Get the Skinny on CoolSculpting and SculpSure

Written by Dr. Sean Maguire on July 14, 2016

Are you self-conscious of stubborn body fat, but hesitant to undergo liposuction? Does the possibility of incisions, anesthesia and scarring give you pause? Dr. Sean Maguire of Physician’s Center for Beauty has great news: he can sculpt problem areas of your body without surgery, anesthesia, incisions or even downtime. He is pleased to offer two nonsurgical body sculpting alternatives: CoolSculpting and SculpSure.

Understanding How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze targeted fat cells; when subjected to the freezing temperatures, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from the body through metabolic processes. CoolSculpting treatment can be performed on the abdomen, back and bra fat, love handles and other areas.

During a treatment session, the CoolSculpting device is placed over the problem area of unwanted fat. Two cooling panels draw up a bulge of fat and freeze selected fat cells. The cells die and are gradually filtered from the body over the next few weeks. Effects may appear as early as four weeks after treatment but it can take as long as three months to see final results. Depending on the amount of unwanted fat, several CoolSculpting sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Patients love CoolSculpting because it is virtually painless — most patients are able to read, work on their laptop or simply relax during the one hour treatment. CoolSculpting does not require incisions, injections or anesthesia. There is also no downtime.

Understanding How SculpSure Works

SculpSure is another nonsurgical treatment to reduce or eliminate unwanted body fat. Instead of using controlled cooling, SculpSure uses laser energy to melt fat cells. The heat from the laser also stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are vital to keep skin firm and tight. SculpSure can be used on numerous areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs and the upper arms.

During a SculpSure treatment session, the device’s applicator passes laser energy through the skin to melt the targeted areas of fat, while a cooling tip keeps the surface of the skin at a comfortable temperature. Patients describe a warming sensation during treatment, but typically no pain or discomfort. SculpSure is a quick treatment, taking just 25 minutes per area.

Over time, the melted fat is naturally filtered from the body. Not only does the treated area look thinner, the skin also looks firmer and smoother. In most cases, SculpSure can produce results with a single treatment.

Learn More about Nonsurgical Body Sculpting

To learn more about the treatments and technology mentioned in this post, please request a consultation with Dr. Maguire by calling (502) 897-7546 today.

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