As a lifelong athlete in my early forties, I have been practicing the importance of taking care of myself through exercise and diet my entire life. As I age, though, I am learning that we all need to adapt our strategies in more complex ways that change with our age and lifestyle.
Part of this new strategy has included some recent additional help from the Aesthetics by Design team and, in particular, their latest fat burning device from SculpSure. I was told that this is the first FDA cleared laser treatment to remove stubborn fat without surgery, and I couldn’t help but be curious. I wanted to see what this new, state-of-the-art technology could do for me.
Let’s face it, the flanks and abdomen are real problem areas for even the most active and diet conscious folks, especially as we age. So when I found out about this new treatment, I jumped at the opportunity to kick my own health and fitness routine into overdrive and turn the clock back.
What followed was a quick, twenty-five-minute treatment that was quite painless. The setup for the procedure was easy, and the device was a breeze to have put on. I was given a little conductive gel in the places where the pads would have contact with skin (or in this instance, my flanks) and then a belt was put around my waist and adjusted. This is what held the contact paddles in the right position to properly focus the laser treatment. And away we went.
Again, the entire treatment only lasted twenty-five minutes and the time seemed to pass by pretty quickly. The sensation of the treatment seemed to alternate between hot and cold about every thirty seconds or so, and I thought it all felt quite soothing after a bit. It felt hottest at the beginning but then as my skin adjusted, I actually thought it got cooler as the process continued, and then later found out that it actually stayed the same temperature the entire time – 125 degrees. This is just hot enough to burn away those stubborn fat cells, which is the whole point! It’s said that optimal results are typically seen at twelve weeks after one treatment, when up to twenty-five percent of fat in treated areas is reduced, but that results can be seen as early as 6 weeks.
Finishing the procedure was equally quick and painless. The belt was removed followed by a quick wipe-down with an alcohol swab to remove any access gel that was still present, and I was all set to go on my way. I had no discoloring or discomfort associated with the procedure whatsoever, and I actually went for a long road bicycle ride immediately afterward like nothing had even happened.
It’s been about three weeks since my initial treatment, and I can already tell a difference. I am already looking forward to my next session so that I can double up and continue my new regime of more advanced skin and health care treatments to look my absolute best.
Thank you to the entire Aesthetics by Design team who keep me well informed and looking my best as I age into mature adulthood!
All the best,