SculpSure is an FDA approved non-invasive fat reduction treatment. The SculpSure system uses laser energy to selectively heat and destroy fat deposits on the chin, stomach, back, hips, and thighs.

SculpSure Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

avg. recovery
0 days
Is permanent
Laser/Light Therapy
$1400 - $1500

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 09.23.2021

Non-invasive lipolysis allows for the reduction of stubborn fatty deposits without scalpels or scars. SculpSure uses low-energy lasers to target pockets of fat tissue resistant to diet and exercise. Commonly compared to CoolSculpting, SculpSure differs from cryolipolysis in two very distinct ways: 1. SculpSure heats fat tissue whereas CoolSculpting freezes 2. The SculpSure device is placed on top of the treatment area whereas the CoolSculpting device vacuums the fat tissue Another advantage of the SculpSure system is that treatments generally take half the amount of time as CoolSculpting sessions. CoolSculpting, however, can be more effective for patients with larger, pinch-able areas of fat. In order to determine the best procedure for your needs, schedule a consultation with a licensed and board certified provider. No anesthesia is needed during a SculpSure treatment. SculpSure is FDA approved and indicated for treatment of the submental area, stomach, thighs, back, and abdomen. Up to four, flat, non-suction applicator frames will be applied to the skin before treatment. These applicator frames can be arranged in a variety of configurations to suit the needs of the patient. The applicator frames are secured to the patient using a strap system. The SculpSure hand pieces will then be attached to the frames for 25 minutes. During treatment, laser energy will heat the underlying adipose tissue to 42-47 degrees celsius while keeping the external tissue cool. Studies have shown that up to 24% of subcutaneous fat tissue can be destroyed in one session. After treatment, the patient is able to resume all normal activities. Over time, the destroyed fat cells will be eliminated naturally via the body's lymphatic system. Two to three additional treatments may be required 6 weeks apart. Final results are noticed 6-12 weeks after the final treatment session.

The goal of a SculpSure treatment is to reduce stubborn fat deposits on the chin and neck area, abdomen, hips, back, and thighs for improved body contours.

Recovery Notes

SculpSure is a non-invasive procedure and has no associated recovery or downtime needed. Patients are able to resume all normal activity, including work and exercise, immediately after treatment.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for SculpSure is at a stable, healthy body weight and has stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Not Recommended For

SculpSure is no recommended for overweight individuals, those with a BMI over 30 when treating body fat, or over 43 when treating the submental area. However, it is important to consider the body composition of each client and expectations.

Side Effects

SculpSure is well tolerated by most patients with minimal side effects. Some patients may experience temporary discomfort, soreness, and swelling.


  • noninvasive
  • no downtime
  • clinical results
  • fat cells permanently destroyed


  • 3 months to see full results
  • possible multiple treatments