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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, making it seem almost impossible to shift those stubborn pockets of fat. In some cases, there isn’t much you can do to change the situation on your own; certain adipose (fat) cells just don’t respond to these healthy habits. As a result, while sensibly counting calories and sweating it out at the gym will help 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 achieving your ideal body is now possible, even when dieting and exercising can no longer help. At Vitahl Chicago, we offer several noninvasive, nonsurgical body contouring treatments to help you sculpt your dream figure and restore confidence in your appearance. For patients seeking to shape and tone areas of the body, the Cutera TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD systems are ideal methods of treatment. These noninvasive body sculpting therapies work by delivering radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat and permanently destroy targeted fat cells, creating a more sculpted appearance. With no downtime and minimal side effects, this procedure can dramatically improve your body profile to accentuate your curves and enhance your entire appearance.

What is TruSculpt™ 3D?

The TruSculpt™ 3D device utilizes RF energy to apply deep, controlled heating that destroys targeted adipose tissue without damaging the 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 the skin, creating a smoother, more youthful contour of the treated area.

What is TruSculpt™ iD?

At Vitahl Chicago, we are proud to offer the TruSculpt iD system, the latest body sculpting solution from Cutera. It is a powerful, noninvasive device that tailors to your body and unique needs to shape your ideal figure. The TruSculpt™ iD works similarly to the TruSculpt™ 3D, but instead of just targeting the layer of fat cells between your muscles and skin, it penetrates all the way through to the muscle layer. Boasting clinically proven results, TruSculpt™ iD also features real-time temperature control to increase patient comfort and safety. 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.

Define the Arms with TruSculpt iD

Though the abdomen, hips and back are some of the most commonly treated areas, many patients also express concerns about their arms. As fat deposits shift over time, the arms can become burdened with unsightly bulges and loose skin, which can give the upper body a disproportionate or unbalanced look. If you feel self-conscious about your arms, or find yourself hiding them with long-sleeves, TruSculpt iD offers a unique, highly personalized approach to enhance upper arm contouring and definition. Unlike other sculpting devices, TruSculpt iD is easy to set up and boasts no placement limitation. The procedure can address skin laxity, minimize fat cells and produce a smoother, slimmer contour of the arm that blends naturally with your upper body frame.

Leg Contouring with TruSculpt iD

The thighs are also a common problem area among patients. Over time, extra weight accumulates in the lower body, where fat is stored and expands as you age. As a result, the thighs are often out of proportion with the rest of the body, which can restrict your clothing options and diminish your confidence. TruSculpt iD offers an excellent solution to help you regain proportion to your inner and outer thighs and restore balance to your whole physique. This breakthrough device can treat various tissue densities, making it suitable for patients of all shapes and sizes. In just a few short sessions, TruSculpt iD can help you reclaim a shapely and more youthful lower body frame to complement your whole appearance.

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 for long-lasting results you are sure to love. By tightening the skin, these treatments can also produce a firmer texture and rejuvenated look to complement your sculpting results. 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 achieve the physique 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 return to their regular schedule immediately, 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?

TruSculpt™ uses innovative, versatile technology that can address various problem areas simultaneously. At Vitahl Chicago, we can customize your procedure according to your primary needs and contouring goals. The most 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

The TruSculpt™ 3D device offers two different handpieces to treat both large and small areas of the body. These handheld devices work in a gliding motion across the skin’s surface, which means you don’t need to have a specific amount of fat for the machine to work, which is the case for many other body contouring procedures.

As the latest and most advanced system, TruSculpt iD comes with six fully customizable handpieces, which accelerates the sculpting process, making it more efficient than alternative devices. For instance, an average treatment for the whole abdomen takes just 15 minutes, which makes it the perfect option for patients seeking a quick lunchtime procedure, or those who are looking to treat multiple areas of the body simultaneously.

