How Does truSculpt® ID Body Sculpting Work?
At Premier Vein & Body By Schwartz, we prefer truSculpt® ID for our non-surgical body sculpting procedures. Non-invasive body sculpting like truSculpt® ID works by damaging fat cells in the layers underneath the skin. truSculpt® ID uses RF energy at a wavelength that targets fat cells without harming the skin. This energy heats fat cells, disrupting their membranes and causing them to break apart. Your body’s lymphatic system will filter away these damaged cells over the next several months.
RF energy has another beneficial effect. It heats the fibroblasts, the cells in your dermis that produce collagen. The heat triggers these cells to increase collagen production. The new collagen helps to tighten and firm the skin. Existing collagen fibers also respond to the RF energy by contracting for an immediate tightening effect.
truSculpt® ID vs. CoolSculpting® for Body Sculpting
CoolSculpting® and truSculpt® ID are body sculpting systems that damage fat cells for removal by the body. They differ in many ways, and Dr. Schwartz finds that several factors make truSculpt® ID superior.
- More effective applicators do not need to lift the skin, so you do not need “pinchable fat”
- The heat-based energy does not “freeze” or produce unpleasant sensations
- No risk of PAH (an uncommon side effect of CoolSculpting®)
- Only truSculpt® ID tightens the skin during treatment
- CoolSculpting® takes up to an hour, while truSculpt® ID takes only 15 minutes
PAH (paradoxical adipose hyperplasia) is an overgrowth of fat cells that can occur after CoolSculpting®. It is uncommon and only known to occur with treatments like CoolSculpting® that freeze fat cells.
Am I a Good Candidate for truSculpt® ID?
Noninvasive truSculpt® ID is comfortable and safe for almost anyone. RF energy works safely on all skin types and tones. The truSculpt® ID applicators rest flat against the skin. As a result, it can treat patients with a higher or lower BMI than CoolSculpting®. Ideal candidates should have reasonable expectations and be prepared to wait a few months for their final results.
Benefits of truSculpt® ID
Dr. Schwartz and his team prefer truSculpt® ID because it provides the most comfortable, effective method of body sculpting available.
Gentle and Comfortable
While some other body sculpting techniques can cause an uncomfortable feeling of cold or heat to the skin, most people find truSculpt® ID comfortable. Some people even say they find it relaxing. No numbing is applied or needed.
With six applicators that treat more body sizes than other methods, truSculpt® ID can simultaneously remove fat from more areas. You spend less time in the office having different areas treated and more time enjoying your results.
Effective Body Sculpting
truSculpt® ID removes up to 25% of fat from treated areas with just one treatment. Some people may choose to have an additional treatment to remove even more fat and achieve the sculpted figure they have worked to achieve.