truSculpt™ Cutera RF Fat Reduction
truSculpt™ is the latest non-invasive technology that addresses small areas of moderate excess fat on the body. truSculpt™ is clinically proven to deliver deep, uniform heating to all body areas with comfort and ease to achieve selective fat reduction in small areas of resistant fat deposits in people with normal BMI. It is not a suitable substitute for weight loss.
For those who have modest amounts of unwanted fat on the upper arms, inner thighs, abdomen, chin or elsewhere, the Cutera truSculpt™ offers a 100% non-invasive alternative to other treatments.
Who can benefit from the truSculpt™ treatment?
Those who are healthy, of normal weight, exercise regularly and have that stubborn area of fat that just won’t shift – inner thighs, abdomen, upper arms, double chin, “bra bulge”.
Quick facts about truSculpt™:
- Treatment is easy and takes less than an hour. No pre-treatment preparation is needed.
- Get optimal results in as little as 3 treatments.
- No downtime; most patients can go back to work or normal exercise on the same day.
- No pulling, squeezing, poking or need for anaesthetic; you’ll just feel warmth in the treated areas.
- See results in just a few weeks, with final results showing in about 3 months.
- Safe for all skin types - FDA & TGA cleared for deep tissue heating and reduction of small areas of fat that is unresponsive to diet and exercise.
- Can help improve shape nearly anywhere on the body.
- Great for perfecting small areas other fat reduction methods can’t reach, such as arms, knees & ankles.
truSculpt™ is not demonstrably successful on areas with excessive “cellulite” such as outer thighs. We do not recommend truSculpt™ for “saddle bags”.
How does truSculpt™ work?
During your truSculpt™ session, a flat hand-held device is gently held against the area you want to treat, where it will deliver radio frequency to heat your tissue approximately ¼ to ½ an inch deep below the skin — just deep enough to heat unwanted fat to about 45°c
Your fat literally cannot take this heat and after treatment, up to 25% of the cells in the area die off. Your body then naturally gets rid of these dead cells as waste over the next 6-8 weeks, leaving you noticeably trimmer, reducing fat bulges.
The truSculpt™ device only requires about 4 minutes of contact at a time, allowing for effective heat penetration without damage to the skin. Treatment is typically comfortable, with no anaesthesia necessary.
No extensive pre or post-treatment care is needed—you can come in on your lunch break and go back to work as usual.
Frequently asked questions
What is truSculpt™?
truSculpt™ is a non-invasive RF (Radio Frequency) technology that delivers deep heating to adipose tissue for body sculpting, fat reduction and skin tightening.
Am I the right candidate for truSculpt™?
The dermatologist will determine whether truSculpt™ is the best treatment for you during your consultation. Typically appropriate patients have a BMI of less than 30 and have unwanted fat in defined areas of the body.
Why choose Laser Dermatology for truSculpt™?
At Laser Dermatology all our treatments are administered by registered nurses following assessment by a specialist dermatologist. This maximises the benefits of these procedures and minimises the possibility of complications.
Who cannot be treated with truSculpt™?
Your suitability for truSculpt™ will be determined during your consultation. Patients that cannot be treated with truSculpt™ include:
– Those who are pregnant
– Those with cardiac pacemakers or internal defibrillators
– Those with malignant or benign tumors in the target area
– Those with metallic implants in the target area of any kind including joint replacements.
Can truSculpt™ be used on all skin types?
Yes, in general, truSculpt™ can be used on all skin types.
How long does a treatment take?
Treatment time depends on the area(s) treated, but typically a treatment takes between 15 minutes to an hour per area treated.
How many treatments will be needed?
The nurse will discuss with you the likely number of treatments that will be needed based upon the area(s) you wish to have treated and your desired results. Typically, 3 treatments are needed for each area, spaced 4 weeks apart, depending on the location.
When will I start seeing visible results?
The energy delivered by truSculpt triggers the body’s immune system to break down fat cells in treated areas. This process takes anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months. You may begin to see results anytime during that period, or even later.
What do I need to do before a treatment?
There is no special preparation needed. You will have to remove any jewellery or body piercings in the area prior to treatment.
What happens during the treatment?
After a brief pre-treatment preparation, the nurse will hold the truSculpt™ handpiece to your skin and deliver targeted pulses of appropriately calibrated RF energy. Each pulse will last an average of 4 minutes; upon completion, the handpiece will move to an adjacent area to begin a new pulse. The entire treatment will typically last between 15 minutes and an hour, depending on the number of pulses applied.
What does it feel like?
The RF energy will heat deep layers of the skin, but most patients find the resulting discomfort easily tolerable. Your physician can adjust the temperature depending upon your comfort level. Typically no pain medication, topical anaesthetics, gels, or active cooling will be needed.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, the procedure is non-invasive, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients frequently return to work right after the session.
Is truSculpt™ safe? Is it painful? Are there side effects?
The truSculpt system is designed to provide a safe and comfortable procedure. Typically, there is no downtime after the treatment, though patients may experience mild discomfort. Side effects can include redness, sweating, and mild tenderness in the treated areas. Usually these side effects resolve within a few hours. The truSculpt™ nurse will discuss what to expect during and after treatment during your consultation, and will answer any questions you may have.