The TruSculpt ID device harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy to enhance the contours of regions with excess fat. It is FDA-approved for most individuals and is one of the most effective fat removal treatments on the market. Today, our experts at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH reveal everything you need to know about treatment with this incredible device, the results you can expect and whether it is right for you.
Are TruSculpting Results Permanent?
TruSculpting results are permanent. This device works by using the heat emitted by soundwave energy to melt the walls of unwanted fat cells. The human body stops being able to produce new fat cells in adulthood. Therefore, any fat cells destroyed after adulthood are gone permanently, never to be replaced.
This means that there will be forever fewer fat cells in the targeted region. However, it is important that you do your best to eat within or below caloric maintenance after your treatment. If you eat above your caloric needs, after your body uses what it needs for fuel it will continue to store the rest as fat. The remaining fat cells in the area will still be able to expand, and therefore, you might experience an unwanted change in your contours.
How Long Does It Take to See the Results of Treatment?
It can take up to three months after your final session to see the final results of your treatment. It can take this long to see the final changes to your contours because the destroyed fat cells are not suctioned out during the session. Rather, your lymphatic system sweeps up the dead fat cells, processes them and flushes them out. If your lymphatic system is not operating at peak efficiency, the process will not be fast.
If you aren’t currently fighting an infection and you take a few, simple steps to maximize the efficiency of your lymphatic system, it will only take around a month for your body to eliminate all of the destroyed fat cells.
How Many Sessions Will I Need to Achieve My Ideal Results?
It can take up to three treatment sessions to see your ideal results, but most people only need two sessions spaced eight weeks apart. Remember, it can take up to three months after your final session to see your ideal results. If you need three sessions spaced eight weeks apart, it can take up to seven months to achieve the contours you want.
The number of treatment sessions you need to achieve your desired contours depends on how far you are from your goal. If you are at your ideal weight, you will only need one session to perfect your contours, and you can expect your final results in around a month. If you are 29 pounds from your goal weight, your lymphatic system will have a lot more destroyed fat cells to process, you’ll need three sessions and it may take longer than a month to see results.
Which Areas Can Be Targeted for Treatment With This Device?
People most often seek TruSculpt to remove excess fat from the abdomen and sides. However, it can be used to eliminate unwanted fat from other areas, including your inner and outer thighs, upper arms and under your chin. If you have a problem with a particular area of your body, let us know during your initial consultation and we will advise whether the area has enough fat for treatment but not too much fat for effective treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are a healthy adult with realistic expectations about the results of treatment, you are probably a good candidate. Among the factors we look for when determining who is a good candidate for treatment are whether an individual considering this treatment:
- Is pregnant
- Has tumors in the targeted area
- Has metallic implants in the targeted area
- Has an internal defibrillator or pacemaker
If any of the above apply to you, you will not be considered a good candidate for body contouring with this device. If you have implants, such as plates, screws or pacemakers, this is not the appropriate body contouring treatment for you. However, if you are pregnant or have a benign tumor in the treatment area and you give birth or have your tumor removed, you can consider treatment. We also look for individuals who do not have a BMI greater than 29.9.
How Should I Prepare for Treatment?
Since this is a non-invasive treatment, there’s not too much you need to do to prepare. Eat a light, healthy meal or snack before you come in for your appointment, remove all cosmetics and jewelry from the treatment area and drink a liter of water a few hours before you come in.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
The results of TruSculpting are permanent, and the full results are visible quickly. If this non-invasive, pain-free treatment sounds like something that could benefit you, we invite you to discover if you are a good candidate. Schedule your consultation with the skincare experts at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates in Mason, OH to learn more about this treatment and whether it will work for you.