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Do you have stubborn body fat that does not disappear no matter how strict you are with diet and exercise? Some types of body fat do not respond to even the most aggressive fat reduction techniques. There probably isn’t anything you will be able to do to change the situation on your own; certain adipose (fat) cells just don’t respond to diet and exercise. As a result, while sensibly counting calories and sweating it out at the gym will make you lose fat in general, you won’t be able to control where the fat loss happens with these methods. The good news is that if you want to achieve the attractive body contours you dream of after dieting and exercise no longer help, you do have other options. At Vitahl Chicago, we offer several noninvasive, nonsurgical body contouring treatments to help you reduce stubborn fat deposits and improve your confidence in your appearance. Ideal treatments for the problem of lingering body fat are the Cutera TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD systems for noninvasive body sculpting. These therapies delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat and permanently destroy targeted fat cells, creating a more sculpted appearance. The procedure offers a noticeable improvement in the body profile without any downtime or a lengthy recovery period afterward.

What Is TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD?

The TruSculpt™ 3D device utilizes the RF energy to apply deep, controlled heating that destroys targeted. adipose tissue without damaging surrounding skin, blood vessels, connective tissue or nerves. Once the RF heat has destroyed the fat cells, your body’s lymphatic system will gradually eliminate these cells through its natural waste removal processes. Over time, you will see the treated area become slimmer and more sculpted, with results that will continue as long as you maintain a healthy weight. In addition to fat reduction, the RF energy constricts tissue and stimulates collagen production to tighten skin, creating a smoother, more youthful look to the treated area.

TruSculpt™ iD works in a similar way, but instead of just targeting the layer of fat cells between your muscles and skin, it penetrates all the way to the muscle layer. Current studies indicate an average of 24% fat reduction in a single treatment. The radiofrequency technology that drives this solution also helps to tighten skin while reducing fat. TruSculpt™ iD is the only treatment currently on the market that can effectively treat patients with a BMI of 30 and above.

What Are the Benefits Of TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD?

TruSculpt 3D and TruSculpt iD can help reduce stubborn body fat that your weight loss efforts alone cannot successfully eliminate. These noninvasive procedures, coupled with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, can complete your toned, youthful look with long-lasting results you are sure to love. The skin is also tightened and rejuvenated at the same time to enhance your new look further. Unlike surgical methods of body contouring, TruSculpt™ does not require any anesthesia and does not involve any incisions. The treatment is entirely noninvasive, and patients typically find the process to be comfortable. After your TruSculpt™ procedure, you will be able to resume activities right away. No recovery time means you can get the body sculpting you want without significant disruption to your daily schedule.

Are There Any Side Effects Associated With TruSculpt™ 3D?

The side effects associated with this noninvasive treatment are minimal. Radiofrequency energy is not ablative, so it will not damage the skin. Some patients may experience mild redness, tenderness or swelling in the treated area for the first few hours after their session, akin to what you might experience after a hot stone massage . Most of our patients can return to regular schedule right away, as these side effects are not typically uncomfortable enough to prohibit activity or disrupt the day beyond the appointment in our office.

What Areas Can TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD Treat?

Common concern areas that both devices can treat include:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Chin and neck
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Love handles
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Hips and flanks

Two different handpieces offer the ability to treat both large and small areas of the body with the TruSculpt™ 3D device. The handpieces work through a gliding motion across the skin’s surface, which means you don’t have to have a specific amount of fat for the machine to work, as is the case with other body contouring procedures.

TruSculpt iD comes with 6 fully customizable handpieces, which help the sculpting process go by far more quickly than alternative devices. An average treatment for the whole abdomen for instance, takes just 15 minutes. This makes it the perfect option for patients seeking a quick lunchtime procedure, or who are looking to treat multiple areas of the body simultaneously.

TruSculpt™ devices are safe to use on all skin types and tones.

Am I A Candidate For TruSculpt™ 3D or TruSculpt™ iD?

Men and women who are at or close to their ideal body weight but have stubborn deposits of excess fat that have made their body contouring goals unattainable, are the best potential candidates for the TruSculpt™ procedure. Patients with a BMI of 30 and above can benefit from TruSculpt iD treatments, which does not have any weight or BMI restrictions.

During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals for treatment, and review your medical history and overall health to determine which TruSculpt™ procedure is the right fat removal treatment for you. Adult patients of all ages can usually benefit from the TruSculpt™ process. Even adults with skin laxity can achieve outstanding results in many cases since this device is unique in its ability to tighten skin even as it reduces fat.

