One solution for removing unsightly cellulite is truSculpt.
Sometimes compared in appearance to cottage cheese, cellulite is a cosmetic imperfection that affects about 90 percent of women at some point and about 10 percent of men. Specifically, it develops when fat deposits push through connective tissue just below the surface of the skin.
truSculpt is a treatment that uses radio frequency (RF) technology to restore the desired appearance of skin on thighs, the buttocks, and other common problem areas.
What Is truSculpt?
truSculpt is a type of skin treatment that uses deep tissue heating created with radiofrequency technology to temporarily reduce cellulite. It works by delivering radio frequencies to the target area. The heat generated from the RF energy triggers natural responses within the body that help to break down cells in the affected area.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
The technique is not intended as a weight loss treatment. Preferred patients typically have a body mass index (BMI) that’s less than 30. It’s usually preferred that patients have mild or moderate issues with cellulite relegated to certain areas. However, it’s not meant for use on the face or neck; and it’s not a treatment that should be used on patients who are pregnant or individuals with tumors in the treatment area. It is, however, a procedure that can be performed on patients with all skin types. The Fitzpatrick Scale is a common method used to classify skin types based on pigment that may be used during the initial patient assessment.
What Happens During Treatment?
The area to be treated is typically evaluated and prepped while the patient is in comfortable position that allows for access to the skin affected by cellulite. A hand piece is applied to the area with cellulite to heat up cells just below the skin that are causing fat deposits to develop with RF energy. Each application of RF energy lasts about 4 minutes. The hand piece is moved to each area that needs to be treated. The temperature can be adjusted as per patient preferences to make the treatment more tolerable. There is usually no need for any type of anesthetic.
What Happens After the Procedure?
truSculpt is a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime. For this reason, patients are usually able to return to work or their normal activities soon after treatment is completed. In many cases, the procedure can be done during a lunch hour. There is no required aftercare. Even so, it can be helpful for patients to make an effort to make healthy lifestyle choices with diet and exercise habits. Results will vary per patient – although it’s not unusual for the treated area to remain completely or mostly free of cellulite for several months.
With truSculpt, patients usually receive one or two treatments. Each one is normally spaced out about two months apart to allow skin tissues time to heal. During your initial consultation, a recommendation for how many treatments would likely benefit you can be made based on an assessment of the affected area. Side effects may include temporary redness and sweating or mild tenderness in the treated area. However, most patients respond well to the treatment.