Sometimes body fat sticks around no matter how much effort you put into diet and exercise. Body contouring is the solution to that nagging problem. Dr. Shahrzad Shareghi at the Laser Esthetic Center performs noninvasive body contouring using the advanced SculpSure® laser, a system that permanently eliminates fat without surgery and with no downtime. To learn more about body contouring with SculpSure, call one of the offices in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, California, or use online booking to schedule an appointment.
Body contouring refers to various procedures that improve your body shape by removing pockets of fat that persist despite diet and exercise. The SculpSure laser system gives you the shape you envision by eliminating fat without needing surgery.
The federal Food and Drug Administration has cleared SculpSure to remove fat from six body areas:
The wavelength emitted by a laser determines the tissue it affects. SculpSure uses a wavelength that’s absorbed by fat cells but safely passes through your skin.
As fat cells in the treatment area absorb the laser’s energy, they’re carefully heated to the exact temperature that breaks them down. After treatment, your body naturally removes the fat cell waste, permanently eliminating the problem.
The SculpSure laser system has four applicators that rest securely and comfortably against your skin. The number of applicators used during your session depends on the area being treated, but your entire abdomen can be treated at one time with all four.
When removing submental fat, Dr. Shareghi uses a specialized handpiece that fits snugly and comfortably under your chin.
During your session, the laser turns on and off to maintain the proper temperature in fat cells. Since the applicators contain a built-in cooling system, you’ll feel cycles of deep warmth alternating with a cooling sensation.
The area of your body treated with SculpSure may be slightly red after your session, but since the treatment is noninvasive, you can go back to your usual activities.
Each SculpSure session lasts 25 minutes. During that time, you may lose 24% of the fat in the treated area, but it takes a little time to see the results.*
Your fat cells gradually break down. Many patients see the difference in six weeks, but you can expect optimal results within 12 weeks.
If you’d like to reshape your body by removing persistent pockets of fat, call the Laser Esthetic Center or book an appointment online.