Trusculpt is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that makes use of Radio Frequency (RF) technology for body contouring, body sculpting, fat reduction and cellulite removal. Designed to address problem areas like the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and flanks, this treatment works for all types of skin. TruSculpt is an FDA-approved procedure.
How TruSculpt Works
With RF technology, TruSculpt makes use of comfortable and tolerable heat that emits from the handpiece that an esthetician carefully applies on the treated area. This heat will work to break down the fatty tissues and may be adjusted according to the patient’s comfort level.
Each application or pressure takes averagely four minutes to administer, and then it is repeated until all areas are covered. A single, complete procedure takes less than an hour to finish, whereby the patient will not feel any pain, pinch, sting, irritation, or discomfort. The patient can proceed with doing other activities after the procedure is done.
Visible Results of a TruSculpt Treatment
Reducing and destroying fat cells scientifically cannot happen overnight, hence TruSculpt procedures require regular visits to the clinic to up to three months. Visible results will be gradual, but the patient should slowly see some effects during the first few weeks of the treatment phase. Its improvement, however, will be satisfactory and rewarding with continued treatments.
Limitations of TruSculpt
While generally safe and painless, TruSculpt cannot be administered to patients who have cardiac pacemakers, metallic implants, or defibrillators. Patients with tumors are also advised against the procedure, while pregnant women are suggested to wait a few months after giving birth before undergoing a TruSculpt treatment.
Differences between TruSculpt and Other Fat-Reduction Procedures
With Liposuction: This invasive procedure is more effective for those who require considerable reshaping, contouring and fat removal. The patient who undergoes liposuction is treated as a surgical patient, and may have to take a few weeks off to recover from the procedure. Some scars, although quite small, will have to be treated and cared for after a liposuction surgery so that it becomes completely invisible. TruSculpt, meanwhile, is an alternative that works best for moderate, but varied, problem areas, with a recovery period that is brief, swift and almost a non-event.
With CoolSculpting: CoolSculpting is also an FDA-approved non-invasive procedure that works the opposite way, in that if TruSculpt makes use of heat, CoolSculpting makes use of the cold to remove fatty tissues using a clamp applicator. Like TruSculpt, a single CoolSculpting procedure takes less than an hour to complete and recovery is fast. There are some limitations to CoolSculpting though, because deep-freezing will mean that body treatments will have to bear enough flesh or bulge to work. Hence, this is only best for problem areas like the abdomen and hips.