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.
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.
Typically, these procedures happen in multiple sessions over several months offering patients significant fat loss with no downtime.
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.
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.
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.
"She has been my doctor for many years. I never feel rushed, she always listens to every problem I have."
"I really enjoyed going to Dr. Karen's office. I felt very confident that she actually knew what she was talking about unlike other doctors I had previously seen."
"I've been going to Dr. Kim for a long time (over 10 years) and she's a great doctor. She also always personally calls you back if you have questions."
"Dr. Karen Kim is the finest doctor I've ever had. She has been my primary care physician for nearly ten years and also treats several members of my family."
"Dr. Kim is very thorough, pleasant, and funny. She makes it easy to talk to her and never makes you feel rushed. Always calls to follow up when necessary."