Is there anything more frustrating than working hard and seeing zero results in return? For anyone trying to keep a trim figure, it’s difficult to contend with the limitations of diet and exercise, especially when stubborn deposits of fat refuse to go away no matter how much effort you put into your lifestyle. Visit us at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL, where we believe everyone should look exactly the way they want: which is why we are proud to offer truSculpt.
What Is truSculpt?
This is a non-surgical and non-invasive body contouring treatment that can be used to slim multiple areas of the body. From chin to thighs and every problem spot in between, this treatment has helped numerous patients across the nation finally look the way they want. This treatment is the answer for many patients who have tried diet and exercise only to hit a plateau before reaching their ideal appearance.
What Is a Plateau?
In diet and exercise, a plateau happens when the body’s metabolism reaches a peak that continues for a long time. Peaks in metabolism are often the reason why we easily regain weight during diet and exercise adjustment. For the body, metabolism has to constantly be challenged in order to continue burning fat, something which is vital when you are trying to slim your figure down.
Unfortunately, plateaus are especially challenging in the final stretch of your weight loss journey, making it difficult to shed those final few pounds and tone your body. When you hit a plateau, you typically also hit the limit of what you are able to achieve through diet and exercise, and that is where body contouring treatments like truSculpt come into play.
How Does It Work?
truSculpt uses monopolar radiofrequency to melt the adipose fat right off the body. Radiofrequency technology is the current golden standard in many cosmetic treatments as the heat emitted by radiofrequency can dissolve fat, tighten skin, tone cellulite, and reduce the appearance of scarring. Radiofrequency treatments like this one can be done with no invasive techniques, meaning they heat the tissue from the outside in and reduce the risk of any side effects.
Benefits of truSculpt
If you guessed that this treatment has multiple benefits, then you would be right. Aside from being one of the most popular non-surgical treatments in the nation, this treatment also has other impressive benefits, such as:
First and foremost, this is a body contouring treatment unlike many others. Body contouring treatments are a class of cosmetic treatments that essentially help you correct the shape of your body. There are many kinds of body contouring treatments, such as ones that only tighten skin or ones that help redefine muscle tissue. Body contouring treatments can also be surgical, minimally invasive, or non-invasive.
This is a body contouring treatment that has a variety of functions, from tightening the skin to dissolving adipose fat. Additionally, truSculpt is part of a family of treatments, including ID, 3D, and Flex. Each of these treatments are designed to help you get the body of your dreams. At our office, we specialize in the 3D treatment, which is the most versatile option that addresses all of your body concerns at one time.
One of the key uses for this treatment is fat reduction. For many people, getting rid of the last persistent layer of fat on their body is a top priority. This treatment heats the tissue beneath the skin, which melts fat away for good. The fact that this fat reduction can be done without surgery is only a bonus to the efficacy of radiofrequency technology.
When patients start considering body contouring treatments, they often wonder if the results from these treatments will be permanent. For this treatment, the answer is yes. Any adipose fat that is dissolved by this treatment is permanently removed from the body, which means that it will be difficult for those fat deposits to return. For many patients, this treatment yields permanent results that can last a lifetime with the right diet and exercise.
Safe and Painless
This treatment is FDA approved, which means that it passed numerous clinical trials before being released onto the open market. And if something is approved by the FDA, you can bet that it will be safe. This treatment is safe because it is non-invasive and painless – any treatment that can be done without breaching the skin barrier is typically free of side effects, and this treatment is no exception.
Non-invasive treatments aren’t only safe: they also tend to have virtually zero downtime. With this treatment, patients can return to their normal daily activities within the same day as their treatment session. The fact that this treatment has no downtime is sometimes the only consideration patients make when they assess this treatment. Little or no downtime is an important benefit since it means you can get back to living your life without any significant interruption; something that is invaluable when your time is in demand.
Boost Your Self Esteem
The final benefit of this treatment is the boost in your self-esteem. When you look the way you want, your self-esteem is immediately boosted. High self-esteem comes with better self-confidence and greater feelings of self-worth. For those who have struggled with their body image, having confidence in the way they look is the best benefit of all.
