Sculpsure Laser Fat Reduction

If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to reduce stubborn bulges of fat, SculpSureTM may be the perfect solution for you. Dr. Paul J. Frank is one of the few physicians in New York City to offer this one of a kind technology. SculpSure is one of the latest and most advanced fat reduction treatments, using laser technology to treat fat cells in the targeted area by exposing them to very high temperatures. Once the fat cells are treated, the body gradually disposes of them, providing noticeable results in just 6 to 12 weeks following treatment.*

How SculpSure Works

SculpSure has four applicators, allowing Dr. Paul J. Frank to treat up to four zones at a time. Once the laser is turned on, it will actively heat the underlying fat for 25 minutes. The temperatures used are high enough to target fat cells, but not so hot that they cause pain or damage skin in the treatment area. Most of our New York patients do not report pain during SculpSure treatments.* If you experience any discomfort, we will adjust the applicators until you are comfortable.

Once the treatment is done, you can resume normal activities immediately. The side effect associated with SculpSure is mild tenderness for a day in the treated area.* While you won’t notice any immediate change, your body will be busy working to decrease fat cells. You’ll begin to notice fat reduction in the treatment area within 6 weeks and final results should be seen within 12 weeks*. In addition to fat reduction, the heating process of SculpSure stimulates an increase in collagen production in the skin, increasing lift and firmness in the treated area.*

SculpSure Treatment Areas

SculpSure was designed to reduce fat around the abdomen, flanks (“love handles”), and lower back. It can also be used for fat reduction on the buttocks, thighs, and upper arms. SculpSure is gaining popularity among women who want to treat post-pregnancy bulges on their abdomen and return to their more youthful shape.

Sculpsure Before & After

SculpSure Before and After photo by Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank of PFRANKMD in New York City, NY
SculpSure Before and After photo by Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank of PFRANKMD in New York City, NY
SculpSure Before and After photo by Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank of PFRANKMD in New York City, NY

Ideal Candidates

You may be an ideal candidate for SculpSure if you are close to your ideal weight and cannot reduce unwanted body fat through diet changes or exercise alone. SculpSure is not a weight loss solution nor should it be used to replace a healthy diet. In addition, patients who have open sores, infections, or scars in the targeted area may not be able to undergo this treatment.

SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting

Dr. Paul J. Frank also offers CoolSculpting, a treatment closely related to SculpSure, to his NYC patients. Both innovative treatments are designed to effectively target and reduce stubborn fat cells for a slimmer physique. Either treatment is not necessarily better than the other. Different patients may respond better to either device, and they can be used in conjunction with each other to achieve optimal results. The table below highlights the main differences between these two highly effective treatments.

Total Treatment time 25 minutes 35 minutes
Temperature for fat cell destruction Very high Very cold to freeze fat cells
Required treatment area The device is held to the surface of skin and can treat almost any part of the body The skin within the treatment area must be lax enough to be held between two panels
Discomfort during treatment Mild to moderate Some patients find the cold sensation mildy uncomfortable only initially
Results 6 - 12 weeks 6 - 10 weeks
Collagen production Increased collagen production change in collagen production for select patients

Why Choose SculpSure

Since it’s approval in late 2015, SculpSure has rapidly grown in popularity and is now one of the most requested fat reduction treatment among our New York patients. SculpSure can treat twice the amount of treatment area in half the time of CoolSculpting. Due to its overwhelming improvement in fat reduction technology, NYC Dermatologist Dr. Paul J. Frank has replaced CoolSculpting with SculpSure. Here are some of the reasons why our patients love SculpSure:

Noticeable fat reduction results in the targeted area in less than 12 weeks*

Provides a natural appearance with smooth contours and no dimpling*

Treats twice the surface area in half the time

Little to downtime afterwards and no unsightly bruising*

Comfortable and fast treatment sessions

SculpSure fat reduction treatment machine


What is SculpSure, and how does it work?

SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that uses laser technology to target and reduce fat cells. It has four applicators that can treat up to four zones simultaneously. The laser heats the underlying fat for 25 minutes, effectively targeting fat cells without causing pain or damage to the skin.

Is SculpSure painful during the treatment?

Most patients do not report experiencing pain during SculpSure treatments. The temperatures used are carefully controlled to ensure that they target fat cells while keeping the procedure comfortable. If you do feel any discomfort, the applicators can be adjusted to ensure your comfort.

How long does a SculpSure treatment session take?

A SculpSure treatment session typically lasts for 25 minutes. This allows for the laser to heat the fat cells in the treated areas effectively.

Can I resume my normal activities immediately after a SculpSure treatment?

Yes, you can resume your regular activities right after a SculpSure treatment. There is no downtime associated with the procedure.

What are the side effects of SculpSure?

The most common side effect associated with SculpSure is mild tenderness in the treated area for about a day. This discomfort is usually temporary and well-tolerated by most patients.

When will I see results from SculpSure?

While you won’t notice an immediate change after the treatment, you can expect to see fat reduction in the treated area within about 6 weeks. The final results of the procedure should be more apparent within 12 weeks.

Does SculpSure offer any benefits beyond fat reduction?

Yes, SculpSure provides an additional benefit. The heating process during SculpSure treatments stimulates an increase in collagen production in the skin, which can result in improved skin lift and firmness in the treated area.

How many areas can be treated at the same time with SculpSure?

SculpSure can treat up to four areas simultaneously, thanks to its four applicators. This allows for efficient and comprehensive body contouring treatments

Are there any limitations on the type of areas that can be treated with SculpSure?

SculpSure can be used to target fat in various areas of the body, and it is often used on common trouble spots like the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and back.

Is SculpSure a safe procedure?

SculpSure is considered safe, non-invasive, and has been approved by regulatory authorities for body contouring. However, it’s important to consult with a qualified medical professional to determine if it’s the right option for you and to ensure you are a suitable candidate.