How large is one SculpSure applicator?

Sculpsure says you can treat 4 areas at once with the 4 applicators but they sound very small (24 cm squared). Would 2 applicators be able to treat one love-handle?

Doctor Answers 26

Each applicator is 24cm squared

You are correct that each applicator is not huge, yet you can use up to 4 at a time in 25 minute sessions.  Most people will need two applicators per love handle (4 for both sides.)  Many people treat love handles with 4 applicators then turn over and treat abdomens with another 4 applicators in a second treatment of another 25 minutes so that abdomen and love-handles can both be treated in about an hour.  Unlike Cool-Sculpting that often takes multiple treatments SculpSure only requires one session which is nice.


Cherry Hill Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

How large is one SculpSure applicator?

Sculpsure comes with 4 applicators that can be strategically placed for optimal results. The applicators destroy an estimated 2 inches of fat around them. Typically,most people require two applicators per love handle (4 for both sides) which can be achieved in one 25 minute session.

Scott Chapin, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Size of SculpSure applicator

SculpSure, the world's first FDA indicated laser for non surgical fat reduction has 4 applicator heads, each measuring 6 cm by 4 cm, for a total of 24 cm squared.  A treatment session can use anywhere from 1 to all 4 applicator heads at once, at different locations on the body and different positions.  An in person examination is needed to determine the best plan of action to take.

Good Luck!

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Two applicators is an excellent start

Two  24 cm applicators is an excellent start for each love handle.  The applicators can be stacked or placed in a row to help remove the maximal bulge.

Keith Denkler, MD
Marin Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

How large is one SculpSure applicator?

Thank you for your question.

Each applicator is 24 cm2.  And with each treatment you can place 4 of these applicators which totals a surface area of 96 cm2.  You can place them on as solo, couplets, triplets or all four together depending where the troubled areas are located.  All sorts of configurations can be used with the device applicators.  I personally used two on each flank.

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Saul Lahijani, MD
Los Angeles Physician
4.4 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Sculpsure vs coolsculpting

I appreciate your question.
Sculpsure comes with 4 applicators. The advantage is that they can be placed strategically where you need them to work. They also destroy fat about 2 inches around them.
About 2.5 applicators = 1 coolsculpting.
Most people use 2 applicators at a time for each love handle


The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

best of luck!

Dr Schwartz

Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

SculpSure Applicator Size

The advantage of SculpSure is the customization of the treatment.  For most smaller women, one applicator can cover one love handle.  Larger men typically need two applicators per love handle.  As one of the first physicians to have #SculpSure, I have found  fine tuning the placement of the applicators allows for amazing permanent fat reduction results. 

Best of luck,
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.
Houston, TX

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Suneel Chilukuri, MD
Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

How large is one SculpSure applicator?

A SculpSure applicator is 4 x 6 cm in size, for a total of 24 square centimeters.However, usually multiple applicators are used during a treatment, up to a total of 4 applicators.Thus, up to 96 square centimeters can be treated in one SculpSure session.This is a large enough area to treat an abdomen or both love handles.One of the advantages of having multiple applicators is that they allow a treatment to be customized for each patient.


George Anterasian, MD
Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center

George Anterasian, MD
Santa Monica Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

How large is one SculpSure applicator?

Sculpsure comes with four 24cm applicators that can be strategically placed for optimal results. The applicators destroy an estimated 2 inches of fat around them. Typically,most people require two applicators per love handle (4 for both sides) which can be achieved in one 25 minute session. Many patients will then turn over and treat the lower or upper abdomen with 4 applicators in a second treatment.

Timothy G. Rodgers, MD, FAAD
Frisco Dermatologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

SculpSure Applicator

The SculpSure applicator is a little smaller than the size of an Iphone.

The amount of applicators that will be needed is determined in a consult because everyone is different.

The 1060 nm wavelength’s specific affinity for adipose tissue, coupled with minimal absorption in the dermis, allows SculpSure to efficiently treat areas of troublesome fat in just 25 minutes. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the disrupted fat cells with results seen as quickly as 6 weeks and optimal results usually seen in as few as 12 weeks.

Controlled hyperthermic fat reduction
• Elevates adipose tissue temperature between 42°C and 47°C
• No damage to dermal tissue
• Contact CoolingTM for patient comfort

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.4 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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