Body Contouring

Even with diet and exercise, many people have stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. Body contouring is able to target these areas- helping patients achieve their desired shape.

Non-invasive and minimally-invasive body contouring treatments are on the rise more now than ever. In the US alone, revenue from body contouring treatments brought in more than $4.2 million in 20161 and patient demand is projected to grow 15.4% per year through 2019 in the global aesthetic market.2

Laser body contouring treatments deliver positive outcomes and little to no patient downtime, as compared to traditional liposuction and other surgically invasive procedures. It also allows surgeons to provide aesthetic offerings across a wide range of patient types.

Currently, Cynosure’s SculpSure®, SmartLipo® Triplex™ and PrecisionTx™ are the market leaders in non-invasive and minimally invasive laser body contouring.

1. Medical Insight Inc. “Global Aesthetic Market Analysis” 2017.
2. Medical Insight Inc. “Energy Based Body Shaping/Skin Tightening.” 2015

Overview

SculpSure®- Non-Invasive Laser Body Contouring
SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen. It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat.The 1060 nm wavelength’s specific affinity for adipose tissue, coupled with minimal absorption in the dermis, allows SculpSure to efficiently treat areas of troublesome fat in just 25 minutes. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the disrupted fat cells with results seen as quickly as 6 weeks and optimal results usually seen in as few as 12 weeks.

  • Controlled hyperthermic fat reduction
  • Elevates adipose tissue temperature between 42°C and 47°C
  • No damage to dermal tissue
  • Up to 24% fat reduction1
  • Clinically proven in multisite trials in over 100 patients
  • Over 90% patient satisfaction rate2
  • Comfortable and well-tolerated treatment3
  • Can be used on all skin types

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1 Average reduction in fat volume following single treatment as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014.
2 Katz B, Doherty S. A multicenter study of the safety and efficacy of a non-invasive 1060 nm diode laser for fat reduction of the flanks. Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.
3 Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Bass L, Doherty S. Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Of The Abdomen With A 1060nm Diode Laser.Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.

Smartlipo Triplex™ - Minimally Invasive Body Contouring

Laser-assisted lipolysis systems are highly effective for disrupting fat cells and delivering heat stimulated collagen production as part of a body contouring procedure. The method of energy delivery, specific wavelength(s), power, and safety features vary across laser lipolysis platforms.4Additionally, most laser lipolysis platforms include some form of disposable cost per procedure.

Currently, Cynosure’s Smartlipo and SmartLipo Triplex with PrecisionTx are the market leaders in laser body contouring. Despite a challenging economic environment, laser lipolysis was in the top five procedures performed by plastic surgeons in the USA.5

  • Laser body contouring is a minimally invasive treatment due to the small cannula size and laser technology.
  • Some laser platforms provide the option of using local anesthesia and potentially improving procedure efficiency.
  • A laser fiber is introduced through an incision as a single laser fiber or through a small cannula and laser fiber combination, delivering energy directly to subcutaneous adipose tissue to disrupt fat cells and coagulate soft tissue.
  • Laser contouring results may include less bleeding, swelling, and bruising, as compared to traditional liposuction.
  • Patients may experience quicker healing and less recovery time, reducing the required time for follow-up in the office.
  • Laser contouring is a great option for patients who desire lower face and neck revitalization without the downtime of a face lift.
  • Laser lipolysis is an excellent adjunct to traditional liposuction treatment, which when used alone, may not provide benefits seen with laser energy.
  • Typically only one short treatment session is needed per patient.

Wavelength Options

Laser lipolysis workstations may offer one, two or three wavelength options to treat patients. The determination of the wavelength is primarily based on the chosen target’s (or chromophore’s) affinity to absorb laser energy and the desired clinical outcome.

  • Targeted Wavelength: Specific wavelengths are selected and designed to coagulate blood vessels during laser lipolysis, resulting in less bleeding and bruising.
  • Wavelength Affinity: Depending on the platform, laser-lipolysis wavelength energy may have a high affinity for water in adipose tissue. Platforms delivering energy that targets water in adipose tissue may provide ancillary benefits, such as heat simulated collagen production.
  • Wavelength Absorption: Adipose tissue is composed of 75% lipids and 20% water. The absorption properties of all components in tissue should be considered when selecting a wavelength to provide optimal treatment results.


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4Levi, J. R., Veerappan, A., Chen, B., Mirkov, M., Sierra, R., & Spiegel, J. H. (2011). Histologic Evaluation of Laser Lipolysis Comparing Continuous Wave vs Pulsed Lasers in an In Vivo Pig Model. Arch Facial Plast Surg Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery,2011; 13(1), 41-50.
5Cellulaze is indicated for the improvement in the appearance of cellulite as supported by long-term clinical data.

Precision Tx™- Minimally Invasive Laser Face and Neck Contouring

Finally, there’s a one-time treatment to reduce the appearance of aging of the lower face and neck. PrecisionTx treats common issues such as a double chin, sagging neck and jowls around the cheeks and lower face. Only PrecisionTx works below the skin to disrupt those areas of fat under the chin or neck, for a smoother, healthier look— all from just one simple treatment that can be done in the office in under one hour.

Benefits may include:

  • Laser treatment for smaller areas.
  • Results that continue to improve6.
  • Heat-stimulated new collagen production (one study on 12 patients demonstrated up to 29% increased skin thickness in three months post treatment7).
  • Best possible results with least amount of downtime8.

