New ‘fat destruction’ device arrives in Oz


TruSculpt 3D, the latest non-invasive, non-surgical ‘fat destruction’ device, has arrived in Australia with the promise of up to 24 percent fat thickness reduction in a single 30-minute treatment.

According to Cutera Australia, the device delivers “precise therapeutic temperatures” to ensure the “selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous adipose tissue” in the shortest possible time.

“This Targeted, Repeatable and Uniform approach ensures TRU 3D results are achieved.”

We asked Dr Frances Pitsilis, the founder and medical director of Skinfresh Clinic in Auckland (and the first owner of Sculpt 3D in Australasia) why she chose the device for her cosmetic medical practice.

Why did you add body sculpting to your clinic’s service menu?
I started observing the fat reduction market and technologies about 10 years ago. I knew there was strong consumer demand as studies have indicated up to 93 percent of women would do something to help contour their body if a non-surgical option was available.

Why did you decide to purchase TruSculpt 3D?
About five years ago I reviewed the first TruSculpt device that offered good, reliable results. The treatment time was an hour, there was a large body handpiece and a small under-chin sized handpiece. The system also offered a ‘closed-loop’ temperature feedback – a unique feature which makes the device easy to handle and gives the operator confidence during each treatment.

I read the scientific papers, the reviews by prestigious authors on body sculpting and fat reduction, and determined that TruSculpt works and would deliver a great return-on-investment in my clinic.

My non-negotiable deliverables were safety, good patient experience, acceptable patient cost, low-cost consumables, ability to treat arms, knees and other hard to treat areas, as well as a chin hand-piece that I could use with other treatments such as fat dissolving injections.

When the new TruSculpt 3D options became available with a 30-minute treatment time and even more impressive results, the choice was very easy.

What’s involved in a TruSculpt 3D Treatment?
With zero prep or downtime required, this anaesthetic-free treatment is very comfortable and typically takes just 30 minutes. The operator lightly glides the handheld device over the treatment area (any size or shape) to heat it up to a comfortable temperature – some patients have likened the sensation to a hot stone massage. The benefits of the treatment when compared to freezing technology treatments are no down time, no pain, and no sighted side-effects to date.

When do clients see results?
After the treatment the body’s immune system will work to break down the treated cells and flush them out. The rate that this occurs will vary from person to person although typically circumferential reduction will be visible in six to eight weeks with final results visible after three months.

Who is TruSculpt 3D for?
This treatment is recommended for those who suffer from stubborn fat pockets and ‘trouble spots’ such as stomachs and flanks – and have a BMI less than 30.

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