By Cindy Papp, Contributing Editor
The next evolution in non-invasive body sculpting has arrived via the pairing of truSculpt iD and truSculpt flex from Cutera
(Brisbane, Calif.). These technologies have given physicians an unprecedented means to serve the patient’s desire for non-invasive body shaping, while increasing their ROI.
Using truSculpt iD’s hands-free solution with monopolar RF to permanently destroy fat cells, and the multi-directional stimulation (MDS) of truSculpt flex, patients will see sculpting and muscle tone improvement in as little as 12 weeks, with no downtime.
The truSculpt iD RF device has been cleared by the FDA for lipolysis. It treats adipose tissue with an impressive 24% average
reduction in fat thickness. The truSculpt flex uses a bio-electric current muscle stimulation technology to tone and strengthen
muscles in as little as four treatments.
According to Neil S. Sadick, MD, a dermatologist in New York City, N.Y., this is a combination that works. “The most important benefit of these devices working together is that you obtain non-invasive fat removal in addition to increased muscle definition. The results of using the two technologies together appear to be synergistic,” he said.
“Patient response has been excellent,” he added. “They have an improved image of themselves, they feel that their bodies are more in line with the youthful years of their life, and they feel the outcomes are lasting more than other therapies, especially those patients who have had treatments with competitive technologies.”
Arash Moradzadeh, MD, of AM Facial Plastics in Beverly Hills, Calif., loves pairing truSculpt iD with truSculpt flex. “My patients
are seeing accelerated fat loss, combined with a substantial increase in muscle strength and definition in treatment areas,”
he reported. “A big bonus with the truSculpt flex treatment is the increase in your basal metabolic rate. This means your metabolism is elevated, creating an optimal environment to improve your body shape.”
The truSculpt iD is configured for handsfree operation, using volumetric heating to raise adipose tissue temperature from 46°
C to 48° C for apoptosis of subcutaneous fat, while maintaining a skin surface temperature of 43° C to 44.5° C.
Muscles are toned with the truSculpt flex, which incorporates three levels of direct bio-electric current muscle stimulation: Prep to warm and stretch muscles, Tone to increase strength and endurance, and Sculpt to build new muscle fibers.
Amy Taub, MD, founder of Advanced Dermatology in Chicago, Ill., has found the benefits for patients are evident. “My patients have reported much better fit in their clothes. And, a renewed dedication to eating healthy and exercise,” she noted. “Many of them report that they no longer have any back pain and they find their posture improving. All feel quite rejuvenated.”
So, what does the future hold for this dynamic duo of body sculpting? Dr. Taub believes it lies in maintenance. “Many seek
to maintain their correction, so we are now recommending one treatment with the truSculpt flex every three months. However,
we are open to doing it more often (some patients want to do it once a month, because they love the way it makes them feel).”