Have you ever spent hours at the gym trying targeted exercises to spot reduce an area of stubborn fat? Or maybe you are happy with your weight and overall shape but you have one area that just won’t respond to diet or exercise. Trying to lose fat in a specific area is frustrating, and many people find it impossible even with a healthy diet and rigorous exercise routine.
At AM Facial Plastics, we are happy to be able to offer a different solution for reducing fat in specific areas of your body. truSculpt iD is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that can help you sculpt your body into your ideal shape.
Why Spot Reduction Doesn’t Work
How and where fat is stored is a complex process that is determined by many different factors. It can be dependent on your genetics, your hormones, and your specific body type. Some people will store more fat on their abdomen, their hips, their back, or other areas.
Many people wonder if it is possible to lose more weight in the problem area by using specifically targeted exercises. However, when your body is using fat for energy, it doesn’t discriminate. As you lose weight through diet and exercise, you are much more likely to get overall weight loss rather than weight loss in a specific area.
This isn’t good news for individuals who are already happy with their current weight or who want to lose fat in a specific area without losing it somewhere else. For instance, someone may love the volume that they have in their hips and buttocks but may not be as happy about the fat that is clinging to their stomach area. For many of these situations, truSculpt iD could be the perfect solution.
What Is truSculpt iD?
truSculpt is a device made by Cutera that is designed to help sculpt your body by destroying fat cells in a targeted area. It offers fast and non-surgical body contouring that can be customized to fit your needs. It can treat multiple areas at a time and multiple treatments can be combined into one session.
truSculpt iD uses monopolar Radiofrequency (RF) technology to target unwanted fat. Using six hands-free paddles, the device delivers RF energy through the skin and into the fat layer of your body. The heat energy will heat fat cells to the perfect temperature for fat cell death. We are able to monitor the temperature at all times and we can pause the treatment as needed for your comfort.
What Results Can You Expect From One truSculpt iD Treatment?
Results from a single truSculpt iD session can be significant. The average patient can see up to 24% of fat loss in the treatment area per session. While one appointment can often be enough for many people to reach their body sculpting goals, you can also invest in additional treatments. You will need to wait at least one month between treatment sessions to allow your body to flush out the dead fat cells. It often takes 12 weeks to see full results.
The radiofrequency energy in the truSculpt iD device doesn’t just reduce fat. It can also help to tighten the skin in the treatment area. Because of this benefit and the fact that it is a body sculpting device rather than a weight loss device, you don’t have to worry about having loose skin after the treatment.
What Does Non-Surgical Body Contouring Feel Like?
truSculpt iD treatments come with minimal discomfort. When you arrive for your appointment, you will remove any clothing that is in the treatment area. Then the paddles will be attached to your skin using adhesive strips. The device will rotate heat energy from one paddle to the next, giving each section time to rest and cool off.
During your treatment, you will feel a warming sensation. The sensation is not painful, although for some it may become hot and uncomfortable. Be sure to communicate with the practitioner if the treatment becomes too intense so that we can adjust or pause it. Many people describe the treatment as relaxing rather than painful.
What Is the Downtime for truSculpt iD?
There is no downtime associated with truSculpt iD treatments. While the treatment gets hot enough to kill off 24% of the fat cells in the area, it will not injure or burn your skin. However, your skin will most likely be red and flushed from the heat for a couple of hours. This redness fades quickly and shouldn’t prevent you from getting back to your day. Our non-invasive body contouring sessions are fast treatments that can be squeezed into your lunch break. You can go straight back to work or other activities immediately afterward.
Treatment Areas for truSculpt iD
The true beauty of the truSculpt iD platform is that it can be customized to achieve your ideal body shape. While it is important to have realistic expectations for the treatment results, the paddles can be adjusted to target the areas that you feel self-conscious about. We can even use more or fewer paddles on each side to account for any uneven fat storage that you may have. Common treatment areas can include:
- Back and Bra Line
- Under the Chin
Body Contouring Los Angeles
If you are looking for body contouring in Los Angeles, our team at AM Facial Plastics would be happy to schedule a consultation with you. We offer non-invasive body contouring along with many other cosmetic treatments. Every day we combine art and science to help individuals to achieve their cosmetic goals. When you feel great on the outside, it can help you feel great on the inside, too. If you are ready to learn more about body sculpting with truSculpt iD, book a consultation with us by phone or on our website.