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

Ideal candidates for the TruSculpt procedure are men and women who have reached or are close to their goal weight but have stubborn deposits of excess fat that prevent them from achieving their desired figure. While most body shaping treatments require patients to have a BMI of 30 or below, TruSculpt iD does not have any weight restrictions, so patients with a BMI above 30 may also benefit from this procedure.

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 most suitable fat reduction and sculpting treatment for you. Adult patients of all ages can usually benefit from the TruSculpt™ process. In many cases, even patients with skin laxity can achieve outstanding results since the device is unique and can tighten the skin while reducing fat.

There are some contraindications for the TruSculpt™ treatment, which include metallic implants, joint replacements, defibrillators and pacemakers. Some conditions might also keep you from being a candidate for this therapy, including tumors in the treatment area and pregnancy. During your consultation, it is vital that you be honest 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, we can work with you to find a more appropriate course of treatment. 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. There are no other pre-treatment preparation steps required. After preparing the treatment area, we will apply the TruSculpt™ handpiece to the skin. Radiofrequency energy will then be delivered to the target area. This energy produces controlled heating that targets and reduces 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 administered. This process will continue until we have successfully addressed the entire area.

TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD are intended to be comfortable, noninvasive body contouring and fat reduction treatments. During your sessions, we can adjust the temperature to suit your comfort level if necessary, to ensure you experience as little discomfort as possible. Most patients feel their skin temperature rise during the session but remain in a comfortable range. Our patients do not typically require pain medication, topical anesthesia or gels before their procedure. Even active cooling is not necessary during a TruSculpt™ 3D or TruSculpt™ iD procedure, as it is for many other types of laser treatments.

TruSculpt sessions can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, or it could take up to an hour, depending on the size and number of your treatment areas. We will discuss your options further during your initial consultation so you know what to expect when you come in for your procedure. Most of our patients can return to their daily routines immediately following their appointment. There is no downtime required for 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 target 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. Though many patients notice improvements within days of their treatment, results will continue to develop gradually over the following weeks. You will also see 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 visible results immediately, but because it works similarly to TruSculpt™ 3D, optimal results will be seen 12 to 16 weeks after the last treatment. While some patients can see results in one session, you may require additional sessions to achieve your desired look.

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, the results are potentially long-lasting. 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 prolong 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 aesthetic outcome.

TruSculpt VS CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a fat reduction and body sculpting treatment that uses controlled cooling to freeze away fat cells and address stubborn pockets of fat. This technique, known as cryolipolysis, then allows the body to absorb and eliminate the dead cells gradually through natural waste removal processes. CoolSculpting is viewed as a safer, noninvasive form of fat reduction than traditional procedures, such as liposuction. During the procedure, the device is positioned accordingly, and controlled cooling is applied to the target area while a gentle suction device directs the freezing temperatures to your problem areas. While the procedure is relatively comfortable, some patients do experience an uncomfortable cold sensation, as well as tugging, pulling or numbness. Optimal results are usually visible after one to three months.

TruSculpt™ works oppositely by heating fat cells to destroy and eliminate them from the body. This technique has been clinically proven to reduce fat by an average of 24%. Patients who have undergone both treatments have described TruSculpt as a more efficient and more comfortable procedure overall. While many CoolSculpting patients experience mild abdominal pain following their sessions, TruSculpt causes little to no discomfort, making it easier to resume regular activity. After three months, TruSculpt patients tend to notice dramatic improvements in their appearance, with visibly firmer skin and a more toned contour of the treatment area. In fact, TruSculpt has soared in popularity in recent years, with many opting for two or three more sessions after experiencing remarkable results from their initial procedure.

At Vitahl Chicago, we trust in the highly advanced and innovative technology of TruSculpt™ 3D and TruSculpt™ iD. We have monitored the progress and results produced by this device and have seen countless patients achieve a more toned and balanced figure after just one session. If you are unsure about which fat reduction procedure is more suitable for you, the staff at Vitahl Chicago can work with you to determine the best course of treatment.

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 have 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. You can also 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!