Swan Medical Aesthetics is proud to offer TruSculpt FLEX!
TruSculpt® ﬂex is a non invasive, FDA approved, personalized muscle sculpting treatment that adjusts to your ﬁtness level, shape, and goals to strengthen, ﬁrm, and tone your muscles. The non-invasive muscle stimulation treatment gives you that extra edge to strengthen, ﬁrm, and tone your body.
While hitting the gym for daily/weekly squats and crunches are reliable partners on the journey to realizing fitness goals for strong muscles, it’s not uncommon to hit plateaus in pursuit of a stronger, healthier body.
Dr Jane Swan Smith, medical director of Swan Medical Aesthetics at VeinCare has worked with hundreds of patients who, over time, have become frustrated with efforts to tone and strengthen their bodies and build muscle through diligent exercise.
How does Trusculpt Flex work?
TruSculpt flex can improve muscle tone by inducing muscle contractions using electric current. TruSculpt flex is unique in being customizable based on the patient’s fitness level, shape, and goals.
TruSculpt flex has 3 treatment modes and allows treatment of up to 8 areas at the same time. The proprietary handpieces, consisting of 8 pairs adhere to the skin using truGel, facilitates the targeting of specific groups of small and large muscles in a safe and energy-efficient manner.
Electrical muscle stimulation has been successfully used as a substitute for exercise to prevent muscle atrophy due to innervation or immobilization and can reduce rehabilitation time after muscle injuries. More recently, the potential for electrical muscle stimulation in improving muscle function in healthy individuals and athletes has been realized.
truSculpt flex involves direct stimulation of muscles through the electrodes located in the handpiece, resulting in full muscle contractions similar to voluntary contractions during physical exercise. The contractions induced by truSculpt flex are more intense than physical exercise and such rapid contractions result in increased muscle mass, strength, and tone. One of the limitations of electrical muscle stimulation in increasing muscle strength is that the same muscles that are superficially located are recruited during repetitive use3. This can lead to muscle fatigue and damage. truSculpt flex overcomes this limitation by using multi-directional stimulation with 3 treatment modes, involving different current intensities. Increasing current intensity through the course of a training session allows for the recruitment of deeper muscle groups during training and thus avoids muscle damage4. Altering the direction of the current can also avoid stimulation of the same muscles and facilitate activation of the muscles in a comprehensive manner. Thus, truSculpt flex with its different treatment modes and its flexible electrode placement and stimulation options facilitates even stimulation of muscles. The proprietary truControl technology provides for safe and consistent results through targeted, selective, and customizable delivery with less energy.
truSculpt flex provides three treatment modes with the help of the proprietary Multi-Directional Stimulation (MDS) technology. The three treatment modes include prep mode, tone mode, and sculpt mode and are based on the utilization of electric pulses of 3 different frequencies. The three treatment modes simulate different exercises and provide complete muscle stimulation. These modes include:
Prep Mode: this mode creates twisting motions similar to those experienced during warm-up exercises. It involves stretching of muscles and slowly build a tolerance to muscle contractions
Tone Mode: this mode is similar to performing squats and involves contracting muscles until the point of exhaustion. This mode mimics strength training programs and results in increased strength and endurance
Sculpt Mode: this mode is similar to performing crunches and involves fast, deep, sequential contractions of the muscles. This mode mimics muscle building programs involving the development of new muscle fibers. An increased muscle mass is also accompanied by a simultaneous elevation of basal metabolic rate (BMR) for the growth and support of muscle mass
Mode 1 – Prep
Similar to pre-workout stretch to maximize results.
Creates a twisting motion to warm up, stretch the muscles and slowly build a tolerance to muscle contractions.
Mode 2 – Tone
Similar to exercises that increase core strength and muscle endurance.
Contracts the muscles, holds them to the point of exhaustion, and then relaxes them to increase strength and enhance endurance
Mode 3 – Sculpt
Similar to intense exercises that break down and build muscle fibers for increased mass
Fast, deep, sequential contractions of the muscles to build muscle mass and increase basal metabolic rate (BMR)
How is TruSculpt Flex Different from other modalities on the market?
The mechanism of action of truSculpt flex is similar to that of existing technologies like Emsculpt®, with both technologies involving the production of muscle contractions through external stimulation. However, truSculpt flex has a distinct advantage in terms of specificity and flexibility. There are various methods for inducing muscle contractions, including electrical stimulation, electromagnetic stimulation, and transcutaneous electrical stimulation.
