Is Trusculpt effective? Does it reduce cellulite? For how long? Could it possibly worsen dimpling or cellulite? When do results show up? Will I see results in one treatment? Does it really reduce 20% of fat cells in the area treated?
Trusculpt for Fat and Cellulite?
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TruSculpt or Cellulaze for fat and cellulite
It is extremely difficult to accurately answer this question without seeing you and your specific areas of concern. We have both TruSculpt and Cellulaze in our practice (as well as other body contouring procedures like Coolsculpting, Exilis, SmartLipo, iLipo, Smoothshapes, Thermage) and all of these technologies work well for the right patient. For mild cellulite and contouring, TruSculpt can deliver nice results. We have not had any problems with dimpling or worsening of cellulite or fat with TruSculpt. For more involved cases, worse cellulite and the need for more contouring you may want to consider Cellulaze and/or liposuction. For the most accurate answer for your specific case, consider a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon that has experience with the technologies you are interested in. Good luck!
Cellulaze for cellulite
Trusculpt is a treatment that will only temporarily treat cellulite. Cellulaze is the only FDA-approved one time, minimally invasive treatment toimprove the appearance of cellulite. It uses a 1440 nm wavelength side-firing laser fiber optic to treat all anatomic causes of cellulite - bulges from fat deposits, dimples from fibrous bands, and also tighten the skin to improve the shape to the problem areas. I would contact a board-certified plastic surgeon that is familiar with the treatment and procedure.
Robert Kratschmer, MD
Subcision and Volumizing Fillers Can Work Well For Improving Cellulite Dimples
Much media and marketing hooplah is often made when a new laser or other energy-based device (radiofrequency, ultrasound) receives FDA clearance. Frequently, the public mistakes such clearance for FDA approval, the way medications require FDA approval before being released into the consumer market. In the case of devices, for the most part, in order to receive FDA clearance, the device needs only to prove that it is safe for use in humans, not that it is necessarily effective for the indication for which it is sold.
Device clearance is a relatively short process, unlike the long (very often 9-11 year) process required to bring a new medication to the market. To gain FDA approval, a pharmaceutical agent must not only prove safe for use, but actually must prove efficacy for the indication for which it will be marketed.
So, this may explain why today's newest and "most effective" laser typically gets replaced tomorrow by another laser or device with the same claim. The very fact that a new laser comes to market seemingly every day is enough cause enough for healthy skepticism
The reality is that many of the new devices, when separated from the marketing hype and testimonials of paid physician spokespersons, have proven disappointing to both patients and the treating physicians. Hence, my skepticism about any new energy-based devices for treating cellulite--a very condition in women that has been notoriously difficult to treat.
When there are fifteen or twenty or so deep cellulite depressions on each leg, I prefer to treat with a combination of subcision followed by filling with a volumizing filler, such as Radiesse or Radiesse combined with Perlane L, a hyaluronic acid-based injectable with a good lifting capacity.
The procedure itself is relatively easy and simple to perform and multiple sites on both lower extremities can be treated during the same treatment session. Under local anesthesia, a sterile needle is inserted and moved around to break up the bands of fibrous tissue that play a part in binding the skin downward in the typical cottage cheese appearance. The depressed area can then "float" to the surface. Often, these bands will subsequently be replaced by new, more normal collagen bundles to further serve as a buttress to the overlying skin. Finally, after two or more such treatment sessions, a small amount of volumizer can be subsequently injected to further elevate and smooth the overlying skin and promote additional natural collagen production. .
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Cellulaze is best for cellulite
The best procedure to get rid of cellulite is Cellulaze; this is a minimally invasive procedure to get rid of the lumpy dimpling skin. If there are areas of stubborn fat deposits than you would be a good candidate for Smartlipo. Consult with your surgeon to learn more about each procedure and if they are a good fit for you.
Efficacious cellulite therapy
I would recommend you evaluate Cellulaze - a FDA approved one time treatment that utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser to accomplish 3 things: 1) melt away fat bulging out 2) break up fibrous septae (attachments) that create the indentations and 3) help thicken the dermis (skin) to prevent future recurrence. The procedure can take between 60-90 minutes and can be completed under local or just IV sedation (depending on the length of your procedure and number of areas being treated). To see your final results takes between 3-6 months. You can visit the cellulaze . com website to learn more about the procedure and find a plastic surgeon who performs the procedure near you. Best of luck!
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