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TruSculpt® 3D versus Coolsculpting

TruSculpt® 3D was recently introduced to the market and is the latest FDA approved approach to non-invasive fat removal and body sculpting. TruSculpt® 3D differs from Coolsculpting (a widespread approach that has been around for several years) in the following ways:

  1. Desired results are usually achieved and the skin tightened in only one truSculpt® 3D treatment. Coolsculpting requires several treatments that are up to three times longer in duration and does not simultaneously tighten the skin.
  2. TruSculpt® 3D uses a proprietary radio frequency (RF) technology featuring a closed-loop temperature feedback mechanism that allows targeted, repeatable, and uniform heating of the subcutaneous fat layer while maintaining lower average surface temperatures. The hand piece glides over the skin allowing treatment of a larger surface area while delivering energy to deeper levels. Coolsculpting requires physically “pinching” or “pulling” the skin into a suction-like device in order to freeze the fat underneath it. This requires enough fat/skin in the treatment area for the device to be able to latch on (which can be an issue with removing smaller amounts of fat). Many patients find the pulling and freezing sensation to be uncomfortable.
  3. TruSculpt® 3D can treat a wider range of areas in the body than Coolsculpting because the hand piece can be adjusted accordingly.

Both truSculpt® 3D and Coolsculpting achieve the same objective in that they destroy fat cells in a non-invasive fashion after which the cells are broken down and disposed of by the body over several weeks. Though the approaches differ, they are both effective ways of reducing fat.

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