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flash gordon, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Ross Valley Medical

flash gordon, MD

Primary Care Physician & Medical Aesthetics Center located in Greenbrae, CA and Marin County, CA

As you age, it’s harder to get rid of stubborn fat, even with changes to your diet and exercise regime. Ross Valley Medical: flash gordon m.d., understands the importance of looking and feeling your best, and how feeling you look good promotes a healthier lifestyle. It offers SculpSure® body contouring to clients in Greenbrae, California, and surrounding areas. If exercise isn’t enough, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.

SculpSure Q & A

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure® is an FDA-approved nonsurgical body-sculpting laser therapy that targets areas of resistant fat. Body sculpting is an innovative treatment that destroys fat without invasive surgery and lets you reshape areas of your body that aren’t responsive to diet and exercise.

During your SculpSure treatment, a laser heats up fat cells under your skin to 107°F, until the cells are irreversibly damaged. Over the next few months, your body breaks down the damaged cells and eliminates them. Once the fat cells are removed, they don’t regenerate.

SculpSure can sculpt the following areas:

  • Stomach
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Calves
  • Knees
  • Under the chin

It’s important to know that while the destroyed fat cells don’t reappear, this treatment doesn’t prevent new fat cells from forming. To maintain the results of your treatment, you must eat a nutritious diet, get regular exercise, and follow healthy lifestyle practices.

How long is the treatment and recovery time for SculpSure?

SculpSure treatments usually last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of your targeted area(s).

Unlike other fat-reducing treatments, (like liposuction, a very invasive procedure requiring a long recovery time), SculpSure causes minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. The treatment doesn’t require anesthesia or significant recovery time. The only side effects are possible redness or bruising around the treatment area. This subsides by itself in a few days.

SculpSure is a great option for everyone looking to reshape their body, but it works best if your body mass index (BMI) is at a normal range of between 18.5 and 25.

Is SculpSure painful?

Most patients don’t find the treatment to be uncomfortable and describe the sensation as a deep warmth with an intermittent tingling in the treatment area. 

However, if you’re very sensitive to pain, talk to Dr. gordon about taking painkillers before your treatment.

How many SculpSure treatments will I need?

Each treatment starts with a consultation, during which Dr. gordon assesses your physical condition and recommends an appropriate treatment plan. Most patients opt for a series of treatments, but everyone’s needs are different. 

Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation and learn how SculpSure can benefit you.