What to Expect Before, During, and After Treatment
What can you expect from this treatment? For some patients, it is important to plan ahead and know what to expect, especially when you have a busy life! For other patients, knowing what to expect from treatment can help them decide if they want the treatment at all. No matter the cause of your curiosity, we are committed to offering comprehensive care for all of our patients, and that starts with explaining the treatment from start to finish.
Your first appointment is a consultation appointment. Consultations are usually done to assess if you would be a good candidate for treatment. At your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and examine the condition of your body, particularly any trouble areas you bring to our attention.
We will also need to gather medical information about you, including your current medications, current health issues, and any cosmetic treatments you have had in the past. Although non-invasive treatments are safe, it is important for us to have medical information so we can assess how successful treatment will be. It is sometimes the case that lifestyle habits and medication can make the treatment less effective.
Before your treatment, there are a few instructions you will be asked to follow. These instructions help make sure that each treatment session produces ideal results. Some pre-treatment guidelines you can expect include:
- Hydrating properly before treatment
- Removing make-up and jewelry at treatment sites
- Shaving the treatment area before treatment
- Not wearing lotion or perfumes to an appointment
We may take photographs before your treatment begins. These photographs are for your medical file and are used as a reference for your treatment plan.
For this treatment, the most you will need to do is relax and allow one of our skilled technicians to pass the treatment device over your skin. Because radiofrequency uses heat, you will occasionally be asked if the heat setting used for your treatment is comfortable. Many patients compare this treatment to a hot stone massage. There should be no discomfort at all during treatment. Depending on the number of treatment sites, your treatment sessions will take 15 to 60 minutes from start to finish.
There are only a few instructions you will be asked to follow after your treatment is complete. It is important to follow these guidelines so that your treatment will be as effective as possible. Some post-treatment guidelines may include:
- Increase water intake for 24 hours after treatment
- Do not overeat
- Partake in light exercise
- Avoid excess heat for 1 to 3 days
- Avoid lotions and perfumes for 24 hours after treatment
We may provide you with cosmetic prescriptions to use, such as topical creams that help reduce cellulite deposits and prolong the results of your treatment. Please use these products as advised.
There is no downtime associated with this treatment. After your treatment is complete, you are free to return to your normal daily activities, and you are encouraged to continue with your fitness routines as planned. You can expect some minor redness at the treatment site, but this is a temporary side effect that fades within hours of treatment.
How Long Does It Take to See Results From truSculpt?
Many patients report noticing a slimming of their figures within 48 hours of treatment. It is common to notice immediate results after the first treatment, but most patients notice the biggest results after 2 or 3 treatments. Since treatment sessions are generally spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart, you will notice the most obvious results at 3 or 4 months after your first treatment session. While most patients require 2 or 3 sessions, we will help you decide how many sessions will help you achieve your ideal appearance.
How Can I Maintain Results?
Some patients wonder if there is anything they can do to help maintain the results from this treatment. There are in fact several things you can do to make sure that your treatment lasts for as long as possible. For example, maintain a regular exercise schedule and a fat-restricted diet to keep your metabolism stable. Healthy lifestyle habits can go a long way to maintain results from body contouring treatments.
Am I a Good Candidate?
This is a treatment that is safe for all skin types and skin tones as well as many skin conditions. This treatment can be used for men and women who have mild or moderate fat deposits that cannot be removed with diet or exercise. You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you want to:
- Tighten your abdomen
- Slim your upper arms
- Reduce fat in the chin area
- Smooth hips and buttocks
- Slim outer and inner thighs
- Diminish the appearance of scars
- Tighten cellulite or mildly loose skin
Trim Your Figure With truSculpt!
The challenge of shedding those final pounds doesn’t mean you have to be frustrated. Even when diet and exercise reach a plateau, you still have another option to explore so you can finally look the way you want. It’s time to love every aspect of your appearance. If you think that truSculpt is the answer to trimming your figure, contact Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL to schedule your initial appointment!