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    truSculpt 3D vs CoolSculpting

    Dr. TaubIn May, Cutera announced it launched truSculpt 3D, an enhancement to its truSculpt nonsurgical body sculpting platform. The controlled, monopolar radiofrequency truSculpt 3D offers up to 24% fat reduction in one treatment, according to a Cutera press release.

    Something else that might be important to cosmetic surgeons, truSculpt 3D offers advantages over rival CoolSculpting (Allergan), according to Amy Forman Taub, M.D., truSculpt 3D clinical investigator and director of Chicago-based Advanced Dermatology.

    “truSculpt 3D can benefit patients both too large and too small for the specific applicators used with CoolSculpting. In addition, we believe the improvement in skin quality is superior to [CoolSculpting’s], although there is no study to prove that,” Dr. Taub tells The Aesthetic Channel in an email.

    Dr. Taub conducted a study treating patients with a single truSculpt 3D treatment. She and colleagues objectively measured fat thickness reduction change using controlled ultrasound imaging and photography. And they found results from the ultrasound measurements and photography were in line with other noninvasive body sculpting technologies, according to the release.

    There is no head-to-head study comparing CoolSculpting to truSculpt 3D, but Dr. Taub who has both devices at her practice and conducted research on Cutera’s technology, offers a few observations.

    While CoolSculpting treatment doesn't make laxity worse in the treated area, truSculpt 3D improves skin tone in the treatment area and could be considered a treatment for fat and laxity, according to Dr. Taub.

    “Radiofrequency treatments for fat have failed in the past due to patient discomfort,” she writes.

    NEXT: How truSculpt Is Different

    Lisette Hilton
    Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness ...

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    • drghl@------.com
      will be very interesting if anybody explain how this devices working, because from the physiopathology of the fat tissue there are not a clear explanation of the therapeutically action. Looks more marketing less scientific information
    • drghl@------.com
      will be very interesting if anybody explain how this devices working, because from the physiopathology of the fat tissue there are not a clear explanation of the therapeutically action. Looks more marketing less scientific information
    • drghl@------.com
      will be very interesting if anybody explain how this devices working, because from the physiopathology of the fat tissue there are not a clear explanation of the therapeutically action. Looks more marketing less scientific information

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