SculpSure Body Contouring Review and Giveaway
Hey Beauty Bunnies! I haven’t done a giveaway in a while because I’ve been too preoccupied with wedding planning. Well now that I’m back from my honeymoon, I’m diving right in with a KILLER GIVEAWAY ($1,600 value)! This is a REALLY good one you guys. I’m super excited about it!
I’ve been getting SculpSure body contouring treatments at LaserXX in Los Angeles for the past few months, and the results so far have been amazing. I don’t have final results, so no pics to show you guys JUST yet, but I can tell you that when I went for my last wedding dress fitting, they had to take the waist in by two inches! You can read about my experiences with SculpSure so far here and here.
So far, I’ve had one treatment in each area: lower abdomen, upper abdomen, flank (back below the bra strap area). And last week, I did my inner thighs, because it would be glorious to be able to wear a dress without my thighs rubbing together. I normally wear tights, leggings or spanx-like shorts under dresses, because if I don’t, my skin will chafe and bleed. It’s not a big deal in the winter, but it SUCKS in the summer – let me tell you. I can’t even walk around my own house with just a nightgown on – I always wear shorts. Hopefully I can change that soon!
When I first tried SculpSure at LaserXX, I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure if it would do anything at all, but I have been shocked at how much of a difference I’ve seen so far. So first, let’s discuss what it is and what it can and can’t do.
You’ve probably heard of Coolsculpting, right? Well SculpSure is different – it uses heat instead of cold to kill those fat cells. SculpSure is a light-based laser that removes up to 24% of fat cells in a given area. It causes lipolysis, meaning the fat cells are destroyed and they cannot grow back. You could theoretically still gain weight in that area if you don’t follow a healthy eating/exercise program causing the remaining fat cells to become enlarged, but the fat cells that have been removed won’t come back. It’s not designed for weight loss (although there have been some reports of weight loss from some people – I haven’t seen any myself). SculpSure also tightens your skin, so you aren’t left with sagging skin after a treatment.
SculpSure is used by stick-thin models who have a problem area to work on, and curvy girls (like myself) alike. It’s very popular for men – particularly in the stomach and love handle areas. It’s FDA cleared for a BMI of 30 or below, so as long as you’re below that and don’t have any major medical conditions, you’re good to go. You can’t spot-reduce an area by working out, so this is a great way to slim down pockets of fat that can’t be reached by diet and exercise (without liposuction or surgery).
There’s no downtime with SculpSure and it’s non-invasive – you can do it on your lunch break and go right back to work. Is it painful? Well, the short answer is yes. But I’m extremely sensitive to pain (more than anyone I know), and I can handle it. The laser works its way up to maximum power slowly, so you have time to adjust. As Dr. Berdjis says, it’s like getting into a jacuzzi. You slowly ease your way in, and once you’re used to the temperature, it can be turned up, and you won’t notice. You’ll find that some body parts are more sensitive than others, and that varies from person to person. For me, my lower abdomen (tummy roll) was the least sensitive.
After a treatment, you should start to see results in about six weeks, but it takes three months for full results. You may even continue to lose fat after three months. You can get amazing results from a single treatment of one area, but if you have a lot to lose, you can treat the same area again. So far, I have only done one treatment, but in several areas and I’m seeing impressive results. Again, I wasn’t sure what to think when I started doing this but now I’m a believer!
I’m SO excited that Dr. Berdjis and the team at LaserXX have offered to give one lucky My Beauty Bunny reader a free treatment ($1600 value)! You can enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open internationally (you must be 18 or older to win), but does not include transportation to LaserXX. You will need to come to the med spa in Los Angeles, but if you don’t live near LA, a plane ticket may still be cheaper than the treatment, so it may be worth coming to visit us! Plus, you could also give this treatment to a friend or family member as a gift (just make sure you know them well before offering them a body contouring treatment)!