truSculpt™ uses a non-invasive radio frequency (RF) technology that delivers deep heating to adipose tissue, using the immune system to break down cells of fat for body sculpting, fat reduction and skin tightening. Heat is delivered through the skin to the subcutaneous fat layer. The fat cells are permanently destroyed during this process and then broken down and disposed of by the body over up to three months. truSculpt is designed to treat multiple areas of the body such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, buttocks and chin. truSculpt treatments are comfortable, quick, and effective. This system is FDA approved for the heating of deep tissue and temporarily reducing the presence of cellulite. truSculpt does not replace diet and exercise, but it is a less invasive alternative to liposuction.
Can truSculpt be used on all skin types?
Yes, truSculpt is safe for all skin types. A good candidate for the procedure is someone with a BMI of 30 or less, but a consultation will determine if it is right for you. Persons with pacemakers, tumors or metallic implants or are pregnant cannot be treated.
How is the procedure performed?
The truSculpt handpiece is placed on a patient’s skin in the area to be treated. An RF pulse is applied for up to four minutes. Once the pulse is complete, the handpiece is moved to the next area. The total procedure lasts less than an hour.
Does the procedure hurt?
The truSculpt system is designed to be a comfortable procedure. As the truSculpt handpiece delivers energy, patients will feel a hot sensation at the treatment site. The practitioner can adjust the temperature depending upon your comfort level. Typically no pain medication, topical anesthetics, gels or active cooling will be needed.
How many treatments will there be?
Your practitioner will decide the number of treatments based upon the area(s) you wish to have treated and desired results. Typically, a patient will receive 1 or 2 treatments with each treatment about 2 months apart.
Can patients return to normal activities after treatment?
Yes, the procedure is non-invasive and typically patients can return to normal activities immediately. Often, patients return to work after the session.
When will patients start seeing results?
After a truSculpt treatment, visible results can be seen as soon as 4 weeks with maximum results taking up to 12 weeks. Results may vary from patient-to-patient depending on the areas treated and the number of treatments administered.
Is truSculpt safe? Are there side effects?
truSculpt is designed to provide a safe and comfortable procedure. Side effects can include redness, swelling and mild tenderness in the treated areas that usually resolve within a few hours.
How much does truSculpt cost?
The cost varies based on a patient’s areas of concern, number of treatments needed, the patient’s ultimate goals and geographic location.