Sculpsure: Myths vs Facts

Bela Vida Med Spa and Wellness

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Wellness Specialist Located in Ocoee, FL

Diet and exercise can help us look and feel good. But sometimes eating well and working out aren’t enough to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. If you eat healthy, exercise, and get enough sleep but don’t see any results, you may even want to give up on your healthy lifestyle. But wait — SculpSure® may be your solution to finally busting that stubborn body fat.
In the world of fat reduction and weight loss, the landscape is littered with gimmicks, making it hard to figure out what really works.
While most of these gimmicks are, in fact, too good to be true, there is new laser technology called SculpSure® that destroys your fat cells for good.
This new fat reduction technique can have a significant impact on your body shape, helping you achieve your goals a little sooner. To give you an idea of what laser fat reduction can, and cannot, do, we’ve broken down some of the myths and facts behind SculpSure.


Throughout your life, you carry a constant number of fat cells. When you gain or lose weight, those fat cells increase or decrease in size. Using laser light energy that heats up and destroys the fat cells, we can eliminate them for good.


SculpSure is the perfect technique to accentuate a healthy weight loss regimen. If you’ve dieted and exercised and you’re still left with stubborn pockets of fat that cling to trouble areas, we can target those areas and reduce the number of fat cells, giving you a slimmer, more contoured shape. If, however, you have a considerable amount of weight to lose, you need to get within your target weight for SculpSure to be effective.

How SculpSure® works

The process, also known as body contouring, is not a weight loss treatment. The procedure targets stubborn fat pockets that won’t go away no matter how much you work out. For the procedure to give you the most benefit, you should be near your target weight. If you’re near your target weight, SculpSure® can treat your problem areas and give you the definition you want. SculpSure is a type of lipolysis, a process that eliminates fat cells. SculpSure uses laser technology to “melt” fat cells away.

SculpSure® targets your unwanted fat with a laser without harming your skin or surrounding tissue. When the laser heats the fat cells, they die. Your body then eliminates the fat cells naturally, and they never come back.

The SculpSure® device is placed on your problem areas. When the system is activated, you’ll feel alternating sensations of warmth as the laser goes on and off. During the procedure, you’ll sit back and relax. Once you’re done with your procedure, you can go about your normal activities.

SculpSure might not be what you think of when you think “laser technology” — you wear the SculpSure device that radiates heat to kill your unwanted fat cells.

The SculpSure laser gets as hot as 116.6 F: hot enough to kill underlying fat cells, while leaving your skin and other tissues unharmed. You won’t need anesthesia for a SculpSure treatment; most patients just feel a deep warmth or tingling sensation throughout the procedure.


The laser light energy from SculpSure travels through your skin to the fat underneath without harming the surface area. The system is also outfitted with a cooling system for your comfort. You may feel some tingling during your treatments, but most of our patients are perfectly comfortable and use this time to catch up on emails or read. That said, there isn’t a lot of time, because…


Each SculpSure treatment only takes about 25 minutes. You may need several treatments before you get the results you want, but all you need to do is sit back and let the laser go to work.

There’s no cutting or scars, because no surgery is involved. This means there’s no anesthesia and none of the risks that can come with more involved procedures, such as liposuction. As your practitioner moves a handheld device over your skin, the device sends pulses of laser energy through your skin and into the fat cells. The process, which does not harm your skin, destroys the fat cells. Your lymphatic system then goes to work, and over the course of several weeks, the dead fat cells are flushed naturally from your body.

After your treatment, you may feel a little sore and/or stiff. The treated area may also be red or irritated, but any side effects should go away within a day or two. And you should be able to go back to your normal activities right after your treatment. You could easily get treatment on your lunch break, between errands, before a workout, or any other time that’s convenient for you. you can begin your follow-up treatments a few weeks after your initial SculpSure session.

For the next 12 weeks after your procedure, your body will gradually eliminate the destroyed fat cells Most patients need multiple treatments for optimal results, and you can begin your follow-up treatments a few weeks after your initial SculpSure session.


While each SculpSure session is fast, you do need to allow time in between treatments for your body to naturally flush out the old fat cells and reshape itself. Typically, you’ll see your best results 6-12 weeks after your last treatment.

All it takes is about 25 minutes to treat an area. You’ll notice the results after one month, and you should see the results after 2-3 months. A single treatment can reduce fat by up to 25%. Depending on your goals and what you need done, you may need more than one treatment, but the practitioner will go over this with you during your consultation.


Since the technique is noninvasive, we can target fat in most areas, including your abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, under your chin, above your knees, and on your back.


The fact is, you need fat to protect your body, so destroying it all isn’t possible — or healthy. But if you’re carrying too much “protection,” we can eliminate up to 24% of the fat in your treatment area.

The great thing about the treatment is FDA approved for fat reduction on many parts of your body. Bela Vida Med Spa and Wellness can address the following areas:

  • Upper and lower abdomen
  • Love handles and waist
  • Hips
  • Upper and lower back
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Area under your chin


This last point is up to you. SculpSure is ideal for getting you to your goal size and shape, but it’s up to you to maintain those results. If you fall back into old habits and start cutting out your exercise or eating more than you should, your existing fat cells will expand, and you run the risk of undoing your SculpSure results. If, however, you maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising regularly, you can enjoy your new shape for years to come.

SculpSure® kills the unwanted fat cells, and your body then eliminates them for good. What you may not know is that after your teenage years, you will not get any more fat cells. When you gain weight or lose weight, your fat cells are just expanding or shrinking. So, when fat cells are eliminated, new ones don’t take their place. To keep the new look you have, you just need to eat right and exercise to keep your existing fat cells from expanding.

5 reasons to get SculpSure®

  1. It can be used to treat multiple body areas
  2. It’s noninvasive
  3. It’s quick and effective
  4. The side effects are minor and there’s no downtime
  5. The fat cells won’t come back

Who’s a good candidate for SculpSure?

If you have a body mass index of 30 or less, you may benefit from SculpSure. SculpSure works to reduce or eliminate stubborn pockets of fat areas of your body — it doesn’t function as a weight-loss method like bariatric surgery or other invasive procedures.

Men tend to carry fat around their belly, which can create a “spare tire” effect. In contrast, fat in women is often spread out around the body. For women, their body type will often dictate where much of their fat will go:

  • “Apple” body type: Fat is stored around the midsection
  • “Pear” body type: Fat stored in the hips and glutes

For men and women, fat deposits can consist of large fat cells that have clumped together or many small fat cells that have crowded into a small space. Either way, these bulges can ruin the figure you’ve worked so hard for. Getting rid of them can seem nearly impossible, especially as you age, and your metabolism slows down.

You’re a good candidate for SculpSure if you generally maintain a healthy weight, but need some extra help getting rid of some trouble areas. You’ll achieve optimal benefits when you use SculpSure as a complement to a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Considering SculpSure?

That’s great news!

The first step you should take is to call Bela Vida Med Spa and Wellness. At your consultation, you will discuss your health and medical history, lifestyle, goals, and other factors that may affect your SculpSure treatment.