Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Trusculpt:
Trusculpt is a non-invasive Radio Frequency technology. It delivers deep heating to adipose tissue for body sculpting, fat reduction and skin tightening.
A: Individuals that cannot be treated with Trusculpt include:
– Those who are pregnant
– Those with cardiac pacemakers or internal defibrillators
– Those with malignant or benign tumors in the treating area
– Those with metallic implants in the treating area. This includes joint replacements.
Yes, Trusculpt can be used on all skin types.
Treatment time depends on the area(s) treated. Typically a treatment takes between 15 minutes and an hour per area treated.
Your doctor will discuss with you the number of treatments that will be needed based upon the area(s) you wish to have treated and your desired results. Typically 1-2 treatments are needed for each area, spaced about 4-8 weeks apart.
The energy delivered by Trusculpt triggers the body’s immune system to break down fat cells. This process takes anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months. You may begin to see results of your treatment anytime during that period, or even later.
Your doctor will apply the Trusculpt hand piece to your skin and will deliver targeted pulses of appropriately calibrated RF energy. Each pulse will last on average 4 minutes. After completion, the hand piece will move to an adjacent area to begin a new pulse. The actual treatment will typically last between 15 minutes and an hour, depending on the number of pulses applied.
The Radio Frequency energy will heat deep layers of the skin. However, most patients find the resulting discomfort very tolerable. Your doctor can adjust the temperature depending upon your comfort level. Typically no pain medication, topical anesthetics, gels, or active cooling will be needed.
The Trusculpt system is designed to provide a safe and comfortable procedure. Generally, there is no downtime after the treatment. Although, some patients may experience some mild discomfort. Side effects can include redness, sweating, and mild tenderness in the treated areas. Typically these side effects resolve within a few hours. Your doctor will discuss what to expect during and after treatment during your consultation, and will answer any questions you may have.