Technologies like Emsculpt utilize electromagnetic stimulation to induce muscle contractions, whereas truSculpt flex utilizes electrical stimulation. During electromagnetic stimulation, a magnetic field is applied over the area of interest resulting in the activation of peripheral nerves that stimulate the muscles. Unlike truSculpt flex that can stimulate specific muscles by the placement of individual handpieces, electromagnetic stimulation requires bulkier hardware and does not provide a focal stimulus in a controlled manner. Electromagnetic stimulation, therefore, cannot target specific muscles. truSculpt flex also provides much better body coverage, allowing treatment of up to 8 areas at once relative to the maximum of 2 areas by treatments involving electromagnetic stimulation.
truSculpt flex, besides being flexible in handpiece placement, allows for the reversal of the direction of the application of the current with its multi-directional stimulation technology. In contrast, electromagnetic stimulation only allows contraction in a single direction. truSculpt flex can comfortably use between 10-20mA of energy to produce results equivalent to those produced by electromagnetic stimulation, that requires up to 2 Tesla of magnetic energy. Thus, truSculpt flex can stimulate specific muscle sets and provides better body coverage while being more energy efficient.
How many treatments will I need?
During your consultation, a treatment plan will be comprised to help you obtain your desired results. The average person, who is currently exercising regularly, will see desired results in as little as 4 treatments and then with ongoing maintenance session done every 3 months to maintain your results.
Muscle mass changes may become visible after only 4 treatments of 45 minutes each with treatments spaced 48 hours apart. Thus, truSculpt flex can result in improvements in muscle mass in a time-efficient and safe manner.
Why do I need a consultation? A consultation is required prior to your treatment. Because this treatment is a medical muscle sculpting treatment that uses electrical energy, Jane Smith with consult with you and determine that this treatment is not only appropriate, but safe for you! At Swan Medical Aesthetics, your safety is our #1 concern!
How many treatments are needed?
Up to eight areas can be treated in one 45-minute session. Remarkable results can be achieved with as little as four treatments. Additional treatments may be required to achieve the personalized results you desire.
How does it feel?
As the treatment begins, patients feel a gentle contraction sensation and, as the intensity slowly increases, the muscle contraction intensifies. The results are even and consistent.
Are trusculpt Flex treatments painful?
truSculpt flex treatments are not painful, and are non-invasive, non-surgical, and have virtually no recovery time. You will feel your muscles contracting, with the sensation increasing in intensity. Most patients have reported the treatment is slightly uncomfortable, but not difficult to experience.
Is there any downtime?
truSculpt flex is non-invasive, requires no recovery time and patients are able to immediately return to normal activities after the treatment. Post-procedure, patients may notice tingling in the areas treated for up to a few hours and/or slight muscle soreness or tenderness for 24-72 hours.
When will I see results?
Maximum results are generally visible 8-12 weeks after the last session. truSculpt flex common treatment areas include: abdomen, flanks, buttocks and thighs.
Personalized results with truSculpt flex
Remarkable results in 45 minutes with as little as 4 treatments
What should I expect with TruSculpt Flex?
*Up to eight areas can be treated simultaneously, more than any other device on the market.
*Personalized to meet patients’ fitness level, shape and goals.
*Receive three treatment modes—prep, tone and sculpt— that simulate different workouts by replicating intensified twisting, squat and crunch actions to increase muscle mass.
*Muscle mass is shown at 33% increase after four treatments, double that of other body sculpting treatments.
*And muscle tone continues to improve over the course of weeks, with many seeing continued improvement for months.
And, when used in tandem with Swan Medical Aesthetics’ fat reduction device truSculpt 3D®—another FDA-approved, clinically proven technique—the team can have you looking and feeling your best!
TruSculpt Flex Video Links:
https://youtu.be/cXIE6uDFWqQ November 21, 2019
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https://youtu.be/Bxvmm9zNa2g November 06, 2019
truSculpt flex physician video
https://youtu.be/CBYpI–K7bg September 18, 2019
What makes truSculpt flex different from EMSculpt? Jeannel Astarita shares her insights with Fox5
https://youtu.be/A0ZqbNdWio8 August 27, 2019
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