Although Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz was among the very first Kansas City healthcare providers to offer CoolSculpting for non-surgical fat reduction, Dr. Craig Schwartz jumped at the opportunity to add SculpSure to his menu of body contouring and fat reduction treatments once it became available in 2015 because of the shortcomings of CoolSculpting, stemming from patient concerns with both the high discomfort level many experienced during treatment, as well as the inconsistent results, including the potential for PAH.
SculpSure is the first FDA-approved non-invasive, warm laser treatment for fat reduction, utilizing a 1060 nm wavelength diode laser. It is safe for all skin types and ideal for areas of stubborn fat on the abdomen, flanks, bra line, and thighs. In fact, because SculpSure has 4 separate handpieces, compared to CoolSculpting’s single handpiece, placement can be customized to treat almost any body area. Furthermore, unlike CoolSculpting, which uses cryo lipolysis to freeze the fat cells, SculpSure uses laser heat to target and destroy fat cells, leaving patients with up to 25% less fat after each 25-minute treatment. The laser warms these cells to a temperature just above your natural body temperature, yet cool enough that it won’t risk burning your skin. The increase in temperature causes many of the fat cell walls in the targeted area to rupture, triggering a process called lipolysis.
Like most non-surgical treatments, most patients require a minimum of two treatments of SculpSure to achieve desired fat reduction results. Similar to CoolSculpting, patients will not notice their results for approximately 10-12 weeks while they wait for the body to process and filter out the damaged fat cells. Unlike CoolSculpting treatments, the SculpSure treatment leaves patients with only slight tenderness rather than the intense pain patients often experience as a result of cryolipolysis. SculpSure patients have no risk of PAH post-treatment! Patients seeking a non-invasive fat reduction treatment should consider all of the pros and cons of each of these popular procedures before proceeding.