SculpSure body fat reduction

Ask about our 2 plus FREE offer – for a limited time get your third SculpSure treatment FREE when 2 treatments are booked. Terms & Conditions Apply. *1

Even after a regular exercise routine and healthy eating do you struggle to move those stubborn pockets of fat? Do you want to fit into your clothes better? You’re not alone! The innovative SculpSure is leading the way with a non-invasive laser fat reduction treatment that targets & removes unwanted body fat.

Using a light-based therapy, the laser technology works to destroy fat cells in a number of areas on the body. From stomach, thighs, chin and love handles, SculpSure laser fat reduction has been clinically established to start reducing up to 24% of fat in just one 25-minute treatment*2.

The SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared*3 laser treatment and has been entered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods – ARTG 266032 for non-invasive lipolysis, SculpSure safely and effectively eliminates unwanted fat cells. This fat reduction treatment is customisable, with versatile applicators to fit a variety of body shapes and sizes.

With absolutely no surgery or downtime, you may easily squeeze in a SculpSure session during your lunch break!

Inner & outer thighs, buttocks, upper and lower abdomen, flanks, back fat, arms & chin are all areas that can be treated.

Before and after photos supplied by CynoSure. Individual results may vary.

Results can be visible in as little as 6 weeks after your first treatment. However, for most people results should be visible 12 weeks post treatment. To find out if SculpSure is suitable for you, phone us to book your no obligation consultation.

Results of the SculpSure are amplified with the complimentery Z-Wave Pro treatment*4, which assists in increased lymphatic drainage and skin tightening. Ask our team to find out more.

*1 Ts&Cs – Book 2 SculpSure sessions and receive 3rd session free +50% off maintenance treatments for 12 months. 3rd free session and 12 month maintenance program only applies to already treated areas.

*2 Single treatment with an average reduction in fat volume as measured by MRI: Clinical and Histological Evaluations of a Novel 1060nm Laser Device for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction J. Decorato, R. Sierra, B. Chen. [57]. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2014; 46(S25)

*3 FDA is US based to ensure safety and efficacy and is not applicable in Australia.  The FDA is the US Food & Drug Administration. It is similar to the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) in Australia. The reason it is significant is because for a device to be “FDA approved or FDA cleared” FDA experts will review clinical studies and manufacturer’s information to establish the safety and effectiveness of the device.

*4 Jeffrey A Hunt, D.O., R.V.S., discusses the efficacy and results of combined Coolsculpting & Z Wave therapy., Sept/Oct 2013 p74-75 //

*5 Decorato, J. W., Chen, B., & Sierra, R. (2017). Subcutaneous adipose tissue response to a non-invasive hyperthermic treatment using a 1060 nm laser. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 49(5), 480-489. doi:10.1002/lsm.22625.

*6 Schilling, L., MD, Saedi, N., MD, & Weiss, R., MD. (2017). 1060 nm Diode Hyperthermic Laser Lipolysis: The Latest in Non-Invasive Body Contouring. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 16(1), 48-72.

*7 . 2016 Oct; 14(4): e36727.

Published online 2016 Jul 3. doi: 10.5812/ijem.36727
*8 2017 Jul;49(5):480-489. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22625. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

Common Questions about This Treatment

SculpSure is intended for those who maintain a healthy lifestyle, yet experience stubborn fat in treatable areas, such as the flanks, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, back, and under the chin. As long as significant weight gain is not experienced, you will maintain your SculpSure results.

During a SculpSure treatment, fat cells in the treated area are disrupted with heat and naturally eliminated over time. However, it is unlikely that all fat cells will be removed from the treated area.

Every client is different. Most clients see the best results when they have  a series of treatments. Ask your treatment provider about the treatment plan that is right for you.

SculpSure is not a weight loss solution, and therefore does not result in weight loss following treatment.

Many clients start to see results as early as six weeks following treatment. as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen 12 weeks after your final treatment.

Your treatment area will look smaller and more contoured. You may even notice that your clothes fit better!

Most clients require a series of treatments to achieve the results they desire. Results can be seen at six weeks after treatment, with optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks.

