In previous years, aesthetic treatments were talked about through whispers between doctors and their patients. But with advancements in technology, the discussions surrounding these procedures—particularly when it comes to body-contouring—have really opened up. The reason? These treatments are mostly now noninvasive, and they’re producing impressive results.
Gone are the days of only having the option of going under the knife to slim areas of your body when diet and exercise don’t work. Now, there are noninvasive options—and people can’t stop talking about them.
One treatment in particular is consuming all of our aesthetic conversations. Enter: truBody. If you haven’t heard of this game-changing treatment just yet, don’t fret. Here, we break down everything there is to know about truBody, including the reasons people are obsessed with it.
First, what is truBody?
truBody by Cutera utilizes two different modalities to get the impressive results it’s known for. “truBody pairs the truSculpt and truFlex—a combined solution for targeting stubborn areas of fat and toning muscles in 15-minute treatments,” says Lindsey D. Kettinger, DNP, based in Charleston, South Carolina.
Here’s how it works: The truSculpt portion of this treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat subcutaneous fat to damage fat cells. Then, the truFlex device uses multi-directional stimulation to strengthen and tone muscles. “These two devices complement each other well,” confirms Dr. Kettinger.
What makes this treatment different from alternative body-contouring options?
According to Dr. Kettinger, one of the greatest advantages about truBody is that it’s fully customizable. Multiple body areas can be treated simultaneously, so people can treat areas like their abdomen, flanks, thighs, or buttocks all at once depending on their body type and aesthetic goals.
Plus, truBody only takes between 30 to 45 minutes and it has no downtime, so you won’t have to worry about an appointment for this treatment taking up a chunk of your day or putting you out of commission post-procedure. While truBody is relatively quick, it’s important to note that most people need multiple sessions—usually around four treatments—to see optimal results.
Who is a good candidate for this treatment?
“While there are no BMI restrictions, the ideal candidate is someone who is relatively fit and lives a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise but is frustrated by stubborn areas of subcutaneous fat and wants to improve muscle tone,” says Dr. Kettinger.1 “It is safe for all skin tones.”
While this is typically a good option for a wide range of patients, it’s not a one-and-done type of treatment and it’s not a weight-loss procedure. Instead, this body-contouring option is specifically intended to help reach your fat loss and muscle gaining goals.
So, does it really work?
Short answer: Yes. truBody increases muscle mass, eliminates fat cells, and is totally customizable to each patient and their specific body goals. But ultimately, the impressive measurable results speak for themselves. “Patients can expect to see an average of 24% fat reduction2 with one 15-minute truSculpt session,” says Dr. Kettinger. “With truFlex, a patient can expect to see up to 30% increase in muscle mass3 with four to six 15-minute treatments.” Results are visible at 6 to 8 weeks, with maximum results seen at around the 12-week mark.
So, if you’re interested in giving truBody a try, find a provider near you. After all, with measured results as exciting as the one’s provided by truBody, it’s certainly worth asking about.
1 US Only. Up to 30 BMI in Canada.
2 Somenek MT, Ronan SJ, Pittman TA. A Multi-Site, Single-Blinded, Prospective Pilot Clinical Trial for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction of the Abdomen and Flanks Using a Monopolar 2 MHz Radiofrequency Device. Lasers Surg Med. 2021 Mar;53(3):337-343
3 Stephen J. Ronan M.D. A Novel Bio-Electric Current Stimulation Device For Improvement Of Muscle Tone 7/2019.