WarmSculpting With SculpSure

Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine

Urgent Care located in Columbus, GA

Are you frustrated by stubborn deposits of fat that refuse to budge no matter how stridently you diet and exercise? If so, WarmSculpting™ with SculpSureⓇ is something to consider. This advanced treatment is one of many services available from Kevin Lokkesmoe, MD, of Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine, serving the community of Columbus, Georgia. To explore this body contouring option in more detail, schedule an appointment online or over the phone.

WarmSculpting with SculpSure Q & A

Why is it so hard to get rid of stubborn fat?

Your fat cells work to store energy until it’s needed, which is an essential part of human survival. Each fat cell has the ability to expand or contract to store more or less fat as needed. When you burn more calories than you consume, those fat stores are tapped and the cells contract. 

This process takes place all over your body, and it’s impossible to control which cells are called into action at any given time. That’s why you can be a healthy, fit person and still experience troublesome areas where fatty deposits linger. 

What is WarmSculpting with SculpSure?

WarmSculpting is a body-contouring option that uses heat to permanently eliminate targeted fat cells It’s a great option for men and women who’ve achieved and maintained a healthy weight, but want to address lingering problem areas. 

The SculpSure system is the first FDA-cleared device for nonsurgical fat reduction. There’s no need for anesthesia, advance preparation, or recovery time. 

How does WarmSculpting with SculpSure work?

WarmSculpting sessions take under  30 minutes and are not uncomfortable in any way. Treatments can focus on the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks

You’ll remove any clothing in the treatment area and rest on the exam table or chair. Your practitioner moves the SculpSure handpiece over the surface of your skin. As the system directs light energy into your deeper tissue layers, you might feel a warming sensation, but there is no pain.

That light is converted into heat, which damages the walls of targeted fat cells. Those cells are no longer able to retain fat, which drains out and is processed and eliminated through your lymphatic system. 

Will WarmSculpting help me lose weight?

While WarmSculpting will permanently eliminate a portion of treated fat cells, it isn’t an effective weight loss solution. To begin with, treatments don’t affect enough fat cells to make a substantial difference in the distribution of your weight. 

Also, the fat cells that remain will still be able to expand to accommodate new fat. If you consume more calories than you burn, that excess is stored in the form of fat. 

WarmSculpting is best suited for men and women who are at a healthy, stable weight. Treatments are intended to refine the contours of your body by eliminating fatty deposits. 

If you’d like to learn more about what WarmSculpting can do for you, call or schedule an appointment online today.