By Mary Tran
Do you have stubborn pockets of fat or cellulite that’s really hard to get rid of? Have you tried everything from exercising and dieting but still have problems with that area?
Do you have stubborn pockets of fat or cellulite that's really hard to get rid of? Have you tried everything from exercising and dieting but still have problems with that area? If you have been wondering if there is another alternative out there to burn fat, then TruSculpt might be for you. TruSculpt is a non-invasive MedSpa procedure offered at CosmetiCare that shrinks tissues and burns fat using therapeutic heat in targeted areas which over time shrinks the fat cells that later passes through our lymphatic system. As one of the services I really wanted to try as being a CosmetiCare Mom, I used TruSculpt to target one of my problematic areas – abdominal. Other areas that you can treat is back fat, thighs, arms, and sides.
How Does TruSculpt Work?
The wand is 3" x 3", and for each treatment, we get 8 imprints of those squares for 4 minutes and 30 seconds each. (See photo above to get an idea how large of an area we get per treatment). Each imprint heats up to a minimum of 45ºC/113ºF and up to a maximum of 47ºC/116ºF. The higher the heat, the more fat you will burn. It takes anywhere from 4 weeks to 16 weeks for the fat cells to flush out of our lymphatic system. There is no downtime, and the whole procedure took about 45 minutes. Although it leave redness on the skin afterwards, they are not burn marks and fades throughout the day.
I must admit that it was not painless but you can control the intensity. It takes a few seconds for it to heat up to 45ºC so your body is not going into shock. Keep in mind too the higher you go, the more fat you are burning. I had to keep telling myself, "No Pain. No Gain," because it is better than going under the knife. I suggest to find a distraction, and don't look at the machine when it climbs to a higher number. Lisa gave me an ice pack and a fan, because it gets hot, but there is also a TV in the room. 45ºC is bearable but just think maybe for the last 15 seconds or 30 seconds, you can go higher for better results. It is recommended to have 2 to 4 treatments.
My Results: I have had 3 procedures 3 weeks apart and at the 12th week, I lost 1.5" at one inch above the bellybutton, 2.5" at the belly button, and 2" at one inch below the bellybutton. I can't wait to see more results by the end of the 16th week!
Are You A Good Candidate?
If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for TruSculpt, my suggestion would be to go in for a free consultation. What I appreciated was during my initial consultation with Lisa McCoy, their Esthetician, was her honesty. You can't be over 30 BMI and you can't be pregnant or nursing. If I wouldn't benefit from it, she would have told me. Results will vary, but if you want a non-invasive alternative to fat burning with zero downtime, TruSculpt may be the solution. For more information, please visit their website or call them.