Laser Fat Reduction Specialist

Family Medical Centre, P.A.

Aesthetics & Family Medicine located in Dover, DE

Today, millions of men and women are able to achieve their aesthetic goals without invasive liposuction procedures. At Family Medical Centre, P.A. in Dover, Delaware, board-certified physicians provide a variety of noninvasive body contouring procedures. Laser fat reduction procedures like SculpSure® offer an excellent option for adults looking to eliminate troublesome fat pockets without surgery. To learn more about how laser fat reduction can help you slim down, call Family Medical Centre, P.A. today or book an appointment online.

Laser Fat Reduction Q & A

What is laser fat reduction?

Laser fat reduction procedures like SculpSure use laser technology to destroy fat cells beneath the surface of your skin. The procedure is noninvasive and requires no surgery. The laser passes harmlessly through the upper layers of skin to liquefy fat cells without scarring or the need for incisions.

SculpSure can help reduce fat in your:

  • Abdomen
  • Torso
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Back

This procedure is not designed for overall weight loss. It’s for the stubborn pockets of fat that sometimes remain despite a healthy lifestyle or successful weight-loss program. Laser fat reduction can help contour your body by removing these fat pockets.

How does this procedure work?

The laser targets only fat cells, so it doesn't heat or damage other skin tissue. When the laser reaches your fat cells, it generates heat to melt the fat. The device then automatically creates a cooling sensation. This keeps your tissues from heating up to unsafe levels.

Once the fat cells have been destroyed, your body flushes them away. Over time, stubborn pockets of fat shrink. Most patients find that their body is slimmer and more contoured within just a few months.

What happens during a laser fat reduction procedure?

Laser fat reduction procedures like SculpSure take place inside the Family Medical Centre, P.A. office. You'll be awake and alert for the procedure. You can usually drive yourself home afterward and resume your normal activities right away.

To begin the procedure, you'll sit or lie down in a comfortable area. Next, a Family Medical Centre, P.A. doctor attaches the applicator belt, which wraps around the area where you are seeking fat removal. You may experience alternating sensations of hot and cold as the device works.

The procedure is typically painless, though some patients find the sensations of heating and cooling to be a little uncomfortable. During the procedure, you can read, listen to music, or simply relax. Most procedures take between 30-60 minutes.

What results can I expect?

Laser fat removal procedures are highly effective for removing stubborn pockets of fat, but it may take some time to see the full effects. While the procedure destroys fat cells quickly, your body needs several weeks or even months to clear away the damaged fat cells.

In most cases, you'll follow up with your Family Medical Centre, P.A. doctor after 12 weeks to discuss your progress. Your doctor may take before-and-after pictures to help you visualize your improvement.

Many patients are surprised to see that the targeted area has shrunk far more than they realized. But if you haven’t quite met your fat-removal goals, a second procedure may provide even more dramatic results.

Ready to learn more about what laser fat reduction procedures can do for you? Call Family Medical Centre, P.A. today or book an appointment online.