What Makes SculpSure Different?Contrary to more dated treatments like Coolscuplting, SculpSure works by using heat in the form of light to cause fat reduction. During a short, 25 minute treatment, fat cells are heated to a temperature between 42 and 47 degrees Celsius. This eventually damages and destroys them. Over a period of weeks, your body naturally eliminates the disrupted fat cells, leaving you with a smoother, more contoured frame. While the abdomen and flanks (sides) are the most common areas to be treated, the SculpSure applicators can be placed on many areas including the thighs, arms and back. During a SculpSure treatment, up to four separate applicators are held against the skin with straps. A feeling of warmth or deep heating is typically experienced along with simultaneous cooling to maximize comfort. While most patients will tolerate treatment easily, energy levels can be adjusted as needed. One 25 minute SculpSure treatment is enough to cause a reduction in fat and flatten a bulging area. Depending on the thickness of the area and the desired degree of fat reduction, more treatments may be necessary to achieve your ideal result. Patients are able to return to their normal daily activities (including exercise) immediately after treatment. Mild swelling and mild tenderness is common after treatment. Some patients may also experience firmness in the treated area which subsides over the next several weeks. Results from SculpSure are typically seen in six weeks. If you feel as though you might benefit from SculpSure, call us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris Verbin at our convenient Torrance aesthetic practice. (310) 539-6500
Our faces can tell many stories, and while wrinkles might say ‘experience,’ droopiness can say ‘tired.’ Dr. Christopher Verbin is known for his exceptional surgical face lifts, but he also offers his patients a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity. The beauty of this 30-60 minute face and neck treatment is that it uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually restore memory to the skin and underlying tissue support – all without surgery and downtime.*
How does Dr. Verbin perform Ultherapy?
Dr. Verbin places a smooth applicator upon your skin which projects an image onto a screen that allows him to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat to just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed.*
Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.*
Why Ultherapy with Dr. Verbin?
Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to see below the surface of the skin and to specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that Dr. Verbin addresses in surgery. The ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support very precisely, from the inside out, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results, with no downtime.*
What does it feel like?
There can be some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary, and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, and Dr. Verbin will discuss options for making the experience as pleasant as possible for you. Dr. Verbin’s patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.*
What can I expect afterwards?
You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few weeks following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is the possibility of other less common post-procedural effects, such as temporary small areas of bruising or numbness, which Dr. Verbin will review with you.*
Is Ultherapy safe?
Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with over 50 years of use in the field of medicine, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety of this latest application.*
What kind of results can I expect with Dr. Verbin’s use of Ultherapy?
With just one treatment, the regenerative process is initiated, but the full effect will build gradually over the course of two to three months. Some patients may benefit from more than one treatment.*
Visible effects include a lifting and toning of sagging skin. In the FDA clinical trial for instance, nine out of ten patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line. This resulted in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes overall. Patients reported firmer, better-fitting skin in other areas of the face and neck as well. There is also an invisible result from the procedure with the creation of new collagen, which can help to slow down the rate of skin aging.*
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
A good candidate for Ultherapy is Torrance residents with skin that has “relaxed” to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. A lowered brow line or sagging skin on the eyelids, for instance, is often the first sign of “maturing” skin. While it does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not ready for surgery.*
*Disclaimer: Results may vary based patients’ specific situation.