This customised aesthetics treatment helps reduce body fat without needles or incisions. Here’s how Cutera Trusculpt ID works.

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This customised aesthetics treatment helps reduce body fat without needles or incisions. Here’s how Cutera Trusculpt ID works.

What’s trending in the world of fat-loss treatments are non-invasive, customised and low-downtime treatments that slim your stubborn areas effortlessly.

Cutera Trusculpt ID is a US FDA-approved fat reduction treatment that sculpts your body in quick, 15-min sessions. After a consultation, the Trusculpt ID handpieces are placed on target areas to heat up the fat cells and destroy them. These are flushed out by the body over time.

The treatment’s body-contouring device is also a step above existing treatments. It’s able to treat multiple areas at the same time, as well as tricky parts like the inner thighs. 

Dr KK Chew, medical director from NU.U Aesthetics & Wellness Clinic, answers your questions about the Trusculpt ID.

Which areas tend to have the most fat?

The abdomen, thighs, and arms. Women tend to accumulate fat under the bra, and also have more body fat than men. In both genders, abdominal fat increases as you get older.

What is unique about Cutera Trusculpt ID?

It is a radio-frequency treatment (at 2 MHz) that uses six handpieces, covering a total surface area of 300 sq cm. The handpieces are placed directly on the treated area, held in place by adhesive tape, and reinforced with plastic wrap. This ensures minimal heat loss during treatment, and provides uniform heating. 

The other unique feature: It safely enables fat reduction with its real-time measurement of skin temperature. The radio frequency also has a skin-tightening effect.

Will I weigh less after?

You won’t, but do expect a circumference reduction of 3-6cm in the treated area, which translates to an average 24 per cent reduction in fat.

Which areas are the easiest and hardest to treat?

Some areas have fat that is more resistant to lipolysis (fat breakdown and destruction). From my experience, the easiest would be the abdomen and thighs, and the hardest, the arms. I’m excited by the prospect of combining Trusculpt ID for fat reduction with Trusculpt Flex for muscle toning and sculpting. It’s the clinic’s dynamic duo to reduce, tone and sculpt the body. 

Which parts of the body is it best for?

The abdomen, arms, thighs, flanks and under the bra.

How long can I expect to spend at the clinic?

Up to 30 minutes, including analysis of the area to be treated and prep time. The session itself takes only 15 minutes, and results can be seen in one to two sessions. You could do the treatment over lunch, and return to work (or even exercise) immediately. There is mild redness, but it goes away over the next few hours. 

Is there any pain? 

The sensation is similar to a hot stone massage. Some patients, however, may find that a little uncomfortable.

What are maintenance follow-ups like?

It depends on your needs and the amount of fat to be reduced. Treatments are spaced eight to 12 weeks apart, and may be repeated when required. To maintain results, have a sensible diet and exercise plan.


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