Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening

How Does The Body Sculpting And Skin Tightening Treatment Work?

At Sussex Laser Lipo, we use the latest advancement in non-invasive aesthetic technology to bring you amazing Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening treatments using the PureGenex 4D-Sculpt platform. The particular technology we use will depend upon your own personal circumstances and objectives. Our highly experienced therapist will design a programme of treatment focused no a singular objective; to help you achieve your goals.

The 4D-Sculpt uses precisely controlled Radio Frequency to target and heat the collagen fibres and fatty tissues within the treatment area. In addition, vacuum massage lifts, smooths and evens out the skin to reveal a smoother figure.

Unlike older RF-only technologies, such as Accent and Thermage, which are unable to accurately target the treatment area, our advanced treatments leverage the latest in multi-polar RF and "Vacuum Targeted RF" technology. The Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening Treatments cause the following effects :-

Skin Tightening

  • Existing collagen tissues shrink, providing an immediate tightening and plumping effect.
  • Old, fibrous collagen is denatured and broken down by the body.
  • Fibroblasts (the cells that create new collagen) are stimulated to create new, fresh, supple collagen.

Slimming and Contouring / Sculpting

  • Heating the fatty tissues immediately beneath the skin causes them to become porous and "sweat" their contents into the interstitial space between the cells.
  • Vacuum lifting and dermal manipulation drives the fat cells contents into he lymphatic system, where the body can dispose of them.

How does this have a skin tightening effect?

Loose skin due to weight loss or ageing of the supporting tissues appears wrinkled and lifeless. Old, fibrous and dis-organised collagen fibres are unable to support the skin.

body sculpting and skin tighteningThe Body Sculpting and Skin tightening Treatment gives immediate lifting and tightening effects as well as longer lasting slimming, smoothing and tightening as new collagen is produced.

A massage oil is applied to the treatment area, then the Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening treatment commences. The PureGenex technology generates heat in the subcutaneous layer, causing the existing active collagen to contract, delivering immediately tighter feeling skin.

The RF treatment also selectively denatures (breaks down) the old, inflexible collagen and stimulates the re-growth of fresh, healthy and flexible collagen fibres. With successive treatments, this cumulative effect will deliver long lasting results!

The laying down of fresh, new collagen fibres results in skin remodeling, taking place over 3-6 months and lasting up to two years, although “top up” treatments every 6-9 months can prolong this effect. Some people only have issues with skin laxity, e.g. the face or on the abdomen after childbirth or weight loss, and not always with fatty tissue excess.

End Result

The volume of collagen increases in a more organised structure. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst also providing tighter, plumper firmer feeling skin.

Each of the combined therapies operating within the Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening Treatment are what we call "cumulative therapies". This means they work immediately during each treatment but, in order to achieve optimal results, a series of treatments is required over a period of weeks. This enables the time needed in between treatments for the body to react naturally to the stimulating effects of the therapies and re-construct the tissues being targeted to naturally achieve the objective; smoother, tighter and more supple skin.

Body Sculpting & Skin Tightening FAQs

Due to the non-invasive nature of our Radio Frequency based treatments, they are suitable for both men and women that wish to look their best and do not wish to endure the costs and risks of cosmetic surgery. However, there are a small number of clinical conditions that would prevent treatment, please check the "Can I be Treated" tab on this page for more details. If you have any specific questions or requirements, please contact us for more information.

Absolutely! Radio Frequency treatments such as the Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening Treatment, or non-srigcal facelift, are extremely effective at rejuvenating loose skin after significant weight loss. In severe cases, more than one course may be required to achieve the desired results, but this is something we can discuss with you during the free consultation.

Most patients find the Radio Frequency treatments extremely comfortable and liken them to a warm deep tissue massage. The treatments are customised to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level, which will be closely monitored by the technician throughout the treatment. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post treatment. Your skin may also appear redder than usual for several hours, but this subsides very quickly.

After completing your course, it is recommended to periodically have maintenance treatments. Like any non-surgical or surgical aesthetic techniques, the results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly, as this provides a stronger platform to maintain your new, healthier complexion.

Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment - with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother, more supple and tightened. With a course of treatments, these results will be cumulative. Once the course is completed, final results in circumference reduction, skin rejuvenation and tightening will be most apparent after 6-8 weeks.

