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Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey with SculpSure

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey with SculpSure

Losing weight is a big accomplishment and one that’s worth celebrating. But if, like so many people, you still have pockets of stubborn fat despite your best efforts at losing those pounds, it can feel more than a little discouraging.

The good news is that SculpSure® can help you banish those bulges without surgery, anesthesia, or even downtime. 

Todd Perkins, MD, Edward Stolar, MD, and the rest of our team at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center can develop a SculpSure treatment plan aimed at helping you achieve your specific goals. Here’s how.

Problem fat: Why it happens

If you’ve dieted and exercised to lose weight, you know the joy that comes from watching the scale respond to all your hard work. And you probably also know how good it feels to see your results in the mirror or in the way your clothes fit.

But you probably also know the disappointment and frustration when you find out there are some areas of fat that just don’t respond. It’s a common problem for most people, and there are also a couple of common reasons to explain it.

Poor response to exercise

First of all, some areas of your body just don’t respond as well to exercise. That means it can be really hard to slim down these areas and really hard to keep fat cells from plumping up again if you do manage to tame them.


A lot of changes happen with age, including how well your body metabolizes fats and sugars. That means as you age, it can be a lot harder to slim down, especially in areas that tend to accumulate fat.


You can’t blame everything on your parents, but when it comes to how — and where — your body stores fat, it’s perfectly OK to blame it on your genes. Research shows genes have a large bearing on the way your body stores fat, and that effect is enhanced if you’re a woman.

Medical issues and lifestyle

There are a host of other factors unique to your medical history and your lifestyle that can interfere with fat loss in isolated areas of your body. Plenty of people find their efforts to slim down are hampered by factors that they just can’t control.

How SculpSure can help

SculpSure uses laser energy to noninvasively melt and destroy fat cells. The system is designed to be fat-selective, which means the laser energy targets fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged.

SculpSure’s laser energy gently heats up fat cells, causing the cell walls to break down. The remaining liquefied fatty debris is eliminated by your body naturally over the following few weeks.

SculpSure treatments are completely customizable and very precise, zeroing in on problem areas and giving you the sleeker contours you want. Each treatment takes about a half hour, and there’s no downtime afterward. 

Most patients see their initial results about 6-12 weeks later, once the body’s waste system gets rid of the bulk of the liquefied fat. Better still: SculpSure destroys fat cells, so they can’t plump up again.

Start your New Year’s resolution now

You finished the hard part — dropping excess pounds, slimming down, and improving your health to boot. Now it’s time to treat yourself to the slim, sleek contours that show off all your hard work — and if you start now, you can unveil your results at the start of the New Year.

To learn more about SculpSure at our Washington, DC, practice, call or request a visit through our online tool today.

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