Body Sculpting Q&A

What is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting or body contouring is a noninvasive procedure to reshape an area of the body. It eliminates excess body fat and improves sagging skin. Since body sculpting targets specific areas, it’s easier to lose fat in trouble spots than traditional diet and exercise methods.

How does it work?

Most machines in the U.S. market only to reduce fat, but at NOVA DERM INSTITUTE, we use Exilis Ultra which not only reduces fat but also lifts and tightens skin in one treatment. The Exilis Ultra machine includes a handheld wand that utilizes radio-frequency technology and ultrasound waves to target fat cells. These waves break down fat globules under the skin’s surface using gentle heat that destroys the membrane of the fat cell. 

What to expect during your treatment?

During your body sculpting session, your technician places an electrode patch, which feels like a bandage, on the skin. This patch conducts radio frequency energy. Your tech next applies the handheld wand gently over the treatment area. Most individuals describe it as a hot stone massage sensation during treatment. The entire procedure lasts from thirty minutes to an hour. 

What to expect after your treatment?

You are advised to drink eight to ten glasses of water for the next two days post treatment, to flush out the broken tissue and melted fat cells. You can expect to see some fat loss immediately, but it will take two to three months after the end of your treatments to see the best results.


What are the benefits of this treatment?

Body sculpting is also very safe when compared to injections or surgical procedures that reduce body fat. There’s no risk for infection, surgical scars or bruising as it doesn’t injure the skin or surrounding tissues. This minimally invasive technology also tightens the surface of the skin, giving a flawless smooth appearance.  


Does it hurt?

There’s little to no discomfort with an Exilis Ultra treatment. The sensation is compared to a hot stone massage.


What are the side effects?

There may be some redness and slight bruising in the treated area.


How many treatments will you need?

 A series of four to six treatments, performed seven to fourteen days apart is recommended.


How to prepare for the treatment?

There is very little preparation required before undergoing Exilis Ultra treatments. The treatment area should be free from any active inflammatory skin disease. You should drink six to eight glasses of water the day before to ensure adequate skin hydration for optimum results.


Is this treatment permanent?

Exilis Ultra quickly and gently heats the fat cells to a targeted temperature which when maintained for a specific amount of time, causes the fat cells to die permanently.

Who can get this treatment?

Body sculpting can help anyone with stubborn, excess body fat around their chin area, abdomen, arms, thighs, love handles, back, or buttocks. It can be beneficial for active individuals who can’t lose the last few inches because of resistant pockets of fat that don’t respond to diets and workouts.



Here at NOVA DERM INSTITUTE we give professional care with kindness and compassion. Our treatments are the latest up-to-date practices in the industry and our equipment is the highest medical grade in the market. Our office is clean, professional and welcoming. You enter your session feeling welcome knowing you’re in good hands; and leave feeling you were taken care of and more confident than when you arrived.

                          Pricing: $500 and up per visit

*Individual results may vary.