Everybody has a different body, which means that everyone’s weight loss journey is different. In a practical sense, your specific body chemistry and composition might mean that traditional dieting and exercise might not be enough to achieve the body you want. Instead of being frustrated and discouraged by your lack of results, consider new possibilities. At Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ we believe everybody can find a treatment right for their body, such as Trusculpt iD.
Trusculpt iD: A New Kind of Body Contouring Treatment
Trusculpt iD is a revolutionary new body contouring treatment quickly gaining a reputation for reliable, quick, and painless results. What makes this treatment so revolutionary? The secret is in the technology, which cuts the overall treatment time by more than half compared to other body contouring treatments. This treatment combines the cutting-edge of advanced cosmetic technology and the freedom to customize treatment to your specific goals and needs.
What Does Body Contouring Mean?
Body contouring is an umbrella term that refers to any cosmetic treatment that is designed to alter the shape of the body. Body contouring treatments can be surgical or non-surgical, but as a point of note, the non-surgical and non-invasive treatments are generally preferred by the majority of patients. Body contouring treatments typically address these two body-shape concerns:
Fat reduction is the removal or elimination of fat on the body. For these treatments, the primary target is adipose fat, which is the fat that cushions our bones and organs. Adipose fat is problematic because, aside from the ability for fat cells to swell, this type of fat cell is also difficult to get rid of with dieting and exercise.
The amount of adipose fat you have and the amount of fat your cells store are generally dictated by your genetics, which can make it even more difficult to remove with traditional means.
Fat reduction can also refer to the smoothing of cellulite. Cellulite is a common condition caused by an increase in fat cells, which push against the skin surface and create a dimpled appearance. Many body contouring treatments that focus on fat reduction also have the ability to smooth the appearance of cellulite.
Skin tightening treatments are those that target the skin and tissues of the body. As a result of aging, and sometimes rapid weight loss, the amount of laxity in the skin can increase, leaving skin loose, thin, and dry. Skin tightening treatments prompt the body’s natural regenerative abilities to produce higher levels of skin-supporting proteins, such as collagen and elastin.
How Does Trusculpt iD Work?
This treatment works by using the power of thermal energy via a handheld monopolar radiofrequency device. Thermal energy heats the tissues to target the fat cells beneath the skin’s surface. At a certain temperature, these fat cells are disrupted and destroyed, which prevents them from actively storing new fat. Over time, these fat cells are eliminated from the body through normal metabolism.
What Is Radiofrequency?
Radiofrequency is one of the golden standards of current cosmetic treatments. Radiofrequency techniques are favored as non-invasive and incredibly versatile. The thermal energy of radiofrequency waves has many cosmetic purposes, including fat reduction, skin tightening, skin resurfacing, and the correction of other superficial skin concerns, such as acne scarring, scars, dark spots, melasma, and sun damage.
Where Can You Have Treatment?
Among other body contouring treatments, this Trusculpt method makes itself unique by being entirely customizable. In other words, this treatment can address any area of concern on virtually any area of the body where there exists a minimum layer of fat that can be reduced. Common areas of treatment include:
- Love handles
What Can You Expect Before, During, and After Treatment?
Just like any other cosmetic treatment, there are multiple steps involved with Trusculpt iD. From start to finish, here is everything you can expect:
Your first step will be attending a consultation appointment. This appointment gives us the opportunity to discuss your treatment goals and assess if this treatment is a good fit for your needs. We will gather some information about you, such as your lifestyle habits, medications you might be taking, your general medical history, and any previous body-contouring or cosmetic treatments you have had in the past, including cosmetic surgeries. In addition to examining your areas of concern, we may also request to take photographs to have for comparison in your medical file.
Before your treatment appointment, we will provide you with a list of pre-treatment guidelines to help you prepare. These guidelines will help ensure that you get the best results possible. Some pre-treatment guidelines may include:
- Shave the desired treatment area before treatments
- Do not wear lotion on the appointment day
- Arrive at appointment freshly showered
- Drink at least 48oz of water in the hours before treatment
- Do not wear jewelry or body piercings to your appointments
Because this is a non-invasive treatment, it does not require the use of anesthetics or numbing agents that will interfere with your ability to drive yourself home. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment.
Treatment Step One: Mapping
The first part of your treatment will be verbally confirming the desired areas of treatment with your certified technician. We will go over your treatment plan, ask you to recline in the treatment room, and then we will begin your treatment.
