Myths and Facts about Sculpsure

In the world of fat reduction and weight loss, the landscape is littered with gimmicks, making it hard to figure out what really works.

While most of these gimmicks are, in fact, too good to be true, there is new laser technology called SculpSure® that actually destroys your fat cells for good. Dr. Raymund J. Llaurado has researched this technique and made it available at his Arroyo Grande, California, practice.

This new fat reduction technique can have a significant impact on your body shape, helping you achieve your goals a little sooner. To give you an idea of what laser fat reduction can, and cannot, do, we’ve broken down some of the myths and facts behind SculpSure.

Fact: SculpSure destroys fat cells and they don’t regenerate

Throughout your life, you carry a constant number of fat cells. When you gain or lose weight, those fat cells increase or decrease in size. Using laser light energy that heats up and destroys the fat cells, we can eliminate them for good.

Myth: SculpSure is for weight loss

SculpSure is the perfect technique to accentuate a healthy weight loss regimen. If you’ve dieted and exercised and you’re still left with stubborn pockets of fat that cling to trouble areas, we can target those areas and reduce the number of fat cells, giving you a slimmer, more contoured shape.

If, however, you have a considerable amount of weight to lose, you need to get within your target weight for SculpSure to be effective.

Fact: SculpSure is noninvasive

The laser light energy from SculpSure travels through your skin to the fat underneath without harming the surface area. The system is also outfitted with a cooling system for your comfort. You may feel some tingling during your treatments, but most of our patients are perfectly comfortable and use this time to catch up on emails or read.

That said, there isn’t a lot of time, because…

Fact: SculpSure is fast

Each SculpSure treatment only takes about 25 minutes. You may need several treatments before you get the results you want, but all you need to do is sit back and let the laser go to work.

Myth: Results are immediate

While each SculpSure session is fast, you do need to allow time in between treatments for your body to naturally flush out the old fat cells and reshape itself. Typically, you’ll see your best results 6-12 weeks after your last treatment.

Fact: SculpSure is effective almost everywhere

Since the technique is noninvasive, we can target fat in most areas, including your abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, under your chin, above your knees, and on your back.

Myth: SculpSure eliminates all fat in the treatment area

The fact is, you need fat to protect your body, so destroying it all isn’t possible — or healthy. But if you’re carrying too much “protection,” we can eliminate up to 24% of the fat in your treatment area.

Fact and Myth: SculpSure results are permanent

This last point is up to you. SculpSure is ideal for getting you to your goal size and shape, but it’s up to you to maintain those results. If you fall back into old habits and start cutting out your exercise or eating more than you should, your existing fat cells will expand and you run the risk of undoing your SculpSure results.

If, however, you maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising regularly, you can enjoy your new shape for years to come.

To learn more about what SculpSure can accomplish for your body, give us a call or use the scheduling tool on this website to request an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

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