There are many nonsurgical fat reduction options available, as the treatments are increasingly popular. However, this means that it’s difficult as a patient to decide which technology is the best option for you. At Carnegie Women’s Health, we offer TruSculpt ID, a new and advanced method to reduce fat. Here’s how the treatment compares to other fat reduction options.
What is TruSculpt ID?
TruSculpt ID is a fat reduction technology which works using radiofrequency. This radiofrequency heats the fat layer without causing discomfort to the skin. By heating the fat layer, TruSculpt ID effectively melts fat cells, damaging them enough that the body flushes them away as waste. After a single treatment session, which can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, results can be seen in about 12 weeks after the procedure. Most patients see an average of 25% fat reduction.
One of the main benefits of TruSculpt ID is that it is available to those with higher BMIs and more fat to reduce compared to other nonsurgical fat reduction technologies. TruSculpt is a non-surgical procedure with no anesthesia and no downtime. Most patients describe the TruSculpt experience as similar to a 15-minute hot stone massage. After the procedure, you can expect some sensitivity and redness, but you will be free to return to your routine as usual.
Comparing TruSculpt ID with CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, and Sculpsure
The primary benefit of TruSculpt ID compared to other noninvasive or minimally invasive fat reduction treatments is that it is available to a wider variety of patients. Patients with higher BMIs or less skin elasticity are better suited to TruSculpt ID than other fat-reducing procedures available on the market.
The radiofrequency heat technology of TruSculpt ID is similar to the Sculpsure, however, TruSculpt is able to reach a deeper fat and layer, takes less time and is more effective. Clinical trials also suggest that the treatment is more effective than Sculpsure overall.
Most patients who are candidates for TruSculpt ID are also candidates for CoolSculpting, which works by freezing rather than heating fat cells. The treatments are also comparable in the amount of fat they reduce. However, in comparison to CoolSculpting, Trusculpt ID can be used to treat areas that aren’t considered “pinchable” fat. TruSculpt ID’s heat technology will also reach the fat layer adjacent to the TruSculpt pad. This allows for tightening and smooth look to the area. CoolSculpt can result in a dimpled appearance.
Finally, TruSculpt ID differs from Emsculpt because while it reaches the muscle layer, the treatment is not designed to tone muscles. Emsculpt is better suited to contour the body by increasing muscle mass rather than decrease fat.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in TruSculpt ID to reduce stubborn areas of fat, schedule a consultation with Carnegie Women’s Health to see if it’s the right treatment for you. Call our New York City office at (315) 628-7063 or request your appointment online.