Despite your efforts to eat right and stay physically active, you may have noticed that certain areas of your body are resistant to change, such as your abdomen and flanks. It can be even more challenging to tackle these areas as you age. Dr. Randy Karu offers SculpSure®, a safe, effective, and completely non-invasive treatment that gives you the freedom to sculpt the areas of your body that seem most resistant to diet and exercise. Your consultation is completely free when you choose Dr. Karu’s Pomona, California, office, which gives you the opportunity to learn everything you need to know before committing to treatment.
SculpSure applies hyperthermic energy to the treatment area to destroy fat cells, which your body later removes. SculpSure is performed externally, which means there are no incisions made during the procedure.
SculpSure is only indicated for stubborn fat and doesn’t replace a weight loss program. Patients who eat well, exercise, and are in good overall health are the best candidates for the procedure. If you have a body mass index (BMI) over 30, Dr. Karu might discuss other weight loss options with you before offering SculpSure to ensure the best results.
It depends. Some patients wish to treat multiple areas, while others focus on just one problem spot. Typically, two treatments are recommended per area.
Because SculpSure is completely non-invasive, no time away from work is required. You may return directly to work or activities immediately following your SculpSure treatment, making this an excellent treatment for even the busiest of patients.
Dr. Karu carefully evaluates each patient before moving forward with treatment, but almost any area of the body can be treated. Most commonly, patients seek treatment for their abdomen, flanks, hips, and thighs.
The rate limiting factor is your own body. SculpSure treatment immediately destroys fat cells, but your body needs to process the destroyed cells and remove them, which can take as long as 12 weeks. Most patients see results 6-12 weeks after treatment, with final results occurring at 12 weeks.
Patients often wonder how SculpSure compares to CoolSculpting, another non-invasive method for the removal of persistent fat. Although both treatments are nonsurgical and lead to permanent fat loss, there are several significant differences between the two, including:
Precision — SculpSure uses precisely-directed laser heat to damage fat cells, while CoolSculpting uses intense cold. SculpSure’s laser energy targets fat cells without affecting the surrounding skin or nerves, while CoolSculpting’s deep-freeze technology numbs the entire treatment area, including the nerves.
Visual results — SculpSure leaves the treatment area looking even, gradual, and natural. CoolSculpting, however, uses a suction applicator that can cause severe demarcation in the treated area, leaving some patients looking like they’ve had a “shark bite” taken out of their tissue.
Time — SculpSure can target four treatment areas at once in about half the time takes to complete a single CoolSculpting treatment. That’s because CoolSculpting can only be used to treat one area at a time, and each treatment takes about an hour.
Recovery — SculpSure requires zero downtime, meaning you can resume your normal activities as soon as the treatment is over. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, has been known to cause significant side effects, including swelling, bruising, numbness, and pain.
Because SculpSure is so safe, the most important thing to consider when choosing a doctor is their previous success with the procedure. Dr. Karu can provide you with before and after pictures of patients who have consented to give you an idea of his success with SculpSure and help you understand what to expect.
*Individual results may vary.