Body contouring continues to evolve as new technology develops to help deal with stubborn areas of fat that refuse to respond to healthy dieting and exercise. Whether heat or freezing, body sculpting devices have proven to target problematic fat in difficult areas of the body.
The latest in these technologies is truSculpt® iD–a body contouring device using radiofrequency energy to shape your body to your ideal shape.
What is truSculpt® iD?
TruSculpt® iD is the latest in FDA-cleared body sculpting technology, using radiofrequency energy to target problematic fat cells painlessly. The RF energy heats the fat cells, causing them to break apart. After the cells die, the body filters them out to tone your body to a more pleasing contour.
TruSculpt® iD may be used on any part of the body, including the waistline, thighs, buttocks, under the chin, and arms. The RF technology also boosts collagen production to tighten your skin while freeing you from persistent fat cells.
What to Expect with truSculpt® iD Treatments
Before you begin treatments, you’ll attend a consultation to discuss your goals and concerns with Dr. Freda Cobbinah or one of her qualified team members. They will discuss the process with you and plan how many sessions you’ll need to see your results.
During your appointment, our professionals at Essential Med Aesthetics apply patches to one side of your treatment area and draw a map to place the applicators in the most effective places. After placing the applicators on your body, they will wrap them into place with clear plastic wraps. For fifteen minutes, you’ll sit and enjoy the warming sensation from the RF energy.
TruSculpt® iD has six applicators that may be used at one time. Depending on your treatment area’s size, you may have multiple locations done at one time.
Do truSculpt® iD Treatments Hurt?
TruSculpt® iD treatments do not hurt, even if you have a low pain tolerance. Unlike CoolSculpting® and SculpSure, the temperatures do not reach points where it is potentially painful. People have compared truSculpt® iD treatments to a hot stone massage. The worst possibility is you may sweat a little.
Is There Any Downtime with truSculpt® iD?
TruScupt® iD does not require any recovery or downtime. You may experience some redness or sensitivity immediately following your treatment, but it will not be enough to stop you from returning to your usual routine. You may exercise directly after.
How Many Sessions Will I Need with truSculpt® iD?
Depending on the location and aesthetic goals, most people only need one session to see results with truSculpt® iD. The sessions will be scheduled 8-10 weeks apart if you need more than one. The most treatments people may need are three.
What Results Will I See With truSculpt® iD?
Most people see an average of 24% fat reduction after one session and up to 30% more muscle mass with no reported cases of PAH. You should see more defined contours with tightness and improved texture to your skin. Some have reported a reduction in cellulite due to the RF energy improving blood flow to the area.
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The enhanced collagen production tightens sagging skin and allows for sculpting in areas that may not be accessible to other body contouring devices. For best results, areas of severe skin sagging or loss of elasticity should be avoided.
How Long Until I See Results with truSculpt® iD?
After truScupt® iD breaks down the fat cells, your body eliminates the damaged cells over the next twelve weeks. You will begin to see results after six weeks, but the final results aren’t until twelve weeks later. Most people only need one treatment, but if you require more, the final results will appear twelve weeks after your last appointment.
How Long Do Results with truSculpt® iD Last?
Results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper weight management habits. The fat cells cannot return, but truSculpt® iD cannot stop new fat cells from forming with new weight gain. The results of truSculpt® iD are permanent with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
How Does truSculpt® iD Compare to Other Body Contouring Devices?
TruSculpt® iD is one of many body contouring devices on the market. It is known to be the most comfortable and fastest treatment, but there are other differences between them.
TruSculpt® iD vs. SculpSure®
Both use heat to destroy problematic fat cells, but the most significant difference is the method and pain levels. SculpSure® uses a laser which can be uncomfortable for those with low pain tolerance. TruSculpt® iD uses RF energy for comfortable heating, and it can penetrate deeper layers than SculpSure®.
Rather than only targeting the middle layer of fat cells, truSculpt® iD can go all the way to the muscle for deeper and more effective fat reduction treatment.
TruSculpt® iD vs. CoolSculpting®
The effectiveness of truSculpt® iD is closest to CoolSculpting®, with clinical trials both claiming a fat reduction of around 25%. TruSculpt®, however, uses heat rather than cold. Many patients have testified that CoolSculpting® can be uncomfortable with having to massage the numbed area back to feeling. TruSculpt® iD’s RF energy is comfortable during and after.
TruSculpt® iD vs. EmSculpt®
TruSculpt® iD does not tone your muscles like EmSculpt® but is a more comfortable 15-minute session than the intense workout that the 30-minute EmSculpt® sessions. TruSculpt® iD also boosts collagen production, unlike EmSculpt®, to help tighten the skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for truSculpt® iD?
The best candidates live a healthy lifestyle and are within 20 to 30 pounds of their target goal weight. TruSculpt® iD is not a weight loss solution but to help contour stubborn areas of fat. Ideal candidates have realistic expectations for their results. For more dramatic weight loss options, it is best to receive a surgical option such as liposuction.
Unlike other body contouring treatments, however, truSculpt® iD does not require a specific BMI to assist in your contouring needs, making it available for a broader range of body types.
To know if you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Freda Cobbinah with Essential Med Aesthetics. TruSculpt® iD may not be a good option if you have a cardiac pacemaker, benign or malignant tumors in the treatment area, or are pregnant.
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Dr. Freda Cobbinah provides an array of Aesthetics services from Skin Rejuvenation to Laser Vein Removal and Hair Removal. Schedule your complimentary skincare consultation by filling out the form below or calling us at (210) 568-7555. We are proud to serve the San Antonio, Stone Oak area.