SculpSure Body Contouring Specialists

Karen Kim, MD, PC

Cosmetic Specialist & Internist located in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

There are some areas of fat in the body that won’t respond to diet and exercise alone. Dr. Karen Kim offers non-invasive body contouring procedures for problem areas in order to help you get the body you’ve always wanted using the Sculpsure laser. From her Downtown Los Angeles office, Dr. Kim can help you get rid of stubborn fat on your belly, hips, thighs, legs, arms and neck without the downtime of plastic surgery.

SculpSure Body Contouring Q & A

What is Body Contouring?

Since the year 2000, the number of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures has increased to an estimated 132%, with more people turning to cosmetic specialists to address their problem areas. Low-level laser therapy commonly known as cold lasers are aimed at fat cells where they are then broken down and absorbed by the body.

One of the most popular procedures for getting rid of unwanted body fat without going under the knife is non-invasive body contouring. These treatments generally fall into three categories.

  • Low-level laser therapy – Cold lasers are aimed at fat cells where they are then broken down and absorbed by the body.
  • Ultrasound – Using ultrasonic sound waves, fat cells are disrupted and gradually dissolve over time.
  • Radiofrequency – Controlled energy is delivered to fat cells causing deep heating while destroying them during the process.

Typically, these procedures happen in multiple sessions over several months offering patients significant fat loss with no downtime.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is the first FDA-cleared laser treatment for removing belly fat. Low-Level laser therapy uses a flat, non-suction applicator placed on the patient’s abdomen and flank. Then, it emits a controlled light-based energy into the fat cells where they’re then broken down and safely eliminated by the body. In as few as two sessions, patients report significant fat loss as well as more toned, tight abs.

What can I expect from my SculpSure appointment?

Once you’ve been identified as a candidate for SculpSure, you’ll begin treatment with a 25-minute session. The machine will be turned on once four four applications are applied to various parts of your body. You're asked only to sit back, relax, and enjoy a brief rest while lasers work to damage the fat beneath your skin.  For more information on whether you are a candidate for SculpSure, contact Karen Kim, MD, PC’s office for a consultation appointment.

Once your treatments have been completed, you can resume physical activities, return to work, and enjoy your normal daily routine. Since SculpSure is non-invasive, there is no recovery time and over the course of six weeks, your body will naturally eliminate the damaged fat cells leaving you with a toned, tight stomach. Most SculpSure patients receive multiple treatments over a span of several weeks or months in order to maximize their desired results.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Dr. Kim's office, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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Blue Shield
Oscar Health Insurance Co.
United Healthcare