truSculpt ID: Cellulite Treatment
in Boston MA & Nashua NH
There are several devices that can improve the appearance of Cellulite. There is no treatment available at the present time that can remove the Cellulite completely, but it can be improved. We have several devices that have a combination of lasers, light sources, radio-frequency, massage, suction, etc that can improve Cellulite. The procedure usually feels like a massage and it is performed once or twice a week for about 8-12 sessions.
Despite claims you may have heard for different balms and creams, there is no cure for cellulite. Unfortunately, nothing can completely remove or erase the appearance of cellulite. It forms because of the way the fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle beneath trap pockets of fat between them. As the fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates the uneven dimpling on the surface that is cellulite. Because of the differences in these connective cords between women and men, cellulite is almost uniquely a female problem. And you can have it no matter what kind of shape you’re in.
At Skin & Laser Surgery Center, we use the truSculpt ID system to reduce fat and improve the appearance of cellulite for our patients.
What is truSculpt iD?
The mechanism used by truSculpt iD is radiofrequency energy, which is delivered painlessly down through the epidermis into the dermis and fat layers of the skin through a variety of different handpieces. This RF energy converts to heat and destroys fat cells, which are then removed by the body’s lymphatic system. In addition to reducing about 24 percent of the fat in the treatment areas, truSculpt iD’s RF energy also provides a secondary benefit of initiating new collagen production, which tightens the skin across the treatment areas. The combination of reduced-fat and increased collagen production reduces the appearance of cellulite.
The key to truSculpt iD is its comprehensive handpiece options. This system offers six hands-free handpieces, one hand-held handpiece, and one handpiece designed specifically for smaller areas and for areas such as the buttocks, where the panels would not fit. For cellulite on the buttocks and thighs, we use the hand-held handpiece. You can see this done in the video on this page.
How does truSculpt iD work?
The truSculpt iD handpiece delivers low-frequency, high-conductivity RF energy deep into the skin. This energy can impact the entire fat layer down to muscle while keeping the skin surface temperature comfortable. The RF energy converts to heat when it enters the dermis and fat layers of the skin, and this heat makes the fat cell walls burst. Over the next 12 weeks, the body flushes these dead cells from the body as it does with any waste products. truSculpt iD destroys up to 24 percent of the fat cells in the treatment area.
As the body is flushing the fat cells away, it is also producing new collagen. This is a wound-healing response to the heat from the RF energy in the dermis layer of the skin. This collagen boost lasts for weeks. It’s the combination of increased collagen and decreased fat that improves the look of cellulite.
Cellulite Treatment Procedure
Dr. Khatri shows a sample of his cellulite treatment below:
Cellulite Treatment Before & After Photos
How is truSculpt iD a better method than traditional contouring procedures?
Our Skin & Laser Surgery Center patients love truSculpt iD. It’s completely noninvasive. No incisions. No tissue trauma. No blood loss. These are all involved with traditional liposuction, where the cannula is inserted through a small incision and is then moved back and forth relatively violently beneath the skin to break up the fat cells and then suction them away.
Because truSculpt iD doesn’t create any incisions there isn’t recovery time. The handpieces rest atop the skin, directing the RF energy downward. This doesn’t create any tissue trauma. After the RF energy destroys the fat cells in the treatment areas, your body gets down to the business of disposing of the destroyed cells, but you can get right back to your normal lifestyle immediately.
And, unlike liposuction, truSculpt iD improves the appearance of cellulite.
How long will my truSculpt iD results last?
This is a permanent fat reduction, up to 24 percent in the treatment areas. Once the fat cells are destroyed by truSculpt iD’s RF energy the body simply flushes them from the body as with other waste products.
Cellulite improvement can be permanent, but it can vary between patients. When you reduce the fat in an area with extensive cellulite, this decreases the appearance of the cellulite. There is less fat to push up between the connective cords and push the skin upward, creating the dimpled appearance. But increased collagen production also plays a role in decreasing the appearance of the cellulite. That collagen production won’t be boosted permanently, just for a matter of weeks.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for a truSculpt iD treatment?
No preparation is necessary.
How long before I will see results from truSculpt iD?
As you would assume, your results aren’t immediate. truSculpt iD’s RF energy destroys the fat cells across the treatment areas, but it takes some time for the body to remove the cells. The RF energy creates some initial skin tightening, due to immediate collagen remodeling. This can immediately improve the appearance of your cellulite. Your real results will begin to show themselves in about six weeks, as fat cells are removed. Plus, the body will be building new collagen for the area. Your overall results will continue to improve for four months.
Are there risks involved with fat and cellulite treatment with truSculpt iD?
These are non-invasive, safe procedures. Patients equate the feeling of these treatments to that of a hot stone massage.
Is there any recovery?
No. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your truSculpt session.