Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center
Cosmetic Laser Centers & Medical Spa located in Bismarck, ND
When diet and exercise don’t seem to get you to your ideal fitness goals, nonsurgical body contouring treatments can help. Shelly Botsford, NP and the skilled team of nursing and aesthetic professionals at Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center can help you achieve the body you’ve been working toward with FDA-cleared body contouring procedures. Call to schedule a consultation or visit their convenient location in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Sculpsure Body Contouring Q & A
What is Body Contouring?
Historically speaking, body contouring refers to removing excess skin and the surgical reshaping of your body’s problem areas after dramatic weight loss. However, with today’s advanced technology and treatment options, you no longer have to go under the knife to appear slimmer and more shapely. Shelly and her team of aesthetic professionals offer nonsurgical body contouring to help define and reshape problem areas like your abdomen, arms, hips, thighs, and love handles.
A nonsurgical approach to body contouring provides less dramatic results than surgery, but is ideal for men and women who need a little extra help reshaping areas of stubborn fat. The treatments are noninvasive and offer minimal to no discomfort. Shelly offers customizable body contouring treatment with SculpSure® that deliver safe, lasting results with no downtime.*
How Does SculpSure Work?
The SculpSure system is a device that delivers targeted laser energy to heat fat cells under your skin without affecting the surface of your skin. In about 25 minutes, using thermal (heat) energy, the SculpSure treatment destroys fat cells in the desired area of your body. Over the course of about three months, your lymphatic system eliminates the damaged fat cells.
The fat cells are permanently removed and don’t return to that specific area of your body. You can treat your belly, love handles, back, thighs, and double chin with SculpSure. For best results, most adults need a series of treatments.
During your initial body contouring consultation, Shelly and her team discuss a treatment plan that helps you achieve your specific goals.
What is the difference between SculpSure and CoolSculpting®?
SculpSure and CoolSculpting are both noninvasive contouring treatments that help get rid of stubborn fat. Although both treatments take advantage of lipolysis — the destruction of fat cells — to eliminate belly fat, love handles, back fat, and more, the process they use to achieve fat loss is different. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells to eliminate them, while SculpSure is performed by targeting fat cells with advanced laser technology.
CoolSculpting uses a vacuum-like applicator on the treatment area, compared to the flat SculpSure applicator. This makes CoolSculpting a slightly more invasive treatment than SculpSure, as it often leaves behind redness and bruising from the suction. SculpSure can also treat four areas at one time, while CoolSculpting can only treat one. For a less invasive treatment, SculpSure is the best option to suit your needs.
What Can I Expect During My Body Contouring Treatment?
During a SculpSure body contouring treatment, you feel a cooling sensation on your skin to keep you comfortable. The laser cycles on and off to increase the temperature of your fat cells. As the laser heats up, you may feel a warm or tingling sensation that is typically easy to tolerate. The cooling device stays on during the entire treatment.
Immediately following your SculpSure body contouring treatment, you can resume your daily activities, without needing time for rest or recovery. You can see the results of your treatment in as soon as six weeks, as your body eliminates the damaged fat cells. Most adults notice the most outstanding results about 12 weeks after treatments, and the results are permanent.
If you’d like to learn more about noninvasive body contouring, Shelly and her team invite you to call or schedule a consultation online.
*Individual results may vary.