diet and exercise regularly tend to see faster, more effective results. Best results will be seen in people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or less for body treatments. For submental treatments, a BMI of <43 is recommended.
Before and after photos
Request SculpSure body contouring treatments in Iowa City/Coralville
Schedule a consultation at Radiance Medical Spa to get the body you’ve always wanted. During your initial appointment, we will create a body contouring treatment plan specifically for you! Give us a call at (319) 383-1863 or request your consultation online today.