People who are fit and in good shape understand how much work goes into maintaining their figure and keeping their body healthy. From eating a balanced diet to getting the right amount of exercise each day or throughout the week, there is much involved in establishing a healthy, active lifestyle. However, even fit people have weak spots. Whether these weak spots are your stubborn love handles, fat around your bra line, or excess fat between your thighs, you may need an extra nudge to get this fat out of the way. One of the most effective treatments on the market is the SculpSure/WarmSculpting treatment. Here’s what you can expect from your first treatment.
How Does the Machine Feel on the Stomach/Skin?
For those considering the SculpSure/WarmSculpting treatment, it is important to be prepared by knowing exactly what to expect. At your appointment you will have a fitting to determine the formation of the applicators. After that the technician will take the “before” pictures as a baseline. Then you will lay on a table to get set up with the machine. For abdominal treatments, there is a belt that goes around the waist or affected area. Applicators are hooked to the belt. After everything is in place and secured, the treatment will begin. The device will warm up, but a cool sensation will be transmitted to the skin before the heat. The cooling remains on for the 25 minutes that the treatment takes to protect your skin. As the laser works to affect the fat cells deep within the skin, some patients may feel a cramping sensation, while others may feel intervals of cool and hot, but the treatment is tolerable for most patients. We will stay in the room during the length of the procedure, making it as comfortable as possible. Following your preference we will apply arctic towels for additional cooling, massage other areas to distract your brain from the treatment, do a complimentary microdermabrasion, or just remain quiet to let you relax.
For smaller treatment areas, less applicators are placed. The sensations depend on how much fat and nerves are in the treated area where the pad is positioned, and they will be isolated to the area where the applicators are. Once you are unplugged from the machine all discomfort goes away. We will massage the treated areas to show you the type of pressure you should be applying while doing your daily five-minute massage. There is no downtime and very rare side effects, temporary in nature.
The following day you may feel tenderness in the treated areas, and slight bloating or swelling is expected. However, throughout the following weeks the swelling and firmness will decrease as the lymphatic system drains away the dead fat cells. Rarely fat cells clump in nodules which are not visible although you might be able to feel them, and they will get dissolved with regular massage.
How Does the Device Work?
The SculpSure/WarmSculpting device is an FDA-cleared and Health Canada approved apparatus that reduces fat in certain areas of the body. First, it begins by applying targeted laser energy to heat up the fat cells under the skin. The laser is applied in a way that does not affect the skin’s surface. Next, the laser increases the temperature of the fat cells to damage their structural integrity. This leads to the third step in the process, which is the elimination of the fat cells.
The body processes the dead fat cells by sending them out as waste, through the lymphatic system. As a result, the fat cells are permanently removed and will not grow back. Within six to 12 weeks patients will see optimal results. The device is a full machine that operates without the need of any other devices.
Is There Any Discomfort? Is SculpSure Painful?
As with most skincare treatments, the sensations depend on each patient’s pain tolerance. It will also depend on how much fat is in the treated area. Patients with more tissue in these areas will experience greater discomfort than those who have less. This is part of the reasoning why the treatment is not intended as a weight-loss treatment, but a boost in fat reduction for already active and healthy individuals.
Is SculpSure painful? Generally, the SculpSure/WarmSculpting treatment is not painful but rather a tolerable treatment. It will begin with a cooling sensation, which helps keep the skin comfortable during the treatment. The cooling will affect the entire treatment area and the laser will work on and off to raise the temperature of the fat cells. Most patients say they feel a deep warmth or tingling sensation intermittently. Other people experience feelings of cool and hot. Almost everyone says that when they come for the second session the pain was more tolerable. The protocol is two treatments, four to six weeks apart.
Which Areas Can Be Treated with SculpSure?
There are multiple areas that can be treated with SculpSure treatment. Here is a comprehensive list of treatable areas:
- Upper abdomen
- Lower abdomen
- Love handles
- Under bra fat
- Upper back fat
- Back hump
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Back of thighs
- Front of thighs
Choose the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic for SculpSure/WarmSculpting
If stubborn fat has been holding you back from achieving your weight loss and fitness goals, the SculpSure/WarmSculpting treatment may be right for you. The questions above are just a few of the many that new patients have, so if you want more information, you can visit our website or contact us directly.
At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we are experienced, licensed, trained, and prepared to use the latest clinical methods and technology to give our patients the best anti-aging, body care, and fat loss treatment options on the market. Our SculpSure treatments have made many of our clients happy, as they see the gradual results from this treatment. We help our clients make informed decisions about how to pursue body contouring and we are proud to employ some of the best practitioners in Toronto.
To learn more about SculpSure/WarmSculpting, check out our FAQ section. Feel free to contact us by phone at (416) 546-4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.