SculpSure

SculpSure Body Contouring Specialist

Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson offers many cosmetic procedures, including SculpSure® to help her patients achieve their weight loss goals. The doctor and staff of CHI Medical Center serve residents in many Hawaiian communities, including those in Kailua and nearby neighborhoods.

by Elizabeth Chen Christenson, MD, LAc

SculpSure Body Sculpting by SculpSure Q & A

What is SculpSure®?

SculpSure® is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses light waves to eliminate fatty deposits in the back, abdomen, thighs and other areas of the body. It is a type of laser treatment that is used to target hard to reach areas. Cutting edge, laser technology is used to effectively emulsify fat, allowing it to be easily flushed from the body. SculpSure® treatment sessions last approximately 25 minutes and can provide proven results that last indefinitely as long as no more weight is gained. The final results of the treatment will be apparent in as little as 12 weeks time, as the body continues to flush away the destroyed fat cells.

Does SculpSure® have potential side effects?

SculpSure® treatments are non-invasive so the risk of infection is minimal. Most people experience very few side effects. A few of the most common side effects include tenderness near the treatment site, redness, mild skin irritation, and soreness throughout the area that may last for several days after the initial procedure. Side effects can last from a few hours to several days. Any type of adverse reaction that causes pain or discomfort should be immediately reported to the physician who performed the procedure. Because the procedure uses laser light technology and is non-invasive, there is no scarring or disruptions to the skin’s surface.

Who is a good candidate for the procedure?

Individuals who have already lost a large percentage of their body mass and are trying to lose the last few pounds to reach their goal weight are ideal candidates for the SculpSure® procedure. The SculpSure® laser procedure is intended to remove fat from areas where exercise and other physical activity may not work. With this type of procedure, these areas are “sculpted” with the use of the laser to help redefine, tone, and contour these hard to tone areas. While it can take up to three months for the final results to be apparent, the procedures are long lasting and may not have to be repeated if the patient maintains their ideal weight.

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