Fat can be stubborn. In certain areas, no matter what we do the fat just won’t go away. Now Dr. Sobel offers SculpSure, the world’s first FDA-approved body contouring laser treatment that eliminates 24 percent of the fat in the treatment area in just 25 minutes, and it does it non-invasively with no downtime!

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is a new option for non-invasive body contouring on the flanks and abdomen, the areas known for pockets of unwanted body fat. SculpSure uses controlled light-based technology to effectively kill fat cells in the target areas in just 25 minutes. The body then eliminates the dead cells over the course of the next 12 weeks. With nearly a quarter of the fat permanently removed from the treatment area, the result is a markedly slimmer contour.

How does SculpSure work?

SculpSure is the first FDA-approved laser treatment for eliminating fat cells. The secret is the 1060nm wavelength laser that selectively targets fat cells below the dermis, the skin’s second layer. SculpSure uses proprietary energy modulation to elevate the temperature below the dermis to between 108°F and 115°F within four minutes of application. At the same time, the four applicators apply contact cooling to keep the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin comfortable. The laser energy kills 24 percent of the fat cells in the treatment area and the body eliminates them through the lymphatic system over the following weeks. Optimal results are seen at around 12 weeks after your SculpSure session.

What is the procedure like?

The treatment areas are first mapped on the patient’s flanks and/or abdomen. The SculpSure system has four panels, each measuring 4 x 6 centimeters, which serve to hold the laser applicators in place. These panels can be configured into a single line, split into two on each side, or stacked depending on where you want SculpSure to target. Generally two applicator panels can treat one love handle, so both sides can be treated with two panels at the same time.

When the treatment starts you’ll first feel a cooling sensation that keeps your skin comfortable. Within a few minutes you’ll feel intervals of deep warmth followed by cooling. This is the laser energy being delivered into the fat layer. The entire session takes just 25 minutes during which you can read or check your phone. Once the session is complete, there is no downtime and you can get back to work or other activities immediately.

Over the course of the next 12 weeks, the dead fat cells will be purged from your body and your contour will slim down.

What are the advantages of fat removal with SculpSure?

As the first laser treatment for lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen, SculpSure has numerous advantages. SculpSure:

  • Can treat multiple areas simultaneously and hands-free
  • Treat multiple body shapes and sizes
  • Treat areas of pinchable and non-pinchable fat
  • Works on all skin types
  • Is clinically proven and FDA-approved
  • Has over 90% patient satisfaction
  • Is comfortable and well tolerated

Is SculpSure safe?

SculpSure delivers cooling onto the surface of the skin while the heating energy is delivered into the fat layer. This ensures the patient is completely comfortable. This is no damage to the surface skin at all. And there is no downtime.

Is the fat reduction permanent?

The fat cells destroyed in the treatment are gone permanently and will not regenerate.

How many treatments are needed?

Most patients see results in one treatment. Some patients wish to have additional treatments based on their desired results. After treatment, it takes about 12 weeks for the body to shed the dead fat cells and for the skin to slim down to the new contour.

What makes SculpSure different?

When it comes to non-invasive body contouring, both CoolSculpting and SculpSure are FDA approved. Because CoolSculping has been around about five years longer (FDA approved in 2010 versus 2015), it has been approved for use on more areas, although this will probably come with SculpSure, as well.

CoolSculpting involves some pretty strong suction onto the treatment paddles and very cold sensation for the first seven minutes or so. Some patients have bruising. Plus, patients need the area massaged after the session due to the cold. SculpSure is more comfortable and faster, sessions last just 25 minutes versus 60 minutes for CoolSculpting. Otherwise, both methods kill fat cells, one with cold, one with heat.

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Sobel is very excited about the potential of SculpSure for our patients! Call (212) 288-0060 to schedule an appointment at our office in New York City.