Body Contouring Sculpsure Specialist

North Star Medical

Adnan Rafiq, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician located in Houston, TX

Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, your desired body shape may be just out of reach. Adnan Rafiq, MD, and his team at North Star Medical in Houston pride themselves on making sure that all their patients feel and look their best and have considerable expertise in using SculpSure body contouring technology to rid you of stubborn pockets of fat. Call the clinic today, or book an appointment online.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a safe, noninvasive method of shaping your body by targeting and destroying fat. There are several treatment methods available, including:

  • Cold treatments
  • Heat treatments
  • Ultrasound energy
  • Radiofrequency energy

Dr. Rafiq uses the SculpSure system, which uses heat to eliminate fat cells.

How does SculpSure body contouring work?

SculpSure uses laser technology to heat the fat cells in stubborn pockets of fat and permanently destroy them. Once destroyed, the dead cells are flushed out of the body naturally over the weeks following treatment.

How effective is SculpSure body contouring?

Most patients see a reduction in fat within six weeks, with full results evident in about 12 weeks. Patients generally benefit from a series of regular sessions for the best results, with most seeing an average 24% permanent fat reduction. The key benefit of SculpSure is that once the fat cells are gone, they can’t regenerate, so the results are permanent.

What are the advantages of using SculpSure?

SculpSure has several advantages over other body contouring methods, including:

  • Much shorter treatment session – typically 25 minutes
  • Lasers enable Dr. Rafiq to target treatment areas with greater accuracy
  • Dr. Rafiq can treat multiple different areas of the body simultaneously
  • Laser applicator uses cooling technology for comfort
  • Patients with small pockets of fat or taut skin are suitable for treatment
  • No downtime required

SculpSure laser treatment uses heat dispersion and feathering up to 5 cm beyond the treatment area to ensure your body looks as smooth and natural as possible.

What happens during a SculpSure body sculpting session?

Following your assessment and preparation, Dr. Rafiq uses the SculpSure handheld laser to begin the process by cooling the skin, followed by an interval of heat; typically, 10 seconds of cooling, followed by 20 seconds of heat.

During the treatment, you may feel a deep warming sensation and some tingling. Most patients tolerate the treatments very well, and you can resume your normal daily routine immediately following your session.

SculpSure is an effective way to get rid of your unwanted fat, especially if it has been resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Rafiq and his team at North Star Medical work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan to target problem areas and help you achieve the results you want with minimal disruption to your life. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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