Everybody has different body goals, but what we all have in common is the desire to look slim and healthy and to feel attractive. For many people, regular exercise and a healthy diet can be enough to lose some weight, but some people struggle with shedding stubborn fat. If you’ve reached a weight loss plateau and you aren’t satisfied with your overall appearance, then it may be time to try a cosmetic fat reduction solution. R Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View, CA is confident that one of the best cosmetic solutions is SculpSure, a revolutionary fat reduction treatment.
Does SculpSure Really Work?
The short answer is yes, SculpSure really does work. In fact, this is one fat reduction treatment that is highly effective on virtually all people, including those with mild, moderate, and severe amounts of unwanted fat. This treatment uses an advanced laser system that utilizes thermal energy to melt unwanted fat right off the body to produce fast and long-lasting results. Patients are usually very satisfied with what they can accomplish with SculpSure treatments.
What Can This Help With?
This treatment is primarily designed to reduce unwanted body fat, particularly on areas of the body where pockets of fat are more difficult to shed, such as the abdomen. But this treatment can also be very useful for tightening skin in treated areas, which means that this is one of the only body contouring treatments available that can both melt fat and tighten skin at the same time.
Ideally, this treatment is used on areas of the body that have at least 30% unwanted body fat or more, but many patients with mild fat percentages can benefit from this treatment. This treatment can be used virtually anywhere, including:
- Inner and outer thighs
It’s common for patients to use this treatment to address multiple areas of unwanted fat at a time. After all, very rarely do we ever accumulate fat in only one area of the body, so it makes sense to use the same treatment to reduce your overall body fat rather than focusing solely on one area. Treating multiple areas will help produce more comprehensive results, which will also help your results appear more natural.
How Much Weight Can You Lose?
Many patients incorrectly assume that this fat reduction treatment is also a weight loss treatment. But while this treatment can reduce a significant amount of fat on your body, it can’t reduce a significant amount of weight. At most, patients can lose one or two pounds of fat from every treatment area, so on the whole, there won’t be a huge reduction in body weight.
That said, reducing the amount of body fat you have will make a great impact on your life in other ways. For example, while body fat weighs less than you might think, body fat does take up a lot of room – so by reducing the amount of body fat you have, you may be able to lose one to two pant sizes after your treatment. In other words, you will look much slimmer even if your total body weight doesn’t alter too much.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
A single SculpSure treatment can reduce body fat in the treatment area but up to 24%, so that means that the number of treatments you will need to achieve your body goals will depend on the amount of fat in your targeted treatment areas. For example, areas of the body where there is a larger collection of unwanted body fat, such as the stomach or the flanks, may require up to three treatment appointments to achieve your desired results.
That said, most patients can see significant improvements in the appearance of their body in as little as one treatment per treatment area. Ultimately, the number of treatments you will need depends entirely on your aesthetic journey, including whether or not you are still losing weight and reducing fat through diet and exercise. We can help you determine how many treatments you will need to achieve your appearance goals.
How Soon Will You See Results?
In general, most patients will be able to see their results in as little as 6 to 12 weeks, which is a bit quicker than some other fat reduction treatments and much faster than traditional weight-loss strategies. Imagine being able to reduce your body fat by 24% in a little over a month – that’s a result nothing short of miraculous.
The reason it takes some time to see the results of this treatment is that metabolizing damaged fat cells is a process that happens over time. Although the unwanted fat cells will be destroyed and “melted” by this treatment, the process of your body filtering these fat cells out of your body will take several days and weeks, so your results themselves will be overall very gradual.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment are designed to last a long time. In fact, for many people, the results of this treatment are permanent. The major reason why these results last such a long time is the fact that fat cells do not regenerate in the same way as skin cells do; once a fat cell is destroyed, there is no way for it to be replaced, which means it’s much harder to gain back fat after your treatment.
Can You Maintain Your Results?
