SculpSure (WarmSculpting) for Non-Invasive Fat Loss in NYC
If you’ve tried a healthy diet and exercise to get rid of your stubborn pockets of excess fat but nothing seems to be working, SculpSure® may be just the answer you’ve been looking for. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center in NYC, we are proud to have pioneered this extraordinary procedure.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure (also called WarmSculpting™) is a non-invasive laser body contouring treatment designed to remove stubborn, excess fat. Although body contouring procedures and non-invasive forms of fat loss should never be substituted for diet and exercise, they can be excellent options if you are having trouble getting rid of certain pockets of fat even though you have a healthy lifestyle.
Areas where SculpSure can be used
How does SculpSure work?
SculpSure works by directing hyperthermic energy into the areas that are being treated. The energy heats the fat cells and surrounding tissues, agitating the fat and causing it to be released from your body. (This is why it is also known as “WarmSculpting”.) The body naturally removes the fat cells and leaves the treated area flat and firm. These eliminated fat cells will not regenerate. The heating energy of the SculpSure laser also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the two necessary building blocks for youthful, healthy skin. Collagen and elastin help the treated area appear firmer and younger.
Benefits of SculpSure
FDA approved and very safe when performed by certified specialists
Can be used to treat multiple areas
Non-surgical and non-invasive
Treatment plans are customizable
Minimal discomfort during treatment
Results after one session
Fast and convenient sessions
Up to four areas can be treated simultaneously
Fat cells are permanently destroyed
Non-invasive laser to remove fat NYC: SculpSure Q&A with Dr. Bruce Katz
SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting
If you’ve made the decision that you want to undergo a body contouring treatment to remove excess fat, you may be wondering which non-surgical treatment option is right for you because there are many to choose from. Our patients often ask how SculpSure compares to Coolsculpting®, a fat removal procedure that uses the process of cryolipolysis (fat freezing). During a CoolSculpting procedure, a provider utilizes a device that freezes your targeted fat cells. The frozen fat cells eventually die and are naturally removed by your body through the lymphatic system.
Here are some facts about CoolSculpting:
Only one area can be targeted per treatment
Treatments take about one hour
Most areas need 2 to 4 treatments for optimal results
As opposed to CoolSculpting, which uses cooling technology, SculpSure treatments are delivered by a laser system that heats your fat cells, essentially melting them — WarmSculpting. Additionally, the heat from SculpSure encourages collagen and elastin production in the treated areas. This encourages healthy and youthful tissue growth, leaving your treated areas thinner, tighter, and more attractive. Once the SculpSure treatment is complete, you will be able to return to your regular day with no lingering numb sensation (which is what is often felt with Coolsculpting). Delayed onset pain has also been described after Coolsculpting.
At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we do not offer treatments with CoolSculpting. We want to provide only the best products and technology to our patients while saving you money, time, and maximizing your results. Because SculpSure generally only requires one to two treatments per area, it saves our patients time and makes their fat loss more efficient.
Dr. Bruce Katz: Cosmetic pioneer for SculpSure
Dr. Bruce Katz, the director of JUVA Skin & Laser Center in NYC, was the only dermatologist in the country who was involved in the FDA trials for SculpSure. He recognized the many ways that this treatment could benefit his patients, and he was the first doctor to perform the procedure in New York. We are very proud of our history with SculpSure, as it offers a non-invasive alternative to other fat reduction techniques such as SmartLipo™, which is highly effective but still minimally invasive. Dr. Katz and JUVA Skin & Laser Center also helped pioneer the SmartLipo procedure.
Candidates for SculpSure
If you’re in the NYC area and you’re interested in SculpSure treatments, we may be able to help. The best candidates for this procedure are men and women who have a generally healthy lifestyle, but who have stubborn pockets of excess fat that simply aren’t responding to diet and exercise. Good SculpSure candidates are also those who are looking for a non-invasive treatment option, and who understand that body contouring procedures are not a substitute for weight loss.
What to expect from a SculpSure treatment
Prior to your SculpSure treatment, you will receive a consultation to discuss your specific areas of concern and to develop a treatment plan to address your aesthetic goals. Most patients see results from just one treatment, although some patients require a second session to achieve the most effective outcome. The SculpSure treatment itself is non-invasive, and there is no need for any anesthetic. Applicators will be placed on the treatment area to deliver the laser energy.
When the treatment starts, you will feel a cooling sensation that will continue throughout the session to help you remain comfortable. Most patients feel some warmth and tingling during treatment. The average session lasts for 25 minutes, and patients can feel free to do other things during this time. Once complete, the process can be repeated on any additional treatment areas. There is no downtime after the treatment after a SculpSure treatment. You will be able to return to work or resume your normal daily activities.
