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At Miami Skin Spa we only seek out the absolute best technology and we recently decided to add Body Sculpting to our list of medical spa treatments. This is a very crowded field so after careful research of the market and the available technology, we decided to purchase the truSculpt iD and truSculpt fleX from Cutera.
These two devices are incredibly effective and are very complementary to one another. We’re proud to offer these non-surgical, body sculpting treatments at a very competitive price that allow our patients to personalize their bodies to a tee in as little as one 15-minute treatment.
What is truSculpt iD?
truSculpt iD is an FDA-Approved device that uses Radio Frequency MonoPolar technology that selectively targets fat cells. It is commonly regarded as the most effective device in the body sculpting space that allows for truly permanent fat cell removal. Most often our patients will seek to target stubborn fat around their abdomen and flanks. The major benefit to this treatment is that it can effectively remove fat that has been resistant to prolonged diet and exercise in as little as one treatment.
How does Body Sculpting work?
Body sculpting treatments are not new. But recent developments in technology have completely changed the game. Regardless of whether the treatment uses cooling, heat or electricity they all serve to non surgically eliminate fat from the body.
Most commonly when people think of non-surgical fat removal they think of CoolSculpting, which as the name suggests attempts to freeze the fat cells off the body. This treatment has been shown to be successful but also has its shortcomings. When comparing truSculpt iD vs CoolSculpting for fat removal, you have to take many things into account. They are similarly priced but are very different. On average the truSculpt iD will only require one 15-minute session whereas CoolSculpting will require one 45-minute session followed by 8 lymphatic massages to stimulate the fat reduction process.
Our body has a resting temperature of approximately 96-99 degrees Fahrenheit and to reach therapeutic temperature with the truSculpt iD the temperature of the targeted area only has to increase by approximately 6 degrees. In order to cool the fat off the body a freezing temperature needs to be attained. So even though CoolSculpting and truSculpt iD only require 15 minutes of treatment at the therapeutic level. CoolSculpting requires 15-minute to reach it and approximately another 15 to get back to your body’s resting temperature.
In our opinion, the most effective type of body sculpting is that using radiofrequency and heat like with the truSculpt iD.
Who is a candidate?
truSculpt iD can be used on any skin type and there’s almost no one who can’t be treated. Unlike other technologies, this treatment can even be performed over skin containing tattoos.
It is a highly versatile treatment and most adult men and women are candidates. One of the many things that set this treatment apart is that patients who might not be qualified for other body sculpting procedures due to treatment location, skin type, fat thickness and presence of skin laxity are qualified for the truSculpt iD.
How many treatments will be needed?
Most people will just require one 15-minute treatment that can target the abdomen and flanks. However, if multiple areas want to be targeted a 30-60 minute session could be required.
The most amount of time that an individual can be under radiofrequency is 60 minutes in every 24-hour cycle. So for someone that would want to get their full-body treated this might have to be done over the course of 2 days.
Some people with a higher BMI might choose to do 2-3 treatments. Every session will remove on average, 24% of stubborn body fat from targeted areas. For most people this is sufficient but for people with more stubborn fat and a higher BMI, more sessions could be required.
What does a treatment feel like?
The treatment is not very uncomfortable. It has been compared by some patients to the feeling of a hot stone massage.
Compared to other non-invasive fat reduction procedures the truSculpt iD is probably the most tolerable. The temperature of the skin on and around the treatment area will rise but will remain at a comfortable temperature.
We’ve never had a patient unable to finish treatment due to pain.
Is there really no downtime?
Like all our treatments at Miami Skin Spa there is no downtime. Post-procedure the area will remain warm and flushed for approximately an hour or less. In some cases the area might be sensitive to the touch for a couple of days but all your daily activities and exercise can be resumed immediately post-treatment.
When will I see results?
The results can appear overnight but we suggest waiting 8-12 weeks for peak results to be achieved. This is because the fat cells are removed naturally through the body’s lymphatic system. This process can be expedited by staying thoroughly hydrated during the weeks following your treatment.
Furthermore, if the treatment is combined with the complimentary truSculpt fleX results tend to be expedited. This is because the muscle stimulation modes experienced during the fleX treatment acts like a lymphatic massage causing the fat cell elimination process to be accelerated. The truSculpt flex is similar to the EMSculpt but also has a number of advantages and produces on average a 33% increase in muscle mass in targeted areas.
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