TruSculpt 3D Body Sculpting Specialist

Matthew L. Mintz, MD, FACP -  - Internist

Matthew L. Mintz, MD, FACP

Internist located in Bethesda, MD

The way your body stores and retrieves calories in the form of fat is somewhat unpredictable, so you may not see results from diet and exercise in the places you desire. While this can be disheartening, Dr. Matthew Mintz of Bethesda, Maryland offers a new technique that helps you achieve the body shape that you want. The truSculpt® 3D body sculpting system lets you lose fat precisely where you want. It also has many advantages over similar treatments, such as Coolsculpting. Dr. Mintz is one of the few physicians in Maryland that performs this procedure, and welcomes all patients from Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Chevy Chase, and the surrounding areas of Washington D.C. and Virginia. Call or book a free body sculpting consultation online to learn more!

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What is truSculpt 3D?

truSculpt 3D is an innovative, non-surgical device that uses radiofrequency technology to contour the body. After only one treatment patients have reported, on average, a 24% reduction in fat thickness.

How does the truSculpt system work?

Your body maintains a fairly consistent temperature. Even when you’re sick and suffering a fever, you only vary a few degrees from normal. When you suffer a burn, however, your tissue becomes damaged and natural healing processes begin.

The secret of the truSculpt system is the selective warming of certain tissue in your body to a point that’s beyond fever, but far short of literally burning. The target, in this case, is adipose tissue, the cells that store fat in your body. When this tissue is warmed between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius above normal body temperature, adipose cells are disrupted and the body begins to dispose of them, through the lymphatic system and bloodstream, a normal metabolic process.

Who is a good candidate for truSculpt?

Dr. Mintz will determine if you’re a good candidate for the treatment during your initial consultation. Typically, patients who will be successful with truSculpt have a BMI of 30 or lower.

How is truSculpt different from Coolsculpting?

Both treatments will reduce subcutaneous fat by about 24%, and both cost about the same.  However, there are several important differences:

  • TruSculpt3D takes only one treatment. Coolsculpting takes several.
  • TruSculpt3D is painless. Many patients have said Coolsculpting is uncomfortable.
  • Trusculpt3D uses radiofrequency, which can stimulate collagen and tighten the skin. Coolsculpting has no effect on collagen.

How long does a single treatment take?

For a treatment that includes the abdomen and love handles, it usually takes an hour. Dr. Mintz will provide an estimated timeframe during your consultation since the length of the procedure really depends on which specific areas are being targeted.

How many treatments are needed?

Unlike Coolscultping, most patients see results after a single session. If you want to fine-tune the treated area or treat a different area on your body, a second session will be needed.

Does a truSculpt treatment session hurt?

No. Unlike Coolsculpting, truSculpt3D does not hurt. While Dr. Mintz glides the handpiece over the targeted area, your skin temperature will rise, however you will still be comfortable. Some patients compare the feeling to a warm stone massage.

Are there side effects?

Not really. Some patients experience slight tenderness.

How soon will I see results?

After the procedure, the treated fat cells are broken down and flushed out naturally by your body. As this happens, the circumference of the treated area is reduced. Most people notice results 10-12 weeks after their treatment session.

How long do truSculpt results last?

One of the exciting things about disrupted adipose cells is that these aren’t immediately replaced. If you’ve chosen to add truSculpt to medical weight loss with Dr. Mintz, you’ve already reduced the need for fat storage through your body, and you’ve developed lifestyle tools to continue healthy eating. Unless you experience a fast and extreme weight gain, your body has no need to replace adipose tissue.

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