SculpSure to eliminate neck and chin fat
A double chin (submental fat) is a very common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. A double chin is often associated with weight gain, but in actuality, you don’t have to be overweight to develop one — they can also be the result of genetics or loose skin resulting from aging. SculpSure is now FDA approved to reduce a double chin. In fact, SculpSure developed new technology to optimize this.
A smaller applicator was created to provide precise and effective treatments resulting in a slimmer appearance of the chin and neck. JUVA Skin & Laser Center conducted the first clinical trial investigating SculpSure to decrease fat cells under the chin. The subjects received two treatments of SculpSure on the submental area approximately six weeks apart. At the conclusion of the study, 100% of the patients were satisfied with their results. JUVA is one of the first cosmetic centers to offer this innovative solution.
Reduce sweating with SculpSure
SculpSure also helps to stop underarm sweating. Using laser energy, SculpSure effectively reduces the output of sweat glands under your arms and targets the root of the problem. You can live your life more comfortably and lift your arms confidently, without worrying about those embarrassing moisture stains. You can also stop using so much antiperspirant, which often contains dangerous heavy metals such as aluminum and zirconium. Most antiperspirants are also inefficient, only reducing sweat by 20% to 30%.
At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we conducted a clinical trial investigating SculpSure to decrease sweat production. The subjects were monitored for one year, and were asked to return to the office for follow-up visits. At the conclusion of the study, 100% of patients continued to see reduced sweat production at their one-year follow-up. We are the first center in the country to offer this innovative solution to unwanted underarm sweat.
The heat from a SculpSure treatment causes damage to the fat cells. Your body will begin to get rid of the unwanted fat cells over the next three months. Your body will consider these damaged cells unnecessary, and will filter them through your body just as it would any other loose tissue or particles. The fat will dissipate naturally and disappear from your body.
The number of fat cells in our bodies typically remains at a constant number once we reach adulthood. When we lose weight, the fat cells become smaller — but are not eliminated. With SculpSure, the fat cells are permanently removed, and are unable to regenerate. The results of this elimination can be seen as early as six weeks after a treatment session.
It’s important to continue a healthy lifestyle after SculpSure treatments in order to maintain the best results. While the fat cells that have been eliminated won’t come back, weight gain may cause the remaining cells in the area to grow in size.
SculpSure treatments in NYC from JUVA Skin & Laser Center
At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, body contouring and energy-based procedures are some of our top services. Not only this, Dr. Katz also played a crucial role in the advancement of SculpSure, pioneering its development and trials. JUVA was the first world training center for doctors to be trained in SculpSure — so if you’re considering this procedure, JUVA Skin & Laser Center is the perfect place for you.
We are a world-renowned dermatology, laser, and cosmetic surgery center providing the highest level of patient-centric service in a caring and warm environment. Our research team performs studies on the most cutting-edge new treatments to offer the perfect blend of aesthetics and science for all your skincare needs. If you’re considering SculpSure treatments in NYC, please contact us. We proudly serve patients throughout New York from our offices in Manhattan and Woodside.
What is WarmSculpting by SculpSure?
SculpSure is a non-invasive laser body contouring treatment. It is a laser fat removal system that works by directing hyperthermic energy into the areas that are being treated. The energy heats the fat cells and surrounding tissues, agitating the fat and causing it to be released from the body. The body naturally removes the fat cells and leaves the treated area flat and firm. The eliminated fat cells will not regenerate. In only 25 minutes, patients can receive up to 25% fat reduction in each treatment area. Results are apparent in 4 to 6 weeks. Occasionally, a second treatment will be necessary.
What areas can be treated with SculpSure?
SculpSure can be used to treat the stomach, the flanks (love handles), thighs, neck, double chin, back, and other areas with fat deposits.
Is SculpSure safe?
SculpSure is non-surgical and non-invasive, and has been FDA approved for body contouring. It is extremely safe when performed by a certified and experienced medical professional who specializes in laser procedures.
Can I go back to work after a SculpSure treatment?
Yes. There is no downtime, and most treatment sessions can be completed in 25 minutes.
Is SculpSure painful?
Most patients experience no discomfort from a SculpSure treatment.
What’s the difference between SculpSure and CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, while SculpSure uses laser heat to essentially melt them. SculpSure has a few advantages over CoolSculpting:
SculpSure can treat up to four areas at the same time per session, while CoolSculpting can only treat one.
SculpSure treatments take 25 minutes, while CoolSculpting takes one hour.
SculpSure results can be achieved after one treatment, while CoolSculpting requires 2 to 4 treatments.
There are no side effects with SculpSure, but there is sometimes discomfort or numbness after CoolSculpting.