The Skinny on SculpSure

SculpSure is specifically designed to trim away areas of stubborn fat that are not responding to diet and exercise alone. It is the first FDA approved treatment for customizable, non-invasive lipolysis.

SculpSure uses a hyperthermic laser to disrupt and eliminate unwanted fat cells with precise and effective treatments. The treatment can be done in as little as 25 minutes and can treat 4 areas at one time. By using Contact Cooling the patient is kept comfortable throughout the short treatment and can resume regular activities immediately after.

Due to the use of the hyperthermic laser, the SculpSure applicator sits on top of the skin, blending the treated and untreated areas and avoiding the shelving or “shark bite” effect that other body contouring treatments sometimes leave behind.

SculpSure treats:

  • Flanks
  • Abdomen
  • Bra fat
  • Inner and outer thighs

Don’t wait for the New Year to start your body makeover call our office at 910.295.1130 today to schedule your complimentary consultation!

SculpSure: An Alternative to CoolSculpting

Many patients wonder what the difference is between SculpSure and CoolSculpting and if one is specifically better than the other. Pinehurst Laser has decided on SculpSure over CoolSculpting. Below outlines the reason we believe SculpSure is the better choice.

Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure are contouring machines that use temperature to destroy fat cells. They both also retain about an 80% patient satisfaction rate. That is where the similarities end.

Now for the significant differences between CoolSculpting and SculpSure:

  • Treatment area and time – SculpSure takes only 25 minutes and can treat multiple areas at the same time. CoolSculpting treatments take 60 minutes and can only treat one area at a time.
  • Pain level – Patients who have had CoolSculpting treatments have reported bruising and pain after treatment, sometimes requiring pain medication. CoolSculpting can also damage the body’s nerves. While SculpSure patients have reported a comfortable warming sensation on the skin during treatment and they were able to immediately get back to normal daily activities after.
  • No Suction – CoolSculpting applicators require areas of fat large enough to be pulled and sucked up into the applicator. If the problem area is not big enough, it simply cannot be treatment by CoolSculpting. SculpSure uses flat applicators that don’t use the suction method, instead employing heated lasers to destroy the fat cells, this allows SculpSure to treat the tinniest pockets of fat.
  • Shelving or “Shark Bite” – Because CoolSculpting uses the suction method, some patients see a sharp indentation on the treatment area vs the untreated area, mimicking the look of a shark bite. SculpSure uses an applicator that sits on top of the skin with no suction necessary. Using the heat from lasers, the treatment spreads beyond the applicator head blending the treated and untreated areas, avoiding the “shark bite” side effect.

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Volbella LogoJUVEDERM® VOLBELLA® is a hyaluronic-acid-based cosmetic filler designed to give the lips a smoother, more natural-looking, youthful glow. Peri-oral rhytids more commonly known as lip lines can be treated with Volbella to soften their appearance around the mouth.

Part of the family of JUVEDERM products featuring VYCROSS® technology, VOLBELLA counteracts the natural loss of collagen, elastic and hyaluronic acid that’s common with age. Through a simple, in-office treatment that can include pain-reducing lidocaine, it has clinically proven results for up to 12 months. Patients like VOLBELLA® for being a gel with efficient lift capacity and long-lasting results.

Some overall highlights of VOLBELLA:

  • Softening of lip lines around the mouth
  • High satisfaction rates
  • Enhanced with pain-reducing lidocaine
  • Very natural looking results with new formulation

Can my skin absorb all these products?


When applying my skin products at night/morning, and I’m applying like 5 different things… how in the world can by skin absorb the entire product? And what order is best?

Our skin does not absorb all the products that we apply. (Gasp) Depending on the size and chemical properties of the ingredients two things can happen. If the ingredients are small and permeable they will be taken in by the skin and delivered to the skin cell. Or, the product ingredients are too large to be taken into the skin which in turn they go between the skin cell and have a “reservoir effect” and in time will absorb into the skin. This is why it is very important to invest in your skin care products and skin care professional.

In applying several products at night it is my recommendation that you think thinnest to thickest. Start with your toner, eye cream, then your serums, then correctives (i.e. retinol) and finish with your moisturizer.