Treatment Step Two: Applicator
This treatment is performed using handheld devices. The device will move over your skin with gentle pulses of heat to target the fat cells beneath the skin surface. The only sensation you will feel is a warmth spreading through the treatment areas, which will fade once treatment is over.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Part of the reason this treatment is so revolutionary is the fact that the technology allows the overall treatment time to be reduced to just 15 minutes per area of treatment. Your treatment appointment will take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete, depending on how many areas are being treated at one time.
After your treatment appointment, we will provide you with a list of post-treatment guidelines. These guidelines will ensure that you get optimal results and may include:
- Drink at least 48oz of water over the next few hours
- Use recommended moisturizers
- Avoid direct sunlight or excess heat on treatment areas
There is no recovery time associated with this treatment. Immediately after your appointment, you are free to return to all normal daily activities, including work, errands, and low-impact exercise.
When Can You See Results?
Results appear over time gradually. For most patients, results become apparent about 8 to 12 weeks after your first appointment. Results are gradual because the treatment incites your body’s natural immune response to slowly eliminate dead fat cells through normal metabolism. Some patients may notice a flattening or a reduction of fat on treatment areas in as little as two weeks.
Will You Need Multiple Treatments?
You might. Some patients require additional treatments following the first appointment. For best results, we generally recommend that patients have at least two to four appointments about four to six weeks apart to make sure all desired treatment areas have optimal exposure to the treatment device.
How Long Do Results Last?
Results can last a lifetime. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers or facials, body contouring treatments are typically designed to last for several months or years at a time. The results of this treatment, in particular, can last upwards of one to two years.
Moreover, the results for this treatment can last a long time because once destroyed, you cannot form fat cells. However, any remaining fat cells do have the ability to store new fat and may expand if you do not keep up a healthy lifestyle.
What Can You Do to Maintain Results?
There are several things you can do to maintain results. Generally speaking, results for any body contouring treatment depend on how well you are able to maintain your goal body shape. Some things you can do to protect your results include:
- Get regular exercise
- Eat a balanced diet
- Consider family planning
- Manage stress well
- Be careful about medications and their side effects
These are all factors that can impact how long your results last. For example, regular exercise and a balanced healthy diet make it more difficult to gain weight or store new fat in remaining fat cells. Family planning is particularly important for women, as the weight gain associated with pregnancy will undo your results.
Being under a lot of stress can make it easier to gain weight, so it is important to be mindful of your stress management. Finally, some medications are associated with weight gain side effects, so you might want to speak to your doctor about alternatives.
Is This Treatment More Effective Than Other Body Contouring Treatments?
Some patients might find this treatment more effective than other body contouring treatments. For example, compared to a treatment like CoolSculpting, this treatment can treat smaller areas on the body. We can help you compare this treatment to other body contouring methods to help you determine which treatment is right for your exact needs.
Why Might This Treatment Be More Effective for You?
This treatment might be more effective for you depending on your overall aesthetic goals. For instance, if you have skin tightening needs in addition to fat reduction needs, this treatment might be a more efficient method as it can address both of those issues at once. This treatment might be more effective for you based on the amount of body fat you wish to eliminate.
Is There a Best Time for Treatment?
Yes and no. While this treatment can be done during any time of the year, timing may be important. If you are trying to sculpt your body for summertime or a special occasion, then you want to be sure to schedule your treatments at least four to six months in advance. Also, if you are planning on becoming pregnant, then it is best to postpone treatments until at least eight to 12 weeks after childbirth.
Is This Treatment Safe for All Skin Types?
Yes. There is sometimes a cause for concern with the use of energy-based treatments on medium or darker skin tones. However, this treatment can be safely used on all skin types and skin tones without any risk of hyperpigmentation.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are several benefits to this treatment that are attractive to prospective patients. In addition to reducing fat and tightening skin, other benefits of this treatment include:
As a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment, there is no pain associated with Trusculpt iD. At most, patients feel a warming sensation during treatment.
This treatment is much quicker than other body contouring treatments, both in how long the results last and in how quickly patients can see results.
This treatment has a reputation for producing reliable results. No matter what the area of concern is or the amount of fat, this treatment can safely and effectively reduce fat on multiple areas of the body, including small areas that cannot be treated with other body contouring treatments.
This treatment also produces long-lasting results that can last a lifetime, particularly if patients take care to maintain results with healthy lifestyle habits.
Are You a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
The majority of patients who are interested in this treatment make good candidates. An ideal candidate is one who is not pregnant and does not have any significant health concerns. You may be an ideal candidate if you want to:
- Reduce body fat
- Tighten skin
- Sculpt the body
- Boost confidence
- Restore body shape
- Feel younger and healthier
Customize Your Treatment With Trusculpt iD
When traditional dieting and exercise fail to deliver the results you want, it’s time to try something new. With advanced technology, almost anything is possible.