Then came Vanquish and various ultrasound technologies, which uses the deep heat of radiofrequency to melt fat away. The most recently FDA-approved technology for unwanted fat reduction is SculpSure. With SculpSure, laser energy is directed under the skin to heat and eliminate fat. Templates are placed over the unwanted fat, and the laser is applied for 25 minutes, eliminating 24% of the fat in a 6-12 week period. A second treatment can be done at 12 weeks if desired. This technique has been used in many areas of the body including abdomen, flanks, upper back, arms and inner thighs. It works best on areas of stubborn fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise. During the treatment, the patient will feel the warmth of the laser with the power adjusted to make sure it isn’t painful. The laser energy diffuses beyond the treatment templates to prevent any irregularities or step-offs between untreated and treated areas. So for those who have an area of fat that they just can’t get rid of, SculpSure is the solution.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
› Dr. John Martin is a Board-Certified Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who has been in practice in Coral Gables for 23 years. He’s a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Medical School, and did a fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami; DrJohnMartin.com.
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