While every client is different, some studies show  up to 24% of fat cells can be destroyed in the treated  area. *5

SculpSure candidates have stubborn fat in areas that seem resistant to diet and exercise. SculpSure is intended for non-invasive fat reduction of the abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs and the submental (under the chin) area. SculpSure is not a weight loss solution and is ideal for candidates with a BMI of up to 30 for body treatments and up to 43 for under the chin treatments.

Be sure that your skin is free of lotions or creams, that you have eaten a  meal and are well-hydrated.

We do not recommend treatment for pregnant or lactating mothers.

There is no need for any medications with the SculpSure treatment. Client feedback helps us determine appropriate settings during the treatment.

During your consultation, it is important to share your medical history, including prior treatments, so that your treatment provider can determine if SculpSure is right for you. Recent surgeries in the treatment area need to be discussed with the treatment provider.

SculpSure treatments will not require any change in your normal daily routine. You may experience mild tenderness after your treatment, but this should not affect your daily activities. However, if your intent is to have results before the event in question, please plan ahead for optimal results – 6-12 weeks post-treatment. You will need to adjust your timeline accordingly.

SculpSure for the body (flanks, abdomen, thighs, and back) is intended for clients with a BMI  of 30 or less. Patients contouring the under chin area can have a BMI of up to 43. However, it is more important to consider the body composition of each client and expectations. Your provider will assess your areas of concern and determine if your body type is appropriate for treatment.

SculpSure can be used to treat the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, bra fat, arms and submental (under the chin) areas.

Your provider will develop a customized treatment plan based on your desired results. Ask your treatment provider for the treatment package that is right for you.

Many clients report tissue tenderness when the treated area is touched, however the treatment is generally well tolerated and does not prevent you from resuming your daily activities. Most clients report the sensation is similar to having done a vigorous workout. This feeling typically resolves in less than 2 weeks.

Prior to leaving the office after your first appointment, you should schedule your next treatment appointment for 4-6 weeks. Your SculpSure treatment provider will discuss the best treatment regimen for you.

Yes, there is no restriction on exercise and you can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment. In fact, exercise may help stimulate the metabolic process. Staying welt-hydrated during the elimination stage will encourage this process as well.

To date. there have been no reported cases of increased skin laxity post treatment. However, if you have severe laxity in the treatment area, SculpSure may not provide you with the results you want. Ask your treatment provider if SculpSure is right for you.

Gently massaging the treatment area after SculpSure may help stimulate lymphatic drainage, and may enhance your results.

Currently the SculpSure device is available for treatment of the flanks, abdomen, back, inner and outer thighs, and submental (under the chin) areas.

To date, there have been no formal studies looking at the potential effects of treating sooner than 4-6 weeks.

Maintenance treatments can be performed at the discretion of the client and SculpSure treatment provider.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and staying well-hydrated will give you long-lasting results.

There is no need to wear a compression garment following treatment.

To date, there haven’t been any studies published that have demonstrated the exact process of fat clearance post non-invasive procedures. However, there have been many studies that show that serum lipid and serum liver values remain stable post treatment. These findings are consistent with SculpSure’s research that studied serum lipid and liver values at various time points post treatment. It is widely accepted that the body processes the destroyed fat through the lymphatic system and basic metabolic pathways. *7

Non invasive procedures do not require an incision through the skin or the removal of tissue from the body as with a surgical procedure. Many times patients do not want to endure anaesthesia and/or a prolonged healing process. SculpSure provides results without incisions or downtime.

The most common side effects include mild swelling, mild redness, tissue tenderness, and tissue firmness (small. hardened areas in the deep fat layer). All side effects seen during clinical studies resolved on their own. Your treatment provider will review these side effects with you.

Studies have shown that the SculpSure treatment will not raise your cholesterol.

A client can be treated if the hernia has been addressed and you are not placing the applicators over scar tissue. Please consult the treating physician regarding their best practices.

