Patient Frequently Asked Questions
Can truSculpt be used on all skin types?
Yes, truSculpt can be used on all skin types. Consult with your practitioner beforehand.
How long does a treatment take?
Typically a treatment takes less than an hour. Your doctor will discuss with you which areas will be treated.
How many treatments will there be?
Your practitioner will discuss with you the number of treatments based upon the area(s) you wish to have treated and your desired results. Typically a patient will receive 2-4 treatments. Each treatment will be 4-8 weeks apart.
What do I need to do before a treatment?
There is no special preparations needed before a treatment. Remove any jewelry or body piercings and remove makeup, lotions and excessive hair in the area prior to treatment.
What happens during the treatment?
Your practitioner will identify with you the specific areas of the body to be treated. After a brief pre-treatment preparation, they will apply the truSculpt handpiece to your skin which will deliver a pulse of RF energy. Each pulse will last on average 4 minutes; upon completion, the handpiece will be moved to an adjacent area to begin the next pulse. The entire treatment will last for 1 hour or less.
What does it feel like?
TruSculpt is designed to be a comfortable procedure. Due to its unique design, the heating of the area will be tolerable. Your practitioner can adjust the temperature depending upon your comfort level. Typically no pain medication, topical anesthetics, gels, or active cooling will be needed.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, the procedure is non-invasive, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after the session.
Is truSculpt safe? Is it painful? Are there side effects?
The truSculpt system is designed to provide a safe and comfortable procedure. Typically, there is no downtime after the treatment though patients may experience mild discomfort. Side effects can include redness, sweating, and tenderness in the treated areas. Usually this resolves within a few hours but may last several days to a few weeks. Your practitioner will talk to you more about what to expect during and after treatment when you meet for your consultation.