Our PureGenex Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening Treatments can be used to target many areas of the body where loose skin, unsightly bulges, or unwanted "rippled" fatty areas exist. The most common areas targeted are :-

  • Stomach (Abdomen)
  • Thighs
  • Upper & Lower back fat
  • Arms (under biceps)
  • Knees
  • Decolletage / Chest

Facial skin tightening treatments can be applied to the folowing areas of the body.

  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Jowels
  • Neck
  • Around the eyes
  • Decolletage / Chest

Please check prices for the appropriate treatment and cost.

The 4D-Sculpt treatments leverage a similar combination of therapeutic energies as Velashape. However, we believe the unique treatment protocols and specific configuration of each of the therapies applied within our Body Sculpting and Skin Tightening treatments delivers the best results possible.

Your Radion Frequency Skin Tightening Treatment (including Body Sculpting, Non-surgical facelift, and others) experience will begin with a FREE consultation. During this we will discuss the areas of your body you would like to improve, the likely length of treatment required and how those areas will be targeted by the treatments. Following the consultation and the completion of a medical questionnaire, the targeted area will then be accurately measured and photographs taken to enable us to monitor your progress. The treatments will then commence as follows :-

Gentle oils or cooling gel (dependent upon area being treated) will be applied to the treatment area. This is to ensure optimal transmission of the therapeutic energies into the dermal tissues.

The appropriate treatment is then configured and the treatment head applied to the treatment area.

The machine is then switched on and the treatment head is moved across the targeted area(s) several times to ensure complete coverage.

After treatment the skin will be cleaned of all oils and gel, leaving the skin feeling smoother, more supple and rejuvenated.

If you are a healthy adult, over the age of 18 and capable of performing a little regular exercise, to burn off the “fuel” released by the treatments, the answer is usually a resounding “YES”!!!

However, there are some medical conditions (referred to as "Contra-indications") that mean we CANNOT treat you. This is in the best interest of your health and to ensure there are no complications with your condition, so please don’t be offended if we are unable to treat you as a result of one of these conditions being present :-

  • Pacemaker or internal defibrillator.
  • Superficial metal or other implants in the treatment area, such as crowns and bridges.
  • Current or history of skin cancer, as well as any other type of cancer, or pre malignant moles.
  • Severe concurrent conditions, such as cardiac disorders.
  • Pregnancy and nursing.
  • Impaired immune system, such as AIDS and HIV, or use of immuno-suppressive medications.
  • Diseases which may be stimulated by light at the wavelengths used, such as history of Systemic Lupus, Erythematosus, Porphyria and Epilepsy.
  • Patients with a history of diseases stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area, may be treated only following a prophylactic regime.
  • Poorly controlled endocrine disorders, such as diabetes or Poly Cystic Ovary.
  • Any active condition in the treatment area, such as sores, psoriasis, eczema or undiagnosed rashes.
  • Facial laser resurfacing and deep chemical peeling within the last 3 months, if face is treated.
  • Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within the last 3 months or before complete healing.

A number of medical conditions and diseases can be contraindicated for the treatment. They must be checked with your doctor. For some contraindicated conditions and medications and/or supplements we may need a certificate from your doctor regarding suitability of the treatment in order to perform the treatments.

If you are in any doubt and the answers to your questions are not contained within this site, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss the treatments with you in more detail.

Yes. The treatment is completely non-invasive and combines proven and safe therapies to achieve a cumulative aesthetic effect.

Most clients have told us that the treatment is extremely comfortable and pleasant, feeling like a gentle deep heating sensation beneath their skin.

Yes. The treatment is completely non-invasive and has no "down-time". You are free to carry on with your normal daily activities immediately after treatment.

This is entirely up to you, as long as you can remain still and lying down. Many clients read magazines (we provide a range to choose from), others take the opportunity to take a quick nap! We also offer free Wi-Fi Internet Access for customers whilst they are waiting and during the treatments, just ask for details when you arrive.

Great experience

Super friendly, took the time to run through treatment options to make sure I had the most appropriate treatment. Lovely setting, felt comfortable at all times. Highly… Read more * “Great experience”


All testimonials are the opinion of the individual. Any results described or claimed within these testimonials are specific to that individual customer. Results can vary and there are many factors that effect the results achieved by each individual customer, including but not limited to lifestyle, age, diet, etc. As such, we are not able to provide guaranteed results. We will commit to engaging with you as a customer to achieve the best results possible in your given situation.

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