SculpSure Body Contouring Specialist

Institute for Health Management Aesthetics

Aesthetic Physicians & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Petaluma, CA

Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that are impossible to lose even with diet and exercise? If so, David Chappell, MD, and his team at the Institute for Health Management Aesthetics in Petaluma, California, can help you destroy fat cells through noninvasive SculpSureⓇ body contouring. Dr. Chappell is an aesthetics physician with 25 years of experience in obesity medicine and weight loss. For his help in eliminating your resistant fat, call or book your appointment online today.

SculpSure Body Contouring Q & A

What is SculpSure body contouring?

SculpSure body contouring is the world’s first noninvasive and FDA-cleared laser designed to break down fat without damaging the skin’s surface. If you’re healthy and still have areas of resistant fat, SculpSure is a state-of-the-art body sculpting technique Dr. Chappell offers to destroy the fat cells permanently.

SculpSure is commonly used in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Stomach
  • Neck

Once Dr. Chappell treats you in one or more of these areas, it leads to an increase in your self-confidence by shaping your body to your liking.

How does SculpSure work?

Dr. Chappell uses a flat and smooth laser-emitting applicator that rests on the surface of your skin. This laser energy raises the temperature of your fat cells, killing them. Even with the elevated temperature, the built-in cooling system makes the treatment painless and comfortable.

The laser’s selective wavelength targets explicitly fat cells with a precise and controlled energy delivery that damages the integrity of the fat cells. Once destroyed, your body eliminates the fat cells permanently through your lymphatic system. With one SculpSure treatment, there is up to a 24% fat reduction in the targeted area.

An additional benefit of the treatment is that it helps produce more collagen and elastin, which creates a younger and firmer appearance by tightening your skin.

What can I expect following SculpSure treatment?

Dr. Chappell performs the entire procedure in around 25 minutes. Since it’s noninvasive, there’s no downtime, and you can return to your daily activities right away. Although rare, side effects may include slight stinging, redness, soreness, or cramping in the targeted area.

While optimal results usually take about 12 weeks to become apparent, in general, you can expect to see visible results six weeks after treatment. The effects are permanent, with the fat cells destroyed forever. However, it is up to you to keep your new physique toned so new fat doesn’t develop in the treatment area.

If you want to improve your physique to achieve a slimmer appearance without surgery, call the Institute for Health Management Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online.