There has been a lot of technological advancement recently when it comes to non surgical, fat removal treatments. We have looked at the latest treatment methods such as CoolSculpt, Sculpsure and others. And here are our findings:
Sculpsure is the latest non invasive technology when it comes to targeting and reducing stubborn body fat. Similar body contouring treatments such as CoolSculpting, have gotten some attention in the last few years, but it is now no longer cutting edge. Doctors and patients agree that SculpSure is the next step in the advancement of fat removal technology. More efficient and longer lasting results are due to Sculpsure’s high end laser application.
According to a study conducted by Dr. Suneel Chilukuri and Dr. Gregory Mueller for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, patients had a 98% satisfactory rate compared to a 73% rate from CoolSculpting.
SculpSure uses a single 1060nm, diode laser lipo technology to energize fat cells up to 47 degrees celcius to the point where they are permanently destroyed and eliminated naturally through the body. According to research by Prime Journal, this type of laser has minimal absorption into the dermis, which makes it safe for all skin types. The applicators use Advanced Contact Cooling™ technology to keep the skin from overheating. Patients will experience the feeling of hot and cold temperatures of the applicators, as the Sculpsure machine lasers their fat away.
On the other hand, CoolSculpting is a fat loss procedure that instead of using a laser, uses cryolipolysis, an application that freezes fat cells that are later excreted from the body. While cryolipolysis works on smaller areas, its technology lacks the ability to properly contour larger areas.
“Using this device to treat large areas takes away any time advantage and could also generate some disadvantages by requiring special accuracy in alignment of the hand pieces to the adjacent areas”
Dr. Suneel Chilukuri and Dr. Gregory Mueller
And because CoolSculpt’s freezing, vacuuming sensation of the applicator comes into direct contact with the skin, patients are prone to leave the procedure with redness and localized bruising.
Patients can expect to see results of inches lost in two weeks with optimal results of up 11.5% fat reduction seen over 12 weeks. Patients are encouraged to receive at least two treatment sessions with 6 weeks in between, as more sessions equates to bigger results.
The FDA approves the 25 minute, fat removal treatment to be done on the abdomen, arms, flanks, thighs and most recently, under the chin. Each of the 4 applicators cover an area of 35 cm2 Because SculpSure uses diode laser technology, larger and wider areas compared to CoolSculpt can be targeted without the risk of missing spots or creating unwanted dents.
Sculpsure is completely non-invasive, so there is no concern of permanent scarring or immediate bruising. No drugs are involved in the procedure; it is safe for patients to immediately go back to their daily activities after treatment.
Sculpsure has proved to provide gradual and natural looking results by using the latest in non-invasive, laser lipo technology. It’s cutting edge technology can target larger areas without the risk of side effects. If you are interested in learning more about SculpSure you can find see some of the NYC the locations here.
So there you have it, the latest in fat removal for those of us who don’t want to go under a knife, and yet not ready to make gym your second home.