What is truSculpt? Non-surgical fat reduction technique explained by doctor in Lake Forest, IL

Feeling confident in your own body is an important part of your overall health and well-being. People who are happy with their appearance exude a radiance that is noticed by everyone, from strangers on the street to potential employers and romantic partners. If you lead a healthy lifestyle but have been struggling with stubborn pockets of fat, then truSculpt® may be a wonderful option for you to get the contoured body you want. Below, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, board certified physician in Lake Forest, IL, explains what truSculpt is and how it can help you get the body of your dreams.

What is truSculpt?

truSculpt is one of the latest revolutionary body sculpting options for patients who are seeking a more slimmed, contoured appearance. truSculpt uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to reduce fat and cellulite in targeted areas of the body. It is non-invasive and non-surgical, and requires zero downtime so you can get right back to your daily activities after your treatment. Patients using truSculpt benefit from an average of 24 percent reduction in fat in the treatment area – and even better, these results can occur after just one or two truSculpt sessions! It has been proven to be safe and effective, and once the fat cells are gone, they are gone forever.

How it works

truSculpt works by using radiofrequency energy to deliver targeted deep heating to the fatty tissues within the body. When the fat cells receive the heat, they die off and are then eliminated through the body’s natural processes. The truSculpt device delivers 2MHz of monopolar, low frequency energy that is designed to penetrate uniformly and deeply throughout the entire layer of fat between your skin and muscles for natural-looking, consistent results. The device is also optimized to selectively heat fat cells, so the surrounding tissues in the treatment area are not damaged. truSculpt can be a great option for reducing fat in both large and small trouble areas, such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Flanks
  • Upper arms

What to expect during your treatment

What to expect during your treatment in Lake Forest area

Cutera®, the maker of truSculpt, have designed the therapy for optimal comfort and results. No advance preparation or anesthesia is necessary before your treatment because it has real-time temperature controls to keep your skin comfortable while the device is being used. During your truSculpt treatment, we will place the device over the treatment area where it will deliver pulses of radiofrequency energy for about four minutes at a time. Then, we will move the device to the next location until the entire treatment area has been covered. The whole procedure typically only takes about an hour, even for multiple treatment areas or larger areas. While you will feel a warming sensation from the device, many patients describe it as feeling like a hot stone massage.

After your treatment is over, there is no downtime. You are free to go back to your normal daily routine, including exercise. Your skin may feel warm and have a flushed appearance for about an hour after treatment, but that will dissipate quickly. Some patients have mild sensitivity in the treatment area for a few days after their procedure.

 It takes your body time to get rid of the fat cells through natural elimination processes, so you will see gradual results over the 12 weeks following your treatment.

Learn more in a consultation

If you are wondering whether you are a good candidate for truSculpt, we encourage you to call Partners in Pelvic Health to schedule your personalized consultation. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi will talk with you about your goals, medical history, and lifestyle, as well as conduct a thorough examination to determine whether it is the right fit for you. Most patients who want to take advantage of this body contouring treatment are good candidates, as it is safe for all types of skin and body shapes, but patients who are pregnant, have metal implants, pacemakers, or defibrillators, or who have certain other conditions cannot be treated.

With offices in Lake Forest, Park City, Woodstock, and Chicago, we are never far away so you can get to your appointments with convenience and ease. Call us today at (844) 327-1188 to schedule your appointment!

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Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.

Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology

Conditions affecting the female pelvis are the focus at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. We provide effective solutions for these problems from our offices at Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest in Illinois.

Our team is headed by Sanjay Gandhi, MD, Urogynecologist. Dr. Gandhi’s specialized education included a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Northwestern University and a three-year urogynecology fellowship. He is among a few in the country to pass the first examination in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.