Admit it, everyone loves opening presents! The excitement of tearing away wrapping paper, the feeling of anticipation as you start to see what’s inside… It’s fun, right? Well, a few weeks ago, I got to open one of the coolest presents of all: a laser device that actually kills fat!
The journey to adding a body device to our practice was a long road that started with doing a side-by-side comparison of SculpSure and CoolSculpting for ourselves. My boss, Dr. Imola, decided that he and I would go and have treatments done to our stomach and flanks. (Get paid to get my fat melted?? Ok, I guess I’ll be a test dummy if I HAVE to!) The day of the first treatment I felt a bit nervous, but it was interesting to be on the other side of this industry I have come to know fairly well. It feels very different to be the patient about to undergo a treatment. I found myself asking questions from a patient’s perspective, “Does this thing really work? What will it feel like? Do I HAVE to take before/after pictures?? It was extremely beneficial to undergo each treatment and experience exactly what our clients would soon be feeling. After comparing both, Dr. Imola decided to go with SculpSure because he believes in the technology and let’s be honest… He had a much more comfortable experience with SculpSure vs. Coolsculpting. It arrived a few weeks later in a big, pretty box that I got to open!
So, what do I like about it? I like that it only takes 25 minutes and was not nearly as painful as CoolSculpting! I was able to go on with my day right after the treatment, and even went to the gym that night. I also did not experience any nasty bruising or pain after my treatment, which is what sold me. I felt like the results were comparable… when I go to pinch the fat in the treatment areas tested, I can feel reduction in fat now after 9 weeks.
As I have started talking to people about it, I have realized that literally everyone has that one area of stubborn fat that just won’t go away no matter how healthy they eat, or how many hours they spend in the gym. Glad I’m not the only one! We are so excited to now share this gift with our clients who have trusted us through the years to only deliver the best and most effective treatments.
We have been getting great feedback from those who have tried it. However, there seems to be a portion of our clients who are on the fence. They are asking questions like I did when I was the “patient” like, does this thing really work? YES! But you have to be realistic about your expectations and be the right candidate. Since non-invasive fat reduction is a relatively new concept, I have found that it is easiest to use analogies when talking to people about it. One treatment kills up to 24% of the fat cells in the targeted area. Think of melting a stick of butter; the butter is the problem area. So, someone who has more “butter” to lose will need more treatments. Pretty simple, right? The machine uses light-based technology that is delivered via four treatment heads. The heads lay flat against the designated area, so there is no uncomfortable tugging or pulling. What a relief! The best part? It only takes 25 minutes so you are in and out and able to go on with the rest of your daily activities! Spend those 25 minutes reading a magazine or chatting with your practitioner, and the time goes by very fast. I have even had people ask me if they can stay a little longer because they were enjoying the nap!
Pretty great gift, right? So come try it out! Melt away that stubborn fat that’s been bugging you for years and see what SculpSure can do for you!