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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is SculpSure right for me?

When will I see results?

Many patients start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks.

How long will results last?

Treated fat cells are permanently destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.

Will SculpSure leave loose skin?

Since the effects of SculpSure are gradual and fat is lost over 6 to 12 weeks, your skin should naturally tighten as weight is lost, though there have been no official studies into whether the treatment does tighten skin.

How can I help achieve the results of SculpSure? Is there anything proactive I can do?

The best thing you can do is maintain a healthy diet and do some exercise. This doesn’t have to be anything intensive, but ensuring you keep to a healthy lifestyle will only assist in achieving the body shape and contour you desire.

It is also recommended to drink plenty of water after the procedure.

How long does it take to see results after SculpSure, and how soon can you have a second procedure?

Results are seen over the course of 12 weeks although can be seen as soon as six weeks.

You can have the second procedure 6-8 weeks following the first to target more fat cells.

What is the difference in results for SculpSure vs Coolsculpting?

SculpSure and Coolsculpting have similar results. Both procedures have an 80% worth it rating on RealSelf.

The main differences between the two procedures are the mechanisms of action, time is takes, down time after treatment, side effects and effects on the body. Take a look at our comparison to find out more.

Where does the fat go after it is melted?

The fat cells are heated to a temperature where the actual structure of the cell breaks down. The broken down cells are then gradually flushed out of the body VIA LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.

Are there any problems with flying after the treatment?

No, there are no problems with flying after SculpSure.

How long before I can resume normal activities?

There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.

Can you sunbathe after SculpSure?

Yes. SculpSure does not affect the top layer of your skin or the layers immediately under the skin. The lasers target the area at least half an inch below the skin so you are safe to sunbathe after the procedure, however it is recommended you wait seven days after your treatment before you sunbathe.

You also should not sunbathe any time in the seven days leading up to the treatment

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles. The 25 minute procedure destroys up to 24%1 of treated fat cells without surgery.

Is SculpSure right for me?

SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients see results with as little as one treatment. However, some patients may wish to have additional treatments based on desired results. Ask your treatment provider about the best treatment plan for you.

What should I expect during the treatment?

Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated.2

How long do you have to wait in between sessions?

6-8 weeks for best results.

How large is one applicator?

There are different sizes of applicator available to fit different bodies. Multiples can be used at one time and different areas can be treated on the same day.

How does the SculpSure applicator work?

The applicator uses laser technology to heat up fat cells so that the structural integrity of the cell is compromised and therefore over time the body eliminates these fat cells permanently, leading to reduced volume of fat in the area.

The amount of heat applied can be turned up or down depending on what your practitioner recommends for your body.

Find out more about the technology here.

Will SculpSure damage muscles if there isn’t enough fat?

No, SculpSure is only applied to areas that have fat and targets the depth where fat cells are, not muscle.

Who is safe to administer SculpSure?

An aesthetician, nurse or doctor can administer SculpSure.

What is the difference between fat loss and weight loss?

The number of fat cells stored in our bodies typically remain constant throughout adult life. After the SculpSure treatment, the destroyed fat cells will never return. However, as we lose weight, the size of fat cells become smaller, but typically do not decrease in number. Even with diet and exercise, many people have difficulty losing weight in these trouble areas.

What can be expected from the first SculpSure treatment?

You will have a consultation with your practitioner before you have the first treatment to discuss the area of concern, what results can be expected and how many sessions you may need.

During the first treatment your doctor will assess the area to be treated. You’ll then lie down and the right size applicator will be fitted. The laser applicators will be placed comfortably on the area and treatment will begin! To find out more visit our “how it works” page.

Do most people need one or two treatments?

It is dependent on the area; however, we have seen that 2 sessions give the most dramatic effect and overall effectiveness to the treatment area. If you have more stubborn fat then multiple treatments may be favoured.

Your practitioner will go through this with you at your initial consultation.

Does the second treatment have to be the same as the first? Can I reduce the number of panels?

Ultimately it is entirely up to you how many applicators or panels are used on your body and what you have treated. However, your practitioner will make recommendations based on what they expect will achieve the best results.

Normally a second treatment will maximise fat loss. However, if you have seen good results in one area, for example on one side of your stomach, but not the other, your clinician may recommend only having the other side treated.

Who is the ideal candidate for SculpSure?

The ideal candidate is someone with a BMI under 30, so someone in healthy weight range category for their height.

You can use this calculator to find out your BMI.

Someone with stubborn fat around the tummy, love handles, thighs and back is well suited to the treatment.

Does SculpSure take the place of a tummy tuck?

It can, but in most instances SculpSure and tummy tucks are suited to quite different body shapes and concerns.

Both have similar results in helping you to achieve a flat, slim stomach, but SculpSure is suited to those with some stubborn fat who don’t have excess skin. Tummy tucks are more suitable for people with more fat to remove or who have sagging skin that needs tightening.

There is no reason why a combination of treatments can’t be used, first having a tummy tuck and then later having SculpSure.

Tummy tucks are invasive surgical procedures and therefore have more risks and side-effects than a procedure like SculpSure. For a full comparison of the two, see our SculpSure vs tummy tuck page.

Should I have SculpSure or liposuction?

Liposuction and SculpSure produce similar results and are suited to similar kinds of patients. Liposuction is more invasive, with increased risk and side effects, though you will normally see results a little quicker. In the long-term, the results from liposuction and SculpSure are comparable.

Some people who have liposuction have problems with sagging skin afterwards. For a detailed comparison between SculpSure and liposuction, take a look at our page SculpSure vs liposuction.

Can you have SculpSure on love handles?

Yes, SculpSure has been FDA approved for the love handle area. It is ideally suited to reducing fat around the hips.

Can SculpSure be done over a tattoo?

Yes, SculpSure is safe to have over a tattoo. It won’t affect it at all and the tattoo will remain the same. The tattoo may be effected in the same way that any tattoo is affected by changes in weight.

Is SculpSure safe if you want to get pregnant in the future?

Yes, the laser only targets upper layers of fat and will not penetrate the reproductive system, meaning it will not affect pregnancy later in life.

Is SculpSure safe for diabetics and can it help them get rid of fat?

SculpSure is safe for SOME diabetics and it can help them lose fat, though only if they are an appropriate candidate. Excessive weight loss is not achievable with SculpSure, rather it should be considered a body contouring procedure designed to target stubborn fat on otherwise healthy bodies, with a BMI of 30 or under.

Can SculpSure help minimise cellulite?

No, SculpSure is not designed to help cellulite. Cellulaze or PelleFirm will work on cellulite.

Can SculpSure be used for inner and outer thighs?

Yes, the treatment has now been FDA cleared for use on the thighs and the back area.

Is SculpSure safe for lipoedema patients?

Though lipoedema is safe for SculpSure patients it may not deliver the results desired by someone with lipoedema. SculpSure is designed to treat pockets of fat, not large, persistent areas that are recurring.

Sculpsure S-Thetics

S-Thetics Medical Aesthetic Clinic
Marlborough House,
45 Wycombe End,
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire,
HP9 1LZ

Disclaimer: *Results may vary from person to person and treatment to treatment.