Service 1: SculpSure
When you’ve worked hard through diet and exercise to get your body looking its best, persistent problem areas such as the love handles and belly rolls can be aggravating. Dr. Leon E. Brown, private practice dermatologist in Takoma Park, Maryland, has added the CynoSure® SculpSure® laser to his practice to address this problem. Contact the practice today for a consultation to see if SculpSure is an option for you.
Now Offering Sculpsure
SculpSure is a non-invasive laser treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen and flanks.
The procedure takes 25 minutes, is minimally painful, and requires no downtime. Clinical trials show an average of 24% reduction in fat volume after a single treatment.
When stubborn body features don’t respond to efforts to shape them, the problem is usually adipose tissue. This is what’s commonly known as fat. To the body, it’s stored energy, as well as an insulation and cushion layer. For someone targeting their optimum body image, however, the adipose tissue around the abdomen is simply excess.
SculpSure is the first laser approved by the Food and Drug Administration for noninvasive lipolysis. SculpSure uses a tuned laser easily absorbed by body fat but only minimally absorbed by skin tissue. The absorbed light warms the adipose tissue to 5-10 degrees Celsius above body temperature, just enough to disrupt the fat cells in problem areas around the belly and sides. Once the disruption occurs,
the body starts disposing of the affected tissue.
About six weeks after treatment, this tissue loss becomes noticeable, and maximum effects peak around 12 weeks. And unless you gain about 30% of your body weight, no new adipose tissue will likely form in these areas.
Cryolipolysis takes a reverse tack to SculpSure, cooling tissue to attempt similar disruption. However,
cryolipolysis, using the brand name CoolSculpting, uses a vacuum to suck the treatment area into the device, where tissue — both adipose tissue and skin — are cooled below body temperature.
The advantage of SculpSure is that there’s no need for a vacuum that deforms tissue in the treatment area, so the entire area is treated. The warming action of the SculpSure laser also triggers new collagen production, improving the condition of the skin in the treatment areas. Finally, SculpSure treatments are much shorter, and Dr. Brown can treat multiple areas simultaneously.
There’s a chance that skin in the treatment area may show a response similar to mild sunburn, including redness and minor swelling. It passes in a day or two. Otherwise, the SculpSure method is noninvasive and carries no recovery time. You can return to your daily activities immediately after treatment.
*Individual results may vary.
Dr. Brown accepts most insurances. Please contact the office for further insurance information.
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