Laser Body Contouring

Laser body contouring has become an increasingly popular way to reshape the body without surgery. This guide covers everything you need to know about the different laser contouring procedures available for achieving your body goals.

What is Laser Body Contouring?

Laser body contouring uses laser energy to modify the shape and tone of targeted areas of the body. It works by heating the dermis while preserving the epidermis through cooling. This stimulates new collagen production, leading to tightened skin and fat reduction.

Benefits of laser body contouring include:

  • Non-invasive
  • Little to no downtime
  • Natural looking results
  • No need for anaesthesia
  • Smoothes cellulite
  • Tightens loose skin
  • Reduces stubborn fat pockets

Some areas commonly treated are:

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  • Abdomen
  • Flanks and love handles
  • Arms
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks

Laser body contouring can produce noticeable improvements without surgery when performed by an experienced professional. Multiple sessions are usually needed, spaced 3-6 weeks apart for optimal results. Maintaining healthy lifestyle habits helps preserve the results long-term.

How Does Laser Body Contouring Work?

Different laser body contouring techniques work in unique ways. But in general, laser body contouring delivers targeted laser energy to the treatment area, which triggers both immediate and gradual responses in the body for contouring effects.

Here is a breakdown of what happens:

Aspect of Laser Body ContouringDescription
PrincipleUses concentrated light to target and break down fat cells.
ProcessLaser energy heats fat cells, causing them to disintegrate and be absorbed by the body.
DurationSessions usually last 25-60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
Number of SessionsTypically, it requires multiple sessions for optimal results.

The treatment coagulates tissue while cooling the top layer of skin for a controlled laser effect. The body then naturally eliminates the treated fatty tissue over time through its lymphatic system.

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Body Contouring?

Laser body contouring works well for both men and women who struggle with:

Some typical candidates include:

  •  Mild to moderate fat pockets or cellulite
  • Loose, sagging body skin
  • Asymmetries from weight fluctuations
  • Areas resistant to diet and exercise

Ideal candidates:

  •  Have reasonable expectations for the procedure
  •  Are nonsmokers
  •  Have good general health with no medical issues

Laser body contouring is best suited for people at or near their ideal body weight who require targeted remodelling to accomplish their aesthetic goals. The results are gradual and progressive, not immediate like liposuction.

Laser body contouring is NOT recommended if you:

  •  Need to lose a significant amount of weight
  •  Have certain medical conditions
  •  Have a history of poor wound healing

A consultation helps determine if you are a good candidate for laser body contouring.

Types of Laser Body Contouring Methods

There are several different laser body contouring techniques and devices available. The right option depends on your specific trouble spots and goals.

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Uses cold laser light beams to target fat cells, draining contents out through pores in the cell membrane. Typically used for problem areas like love handles and belly.


  •  Noninvasive fat and cellulite reduction


  •  Not for substantial fat reduction

Ultrasound Cavitation

Uses ultrasound waves focused below the skin to create microbubbles that disrupt fat cell membranes. The released fat is eliminated naturally over time.


  •  Non-invasive fat reduction choice


  •  Better for smaller treatment areas


Works by controlled cooling to crystallise fat cells which die off and leave the body. No anaesthesia is needed. Used for stubborn fat pockets unresponsive to diet and exercise.


  •  Noticeable fat bulge reduction


  •  Only treats specific focused spots

Radiofrequency (RF)

RF laser energy heats deeper skin layers which stimulates the tightening of existing collagen and formation of new collagen. Tissue coagulates while the epidermis stays protected.


  •  Non-invasive skin tightening


  •  Does not remove fat cells
TreatmentCold LaserUltrasoundCryolipolysisRadiofrequency
What it DoesDrain fat cell contentsDisrupts fat cellsFreezes and kills fat cellsTightens skin
Best ForCellulite, love handles, bellySmall areas of fatFat bulges unresponsive to diet/exerciseLoose, sagging skin
Sessions Needed8-10 or more6-8 typically1-3 per area3-6+

Your provider will guide you in selecting the ideal laser body contouring methods for your particular body goals. Many practices offer combined laser treatment packages for optimal rejuvenation effects.

What to Expect During Treatment

Laser body contouring is performed on an outpatient basis without anaesthesia required. The procedure itself is non-invasive and virtually painless. Sensations of warmth, tingling, pressure, or cold might be felt during treatment depending on the technology used.

