Body Sculp Protocol

What is BodySculp?

BodySculp is a laser-based, noninvasive, nonsurgical cosmetic body treatment that is used to

target and reduce or eliminate fat. It works for both men and women and on a variety of body

types. The procedure requires no incisions or anesthesia. However, the patient may experience some minimal discomfort. A procedure takes approximately 25 minutes and can target up to 4 areas at once and there is little to no recovery time.

How does BodySculp work?

BodySculp is a type of lipolysis. Lipolysis is a fat-eliminating process. BodySculp uses laser
technology to “melt” fat cells away.

What does BodySculp do?

BodySculp includes 4-treatment applicators that connect to a hands-free laser belt. The

applicators dissipate a 1060nm wavelength of energy and the laser energy will heat to eliminate

fat cells. The BodySculp is FDA cleared for noninvasive lipolysis in the following areas:

  • upper abdominal area

  • lower abdominal area

  • flanks

Patients who are treated with the BodySculp must have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or

less. BodySculp is not a weight loss treatment and is not an option for people with obesity.

Preparing for BodySculp Treatment

When discussing the procedure with your patient, you should communicate which areas of their

body that they are interested in treating. At least 3 sessions are required to reach their goals.

Based on licensing rules in your state, the licensed practitioner may be a:

  • doctor

  • physician’s assistant

  • nurse practitioner

  • nurse

  • aesthetician

The first BodySculp consultation may take place right before the treatment. Be prepared to discuss the patient’s medical history and what medications they are currently on. To minimize the chance of bruising, the patient should be told to avoid blood thinners, Ibuprofen or aspirin a few days before a BodySculp treatment.

Treatment

Seat the patient in a comfortable, reclined position and mark the treatment areas on their body.

  • Begin with a 4-minute warming phase.

  • Set the applicator energy to 1-W/cm2 for 2-minutes.

  • After 2-minutes increase the applicator energy to 1.1-W/ cm2

  • After an additional 2-minutes, increase the applicator energy to 1.3-W/ cm2


During treatment, the BodySculp belt and applicators are wrapped around the treatment area.
The applicators deliver a 1060-nanometer of light that will reach a temperature between 107.6
and 116.6°F. This temperature will kill fat cells underneath the skin while leaving other tissues
unharmed.

 

The BodySculp device alternates between delivering a cooling effect and the laser heat. Each
treatment takes about 25 minutes.

 

Over the next few weeks after the procedure, the patient’s lymphatic system naturally flushes
out the eliminated fat cells. Additional treatments should be scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.

BodySculp Risks & Side Effects

The heating phases during treatment may cause some minor discomfort. However, a numbing

agent or anesthesia can be used but is not necessary. After treatment, the patient may experience some soreness and stiffness. While rare, the patient may also experience bruising in the treated areas. The patient may want to massage the firm areas during the weeks after the procedure.

BodySculp Results & Recovery

The heating phases during treatment may cause some minor discomfort. However, a numbing

BodySculp takes 25 minutes and is non-invasive with little to no recovery time. This means that

the patient could feasibly have a treatment done on their lunch break and return to regular work immediately.

As your patient’s body metabolizes the eliminated fat cells, fat reduction may be noticeable in as few as three weeks after one treatment. On average, one session should result in a 24 percent reduction of fat in the treated area. Full results are normally seen 12 weeks after the last treatment. Because the cells eliminated during the procedure are destroyed with the laser, these cells will not regenerate. Desired fat reduction should be maintained through healthy diet and exercise.

Results

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