It’s a common tale. You’ve been diligent with your diet, you exercise regularly, and you’ve toned up and lost weight. But for some reason, you just can’t seem to get rid of fat pockets in certain areas.
It may be your thighs or bottom. Or you might have a mini muffin top or lingering love handles that refuse to reduce. Or perhaps a double chin is the thing that causes you grief. If so, you’re in luck — WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® was invented for this very reason.
If you’ve come to the end of your weight-loss journey only to hit the roadblocks of diet-resistant fat rolls, we at Palmetto Aesthetics and Wellness can help you reach your goal with WarmSculpting with SculpSure.
John Fleming Jr., MD, and his team specialize in boosting your confidence by helping you optimize your health and wellness. We also know that looking your best affects your overall sense of well-being, and we offer several aesthetic services, such as skin resurfacing, Botox, dermal fillers, and more.
When it comes to refining your body image, we use WarmSculpting with SculpSure, an FDA-cleared treatment that is painless, harmless, and effective for ridding your silhouette of unsightly bumps and bulges. But first, we want you to know some important facts about weight loss.
Where does fat go when you lose weight?
Many people mistakenly think that when they lose weight, they lose fat. But what actually happens is you use fat.
Your body keeps a supply of fat hanging around so that when you need a burst of energy to run, or even a moderate amount of energy to walk and breath, it taps into that stored fat and turns it into energy for your muscles and other tissues. At that point, your fat cells shrink, but they do not go away. They stay there until you eat again and fill them up.
That’s why diet and exercise are important. If you don’t overload those cells with too many cupcakes and cookies, and you exert enough energy to keep depleting and shrinking your fat cells, you can maintain a healthy weight.
Where does fat go with WarmSculpting treatment?
WarmSculpting treatment approaches fat differently than your body’s natural process. It uses heat to target the fat cells under your skin and destroys them. That means that they are no longer in your body waiting to plump up again.
WarmSculpting with SculpSure is an FDA-cleared, clinically tested treatment that uses a heat laser with specific wavelengths to essentially melt your fat cells beyond the point of repair. Although we make sure your skin stays cool, comfortable, and safe during the procedure, what’s going under the surface is anything but cool. The laser heats your fat cells to a temperature between 107.6 and 116.6 Fahrenheit, which is too hot for them to survive.
The result is that they die and eventually leave your body for good. “Eventually” is a key term here. It takes about six to 12 weeks for your lymphatic system to expel the dead cells, so you won’t notice a change in your body contour until that happens.
WarmSculpting with SculpSure is not a weight-loss program
The WarmSculpting treatment is highly effective at smoothing out bumps and bulges that tend to be diet- and exercise-resistant, but it is not meant to treat overweight or obese bodies. If you fall into one of those categories, it’s best to adopt a healthy routine for weight loss that gets you with range of your ideal goal.
If you find yourself within 10-20 pounds of your finish line, we can help get you the rest of the way with the WarmSculpting treatment.
Maintain your WarmSculpting treatment results
WarmSculpting with SculpSure eliminates up to 24% of your existing fat cells in the treated area, which can make a huge difference in your appearance. But if you go back to unhealthy eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle, the cells that remain puff up and land you right back at square one.
To maintain your WarmSculpting treatment results, stay active and choose healthy foods, like fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. With a little care, you can keep your new svelte figure for years to come.
If the WarmSculpting treatment sounds like what you’ve been looking for to help you finish your weight-loss journey, call our office today or click the “Book Online” button to schedule a consultation with us at Palmetto Aesthetics and Wellness.