Many men and women complain about stubborn pockets of fat in various areas. These problem areas are often resistant to weight loss efforts, and they’re often a source of distress.
Unfortunately, no diet or workout regimen can target and eliminate fat in a specific area. You can increase muscle mass in a specific area of your body by using targeted exercises, but your fat distribution is largely impacted by genetics and hormones.
Body contouring treatments address the problem of stubborn fat pockets. At Medical Aesthetics & Laser, Dr. Safoora Zaka uses SculpSure® to reduce fat in the chin, back, abdomen, and legs.
SculpSure is the first FDA-cleared laser device for removing body fat. It’s meant for patients who are 20-30 pounds away from their ideal weight but have some problem areas that are resistant to lifestyle changes.
Body contouring treatments aren’t meant to treat obesity. Instead, they’re best for people who are already committed to a healthy lifestyle and want to tone and define their curves.
SculpSure treatments are noninvasive. They don’t hurt, and they can be done during your lunch break.
When you undergo a body contouring treatment, Dr. Zaka asks you to lay down comfortably while she applies a specialized belt that sends laser energy to your tissues.
The belt uses heat to destroy your fat cells while leaving your other cells unharmed. To prevent overheating and discomfort, the device has a built-in cooling system. After your treatment, you’re free to return to your daily routine without making any changes.
Body contouring results aren’t immediate. In fact, it takes six weeks for your lymphatic system to start clearing up the dead fat cells. Your body may take up to 12 weeks to clear all the fat cells destroyed during the treatments.
Results vary from individual to individual, but on average people experience a 24% reduction of fat in the treatment area. Once your fat cells are destroyed, they don’t regenerate. However, you’ll still have to work on maintaining your current weight.
For best results, you may need 2-3 treatments spaced a few weeks apart.
Do you want to tone your body without undergoing surgical interventions? If so, contact us to schedule an appointment and find out if you’re a good candidate for body sculpting treatments. Good candidates are in overall good health and at a stable weight, and they have realistic expectations about the outcome of the treatments.