7 Important Takeaways on TruSculpting iD for Fat Reduction
Can you imagine getting rid of body fat while checking your email AND enjoying the feeling of a hot stone massage? Talk about multitasking! TruSculpt iD is the latest innovation in fat reduction technology, and it is attracting plenty of attention. It is a painless fat removal technology performed by a plastic surgeon. TruSculpting removes up to 24 percent of fat cells(3) in the time it takes you to have your lunch break at work.
And we are not just talking about the fat on your tummy, love handles, and thighs like old-school treatments. TruSculpt iD can melt fat almost anywhere on your body. That includes even small pockets of fat in hard to reach areas, like a double chin. Virtually anywhere you can grab a pinch of fat, Dr. Bernard Beldholm can treat.
Get your day planner ready. By the end of this post, you’ll want to be first in line to experience the amazing results for yourself. But first, let’s learn about what makes TruSculpt the best non-invasive fat reduction option available today.
What is TruSculpt iD?
TruSculpt iD is the third generation in radio frequency (RF) body contouring from Cutera. It is the first and only RF device with FDA and TIA approval for fat removal. That is what makes it so exciting. It works by using heat to kill fat cells in the target area, without damaging skin or surrounding structures. TruSculpt works just as well, if not better, than fat freezing
Plus, the treatment is way more comfortable. Many patients say it feels a lot like getting a warm massage. What could be better than that? Oh right, saying goodbye to even your most stubborn body fat. Each session kills up to 20 to 24 percent of fat cells.3 When you’re done, you can just get up and go right back to work if you want to.
How does TruSculpt iD work?
TruSculpt works by destroying fat cells with heat. The heat targets fat cells alone, thanks to the machine’s intelligent design. Using 2 megahertz of monopolar radio frequency, it works on even your most troublesome body fat. What’s the secret? It all happens in a process called apoptosis. That means permanently causing fat cells to die.(1) Two MHz has been clinically proven as the perfect amount to permanently kill fat tissue.(3)
Just point out where you’d like to remove fat, and Dr. Bernard will position it between two heated pads. These hands-free pads will massage the treatment area with warm pressure while directing the RF’s heat energy right into the fat cells below your skin. In about 15 minutes, you’ll be on your way without any downtime whatsoever. Fast forward three to four months, and you’ll be amazed to see a 1/4 reduction in fat in the treated area.(3)
A little bulge here, a little pooch there…wherever you want fat removed, TruSculpt will do the trick. It is perfect for people who can’t get rid of small, stubborn areas of fat with diet and exercise alone.
Who is a good candidate for TruSculpt ID?
Anyone who is over age 18 who wants to get rid of modest amounts of body fat on the neck, arms, tummy, flanks, back, bra bulge, legs, chin, and more may be candidates. Men and women can get treated. Even slimmer patients, who may have been declined treatment with other devices, can use TruSculpt to get rid of small bits of excess fat that is bothering them. That is a big advantage compared to outdated technology.
You want to be at your goal weight before booking the appointment. TruSculpt improves your body contours by removing unwanted pockets of fat. It is not a weight loss solution. That is very important to note.
As long as you do not have any active skin problems or injury in the treatment area, most people will be able to get it done. Dr. Beldholm can even treat tattooed areas with no problem at all.
Who should not get TruSculpt iD?
The first exception is pregnant or breastfeeding women. While the device has no known fertility impact or pre-natal dangers, any unnecessary medical treatment during those times is inadvisable. That goes for women who are trying to conceive, too. After you are done breastfeeding, TruSculpt can be done safely. It gives fantastic results for mums who have a modest tummy pooch after baby.
It is great for busy mothers and professionals since there is no downtime like you would have with surgery or liposuction.
People with pacemakers or internal defibrillators, metal implants, or tumor(s) in the target area are also ineligible for treatment.
Why does to it take time to see results?
The machine starts causing the fat cells to die right away, which is great news. That continues happening for several weeks. The dead fat cells then make their way to the lymphatic system.2 It does take time for the liver to flush out the fat.
The results happen fast — usually it takes three to four months to see results. Some patients even notice a difference in just four weeks, although it doesn’t happen as quickly for everyone. For some people, it can take up to six months. The average time to see results is about three to four months.
Being patient is the hardest part. However, once the fat cells get flushed, they won’t come back. So long as you don’t put more weight on AFTER getting it done.
How long does each session take?
Believe it or not, it only takes 15 minutes to get TruSculpt done. The fast treatment time is impressive, especially compared to older technology. It is so fast you can come in, get it done, and still have to time to grab lunch on your way back to work. For busy professionals, it is the ultimate way to remove fat quickly. A lot of patients want to come in on their work break to get it done. It’s a good idea to book ahead.
That doesn’t mean the treatment feels rushed. You can do longer if you want, up to an hour per session. Doctor Bernard can even treat multiple areas at the same time. Say you want your love handles done, that will take 15 minutes. The machine comes with multiple pads, so you could treat a double chin at the same time. That is one of the best parts about it. It saves you so much time.
TruSculpt iD downtime and side effects
There is no downtime at all with TruSculpt iD. The moment the session is over, you can head back to work, pick up your kids, see friends, clean the attic, whatever you want to do that day. You won’t have any restricted mobility like you would with other fat reduction methods.
The treatment site won’t even have swelling. After treatment, you may notice that the skin can appear a bit red temporarily due to the heat from the pads. Redness is mild and goes away quickly. Skin returns to its normal color in about five to ten minutes. There won’t be pain, but a bit of mild tenderness in the treatment area is normal afterwards.
Can you repeat treatments?
Many people love the results after just one session. For example, they wanted a slight refinement and removing 20 to 24 percent of the fat cells gives them the perfect look they wanted. However, you can always come back again for more. Many patients come back in for further refinement because they want to remove a bit more fat. The average is one or two sessions. After 12 weeks, you can see Dr. Beldholm for another session. And then again three months later, if you wish. The results are permanent.
Experience beautiful results
Cutera TruSculpt ID is clinically proven for personalized body sculpting. The treatments can be tailored for your needs. In one or two sessions lasting just 15 minutes, that bit of body fat that has been bugging you for ages can finally bite the dust. With few exceptions, almost anyone is a candidate for TruSculpting. This thermal fat reduction device is safe and targets only fat cells. TruSculpt is a remarkable high-tech solution for non invasive fat removal.
- Mulholland, Stephen R, and Michael Kreindel. “Non-Surgical Body Contouring: Introduction of a New Non-Invasive Device for Long-Term Localized Fat Reduction and Cellulite Improvement Using Controlled, Suction Coupled, Radiofrequency Heating and High Voltage Ultra-Short Electrical Pulses.” Journal of Clinical & ExperimentalDermatology Research, 2012, 1000157.pdf.
- Nassab, Reza. “The Evidence Behind Noninvasive Body Contouring Devices.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal, vol. 35, no. 3, 2015, pp. 279–293., doi:10.1093/asj/sju063.
- “TruSculpt ID Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Procedure.” CUTERA, cutera.com/trusculptiD.