Enhanced Collagen Deposition


Measurements taken from this ultrasound represent enhanced collagen depositions from 1.40 mm pre-treatment to 1.81 mm three months post-treatment, representing an increased thickness of 29%.7
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6DiBernardo BE. “Randomized, blinded split abdomen study evaluating skin shrinkage and skin tightening in laser-assisted liposuction versus liposuction control.” Aesth Surg J. 2010;30:593–602.
7Sasaki, Gordon H. MD, FACS, “Clinical experience with the SideLaze800 fiber and the 1440nm wavelength Smartlipo Triplex workstation for facial contouring.” 2012 White Paper. 12 patient study. Data on file.
8Gentile, R. “Laser-assisted neck lift: high tech contouring and tightening.” Facial Plast Surg. 2011;27:331-345.

Before And After

Products (3)

SculpSure

A Smarter Way to Sculpt™ SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the abdomen, flanks,… More


Cellulaze

Smartlipo Triplex

The Smartlipo Triplex is the ideal minimally invasive workstation with three unique wavelengths designed to treat your patient’s body contouring… More


PrecisionTx

The PrecisionTx laser enables minimally invasive treatment of smaller areas.  Treatment areas include the neck and jawline as well as… More


FAQs

SculpSure® - Non-Invasive Body Contouring

Q: What is SculpSure?

A: SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs and submental (under the chin) area. The 25 minute treatment destroys up to 24% 1 of treated fat cells without surgery.

Q: Who is the ideal SculpSure patient?

A: SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots of fat, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.

Q: How many treatments are needed to see optimal results?

A: Every patient is different. Most patients need a series of treatments to see optimal results

Q: What should patients expect during treatment?

A: Most patients feel a tingling sensation and moderate heat intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated.2

Q: When will patients see results?
A: Patients may start to see results in as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.

Q: How long will results last?

A: Treated fat cells are destroyed and will not regenerate.

Q: How long before patients can resume normal activities?

A: There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.

Q: What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss?

A: The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remains constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure treatment, the destroyed fat cells will not return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become smaller, but typically do not decrease in number. Even with diet and exercise, many people have difficulty losing weight in these trouble areas.

1. Single treatment of average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI; Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction – John W. Decorato, MD., F A C S. Rafael Sierra, Ph.D., Bo Chen, Ph.D., Westford, MA, 2014
2. Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Bass L, Doherty S. Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Of The Abdomen With A 1060nm Diode Laser.Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.

Smartlipo Triplex™ - Minimally Invasive Laser Body Contouring

Q: Who is a good candidate for Smartlipo?

A: The best candidates for Smartlipo are women and men who are not significantly overweight but have accumulated fat deposits such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat, or fat on the lower torso.

Q: Will a patient see results after one treatment?

A: For most patients, results are achieved in just one Smartlipo treatment. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months.

Q: What should a patient expect after a treatment?

A: Patients may experience some light bruising and swelling and will be required to wear a compression garment for about a week to help with the healing process and support the areas treated, however they will be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.

Q: Is the fat reduced or destroyed?

A: Smartlipo permanently destroys fat cells in the treated area. The laser fiber delivers thermal energy directly to fat cells and disrupts the fatty tissue for easy removal. The laser melts the fat, which is removed with gentle suction. At the same time, tissue around the area tightens through coagulation, contributing to a smoother shape overall. However, it is important to remind patients to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to enjoy long-lasting results.

Q: How is Smartlipo different than liposuction?

A: Laser liposuction may involve less pain, less bruising and swelling. In most cases, local anesthetic is used instead of general anesthesia, so patients are awake during the procedure—which means a faster, easier recovery period than with traditional liposuction.

PrecisionTx™ - Minimally Invasive Laser Face and Neck Contouring

Q: What areas of the body can be treated?

A: PrecisionTx is specially designed for the treatment of smaller areas such as the lower face, jawline, neck, arms and can also be used for axillary gland ablation to treat hyperhidrosis.

Q: What clinical evidence can I share with patients to prove the efficacy of the treatment?
PrecisionTx is backed by two years of clinical research and cleared for use in the United States. Clinical data has proven PrecisionTx treatments can increase the thickness of the skin by 29%, while disrupting areas of fat and tightening tissue.1 Thicker skin with diminished pockets of fat can help flatten and smooth the skin’s surface therefore improving the appearance of the lower face and neck. In addition, patients surveyed during a recent clinical study were satisfied or very satisfied with their results after their procedure, and all would recommend the PrecisionTx treatment to a friend.

Q: What should a patient expect after a treatment?

A: Patients may experience some light bruising and swelling and will be required to wear a compression garment to help with the healing process and support the area treated, however they will be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.

Q: How long does the treatment take to perform?

A: Until now, it has not been possible to treat fat underneath the chin, sagging skin around the neck and jowling cheeks in under one hour, but with the introduction of PrecisionTx, you can finally give patients the results they’ve been looking for – a more youthful and revitalized appearance for the lower face and neck with minimal downtime.

Q: How does PrecisionTx work?

A: The PrecisionTx treatment is performed by using a very small cannula inserted under the skin. A unique SideLaze800™ laser fiber inside the tube delivers energy directly under the skin. The precise SideLaze800 laser energy improves the quality of patients’ skin, while simultaneously disrupting and eliminating fat cells in selected areas of the face, including under the chin and neck.

1Sasaki, Gordon H. MD, FACS, “Clinical experience with the SideLaze800 fiber and the 1440nm wavelength Smartlipo Triplex workstation for facial contouring.” 2012 White Paper. 12 patient study. Data on file.

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