Even if you maintain a healthy diet and regularly exercise, it’s not uncommon for stubborn areas of fat to stick around, making it difficult for people to achieve their ideal body shape. Thankfully, WarmSculpting™ from SculpSure®is a revolutionary approach to body contouring that uses heat to remove fat – no surgery required.
SculpSure® is an FDA-approved, non-surgical laser body contouring device that helps reduce stubborn fat in diet- and exercise-resistant areas. SculpSure® is a breakthrough development in the area of body contouring. While other comparable body contouring procedures take up to an hour to treat, WarmSculpting™ only takes 25 minutes!
Some of the other benefits of WarmSculpting™ include:
The good news is that there has never been a better time to treat your vein disease, as revolutionary advancements in the available technology and treatment have taken place throughout the last fifteen + years. Previously, a hospital-based, very painful vein stripping was the de facto surgery used to physically remove diseased veins. However, vein specialists now have wonderful, minimally-invasive, in-office options to treat varicose veins and their underlying causes*. At Premier Vein & Body, all varicose vein treatments are performed in the comfort and convenience of our beautiful Kansas City office.
Upon completion of your Venous Duplex Ultrasound, Dr. Schwartz will determine your recommended treatment protocol, which will involve one or a combination of the following procedures:
Conservative Vein Treatment: Given that varicose veins are not a life-threatening problem, some patients achieve adequate relief with conservative therapy. Although leg elevation and the use of compression stockings may provide symptomatic relief, they will not, ultimately, resolve the problem. As many insurance companies require a trial of compression stockings for six to twelve weeks prior to approval for a more extensive procedure to treat the underlying causes of the vein disease, a period of conservative treatment using compression stockings will, often, be the first step in your treatment protocol. Compression stockings are also used post-treatment to decrease bruising, swelling and soreness, and help keep the veins sealed shut. Dr. Schwartz recommends wearing the hose for one week post-vein treatment, or until your legs feel better. They also are used post-spider vein treatment, as studies show they improve the long-term effectiveness of sclerotherapy injections.
Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) or Laser Closure: Utilizing the Sciton Pro-V Laser System, our state-of-the-art laser treatment is the gold standard to help patients suffering from vein disease. A thin laser fiber (about five human hairs wide) is inserted through the diseased vein via a tiny needle, involving no incision, and thermal energy is delivered to the diseased vein, effectively sealing, or “closing” the unhealthy vein. The blood is then re-routed through healthier veins, thus restoring normal blood circulation. The Sciton Pro-V laser system is, by far, one of the most comfortable laser vein treatments available, providing our vein patients with rapid relief of symptoms with little to no downtime, less bruising than traditional laser treatments, and minimal, if any, scarring.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy: Ambulatory phlebectomy is a minimally invasive in-office procedure that removes superficial varicose veins to restore healthy blood flow and improve your venous health. A small instrument is used to remove the varicose veins, which redirects blood flow to deeper, healthier vessels.
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy: Dr. Schwartz often needs to treat varicose veins, or tributary branches, that are just below the skin’s surface and not visible to the eye, using Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy. Using an ultrasound to guide him, Dr. Schwartz injects an FDA-approved medication into the unhealthy veins, just below the skin’s surface. The medication creates inflammation within the lining of the vein, causing it to seal itself shut, which the body then reabsorbs over time.
WarmSculpting™ is the ideal non-invasive body contouring treatment for people with trouble spots that seem resistant to diet and exercise. While it can be performed for larger volume areas by doing multiple treatments over time, it is ideal for the average person at or close to their ideal body weight. Those who want to target specific, localized areas of excess fat with little to no downtime, scars, pain, or excessive costs associated with surgical procedures should look into this treatment. Similar to our other body contouring procedures, WarmSculpting™ by SculpSure® is not a weight loss solution and can only remove existing fat. It cannot prevent the formation of new fat cells.*
SculpSure® utilizes controlled, light-based (laser) technology to precisely target and break up stubborn fat cells under the skin. During treatment, you will experience cooling with intervals of deep warmth, resulting in an intermittent tingling sensation. Contact cooling is on throughout the entire treatment, keeping the surface of your skin comfortably cool. After a few minutes, you will start to feel warmth, which will build to a period of deep heating, which shocks the fat cells, causing them to decay over the course of the next few weeks. This deep heating sensation lets you know that the treatment is targeting your fat cells!*
Because the SculpSure® system has four applicators, multiple body areas can be treated within the same session, allowing for greater customization for each individual body type. For example, other options require an hour for each flank, as the machines have just one applicator. With SculpSure®, we are able to reduce fat on both flanks in one short procedure.*
Unlike many other non-invasive body contouring procedures, there is no suction component involved, and there is no damage to the surrounding tissue. Most patients describe the procedure as “wearing a heating pad” on the area being treated.* The SculpSure® device is made with “Contact Cooling™” technology for maximum patient comfort.
WarmSculpting™ safely delivers precisely controlled waves of heating and cooling to gently and effectively reduce the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells die out and overtime are naturally absorbed and removed from the body, helping you achieve a slimmer appearance. Results may be noticeable within six to eight weeks, and optimal results may be seen within twelve weeks. Depending on the size and bulk of fat present, some patients may require a series of two to four treatments to achieve their fully desired results.* Assuming you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, the fat should not return or migrate to other parts of your body. Because the device employs laser energy, there is stimulation of collagen production, so SculpSure® patients also report that the skin in the treated area feels tighter and firmer, for an added bonus!*
Patients may experience mild redness, tenderness, swelling or tissue firmness in the treated areas, which may last up to two weeks. Generally, all that is needed to relieve tenderness is a cold compress and/or acetaminophen. Gently massaging the area twice a day for five to ten minutes may enhance your results. Normal daily activity, including exercise, may be resumed immediately post-treatment. Light physical activity, along with proper hydration, will help mobilize fat via the lymphatic system and improve your results.*
When you choose Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz for your treatment, you’ll be working with one of the original SculpSure® providers in Kansas City. We customize your treatment plan to fit your needs so you can look and feel like your best self. We are the only cosmetic laser practice in Kansas City to offer both CoolSculpting and SculpSure. During your consultation, our experienced laser aesthetician will assess if you are a good candidate for non-surgical body contouring, and will work with Dr. Schwartz to develop an alternative treatment plan using minimally-invasive liposuction if the procedure is not a good fit for your health or body goals.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary
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