Photo of a beach and dy dermatology logoSummer is just around the corner! For many people, that means cookouts, pool parties, and visits to the beach–and time to break out the swimsuits and sunscreen.

Fortunately, you don’t have to feel self-conscious about any persistent extra pounds while you’re rocking your swimsuit this summer. Even if diet and exercise have not been enough to eliminate all the areas of stubborn fat, SculpSure is a quick, easy, effective way to get the beach body contours you’ve been working toward.

What is SculpSure laser contouring treatment?

SculpSure, offered by Cynosure, is the world’s first FDA-cleared, non-invasive method to use laser treatment to break down fat. This technology can permanently reduce stubborn fat safely, comfortably, and effectively, with no surgery or downtime.

Dr. Lady Dy of Dy Dermatology Center in Glenview, Illinois customizes treatments for each person. This means you receive SculpSure laser treatment exactly where you want it, at the strength that’s right for you and your aesthetic goals.

  • SculpSure can help you get smooth, natural-looking results by reducing fat in the following areas:
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Back
  • Inner and outer thighs

Sculpsure Before & After photos showing the side abdomen of a woman.

Revolutionary SculpSure technology works by sending targeted laser energy directly into the fat cells under your skin. The lasers heat the fat cells enough to damage their structure, without harming the skin’s surface. Essentially, SculpSure helps melt away fat!

Once the fat cells have been damaged, your body’s lymphatic system can break down and eliminate them naturally. Over time, the fat cells are permanently removed, and will not regenerate.

Best candidates for SculpSure

SculpSure is most effective for people with specific trouble spots of stubborn fat, such as the thighs and waist. It is an ideal option for when lifestyle modifications are not enough to achieve the tone and shape you want.

To get a better idea of whether SculpSure is right for you, what your particular session will look like, and the kind of treatment results you can expect, it is best to schedule a consultation with your SculpSure provider. Dr. Lady Dy, MD, at Dy Dermatology Center can work with you to answer your questions and help you create a plan for achieving your ideal shape.

Keep in mind that SculpSure is not intended to be a substitute for diet and exercise, and is not meant for drastic weight loss. This technology is most effective for people with a body-mass index of 30 or less.

SculpSure Before and After photos showing a males abdomen.

What to expect in a SculpSure session

During a treatment session, sit back and relax while Dr. Dy first places SculpSure applicators on the target areas of your body. The treatment begins with a cooling sensation, which will stay activated the entire treatment to make your experience more comfortable.

The laser will then cycle on and off, penetrating beneath skin to heat and destroy the underlying fat cells. At this point, most people experience a deep warmth, tingling, or pinching sensation. The experience and comfort varies for different people, but is generally well-tolerated.

Unlike many other body contouring procedures, SculpSure requires no numbing agent or anesthesia. If you get too uncomfortable, you can always let your technician know. Every SculpSure treatment is customized, so your comfort level may depend on the area and amount of fat being targeted.

Because SculpSure precisely targets areas of stubborn fat, and thus does not damage the skin, there is virtually no recovery time required after the treatment. That means you can resume all your normal activities immediately after completing a session.

SculpSure before and after photos of a womans thighs

Are there side effects to SculpSure?

SculpSure is noninvasive, does not require any downtime, and does not carry any serious risks. Some of the most common, mild side effects have included bruising, redness, soreness, stiffness, or swelling.

Your practitioner may suggest that you occasionally massage any firm, stiff areas during the weeks after your session. This can encourage further metabolizing of the affected fat cells.

When to expect SculpSure results

You can expect the process of breaking down and eliminating the damaged fat cells to take 6-12 weeks. More than 90 percent of people who tried SculpSure have reported that they are satisfied with the results!

At Dy Dermatology Center, patients will get a complete treatment that consists of 2 treatment sessions. These additional sessions should be spaced 6-12 weeks apart to give each treatment enough time to work. Be sure to discuss your goals thoroughly with Dr. Dy.

One treatment session can take less than half an hour, so it is easy to fit into your busy schedule. To learn more or to setup an appointment for a free consultation on SculpSure, contact our office today!


Dr. Lady Christine Dy, Dermatologist

Dr. Lady Dy is one of the most sought after dermatologists in the United States. She has studied all over the world and has worked with the world’s leading experts in skin and hair. Her patients fly from all over North America, Dubai, Norway and Korea to be treated by her in Chicago. To learn more about laser treatments, contact Dy Dermatology Center. Click here to request an appointment or call the dermatology center at (847) 832-1185.