Have you been trying for months or years to achieve your dream body? Are you near or already at your goal weight? If so, you may be a good candidate for TruSculpt at Rejuvalase MediSpa in Santa Barbara, CA. Today, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment, including how quickly this treatment works.
How Quickly Does TruSculpt Work?
TruSculpt works in approximately one to three months. How quickly you will see your final results depends on how much fat you have to lose, your metabolism, and your lifestyle.
How Much Fat You Have To Lose
One of the most significant factors affecting how quickly you see your results is how much excess fat you have to lose. If you have a lot of excess fat to lose, it will take longer to see the final results of your treatment because your lymphatic system has more fat to eliminate. Additionally, your results may take a lot longer to become apparent because you may need more than one treatment to achieve your desired contours.
Your metabolism also significantly affects how quickly you see your results. The faster your fat metabolism is, the more efficient your lymphatic system is. To increase your fat metabolism, aim for five hours of moderate exercise or 2.5 hours of vigorous exercise weekly.
Finally, your lifestyle significantly influences the speed at which you will see your results. The healthier your lifestyle is, the sooner you will see the final results of your treatment. This is because your lymphatic system is responsible for delivering the final treatment results, and a healthy lifestyle supports a strong, efficient lymphatic system.
Some of the things you can do after your treatment to support your lymphatic system include:
- Getting a lymphatic massage
- Drinking plenty of water
- Eating nutritious foods
- Minimizing consumption of processed foods and drinks
What Should I Eat After My Treatment To See My Final Results Faster?
If you want to see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to eat nutritious foods and minimize your consumption of processed foods. Foods you should incorporate into your diet include sources of lean protein, such as lentils, quinoa, poultry, and fish, and citrus fruits. Citrus fruits and cruciferous vegetables will hasten your results because they are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C is a micronutrient that is crucial for collagen production.
It is also very important to eat as few processed foods and drinks as possible. Such foods and drinks are hard for your lymphatic system to process, so it has to focus its energy on processing and eliminating the artificial chemicals rather than the fat cells destroyed by your treatment. Examples of beverages you should avoid include protein shakes, fruit juice, and sports drinks. Examples of foods you should avoid include:
- Protein bars
- Frozen meals
- Canned soup
How Much Should I Drink To See My Final Results Faster?
To see your final results as quickly as possible, you should be hydrated. However, you can’t assume you’re hydrated if you don’t feel thirsty. You’ve been dehydrated for a while if you feel thirsty because thirst is not a lead indicator of dehydration. Rather, it is a lag indicator. Also, some people misinterpret their thirst cues as hunger cues.
To ensure you’re hydrated, drink at least eight ounces of water, tea, or coffee every hour you’re awake. When you use the restroom, make sure your urine is pale. If it is not, make an effort to drink more hydrating fluids or eat a healthy snack that is high in water, like fruit.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works by harnessing the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy, delivering uniform heat to the subcutaneous fat layer. This heat melts the walls of the fat cells, destroying them. Once your treatment session is over, your lymphatic system will collect the destroyed fat cells, process them, and eliminate them over the course of several weeks.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
Depending on the size of the areas targeted for treatment, your session may take between 15 minutes and an hour to complete.
Is This Treatment Painful?
No, you will not experience any pain or discomfort during this treatment. For decades, liposuction was the only fat removal method, and it was not a comfortable process. Then, CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA, and people loved how short the recovery process was. However, CoolSculpting isn’t always a comfortable treatment either. People are often very sensitive to cold temperatures and feel uncomfortable during the CoolSculpting treatment process.
On the other hand, this radiofrequency-based treatment is completely comfortable. The warmth of this treatment is completely tolerable, and we can always decrease the temperature if you are sensitive to heat. There will be no need for active cooling, gel, pain medication, or topical anesthesia for your continuous comfort throughout the treatment process.
What Should I Expect During the Treatment Process?
