At VITAHL Chicago, we offer non-invasive, non-surgical body contouring treatments to help you reduce stubborn deposits of fat and improve your confidence in your appearance. We use the TruSculpt™ 3D system for our non-invasive body contouring treatments, which uses radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy fat cells for a more sculpted appearance without any downtime or recovery period.
Learn more about the TruSculpt™ 3D body contouring treatments offered at VITAHL Chicago, contact our office today for further information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Humes or a member of our medical staff!
What is TruSculpt™?
The TruSculpt™ 3D device uses radiofrequency energy to deeply heat and destroy adipose tissue without damaging the skin, blood vessels, connective tissues, or nerves. Once the fat cells have been destroyed by the radiofrequency energy, the body gradually eliminates the cells through its natural waste removal process.
What can TruSculpt™ 3D be used to treat?
- Love handles
- And more!
Treatment sessions can be completed in as little as 15 minutes or up to an hour depending on the treatment area or areas. We will discuss your treatment options further during your initial consultation.
Are you a good candidate?
Men and women who are at or close to their ideal body weight, who have stubborn deposits of excess fat, and who have attainable treatment goals are potential candidates for this body contouring treatment. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your goals for treatment and review your medical history and overall health to determine if TruSculpt™ 3D is the right fat removal treatment for you.
Are there any side effects?
There are minimal side effects associated with this non-invasive treatment. Radiofrequency energy is non-ablative and will not cause damage to the skin, but some patients may experience some mild redness, tenderness, or swelling in the treated area for the first few hours after your treatment session. Most of our patients are able to immediately return to their normal activities following their TruSculpt™ 3D treatment session without any disruption to their day.
Do you want to find out if the TruSculpt™ 3D body contouring treatments offered at VITAHL Chicago are the right choice for you? Contact our office today for more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Humes. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
TruSculpt™ Frequently Asked Questions
- Who cannot be treated with TruSculpt™ 3D?
TruSculpt™ is not a treatment option for patients with metallic implants (including joint replacements), cardiac pacemakers, internal defibrillators, or tumors in the designated treatment area. Patients who are pregnant are not candidates for this non-invasive fat removal treatment.
- Can TruSculpt™ 3D be used on all skin types?
This non-invasive body contouring treatment can be used safely on all skin types.
- How long does a TruSculpt™ 3D non-invasive fat removal treatment take?
Most TruSculpt™ 3D treatment sessions can be completed in less than an hour. The length of your treatment session will depend on the area or areas being treated.
- How many treatments will I need?
We typically recommend a series of one to two treatment sessions per treatment area scheduled about four to eight weeks apart. We will determine the number of treatments you will need in order to achieve your desired results during your consultation.
- When will I start seeing visible results?
The radiofrequency energy delivered during a TruSculpt™ 3D treatment permanently destroys fat cells in the treated area. The body’s natural waste elimination processes break down and eliminate the fat cells from the body. This entire process may take up to three months to complete. Many patients begin to see the results of their TruSculpt™ 3D treatment session within days of treatment. Results will continue to gradually improve over the following weeks. Individual results may vary.
- What should I do before a treatment?
Jewelry and/or body piercings should be removed from the treatment area prior to a TruSculpt™ 3D treatment session. There is no other special pre-treatment preparation required.
- What can I expect during the treatment?
After preparing the treated area, we will apply the TruSculpt™ 3D handpiece to the skin. A pulse of radiofrequency energy will be delivered to the treated area for approximately four minutes. This radiofrequency energy will heat the skin and the fat to encourage fat reduction. We will then move the handpiece to areas adjacent to the previously treated area and repeat the process until we have treated the entirety of the designated treatment area.
- What does it feel like?
TruSculpt™ 3D is intended to be a comfortable, non-invasive body contouring and fat reduction treatment. We will adjust the temperature of the treatment to suit your comfort level so that the heating of the treated area will be comfortable for you. Our patients do not typically require pain medication, topical anesthesia, gels or active cooling during a TruSculpt™ 3D treatment session.
- Can I return to normal activities after treatment?
Many of our patients are able to immediately return to their daily routines following this non-invasive procedure. There is little to no downtime associated with TruSculpt™ 3D treatment sessions, though some patients may experience some mild discomfort for the first few hours after their treatment.
- Is TruSculpt™ 3D safe? Are there side effects?
This non-invasive treatment is designed for safe and effective fat removal and body contouring with little to no discomfort. Some patients may experience mild side effects like redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated area(s) following a treatment session. These are temporary side effects that typically resolve within a few hours of your treatment session. We will discuss post-treatment expectations in more detail during your consultation.