How hot does Trusculpt have to be in order to be effective?

I know it starts low and you can crank it up higher if you tolerate it,but what if they cannot and only stay at the starting temperature?

Doctor Answers 3

Above 44F degree

The therapeutic treatment zone is between 44 and 47 degrees Celsius. Each pulse is 4 minutes long. Our practice typically adds an extra minute to the first pulse to help the patient gradually adjust to the temperature. That extra minute allows us to start the treatment at a very comfortable 43 degrees Celsius and ease into a therapeutic 44 degrees or higher. The average patient tolerates 45 - 45.5 degrees with any problems.    

Effective truSculpt Treatments

TruSculpt is the latest non-invasive device that has been clinically proven to target problem areas of fat on the body and under the chin that have been resistant to diet and exercise.
truSculpt is an energy-based device that delivers controlled heat into the deep subcutaneous layers of the tissue at the same time that radio frequencytargets the fat to destroy, firm and smooth the surrounding area.


It has been shown that to effective destroy fat at the depth directed by the truSculpt device, temperatures between 45-46.5 Celsius for a sustained amount of time will obtain optimal results!  Most of our patients can consistently tolerate 45.5C for 3  1/2- 4 minutes at each pass.

Ronald Moser, MD
San Juan Capistrano Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

You'll do fine. It really doesn't hurt to receive therapeutic treatment

TruSculpt works by heating the fat cell layer to at least 45 degrees  Celsius for a minimum of 3 minutes.  We usually treat each area for 5 minutes.  This is well tolerated br our patients and I'm sure you will too.  If lower temperature is used the fat cells will not burst. 

Steven Yarinsky, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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