Hawaii Women's Healthcare
Obstetrics & Gynecology & Aesthetic Specialists located in Honolulu, HI
When diet and exercise aren’t enough to sculpt and tone your body in the way you want, the team of women’s health experts at Hawaii Women’s Healthcare in Honolulu can help slim and shape your body — without injections or surgery. SculpSure® is a noninvasive laser body contouring treatment that can give you the results you want. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.
SculpSure Body Contouring Q & A
What is SculpSure®?
Unless you spend four hours a day at the gym, chances are, you probably have stubborn pockets of fat that simply won’t budge. That’s where the SculpSure body contouring treatment comes in.
This advanced laser technology heats up fat cells in your body without damaging your skin. Over the course of three months or so, the damaged fat cells are processed through your body and, ultimately, eliminated by your lymphatic system.
Once your damaged fat cells are removed, they will not be able to regenerate on their own, giving you your best body yet.
What can I expect from my first visit?
SculpSure body contouring can be used to melt away fat from your:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Love handles
When your doctor preps you for treatment, you will be fitted for a belt that attaches to two applicators, which deliver heat to your affected area.
The FDA-approved laser treatment will feel quite cool at first, keeping your skin comfortable throughout the session. While the laser cycles on and off, your doctor will keep the cooling on the entire time.
Slowly, the temperature of the fat cells will rise higher and higher, until they are damaged past the point of no return.
What does SculpSure feel like?
The entire SculpSure treatment takes about 25 minutes — short enough so that you can schedule an appointment during your lunch break. At the time, you will feel intermittent bursts of coolness and heat.
Most SculpSure patients enjoy a pain-free treatment, but others may experience:
- Warm tingling in the affected area
- A slight burning sensation
- Mild discomfort
What you feel during the treatment depends on your pain threshold, and if you feel no heat at all, it’s important to tell your doctor before your session ends.
Am I a good candidate for SculpSure?
SculpSure body contouring is designed for patients with stubborn fat pockets that won’t respond to diet and exercise alone. It is not recommended for those with a higher body mass index than 30 or patients suffering from obesity.
As long as you are healthy and fit, SculpSure can help you look and feel your best within 12 weeks — the amount of time it typically takes to see your final results.
While the treatment is FDA-approved and safe for healthy individuals, you should not try it if you have:
- Nerve problems, like neuropathy
- A history of skin cancer
- An immune system disorder, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- An abdominal hernia
- Cysts or moles that need treatment
Call Hawaii Women’s Healthcare or book an appointment online today to learn more about SculpSure.