When diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of stubborn body fat, there’s another effective and convenient option. SculpSure treatment is a quick and affordable fat reduction treatment that delivers long-lasting results. If you’ve been considering undergoing SculpSure in Toronto, then here’s what you need to know beforehand.
SculpSure Is a Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Treatment
As far as fat reducing body contouring cosmetic treatments go, SculpSure is one of the safest and most effective non-invasive options available to all patients. The skilled practitioners at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic use state-of-the-art laser heat technology to gently pulse and disrupt stagnant fat cells under the surface of the skin.
Cooling pads are also applied to the skin during the procedure to prevent overheating and maintain comfort levels. The whole procedure takes about 25 to 30 minutes depending on the number of treatment areas being targeted.
What Areas Can Be Treated with SculpSure?
SculpSure is a versatile body contouring treatment that can target a variety of areas including:
- Submental fat deposits under the chin
- The back
- And the midsection (specifically flanks or love handles)
The type of treatment you need depends on where you have the largest fat deposits and what your goals are. Fat deposits around the midsection are the hardest to get rid of and often hang around longer than any other part of the body. No matter how many sit-ups or crunches you do, tightening and toning your love handles can be extremely challenging, especially once you reach middle age. SculpSure treatment makes fat loss in these common target areas a lot easier so you can see faster and long-lasting results.
What Does SculpSure Treatment Feel Like?
As mentioned, SculpSure treatment is a form of laser fat removal. During the procedure, you can expect to feel a slight warming and cooling sensation on the surface of your skin. You’ll also feel a gentle tingling sensation as the laser pulses over the target area.
The entire treatment is completely painless. The laser beams penetrate through several superficial layers of skin to target and kill fat cells that live there. Over the next few weeks, your body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells through your body’s lymphatic system.
How Long Should You Wait before Booking Your Next Session?
During your initial consultation, your SculpSure practitioner will examine the target areas. Based on their observations and discussions with you, they can make an appropriate SculpSure treatment plan that includes an approximate number of sessions required to achieve the best results.
Every patient is different and some may require more or less sessions than others to reach their fat-loss goals. On average, patients require about one to three treatments to effectively tone their desired target areas. It’s recommended that you wait at least six weeks before booking your next session to allow enough time for the results of the first session to take effect.
However, your SculpSure technician will give you a more accurate timeline based on your personal treatment requirements.
How Much Fat Can Be Eliminated through SculpSure Treatment in Toronto?
SculpSure has been proven to remove about 24% of localized fat cell deposits per session in any given treatment area. The procedure itself doesn’t actually eliminate the fat cells. But it does kill them, which allows the body to naturally eliminate the fat cells over the course of about six to 12 weeks.
However, it’s important to note that SculpSure isn’t a weight-loss procedure and it doesn’t function in the same way that liposuction does. SculpSure is designed to be used in conjunction with a healthy weight-loss regimen that includes diet and exercise.
To facilitate body contouring, toning, and maintain your results, you have to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Otherwise, there’s nothing stopping fat cells from regenerating and settling in the typical problem areas of your body.
When Can You Expect to See Results?
Post-treatment, it can take the body anywhere between six to 12 weeks to fully eliminate dead fat cells from targeted areas. During that time, you should start to see noticeable changes in your body including tightening and toning in the target areas.
Keep in mind that some patients may require multiple treatment sessions to reap the full benefits.
How Long Do SculpSure Results Last?
SculpSure treatment permanently kills stubborn fat deposits in problem areas of your body. Once the body eliminates those dead fat cells, they’re gone forever. That being said, there’s nothing to stop new fat cells from forming and attaching themselves to the soft tissues under the dermis if you fail to maintain the results.
The best way to prevent that from happening is to follow a strict diet and exercise routine that keeps you healthy and in good shape. You don’t necessarily have to make drastic changes. Start by simply eating more vegetables and protein or even walking for at least 30 minutes several times a week and you should notice improvements in your overall health and appearance.
What Are the Side Effects of SculpSure Fat Reduction Treatment?
Although they’re minor and usually clear up within a day or two, any discussion regarding SculpSure fat reduction treatment would be completely remiss without mentioning potential side effects. These include:
- Muscle soreness or stiffness in the treatment area similar to post-workout aches
- Bruising or redness at the treatment site
- Temporary tenderness
- Mild inflammation
These side effects are your body’s natural response to the laser fat removal treatment. They typically subside within a day or two. If the side effects persist, then you should consult a medical professional.
SculpSure Preparation and Aftercare Tips
Since SculpSure is a non-invasive treatment, very little preparation is required. During your initial consultation, the practitioner will examine your health, family history, and ensure that you have realistic expectations about the results. You should also stay well hydrated on the day of the procedure and stop taking any of the following types of medications about 72 hours before the procedure:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), aka anti-depressants
The following aftercare tips are recommended to help you maximize your SculpSure results:
- Gently massage the treatment area a few times a day during the recovery period for about five to 10 minutes. This will help improve blood flow to the area.
- Stay hydrated to help flush the dead fat cells out of the body faster and maintain a healthy weight.
- Get plenty of exercise to maintain your current weight or facilitate weight loss.
- Use a cold press to relieve tenderness at the treatment site.
- Apply a topical skin tightening cream to the treatment area twice a day for six to 12 weeks to help retain skin firmness.
Schedule a SculpSure Treatment Appointment at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic
At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we use SculpSure 1060nm wavelength technology to raise the temperature of adipose cells and damage their structural integrity. The body then effectively eliminates these damaged fat cells over the course of six to 12 weeks. Book a consultation to learn more!