Before the treatment process begins, we will clean the treatment area. Once the skin in the treatment area is prepared, the handpiece will be applied to the skin. This handpiece will be passed over a small area in your area of concern for approximately five minutes. Then, we will focus on another small section of your trouble region until the entire targeted area has been treated.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need for Ideal Results?
We can advise you on how many sessions will be required during your initial consultation. If you are already at your goal weight, you will probably only need one treatment session to achieve your desired contours. On the other hand, you may need two or three treatment sessions if you are not quite at your goal weight yet.
How Much Fat Can I Lose?
On average, this treatment method removes 24% of localized fat cells in large treatment areas. If you are targeting smaller areas for treatment, you can expect to lose well over 24% of the fat cells in the area.
Are the Results of This Treatment Permanent?
Yes, the results of this treatment are permanent. Adults can’t grow new fat cells. Therefore, once the destroyed fat cells are eliminated, they will never be replenished. However, you should understand that future weight gain is still possible. You need to maintain a caloric balance to maintain your ideal physique.
If you eat at a caloric surplus, you will store excess energy in the fat cells that remain in your body. Whether you store that excess energy in the remaining fat cells in your treatment areas or elsewhere throughout your body depends on genetics, stress, and other factors.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You may be considered a good candidate for TruSculpt if you are at or near your ideal weight. Specifically, you should be within 30 pounds of your goal weight to qualify for this treatment. If you don’t know what your goal weight should be, consider your BMI. If your weight falls within the normal or overweight categories, you can be considered a good candidate for this RF-based treatment. However, you should focus on weight loss if you are obese.
Be advised, we will assess both your health and current physique during your initial consultation to determine whether this treatment is appropriate for you. If you don’t have much excess fat in your problem areas, you may not qualify for this treatment. If you have a great deal of excess fat in your problem areas, you may need multiple treatment sessions. Alternatively, you may have too much fat in your problem areas to qualify for this treatment.
An Additional Note Regarding Candidacy
To reiterate, it is possible to gain fat in the future if you eat and drink at a caloric surplus. If you have been gaining and losing a large amount of weight regularly throughout your life, you may not be a good candidate for this treatment. If you’re not confident you can maintain your weight following this treatment, you may benefit from speaking with a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer.
The best candidates for this treatment are confident they can maintain their ideal weight. However, you will still qualify for this treatment if you have no more than 30 pounds to lose. It is okay to lose weight after your treatment, and it’s okay to build muscle after your treatment. However, if you gain over 10 pounds of fat following your RF-based fat removal treatment, you may start to notice your contours changing again.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
You can use this fat removal treatment method on virtually any region of the body. It is most commonly used to remove excess fat from larger regions of the body, such as the upper and lower abdomen, buttocks, back, and thighs. However, you can also remove unwanted fat from smaller areas, like the upper arms, chin, and neck, with this RF-based treatment.
How Much Fat Do I Need to Have To Qualify for This Treatment?
As a good general rule of thumb, you should have at least an inch of pinchable fat to qualify for this treatment. However, you may still qualify for this treatment if you have less than an inch of pinchable fat in a smaller area. Your skin elasticity in the targeted area will also affect whether a trouble area qualifies for treatment.
Thanks to the heat used during this treatment, extra collagen production is induced. This results in some skin tightening. However, it is still important to have elastic skin. The more inelastic your skin is, the longer it will take to see your final results. Even after your body has flushed out the dead fat cells, you may not be satisfied with your treatment results until your skin hugs your new, sleeker contours.
How Should I Prepare for This Treatment?
When you come in for your appointment, you should not wear any jewelry in the treatment areas. Additionally, the treatment areas should be free from body cream, lotion, or other cosmetics. Other than that, you don’t have to do anything special to prepare for your treatment.
Achieve Your Ideal Contours Today
Depending on your lymphatic system’s efficiency, you may see the results of TruSculpt in one to three months. To see your final results faster, drink lots of water, get at least five hours of moderate exercise weekly, and eat nutritious foods. If you’re ready to achieve your ideal contours, contact us today at Rejuvalase MediSpa in Santa Barbara, CA to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.