TruSculpt 3D is an RF (radio frequency) device used for non-invasive skin tightening and body contouring. The device uses RF heat energy to destroy fat cells and stimulate the production of collagen.
Cutera, the company behind truSculpt 3D, announced today that the FDA has cleared the device for "lipolysis", which is the destruction of fat cells.
"TruSculpt’s approval for lipolysis is exciting in two ways,” said Dr. Ashish Bhatia, Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “First, it confirms how this technology works to reduce areas of unwanted fat, and second, we know that lipolysis of fat cells leads to lasting results, which is great for our patients."
the truSculpt 3D device was previously FDA approved for circumferential reduction of the abdomen and flanks.
According to Cutera, the procedure is just one 60-minute treatment. There is no downtime, although most patients experience some tenderness and/or redness, which typically resolves itself in hours.