Do you need help with reducing weight or inches? We asked Pratima Poudel-Acharya from Body & Face Clinic to give us the lowdown on SculpSure.
Every woman wants to have a beautiful curvy body their entire life. Life-changing events such as pregnancy and menopause mess up the shape of women. Lots of time, exercise, and healthy foods do not seem to move stubborn fat after childbirth. New innovations on technologies can safely shift fat without the surgery. Previously only CoolSculpting was in the market. There is another machine called SculpSure, which has been on the market since 2016. It is opposite to CoolSculpting. We call this technology, “warm sculpting.” It heats the fat cells underneath the skin and destroys them for good.
SculpSure and CoolSculpting are both non-invasive fat reduction technologies, so no one needs to go under the knife. It is an option for those who choose not to have surgery or injections. The machines are clinically proven to reduce the number of fat cells. There is a lot of talk around the safety and efficacy of both devices in the market. In my view, SculpSure is a much safer technology compare to CoolSculpting, considering the side effects of CoolSculpting explained by several MD across the world.
The SculpSure takes 25 minutes to treat one area. In 25 minutes, the machine removes 24% of the fat from the treated area. We advise the client to return to the clinic after six weeks to have a second treatment in the same area to see the visible results. After the procedure, the client usually starts to see results in six weeks as the body begins to eliminate the destroyed fat cells; the optimal results are usually achieved at 12 weeks. SculpSure applicators fit most body parts. The most common side effect can be a bruise, tenderness, and temporary lump following the treatment. The same machine helps to tighten the treated area as it uses heat. And patient satisfaction rate of the SculpSure treatment remained 83 to 100% as per RealSelf.
The treatments I have done so far for my clients are arms, thigh, buttock, lower tummy, upper tummy, inner thigh, above the knee, ankle and under and above the bra line. All returning clients expressed satisfaction with the treatment. Some of the clients who tried cutting down food and going to the gym showed a significant reduction in body weight and contour. Clients said the machine helps them reduce cravings and felt more energy which resulted in better exercise and an added bonus for further reducing weight. Therefore, I ask all my clients to join a gym or do 30-45 minutes of walking five days a week.
I am aware of the fact of how our body works in terms of losing weight. As we know, there is a hormone in our fat cell or adipose tissues called Leptin. Leptin signals us to stay full, thus regulates food intake. But in obesity, the brain does not receive a response to its level, and we become leptin resistant, which makes it hard to lose weight. In this situation, you definitely need help. These machines will be able to assist in the breaking down of fat cells which can change the level of Leptin in adipose tissues in our body. This becomes easier to lose weight. Another fact is the low-density protein level (LDL), which is measured in the blood as a lipid profile. This is our bad fat in the blood. This can be high when you have body treatment with SculpSure or CoolSculpting. This protein should metabolize and be removed from the lymphatic system. This needs body movement; thus, exercise or body massage is another crucial factor for consideration in losing weight. Therefore, I teach my clients and give them a diet menu to help them remove bad cholesterol from the body.
Sculpsure can also treat a double chin. The treatment of double chin was approved by FDA in 2018. It required 2 sessions to observe visible results. Now, people have choices to consider surgery, injectables, or non-invasive SculpSure. Comparing the cost, I will bet SculpSure is the cheapest option as injectables required up to six treatments to get results. So, surgery becomes a more invasive and costly option.
For more information, contact Pratima on 021 82 3126.
Body and Face Clinic
248D Marua Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland