If you’ve dieted and exercised and still have stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t go away, you may have considered liposuction to help you achieve a more sculpted contour to your body. A new state-of-the-art technology called truSculpt ID is giving patients more options beyond going under the knife to tackle those problem areas. Read on to learn more about this exciting new treatment option.
How does truSculpt ID work?
FDA-approved for body contouring, truSculpt ID is an outpatient fat-targeting treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to melt away fat and tighten skin in the treatment area. This energy is delivered through the epidermis into the dermis and fat layers of the skin using various handpieces, depending on the size of the treatment area. The RF energy converts to heat, which damages the walls of fat cells and destroys those targeted fat cells. The body naturally absorbs and expels the destroyed fat cells using the lymphatic system.
What areas can be treated with truSculpt ID?
truSculpt ID offers a lot of versatility with treatment as there are several handpieces that can be used to treat various areas of the body. The abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms and jowls are the most commonly treated areas.
How long does treatment take?
Depending on the areas you want treated, a session takes about 15 minutes per treatment area. You can return to normal activities after treatment.
When will I see results?
It will take a few weeks to begin to see your results reveal themselves as the body’s lymphatic system works to flush the destroyed fat cells from your body. During this time, you’ll begin to notice skin tightening from triggering collagen production as well. Full results can be seen after about four months.
What are the results?
truSculpt ID is able to reduce about 24 percent of the fat in the treatment area. A secondary benefit is that the RF energy initiates new collagen production, which tightens skin in the treatment area.