TruSculpt 3D Body Sculpting
All of us could use a little help with body contouring. The human body just doesn’t always cooperate with our modern sedentary lifestyles and we tend to accumulate fat in pockets on our lower abdomen, upper thighs, flanks, and other problem spots.
At Creative Image Laser Solutions in Brownwood, TX, we put radiofrequency energy to work on your unwanted fat. The treatment is known as truSculpt 3D and it removes up to one quarter of the fat cells in treatment areas.
What is truSculpt 3D?
TruSculpt 3D provides an alternative to invasive liposuction surgery or Coolsculpt. The mechanism used by truSculpt 3D is radiofrequency energy, which is delivered painlessly down through the epidermis into the dermis and fat layers of the skin with a simple gliding handpiece. This RF energy converts to heat and destroys fat cells through apoctosis, which are then removed by the body’s lymphatic system. In addition to reducing about 24 percent of the fat in the treatment areas, truSculpt’s RF energy also provides a secondary benefit of initiating new collagen production, which tightens the skin across the treatment areas.
How does truSculpt 3D work?
At Creative Image Laser Solutions, we use two different handpieces with the TruSculpt 3D system, depending on the area being treated. Both deliver low-frequency, high-conductivity RF energy deep into the skin. This energy can impact the entire fat layer down to muscle, while keeping the skin surface temperature comfortable. The RF energy converts to heat when it enters the dermis and fat layers of the skin, and this heat makes the fat cell walls rupture. Over the next few weeks, the body flushes these dead cells from the body as it does with any waste products. TruSculpt 3D destroys up to 24 percent of the fat cells in the treatment area.
The FDA has approved TruSculpt 3D for body contouring on the abdomen and the flanks.
What is the glide technique?
The TruSculpt 3D system delivers the RF energy through its two handpieces using a gliding, back and forth movement. Versus stationary panels or stamping delivery offered with other procedures, the glide technique is painless and allows even coverage of large treatment areas in a short period time.
Would TruSculpt 3D be right for me?
Just about everyone has some degree of fat accumulation in certain areas, such as the lower abdomen and the flanks. Anyone with this problem is a great candidate for this procedure. It is completely non-invasive and there isn’t any recovery time. It does help if the patient still has good skin elasticity, enabling the skin to tighten down over the new slimmer contour.
What areas can be treated with truSculpt 3D?
This is a new procedure. At this point, the FDA has cleared TruSculpt 3D for use on the abdomen and the flanks. As with other body contouring procedures, such as CoolSculpting, this procedure will no doubt be cleared for more and more treatment areas. It has been used in other areas such as under the chin, arms, inner thighs, outer thighs, and bra over hang.
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What is a truSculpt 3D treatment like?
Our Creative Image Laser Solutions patients love these procedures. Most patients don’t require any topical numbing prior to their treatment, as they equate the feeling to that of a hot stone massage. Your aesthetician chooses which of the two handpieces are best for your treatment area. Then the handpiece is simply glided back and forth across the treatment area. You don’t feel the radiofrequency energy, but when it enters the dermis and fat layer below, this energy converts to heat and that feels like a hot stone massage. The heat damages the walls of the fat cells, making the fat cells burst. The handpiece keeps your surface skin comfortable, but you can feel the heat beneath your skin’s surface. The temperatures are slowly increased to 43-45 degrees Celsius for fat cell death.
Your results will not be immediate, as your body needs to flush out the destroyed fat cells. This process takes a few weeks, so you’ll see your contour slimming and your results building. A great secondary benefit is that your skin also tightens with new collagen production over several weeks. This is the “wound response” triggered by so many skin-tightening procedures. This is helpful with truSculpt 3D as it helps your skin tighten down to the slimmer contours.
Body Contouring Before and After
How long does a TruSculpt 3D session take?
Unlike some body contouring procedures, TruSculpt 3D is very fast — treating a single area takes just 15 minutes. Your session length depends on how many areas you are treating. Treating your entire abdomen circumference should take about one hour.
How soon after my treatment will I see results?
Complete results with TruSculpt 3D are not immediate. There is some initial skin tightening, due to the RF energy triggering collagen production, but it takes time for the body to remove the destroyed fat cells. Patients usually begin to see changes beginning at six weeks, with results continuing to improve over four months.
Will I need more than one TruSculpt 3D session?
That depends on your goals. This is a new procedure at Creative Image Laser Solutions, so we are still seeing how different patients respond. We believe two TruSculpt 3D sessions will provide the results most patients seek for a treatment area.
Is there any downtime after a TruSculpt 3D session?
No. As soon as your session is over, you can get back to your normal activities immediately.
Are my TruSculpt 3D results permanent?
The fat cells destroyed with TruSculpt 3D are gone for good. These are permanent results. Patients lose about 24 percent of the fat cells in the treatment areas.
Call Creative Image Laser Solutions today to schedule your TruSculpt 3D consultation!