The Body Contouring Conversation Heats Up! (Part 3)

We’ve been discussing these past few weeks one of the hottest body sculpting treatments available, nonsurgical body contouring SculpSure® developed by CynoSure.  In this final part of the discussion, we’ll compare the differences between SculpSure and CoolSculpting® in permanently eliminating excess fat cells (adipose fat) in those stubborn areas – for both men and women.sculpsure-non-invasive-body-contouring-atlanta

SculpSure

Known as the “25-minute body contouring” treatment, SculpSure leverages the expertise gained through the successful development and commercial launch of such products as SmartLipo™ and Cellulaze™.

During the SculpSure non-invasive lipolysis procedure, the adipose tissue is heated to a temperature of between 42° and 47° C (107.6° to 116.6° F), using a hyperthermic laser – a hands-free device with a flexible applicator designed to treat multiple areas of the body. The 1060 nm wavelength’s specific affinity for adipose tissue, coupled with minimal absorption in the dermis, allows SculpSure to efficiently treat target areas in just 25 minutes. There is no damage to the dermal tissue and Contact Cooling is applied for the patient’s comfort. The fat cells are then naturally expelled from the body.

Unlike weight loss, in which fat cells remain and have the potential to assume position at any time in those vulnerable areas, the fat cells that are destroyed during the SculpSure procedure are permanently eliminated from the body.

There is no downtime and results are visible in as little as six weeks, with optimal results in just 12 weeks. The Sculpsure procedure has a 24% fat reduction rate of success and a 90% satisfaction rate among patients (1,2).

Unlike CoolSculpting, which is limited to only certain skin types, the light-based technology of SculpSure can be used on all skin types.

In abstracts presented at the 2015 annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, clinical data from approximately 100 subjects treated with SculpSure in multicenter studies at two U.S. sites revealed that researchers saw a statistically significant reduction in adipose layer thickness, six and 12 weeks post-treatment (2,3).

SculpSure is intended for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less.

CoolSculpting

The process of CoolSculpting entails the delivery of “controlled cooling,” known as Cryolipolysis®, to the fat cells beneath the skin. A gel pad and applicator are placed on the target area and the fat cells are essentially frozen.  The cells then die and are naturally eliminated from the body over time. While CoolSculpting targets specific areas including the flank/side, the stomach, and the outer and inner thigh, it is restricted in use – limited by skin type.

Patients undergoing a CoolSculpting procedure may experience pulling, tugging or pinching of the applicator and a lingering “dimpling” affect may be visible for some time following a session. Bruising or redness at the site of the applicator have also been reported, though are eventually diminished. Most patients require more than one CoolSculpting treatment, with visible results in approximately three to six weeks.

About DermaTouch RN

An Allergan ACE Trainer at Allergan Pharmaceuticals and experienced SculpSure professional, Renee Moschitto RN BSN is the founder of DermaTouch RN and one of the Top Injectors in Texas.  She and her team now offer SculpSure body contouring therapy to qualifying candidates.  Learn more at www.dermatouchrn.com .

Check out the July specials on Sculpsure and other anti-aging and wellness therapies.

References

  1. Average reduction in fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.
    2. Katz B, Doherty S. A multicenter study of the safety and efficacy of a non-invasive 1060 nm diode laser for fat reduction of the flanks. Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.
    3. Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Bass L, Doherty S. Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Of The Abdomen With A 1060nm Diode Laser.Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.

 

The Body Contouring Conversation Heats Up! (Part 2)

We recently introduced two of the newest nonsurgical body contouring procedures available for getting swimsuit ready and year round svelte; Cynosure’s SculpSure® and CoolSculpting®. Proving effective in permanently eliminating excess fat cells (adipose fat) in stubborn areas for both men and women, these procedures are much less invasive than surgery and provide lasting results.

Head to head comparison between SculpSure® and CoolSculpting®.

Head to head comparison between SculpSure and CoolSculpting.

 

In Part 2 of this discussion, we focus on the primary differences between the two technologies and how they stand up to one another, including the amount of time on the market with FDA-clearance and the fat eliminating technology used – heat versus cold.

Among the first body contouring procedures to receive FDA-clearance and scientifically report positive patient outcomes, SculpSure uses light-based technology, a whole new approach to non-invasive lipolysis (heat) using a hyperthermic laser.

CoolSculpting technology entails the delivery of “controlled cooling” to the fat cells underneath the skin using Cryolipolysis (cold).  Check out the “Head to Head” video comparing the two treatments. View Head to Head Video

In Part 3 of our Body Contouring discussion, we’ll further examine these technologies.

About DermaTouch RN

An Allergan ACE Trainer at Allergan Pharmaceuticals and experienced SculpSure professional, Renee Moschitto RN BSN is the founder of DermaTouch RN and one of the Top Injectors in Texas.  She and her team now offer SculpSure body contouring therapy to qualifying candidates.  Learn more at www.dermatouchrn.com .

Check out the Monthly Specials on SculpSure and other anti-aging and wellness therapies.

References

  1. Average reduction in fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.
    2. Katz B, Doherty S. A multicenter study of the safety and efficacy of a non-invasive 1060 nm diode laser for fat reduction of the flanks. Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.
    3. Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Bass L, Doherty S. Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Of The Abdomen With A 1060nm Diode Laser.Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.

The Body Contouring Conversation

Body Contouring Conversation, Part I

We work out, weigh and show incredible restraint to achieve a physical appearance that mirrors what we feel.  But even the best exercise efforts can still fall short in chiseling out the contours we seek.

Young women in exercise outfit measuring waist with tape measure

Fitness trainers explain that it’s simply not possible to “spot train” – cardio helps achieve weight loss, weights and resistance training tone and build muscle, while stretching lengthens and further refines them. But, no gym can deliver a whittled waist, toned tummy, and “slim fit” thighs to order.

For many simply striving for that next level just barely out of reach, liposuction is too drastic a step to take.  So, short of surgery, what options do we have?

Fortunately, there are a number of nonsurgical body contouring procedures proving the perfect final touch to the efforts we put in.  The key is determining which is the right fit for you.

Many promising procedures have cropped up over the past several years, adding to the service offerings of dermatologists, gynecologists and a range of both qualified and unqualified healthcare providers alike.

As the largest organ of the human body, our skin and its long term care should be given the same careful consideration as any other vital organ.  Those specializing in the field of skin care are uniquely focused on the health and preservation of our skin and the body it covers, dedicating their time to learning about and training on some of the newest products and procedures available in aesthetics. Experience is key. www.dermatouchrn.com

Part 2:  What’s New in Body Contouring