SculpSure is a laser treatment that heats your fat cells, while CoolSculpting uses cold to freeze them. SculpSure uses four non-suction applicators that can be configured  many ways to provide  a fully-customizable treatment. CoolSculpting uses various applicators, some of which require strong vacuum suction to pull skin and fat into a freezing chamber. CoolSculpting requires longer treatment times, while SculpSure takes just 25 minutes per area. After your SculpSure treatment, there are minimal side effects, and you can resume your normal activity immediately.

SculpSure patients report only mild tissue tenderness that can last up to 2 weeks. CoolSculpting has reports of delayed-onset pain often resulting in the need for medical intervention.

SculpSure is a non-invasive  treatment to reduce areas of localized fat. For clients that aren’t candidates for liposuction. or simply don’t want the risk or downtime associated with surgery, SculpSure may  be a great alternative. Be sure to discuss your expectations with your treatment provider to decide whats best for you.

There is no downtime after a SculpSure treatment. You can resume your normal activities, including exercise, immediately post-treatment.

The destroyed fat cells will be eliminated naturally through your body’s lymphatic system.

We are able to heat fat and maintain the temperature efficiently and effectively to achieve fat destruction in a short amount of time. *5, *6

SculpSure offers versatility with four applicators, which  can be placed in a variety of configurations. Contact Cooling” ensures a safe and tolerable treatment for all skin types. Unlike cryolipolysis, SculpSure does not require a painful post-treatment massage, or result in shelving or shark bites. With SculpSure, the results are natural looking.

The depth of penetration will depend on the thickness of fat for that individual patient. Internal temperature testing has shown that SculpSure can heat fat as deep as 3 cm  below the dermis. If the fat thickness is less than that. the laser energy will only target the fat cells, and not affect tissue, muscle, or underlying organs.

No, Sculpsure cannot improve cellulite however, we recommend using Sculpsure in conjunction with our Z wave treatment which is proven to work for cellulite reduction and can amplify Sculpsure results and assist lymphatic drainage and skin tightening. Find out more about cellulite reduction by heading to our Z Wave treatment tab.

SculpSure is a hyperthermic laser treatment. The laser energy increases the temperature of the fat cells between 42-47Celsius. Numerous studies have shown, using in vivo, ex vivo and theoretical analysis, that if you increase the temperature of fat to a certain temperature and maintain that temperature for a period of time, the fat cells will be destroyed. *8

Each SculpSure treatment takes 25 minutes to complete. Multiple treatment areas may be recommended  in  a single day to achieve optimal results.

You will be comfortably positioned on a treatment bed or chair. and applicators will be attached to the desired treatment area with a belt. During the first 4 minutes of the treatment. the build phase occurs, during which the temperature of the fat cells are heated to target treatment temperature. After the build phase, the temperature will be sustained for an additional 21 minutes (sustain phase). Your practitioner will monitor your comfort level during treatment and adjust the settings accordingly. You may experience a little discomfort, approximately ranging from 3 to 7 out of 10 with 0 being no pain and 10 being the worst pain imaginable.

Doctor Chris and Nurse Claire are qualified to perform the SculpSure treatment. All of Burnside Cosmetic’s patients will receive their SculpSure treatment in clinic by either Chris or Claire after their no obligation consult.

You can treat as many areas as you want,  however it is not recommended to treat the same area within the same day. We recommend  4-6 weeks between treatments on the same areas.

Most clients feel an intermittent tingling and peaks of deep heating, followed by a comfortable cooling sensation. Most clients find the treatment tolerable.

Some clients will experience sensations which range from prickling, pinching, pressure and peaks of moderate deep heat and cooling.

How We are Different


Personalised & Discreet

The focus is on you and your treatment outcomes. Dr Chris and Nurse Claire pride themselves on offering a professional, personalized and discreet service in a welcoming environment.


Doctor Always Onsite

In this largely de-regulated industry, you can rest assured that at Burnside Cosmetic, you are supported by a fully qualified medical team with Dr Chris always being on site. Having an experienced doctor on site gives extra peace of mind when having any cosmetic procedure.


Afterhours Appointments

Because we are passionate about what we do, Burnside Cosmetic offers after hours appointments to those who work or are busy during normal business hours. Our clients appreciate our flexibility to have treatments to suit their busy schedule.

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