SculpSure Body Contouring

Catalina A. Grija, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Dacia Medical

Catalina A. Grija, MD

Internal Medicine located in Oak Park, IL

SculpSure Body Contouring Specialist
If that stubborn fat around your tummy and hips endures no matter how many miles you run or sit-ups you do, Dr. Catalina A. Grija, of Dacia Medical in Oak Park, Illinois, has a solution. She offers the residents of Oak Park and the surrounding Chicago communities an effective, safe, and fast weight loss treatment with SculpSure®. Contact the office today for your appointment.

SculpSure Body Contouring Q & A

by Catalina A. Grija, MD

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is the first FDA-approved laser treatment for noninvasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen. This light-based, body-contouring technology can help rid your tummy and flank area of stubborn fat without the pain, bruising, and long recovery time associated with more invasive contouring methods such as laser liposuction. Patients who’ve undergone this procedure have experienced up to a 24% reduction in stubborn fat as quickly as 6 weeks after the procedure. Optimal results generally appear at about 12 weeks.

How does it work?

The SculpSure laser emits energy that travels harmlessly through the outer skin layer, or epidermis, and heats up your fat cells. This causes them to die over a period of several days to weeks. Your body then expels the dead tissue naturally.  As these fat cells die, you lose inches.

What’s the procedure like?

It’s an outpatient procedure performed at Dacia Medical. It requires no incisions, no anesthesia, and no special prep. The doctor first lays a template over the treatment area and then snaps the laser device onto the template, which rests on your skin throughout the procedure.  Patients sometimes note slight warmth at the treatment site when the session first begins, but it’s otherwise painless. Sessions usually last about 25 minutes, and multiple areas can be treated at once.

What about aftercare?

There’s no need to wear the compression garments required after traditional laser liposuction or other more invasive procedures. There is no bruising afterward and no recovery time needed.  You can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure.

Check out our Before and After Gallery here!

Is it safe?

SculpSure is FDA-approved and quite safe when used by qualified providers like Dr. Grija. The device automatically chills your skin as the laser energy passes through the epidermis to the fat cells below. This decreases the risk of burns and blistering sometimes associated with laser therapies. Because there are no incisions, there’s no risk of infection.  

For more information on what to expect during a SculpSure treatment, visit Dacia Medical, as well the Dacia Medical SculpSure page.

Dr. Grija now accepts CareCredit. Be sure to call the office with questions or to set up an appointment at (708) 358-1299.

*Individual results may vary

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