Here is a general overview of what to expect:

  •  A gel, oil or protective barrier applied to the skin
  •  The laser handpiece glided over treatment areas in a massaging motion
  •  Each session takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the body areas covered

You can resume normal activities immediately with zero downtime needed to recover. Some post-treatment inflammation or swelling might be present for a few days which resolves on its own.

Results and Recovery Timeline

Laser body contouring delivers gradual, progressive results that improve over several weeks to months as your body’s natural healing processes are activated, and new collagen and elastin regenerate.

Here is an overview of what to expect:

TimeframeWhat HappensWhat to Expect
First 72 HoursInflammation and swelling peaksTemporary redness, tenderness, normal
2 Weeks AfterSwelling subsidingPossible mild bruising resolves
1 Month AfterCollagen remodelling ongoingSome improvements visible
2-3 Months AfterCollagen regeneration continuesMore lifting and tightening apparent
4-6 Months AfterCollagen rebuilding completesSee full improvement and effects

You’ll need to come back for follow-up maintenance sessions every 4-6 months to preserve your body contouring improvements long-term. A healthy lifestyle also plays a vital role in sustaining your results.

Are There Any Laser Body Contouring Risks?

When performed properly by an experienced aesthetic professional, laser body contouring treatments come with minimal risks. Some possible side effects include:

Potential risks include:

  • Temporary discomfort, swelling, redness
  • Bruising around treated areas
  • Skin sensitivity for a few days

Choose a reputable clinic with extensive laser experience to ensure the best results from your body contouring procedure with a low complication rate. Always discuss your complete medical history to rule out any contraindications.

How Much Does Laser Body Contouring Cost in Dubai?

There are several factors affecting laser body contouring costs in Dubai, with prices varying between venues. Typically, you can expect to invest:

Body AreaCost per SessionNumber of Sessions
AbdomenAED 1,000 – AED 1,5006-10
Upper ArmsAED 800 – AED 1,2004-8
Inner or Outer ThighsAED 1,200 – AED 1,5006-12
Buttock/Low BackAED 1,500 – AED 2,0006-10

Note that laser body contouring requires multiple treatments for optimal improvement so total costs add up based on how many sessions you need. Many clinics offer discounted packages for better value on a series of treatments.

During your consultation, the practitioner develops a customised plan for your specific requirements, including the number of recommended sessions and total pricing. Financing plans may also be available at some practices to make treatments more affordable.

How to Choose a Laser Body Contouring Provider in Dubai

Selecting a reputable, skilled laser body contouring provider is key for safe, effective treatment and the best possible improvements.

Here are the top tips for choosing your practitioner:

  •  Search for experienced, accredited laser technicians, specifically
  •  Verify advanced certifications and training
  •  View before and after photos of actual patients
  •  Check reviews for satisfaction rates
  •  Make sure you feel comfortable with the staff at the consult

Double-check credentials and qualifications before committing so you get the highest standard of care. Also, choose a centre offering the latest devices to harness advanced laser body contouring technology.

Following these guidelines helps ensure your treatments meet expectations for noticeable, natural-looking body enhancement without complications.


In summary, today’s advanced laser body contouring treatments offer new possibilities for reshaping trouble spots and revealing your best body without surgery or downtime. When performed by a skilled aesthetic professional using the latest technology, laser body contouring can safely reduce stubborn fat pockets, smooth away cellulite, or tighten loose skin for beautiful, natural-looking enhancements.

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FAQs About Laser Body Contouring

Still have questions about laser body contouring treatment? Here, we cover some commonly asked questions for more insights.

With maintenance treatments every 4-6 months, improvements can last years for most patients. Results vary by the individual and their commitment to living a healthy lifestyle.

You’ll notice some changes after the first 1-2 sessions, but optimal improvements emerge gradually over the full course of treatment spanning a couple of months.

It is not a permanent fix like surgery, but regular touch-up sessions can help maintain your remodelled shape for the long term.

Yes, laser body contouring has been proven effective through extensive research and testing for circumferential reduction and skin tightening. However, individual results depend on your goals, expectations, and other factors.

A combination approach utilising different laser body contouring modalities customised to target all your specific trouble spots usually gets the best, most comprehensive improvements.