However, while the results of this treatment can last years or a lifetime, it’s important to remember that not all fat cells are eliminated by this treatment. In fact, it’s likely you will still have some fat remaining on your body, as some body fat is used to cushion organs and bones. For that reason, the task of maintaining your treatment results will rely on actions you can take. Some methods to maintain your results include:
Good Lifestyle Choices
Some lifestyle choices can make it easier to gain weight and body fat. Drinking alcohol in excess, for example, makes it easier to gain weight around the middle of your body. Having poor sleep or leading a stressful lifestyle will also interfere with your body’s natural metabolism and make it difficult to avoid weight gain. By moderating your alcohol consumption, sticking to a healthy sleep schedule, and lowering your daily stressors, you can more easily maintain your weight.
Regular exercise is also important, especially if you want to be both fit and healthy. Ideally, cardiovascular exercise for at least three hours a week will help you maintain a high metabolism and also significantly lower your likelihood of developing chronic diseases or conditions. Cardiovascular exercise includes running, jogging, fast walking, swimming, dancing, jump rope, and cycling.
Healthy Diet and Hydration
Eating a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy will also help you maintain a healthy weight. Foods that are high in sodium and sugar make it easier to store excess fat in the body, so it’s wise to limit your intake of sweets, processed foods, and take-out when you can.
It’s also important that you stay adequately hydrated, which means consuming at least 48oz to 64oz of water a day. Drinking enough water helps balance the hunger and thirst signals in your brain, which can also make it easier to maintain your weight.
There are some medications, such as antidepressants and antianxiety medications, that make it easier to gain weight or interfere with your appetite. If one of the main side effects of a medication you are taking includes weight gain, then you may want to speak with your doctor about alternatives if it seems like healthy lifestyle choices aren’t enough to maintain your weight while on that medication.
What Is This Treatment Like?
This treatment is fast and effective. Your treatment will involve the unique SculpSure treatment device, which consists of both laser thermal energy and cooling technology for thermal protection for the surface of your skin. Overall, your treatment appointments should take about 25 minutes to complete unless you are treating multiple areas at one time.
There is no recovery period associated with this treatment which means patients can easily return to their normal daily activities immediately following their appointment. Your normal daily activities may include work and exercise. It’s important that you drink enough water after your appointment and that you wear SPF protection on any area of the body that may be exposed to the sun for at least two weeks after your appointment.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
In addition to being a quick and simple treatment that produces fast results, there are plenty of other benefits of this fat melting treatment. For example, the fact that this treatment can effectively melt at least 24% of body fat during one treatment is one of the most impressive draws about the treatment. Other benefits of this treatment include:
This is a non-invasive treatment, which means there is no risk for bruising and scarring. As a non-invasive treatment, you will not have to schedule a surgery or withstand a long recovery period. Non-invasive treatments are preferred by many patients since they are more affordable, as well.
Safe and Comfortable
This treatment is both safe and comfortable. The safety of this treatment is because it will not harm or damage the skin since the thermal energy is carefully regulated to reach a temperature that only melts fat from above the skin surface. This treatment is also not painful. Many patients compare the sensation of the treatment to prickling heat or pins-and-needle sensations that fade after the treatment device is no longer in use.
This treatment is also highly efficient. Some other fat reduction and body contouring treatments are unable to treat multiple areas of the body at one time. However, this treatment can address at least four treatment areas during one appointment and can melt the same percentage of fat on every treatment area. The fact that this treatment only requires a few appointments – and sometimes less – is also a bonus benefit.
Natural Looking Results
Finally, this treatment produces natural-looking results. This is because the fat that is reduced on the body is melted away evenly, so there will be no resulting lumps or bumps of fat beneath the skin surface. And because this treatment also helps tighten skin, you will be able to enjoy a slim and supple body shape much more quickly.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Good candidates include any adult who has a moderate amount of body fat that they want to remove. Most people are good candidates, except for currently pregnant women. We will be able to determine your candidacy for this fat reduction treatment during your consultation.
Achieve Your Body Goals With SculpSure
What’s your main body goal? If you want to reduce fat so you can feel fit and fabulous, then you may want to consider a fat reduction treatment like SculpSure. Please contact R Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View, CA to schedule your initial appointment today.