truSculpt® iD

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truSculpt iD is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment to reduce unwanted fat in targeted areas of the body. The days are over when freezing was not the only way to get rid of unwanted fat, non-surgically. truSculpt employs monopolar radiofrequency to eliminate fat cells and achieve a sculpted body contour. It is a fifteen minute treatment that is more versatile than some other treatment methods.

During truSculpt iD Treatment

Once the target areas have been selected and planned, a double-sided sticky pad is placed over the treatment area. The applicators are placed on the outer sticky surface and then wrapped in place to sit securely for the treatment time. Radio frequency fat removal can be employed on both large, confluent areas or multiple, smaller areas. While large areas are treated with several applicators adjacent to each other, multiple, smaller areas can be treated simultaneously. Of course, if there is only one small area, this can be treated by itself. Very small areas, such as double chins, may also be treated using a hand-held applicator.

During the fifteen minute cycle, the treatment area will become warm, as will the earthing plate. However, the temperature is monitored and controlled throughout the cycle, avoiding any discomfort. After the procedure, the area will appear flushed and will be warm for less than one hour.

Results Of truSculpt

On average, a 24% fat loss is experienced from the treatment area but this occurs over several months. Further treatments can increase this loss, or other areas may be treated.

The skin overlying the treatment area will also become somewhat firmer, rather than looser, as often happens with volume loss.

Because of the nature of radiofrequency, truSculpt® iD should not be used on those with implanted electrical devices, such as cardiac pacemakers.

FAQs About truSculpt

How is truSculpt iD different from CoolSculpting or liposuction? Which treatment is more effective at fat reduction?
TruSculpt iD and CoolSculpting are both non-surgical methods of localized fat reduction, whereas liposuction is a surgical procedure. Liposuction will require some form of anaesthesia, either local, with or without sedation or general anaesthesia. This will involve small cuts in the skin and is a much more invasive procedure which will require recovery time and, usually, the wearing of special compression garments afterwards. The side effect profile is also, as with all more invasive procedures, greater.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure which uses controlled cooling to a precise temperature to produce its effect. TruSculpt iD employs radiofrequency to produce controlled heating to a precise temperature to produce its effect. So both of these are producing similar effects at the opposite ends of the temperature spectrum. TruSculpt iD treatments are shorter and the placement of the applicators means that it is a bit more versatile in terms of areas that may be treated.

What are some side effects?
The side effect profile is minimal. Because the temperature is very strictly controlled, it does not heat to skin-damaging temperatures. It should not, however be used on patients who have internal appliances such as cardiac pacemakers or defibrillators.
Does the treatment also tighten my skin?
Because of the mechanism of action, the skin will tighten to an extent. If however, there is pre-existing skin laxity of marked degree, this should not be expected to totally disappear.
How many treatments are necessary?
The average volume reduction at treatment sites is 22%. This may be sufficient for many people from one treatment, however, for those who require more reduction, further treatments may be performed.
Is it safe for the skin? Can the treatment cause cancer or any other skin damage?
TruSculpt iD does not employ any cancer-inducing radiation, nor does it add any substances to the body. Other than for those patients who have internal appliances such as cardiac pacemakers or defibrillators, most who have appropriate indications, would be considered suitable for the procedure.
What areas can be treated?
Because the applicators are quite versatile, many body parts may be considered suitable, from under-chin and other small areas around the bra-line to wider areas like abdomens and flanks as well as thighs, both inner and outer.
Are fat reduction results permanent? What after care is recommended after the treatment?
The fat cells that go after treatment with TruSculpt iD do not return, however, those that remain may increase in size. If weight is gained, it will tend to distribute over the whole body, rather than preferentially going to the “problem areas” that have been treated, so body proportion tends to be maintained, however fat will still be stored all over. It is best to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with sensible diet and exercise, to ensure overall health and well-being as well as looking and feeling great.
Why choose Cosmetic Medicine Centre for radio frequency body sculpting?
At The Cosmetic Medicine Centre, we have both CoolSculpting and TruSculpt iD, so we may select the appropriate treatment for your needs. All patients are assessed by the doctor who will advise you whether, or which, treatment is suitable for you.

What to expect during a consultation

  1. Consultations are personal and confidential.
  2. Depending on the treatment you are interested in we will ask you some questions to ensure that you are safe to proceed
  3. We discuss your areas of concern with you and advise you of the most appropriate treatments for you
  4. Our fully qualified staff will answer all of your questions and arrange with you, your treatment plan