Hot Sculpting is a treatment that combines two procedures in one to eliminate unwanted fat and tighten the skin. A laser gently and safely heats the fat to the point of cell death, which are then processed or eliminated from the body. At the same time, the laser tightens the skin by generating new collagen, resulting in an overall improvement of contour laxity and elasticity in the treated areas.
The laser safely and rapidly heats up your skin, targeting its energy to the level beneath your skin where the fat exists. Your fat is heated by the laser energy causing it to break down and die. Once the fat is affected and eliminated, it is gone for good.
Each person is different but you can expect minimal to no discomfort during the treatment. Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness or minor swelling that will diminish after a few hours. You can resume your daily activities immediately following the treatment.
After the treatment, the fat breaks down and is either naturally processed by the body or eliminated from the body all together.
The first part of the treatment consists of deep heating over the desired treatment area. Initially you may feel a gradual warming and after a few minutes you may experience some very brief hot sensations in the treatment area. The overall sensation can be similar to a hot stone massage or dry sauna. The second part involves more superficial heating. Depending on the treatment area, the heat generated is slightly more intense but still very tolerable. Post treatment your skin will feel warm to the touch and may be pink or even red for a day or two.
Results will vary with every individual. Most patients see immediate tightening followed by a gradual change in contour as your fat breaks down. Depending on your desired results, you may require multiple treatments.