Body Contouring Specialist

Vanity Klinic

Skin Care & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Hoboken, NJ

Many women and men work hard to stick with a diet and a regular exercise routine to lose weight. Then when near their weight loss goal, they realize that love handles, a belly bump, or other areas of fat that won’t go away despite their efforts. Dr. Hyacinth Ucheagwu at Vanity Klinic has a solution for your problem areas: noninvasive body contouring using the SculpSure® laser system. To learn more about how you can permanently eliminate fat with body contouring, call the office in Hoboken, New Jersey, or book an appointment online.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is noninvasive body contouring?

Noninvasive body contouring gives you a slim body shape without needing surgery. Using Cynosure’s advanced laser system, SculpSure®, Dr. Ucheagwu can contour your body by permanently eliminating pockets of fat that stick around no matter how much you diet and exercise.

Body contouring is very effective, but it’s not meant as a weight loss tool. The procedure works best for patients who are at or near their healthy body weight.

What body areas are treated with SculpSure?

SculpSure was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove fat in your abdomen, flanks (sides of your abdomen), back, inner thighs, and outer thighs. It’s also FDA-cleared for chin contouring, so you can eliminate fat under your chin.

How does SculpSure work?

The SculpSure laser uses a specific wavelength that lets the laser safely pass through your skin to reach pockets of fat below the surface. Although the laser doesn’t hurt your skin, it’s readily absorbed by fat cells.

As fat cells take in laser energy, they’re heated to the temperature at which they’re destroyed. After the fat cells break down, the waste is naturally removed through your lymph system, permanently eliminating the treated fat.

What should you expect during SculpSure treatment?

The SculpSure system has four applicators that are placed directly against your skin and secured in place. Dr. Ucheagwu uses the number of applicators needed to cover the targeted area. For example, when all four are used, your entire abdomen can be treated.

Each applicator has a built-in cooling system that keeps your skin comfortable. During your session, the laser automatically cycles on and off to maintain a steady temperature in the fat cells. As a result, you’ll feel cycles of deep warmth alternating with a cooling sensation.

When will you see results from noninvasive body contouring?

One SculpSure session lasts 25 minutes. During that time you can lose up to 24% of the fat cells treated.* Depending on the amount of fat you want to lose, one session may be all you need. Many patients, however, schedule two or three sessions to reach their desired body shape.

It takes time for your body to clear away the cellular debris. You should start to see results in about six weeks, with optimal results evident within 12 weeks.

When you’re ready to get rid of nagging fat, call Vanity Klinic or book an appointment online.