SculpSure Body Contouring Specialist

Vinh Ngo, MD -  - Integrative Medicine Clinic

Smart Medicine SF

Vinh Ngo, MD

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Family Medicine located in SoMa, San Francisco, CA

SculpSure® is a laser body contouring treatment designed by Cynosure. It’s an FDA-approved treatment to target fatty tissue in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, like your stomach, back, love handles, flanks, and double chin. The treatment is administered with devices that are comfortably strapped to the treatment area, delivering the laser energy to the fatty tissue beneath your skin.

SculpSure® Body Contouring Q & A

 

 

How does SculpSure work?

SculpSure raises the temperature of fat cells, which damages and flushes them by delivering controlled laser energy calibrated to pass through your skin to reach the fatty tissue. After being broken down by the SculpSure laser, your unwanted fat cells dissolve and leave your body through the lymphatic system like other waste products.

SculpSure is unique in that the laser energy is applied to subdermal fat cells with a device that is specially designed with four separate application heads. You also can treat more than one area at a time, for efficient treatment.

How quickly will I see results?

Many patients notice a change after just one treatment, but it often takes up to six weeks for the full effect. Most patients opt for a series of treatments to reach their goals. You need to wait six weeks between each treatment.

What happens during a SculpSure treatment?

During your SculpSure treatment, you relax on a treatment table while Dr. Ngo or one of his licensed technicians marks the treatment areas on your body or face. Then Dr. Ngo places the SculpSure device above the treatment area, adjusting the straps to ensure the device is secure but comfortable.

Once you’re prepared, the SculpSure machine is turned on and the four heads of the applicator deliver a steady stream of laser energy that penetrates the skin, targeting and damaging your stubborn fat cells. To ensure your comfort throughout treatment, the laser energy is alternated with a cooling effect. You can read, watch television, or nap during the treatment.

How do I know if SculpSure right for me?

SculpSure is most effective for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or lower who want to target a problem area of fat. Diet and exercise help you to lose weight and tone up everywhere, but spot training doesn’t work.

Can SculpSure eliminate a double chin?

Yes! If you struggle with fat under the chin, medically known as the submental area, it can be particularly difficult. Even weight loss may not eliminate those stubborn fat cells, but SculpSure can do so very efficiently.

If you have questions about SculpSure, call or book an appointment online with Dr. Ngo. He provides a comprehensive consultation to determine if SculpSure is the best treatment to help you reach your goals and enjoy improved health and well-being.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that helps target troublesome pockets of fat that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. Body contouring treatments also tighten the skin for a smooth, toned appearance.

At Smart Medicine SF, Dr. Ngo and his associates use SculpSure® laser treatments. SculpSure is a body contouring treatment that’s FDA-approved to target unwanted fat on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and submental (under chin) areas. Treatment usually takes about 25 minutes. SculpSure targets fat cells, flushing them from your body forever.

How does laser body contouring work?

Treatments like SculpSure harness the power of laser light energy to increase the temperature of your fat cells, which reduces them. Then, those targeted cells dissolve and are flushed from your body the same way as other waste products.

What happens during body contouring treatments?

While you lay down comfortably, you’re fitted with the device that delivers the laser energy to the target fat. SculpSure alternates the laser energy with a cooling treatment to protect your skin and ensure your comfort. Most patients report a warming sensation, similar to a hot stone massage. You can relax, nap, read, or watch television during the painless treatment session.

How quickly will I see results from my body contouring treatment?

You may notice results after the first body contouring treatment, but most patients opt for a series of treatments to maximize their results. You need to wait six weeks between each body contouring treatment. This gives the body sufficient time to pass the broken fat cells out of your body.

Are body contouring treatments suitable for everyone?

Body contouring treatments are most effective for people who are already at a healthy weight and have a body mass index of 30 or lower. The treatments are used to target problem areas that don’t respond to your diet and exercise efforts, like your belly or love handles. SculpSure is also an excellent way to eliminate a double chin (submental fat), as this type of fat is particularly stubborn and doesn’t respond to weight loss.

Dr. Ngo is dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of his patients and provides a comprehensive consultation to determine the best treatments to help you meet your goals. If you have questions about body contouring, call the office or book an appointment online today.

 

*Individual Results May Vary