There are some contraindications for a TruSculpt™ treatment, which include metallic implants, including joint replacements, defibrillators and pacemakers. Some conditions might also keep you from having this treatment, including tumors in the treatment area and pregnancy. During your consultation, it is important that you be candid about your medical history so your VITAHL cosmetic specialist can recommend the right treatment for you if any of these factors prevent you from undergoing the TruSculpt™ process. Our goal is to help all of our patients achieve their aesthetic goals as closely as possible, using a variety of safe and effective treatment options.

What Will Happen During My TruSculpt™ 3D or TruSculpt™ iD Procedure?

Before you begin your TruSculpt™ treatment session, we will ask you to remove any jewelry or body piercings you are wearing. There is no other special pre-treatment preparation required. After preparing the treatment area, we will apply the TruSculpt™ handpiece to the skin. Radiofrequency energy will then be delivered to the treatment area. This energy produces controlled heating that targets the fat to encourage the reduction of fat cells in the area. Depending on your treatment and aesthetic goals, the handpiece will either be left on the same treated area, or moved to a slightly different location, where the same RF energy will be adminitered. This process will continue until we have successfully addressed the entire treatment area.

TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD are intended to be comfortable, noninvasive body contouring and fat reduction treatments. We will adjust the temperature of the procedure during your session if necessary to suit your comfort level so that the heating of the treatment will not be uncomfortable for you. Most patients will feel the temperature of their skin rises during the treatment, but remain in a comfortable range. Our patients do not typically require pain medication, topical anesthesia or gels before their treatment. Even active cooling is not needed during a TruSculpt™ 3D or TruSculpt™ iD procedure, as it is for many types of laser treatments.

Treatment sessions can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, or it could take up to an hour, depending on the size or number of your treatment areas. We will discuss your treatment options further during your initial consultation, so you know what to expect when you come in for your procedure. Many of our patients can immediately return to their daily routines following this gentle procedure. There is little to no downtime associated with TruSculpt™ 3D or TruSculpt™ iD, even though some patients may experience mild discomfort and swelling for the first few hours after treatment.

When Will I See Results?

The radiofrequency energy delivered during the TruSculpt™ 3D procedure permanently destroys fat cells in the treatment area. The body’s natural waste elimination processes break down and remove the fat cells from the body. This entire process may take up to three months to complete. Many patients start to see the results of the procedure within a matter of days after their treatment. Results will continue to improve gradually over the following weeks. You will also notice your skin become firmer and smoother in the treatment area as collagen levels increase. Keep in mind that individual results may vary.

TruSculpt™ iD may deliver immediately visible results, but because it works in a similar fashion to TruSculpt™ 3D, optimal results will be seen 12 to 16 weeks after the last treatment. While patients can see results in one session, to achieve the results you’re after, additional treatments may be needed.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Since a TruSculpt™ 3D or TruSculpt™ iD treatment permanently destroys fat cells and the body eliminates them from the body, you have the potential for long-lasting results. However, if you should experience sudden weight gain after your TruSculpt™ treatment, those extra pounds can interfere with your results. While eliminated fat cells are gone for good, if a healthy and stable. weight is not maintained, the remaining fat cells can expand over time, changing your body contour once again. To maintain your results, you will need to keep a healthy weight through a sensible diet and exercise program. If you gain a significant amount of weight – and fat – over time, another procedure may be required to restore your positive results.

Why Choose VITAHL Chicago For Your TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD Treatments?

Interested in finding out whether TruSculpt™ 3D or TruSculpt™ iD can help you achieve your body sculpting goals? Contact VITAHL Medical Aesthetics today to schedule an in-person consultation. The staff at VITAHL Chicago has been recognized nationally as one of the most experienced practices in the country offering minimally-invasive and noninvasive cosmetic treatments. We pride ourselves on multiple decades of experience within the members of our team. Our locations rank among the top one percent of Botox Cosmetic providers in the country, and we have been named a five-star beauty center by New Beauty Magazine. Practice-wide, we aim to give our patients the highest level of personalized care, expert consultations and the finest minimally-invasive procedures available today. We want you to look your very best, so you feel your very best.

Contact VITAHL Chicago today at 312-634-6100 and talk to a cosmetic specialist about whether a TruSculpt™ 3D or TruSculpt™ iD treatment will meet your aesthetic goals and learn about other options to treat any additional cosmetic concerns you might have. Start your journey towards looking your best today with VITAHL Medical Aesthetics!