truSculpt is a fat reduction treatment that helps get rid of stubborn fat using radiofrequency with deep heating technology. It is used for body contouring or body sculpting and emphasizes muscle form. The rise in popularity of truSculpt is caused by its non-invasive approach to melt the targeted fat without going under the knife.
It’s only natural to want to learn more about a fat reduction treatment before you try it. In this post, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about truSculpt to give a sneak peek at the patient experience and its overall impact on your look and health. For a top-notch body contouring treatment with truSculpt in Rock Hill and Charlotte, schedule an appointment at Metrolina Medical Associates.
Who is the best candidate for a truSculpt treatment?
Since truSculpt is not a surgical procedure, anyone can be a good candidate for the procedure. You also don’t need to have a local anesthetic since the heat is applied through a handheld device that will be rolled around the treated area.
truSculpt is the best treatment for patients who want to remove fat in the following treatment areas:
- Upper arms
Patients usually request a truSculpt treatment for the stubborn fat that is hard to remove through exercise. It is also perfect for people suffering from cellulitis and lack of skin laxity. It enhances the features of your muscles to get rid of bat wings in the upper arm and remove cellulite in the thigh.
Though it is a treatment to remove fat, it is not ideal for dealing with large quantities of fat and obesity. If you want to shed some pounds, it’s best to work with a physician to discuss weight loss options.
How does truSculpt work?
truSculpt works by producing heat through monopolar RF energy that damages the adipose tissues in the treated area. The melted fat will undergo the natural fat elimination process of the body and be released through urine, sweat, or exhaling.
There are two kinds of truSculpt which are truSculpt ID and truSculpt 3D. The only difference between the two is the device used to emit the heat onto the skin. truSculpt ID uses a handheld device that is massaged over the treated area, while truSculpt 3D uses equipment fixed on the treated area hands-free.
During the procedure, your doctor will evaluate the area you wish to treat. Then, it will be cleansed and prepared for the procedure. As most patients experience, the heat from the truSculpt device is similar to a stone massage.
The duration of the procedure depends on the area being treated. On average, it can last for about 15 minutes to 30 minutes. You can go home after the treatment without enduring any pain or the need for recovery. After a few days, you will gradually see the results as your body processes the eliminated fat.
What can you expect from truSculpt?
Will you feel any pain?
Some patients do, but some do not feel any pain at all. The discomfort stops once the procedure is over. You may feel a warm to hot sensation while being treated. The skin may appear pink and red, but this resolves after a few hours.
Are there any side effects with truSculpt?
Most people do not complain or experience any side effects aside from the redness of the skin. There are a few, however, who complain of some side effects, but nothing alarming. A common side effect includes feeling a lump, which resolves with a gentle massage.
Some patients experience swelling and tenderness in the treated area, which tends to last for a day after the treatment. Your doctor will go over and discuss with you the possible side effects of treatment and how you can maintain your form. truSculpt, however, is clinically proven safe for everyone.
What are the benefits of truSculpt?
You will see a reduction in fat within 1 to 3 months following the procedure. You will also notice tighter and firmer skin, cellulite reduction, enhanced contours, and reduced body fat. There is no downtime, so you may return to normal activities as soon as you are done with the treatment.
The fat will be destroyed immediately during the treatment, but you will see proven results after about 3 months. Many patients choose to get the treatment at least once, but you can undergo several treatment sessions.
You will need to speak to your doctor about the best treatment plan for you with truSculpt, so you’ll know how many sessions you need to take. We understand that every patient has a definition of beauty. Our doctor adjusts the treatment that tailors to patients’ individual body goals.
Are the effects of truSculpt permanent?
truSculpt destroys fat cells permanently and does not redevelop. The heat from the truSculpt device is enough for the adipose tissues to be damaged and no longer regenerate or repair themselves. However, like other weight loss procedures, you can still gain the weight back if you fail to be mindful of it. You need to observe a proper diet and exercise to keep the weight off.
What makes truSculpt unique?
One great thing about truSculpt is it is safe for everyone. It yields favorable liposuction-like results. Other procedures can also destroy or remove fat cells, but what makes truSculpt different is it can be used on all parts of the body.
It is a versatile treatment and applicable from your chin, upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and even the love handles. It is also the ideal treatment for patients who have a fear of needles and any surgery. You can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.