Unveiling Body Sculpting: How It Works

Body Sculpting | Perfect Skin Center

Aging, pregnancy, and genetic factors can contribute to various aesthetic concerns that many individuals wish to address. Body sculpting is an effective option for redefining and reshaping the body’s contours, offering a solution for those looking to improve their silhouette without invasive surgery.

At Perfect Skin Center, we love providing advanced skin and body care to our patients in Tempe, AZ. Since opening in February 2000, Richard Burgmeier, MD, has offered a wealth of experience, delivering innovative treatments that are in line with our commitment to excellence.

What Is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting is a modern technique that reshapes and refines the body’s contours through non-surgical means. It targets and diminishes unwanted fat cells, crafting a more desired silhouette. This process goes beyond mere fat reduction while also focusing on toning muscles and addressing skin concerns.

What Can Body Sculpting Target? 

Low Muscle Tone

Muscle tone is pivotal in defining the body’s shape and firmness. Body sculpting can enhance muscle tone in areas that may not respond as well to traditional exercise. By using advanced techniques, we can stimulate muscle fibers, promoting strength and definition in targeted regions.

Excess Fat

When diet and exercise fall short in eliminating stubborn fat pockets, body contouring steps in as an effective ally. This approach meticulously targets and breaks down fat cells in specific areas, giving you a more sculpted and refined appearance. Whether it’s the abdomen, thighs, or other areas, body contouring can give these areas the shape you are looking for.


Cellulite, often a source of frustration, appears as dimpled, uneven skin. Body sculpting addresses this concern by smoothing out the affected areas. The treatment enhances skin texture and reduces the appearance of cellulite, leading to a more even and toned skin surface.

Loose Skin

Aging, weight fluctuations, or other factors can lead to loose, sagging skin. Body sculpting can help tighten and firm this skin, restoring a more youthful and taut appearance. By promoting collagen production and skin elasticity, these treatments can rejuvenate the skin’s overall texture and firmness.

Different Non-Surgical Body Sculpting Techniques


Cryolipolysis is a type of body sculpting technology that harnesses the power of cold to initiate fat reduction. It precisely cools fat cells to a temperature that causes their natural elimination, all while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. This process gradually reduces fat layers, sculpting the body’s contours with precision.


CoolSculpting is a specific brand of non-surgical body sculpting that employs cryolipolysis technology for targeted body fat reduction. Treatments involve applying a device to the chosen area, where controlled cooling is delivered to freeze and break down fat cells. Over time, patients may witness a noticeable diminishment in fat.

Radiofrequency Treatments

Radiofrequency body sculpting treatments use energy waves to heat deep layers of skin and fat. This process stimulates collagen production and disrupts fat cells, promoting tighter skin and a more toned appearance.


Thermage is a specific body contouring treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to rejuvenate and tighten the skin. It’s known for its ability to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours, but it can also be effective on other body areas. Patients appreciate Thermage for its ability to deliver results without downtime.


Thermismooth is another variation of body sculpting using radiofrequency. It’s particularly adept at targeting delicate areas, offering a gentle yet effective approach to skin tightening and smoothing. With a series of treatments, Thermismooth can enhance skin texture and elasticity.

truSculpt® iD

truSculpt iD is at the forefront of non-surgical body sculpting, employing cutting-edge RF technology to diminish fat and improve body contours. It uses controlled heating through radiofrequency to target fat cells, resulting in significant fat reduction and skin tightening. TruSculpt iD is celebrated for its efficiency, often delivering noticeable results in as little as one session.

Ultrasound Technology

Ultrasound body sculpting technology involves the use of sound waves to target and disrupt fat cells beneath the skin. This non-invasive approach precisely focuses ultrasound energy to heat and destroy fat cells, promoting body contouring without affecting the surrounding tissues. Over time, the body naturally processes and eliminates these cells, leading to a more contoured physique.

Fat-Dissolving Injections

Fat-dissolving injections are a minimally invasive option for body fat reduction, using biocompatible substances to break down and absorb fat cells. These injections target and liquefy fat deposits, which the body then naturally eliminates. This method is ideal for smaller, localized fat areas where precise body fat reduction is desired.


Kybella is a well-known injectable in the sphere of body sculpting, specifically designed to tackle submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin. It uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which your body already uses naturally to break down and absorb the fat that comes from your diet. Kybella treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin, contributing to a more defined and contoured profile.

Electromagnetic Energy

Electromagnetic energy harnesses focused electromagnetic fields to stimulate muscle contractions, akin to an intensive workout. This method not only aids in fat loss but also significantly enhances muscle definition and tone, offering a dual benefit in body contouring.


During an EMSCULPT treatment, targeted muscles undergo supramaximal contractions, far beyond what is achievable through conventional exercise. This process results in both significant fat reduction and a boost in muscle mass, yielding a more sculpted, athletic physique.

Your Next Steps to a More Sculpted Body

Exploring body sculpting options can take time since there are many different devices to choose from. At Perfect Skin Center, located in Tempe, AZ, we offer an extensive suite of treatments, and we are always ready to help you find the right one. Whether it’s through cryolipolysis, radiofrequency treatments, ultrasound technology, or other innovative methods, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your body sculpting aspirations, we invite you to reach out to us. You can easily connect with us by filling out our online form or giving us a call at (480) 897-3623.


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“Beyond the scalpel lies the brushstroke of medical aesthetics where we don’t tighten, we transform; not just enhance, but rejuvenate. Embrace the new era of beauty: sculpted, voluminous, and timeless.” Richard Burgmeier, MD

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