If the idea of endless squats to get your dream thighs sounds like a form of modern-day torture, you may want to consider canceling your gym membership. (Just kidding!)

Alternatively, you could make an appointment with a local SculpSure provider.

Sculpsure is a non-invasive treatment used to destroy excess fat cells, and was just approved by the FDA to treat the back, inner and outer thighs.

SculpSure, a non-invasive body contouring product that was previously only greenlit to zap fat cells from areas of the body like the abdomen and flanks (which are often so lovingly referred to as “love handles”), has officially been given the OK for the lower portion of the body. This approval is important because it means the technology behind the treatment is safe and effective enough to be used on most body areas.

How does SculpSure work?

“It’s a laser fat technology that passes heat through the dermis to directly target fat cells,” explains Sadick. “The heat melts the fat, which is then absorbed into the body.” Basically, the treatment heats fat cells off, which are then naturally eliminated through the body.¬†

During the procedure, the laser, which elevates adipose tissue (the official science word for fat) to a temperature between 42 and 47 degrees Celsius, while keeping the skin’s surface cool while it detects the fat underneath. The full treatment takes about 25-minutes, and results can be seen within six (but can take up to 12) weeks following the procedure. One to two sessions are usually recommended for best results.

As for the cost, pricing depends on the size of the area you’re treating. Typically one SculpSure session averages $1,100 per treatment area.

Picture from WellnessCommunity.org, and the accompanying treatment article was really great too.