San Francisco SculpSure Treatment & Procedure

San Francisco SculpSure laser fat removal treatment. Non-surgical SculpSure for body contouring. Learn SculpSure advantages and disadvantages from San Francisco’s finest skin contouring experts at

What Is SculpSure ?

The difference between losing weight naturally through diet and exercise versus body contouring with CoolSculpting or SculpSure is that these devices claim to permanently destroy fat cells. This means that your stubborn bulges once eradicated will never return. SculpSure is a new fat reduction procedure that uses heat to kill fat cells without harming the skin’s surface. It’s FDA-approved to treat fat around the abdomen, love handles, bra/back area, thighs, and under the chin.

SculpSure is a new laser fat removal procedure. It involves placing applicators over the treatment area and heating up the adipose tissue to the point of irreversible damage. Once damaged, the fat cells are gradually removed by the liver and lymphatic system. It takes about three months to see full results and multiple sessions are required for a noticeable improvement. Each cycle lasts approximately 25 minutes per area.

Drawbacks and Limitations

Sensations of heat and pain are major drawbacks with SculpSure. There are periods of intense heat followed immediately by brief intervals of cooling. SculpSure must reach a very high temperature (107 degrees) in order to permanently destroy fat cells. This can be quite uncomfortable, even difficult to endure for sensitive individuals. It’s not uncommon to experience pain, redness, tenderness, swelling, hardness and even nodules after the procedure. Furthermore, patients are required to massage the area twice daily in order to maximize results.

SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting®: Freezing versus Heating

The biggest advantage of CoolSculpting is that it offers an extremely comfortable experience. After the first few initial minutes of cooling, the treatment area becomes numb and most patients report feeling relaxed and at ease for the remainder of the procedure. In just a few CoolSculpting® sessions, significant fat removal and slimming (20-25% reduction per session can be achieved in problem areas that don’t normally respond to diet or exercise.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

The treatment involves using cold to achieve cryolipolysis – cell death by freezing. Special applicators are attached to the body using a light suction, gradually cooling the area to -11°C. The procedure can last anywhere from 35-80 minutes, depending on the applicator size and area being treated. Once destroyed the fat cells are gradually eliminated by the body. CoolSculpting® is FDA approved to treat the stomach, love handles, inner and outer thighs, bra/back, arms, and under the chin. More than one zone can be treated with CoolSculpting® in one day and results can be visible after 8-10 weeks with additional improvements for a total of 12-16 weeks.

The cost of CoolSculpting® can depend on how many different areas are being treated and the size and number of applicators required to achieve the patient’s desired results. Usually, 2-3 sessions are needed to see visible improvement but many people experience satisfactory results in only one session. For a personalized assessment to learn if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting® we recommend booking an appointment with one of our experienced staff who will help you create a customized treatment plan to achieve your fat reduction goals.

Learn more about CoolSculpting benefits by booking your complimentary consultation with Azala Medical Aesthetics San Francisco today.

CoolSculpting before and after male patient with fat reduction in the lower stomach

CoolSculpting Before and After Lower Stomach Male Patient


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