SculpSure Specialist
The Skin Laser Center in Mar Vista, California, offers SculpSure®, an FDA-approved laser-based body sculpting system targeting fat cells below the skin. Steven Popkow, MD routinely performs the non-invasive procedure that eliminates about 24% of fat cells in the treated area. If you live in the Greater Los Angeles area and would like to learn more about SculpSure, call for an appointment.

SculpSure Q & A

How do I know if SculpSure is right for me?

Typically, SculpSure is ideal for people who are at a healthy body weight, but are trying to get rid of trouble spots that haven’t responded to traditional weight loss tactics like diet and exercise. SculpSure is normally used on lower body areas like the belly, hips, love handles, and thighs.

How does SculpSure work?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) laser energy targets fat cells under the skin, heating them without damaging the surface of the patient’s skin. The heating process damages the fat cells. Over the course of a few months, the body rids itself of the compromised fat cells by flushing them out via the lymphatic system. When you lose weight, fat cells shrink, but they can fill up with fat again if you gain weight. But the fat cells treated by SculpSure are permanently gone.

Does SculpSure treatment hurt?

When treatment begins, patients might initially feel a tingling, cooling sensation. While the heat of the laser cycles on and off during the procedure, the cooling continues throughout the session to keep your skin comfortable. Most patients feel a deep warmth from the laser during treatment, but it’s generally not deemed painful.

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients will need only one short, non-invasive procedure. However, depending on desired results, some patients may want to return for multiple procedures to achieve optimal results. Dr. Popkow will consult with patients to discuss what areas to treat and how many sessions will most likely be needed.

He offers customizable treatment plans predicated on each patient’s desired results. Most patients need multiple treatment sessions to garner optimal results. The procedure is short and simple, usually taking about 25 minutes. SculpSure patients report over a 90% satisfaction rate.

What is the recovery period?

There is no downtime with SculpSure. You can resume everyday life activities directly after treatment. In fact, you can schedule an appointment before work in the morning or during your lunch break.

When will I see results?

Following the procedure, your body will begin to naturally eliminate the damaged fat cells. Patients will normally see tangible results within six weeks, with optimal results visible about 12 weeks after the final session.

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