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truSculpt FLEX redefines the art of muscle sculpting, offering effective, personalized treatments that cater to each patient’s unique anatomy, level of athleticism, and aesthetic goals. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer, an expert in body contouring, was one of the first medical professionals in the United States to employ the groundbreaking truSculpt FLEX muscle-sculpting device. Adding truSculpt FLEX to the range of body sculpting devices and technologies he offers at his West Hollywood medical practice has allowed Dr. Emer to take his renowned combination approaches to non-surgical body contouring to the next level.
What is truSculpt FLEX?
truSculpt FLEX is a revolutionary approach to body shaping that uses electrical stimulation to tone and define targeted muscles. truSculpt FLEX involves a series of non-invasive, painless treatments performed over the course of a few weeks.
truSculpt FLEX can be custom-tailored for each patient’s problem areas and can be used on individuals of all body types, skin types, and aesthetic goals: from those who rarely get to the gym to those who are incredibly athletic and are seeking more refined improvements in small problem areas. Regardless of your strength level, truSculpt FLEX is designed to tone your muscles and increase muscle size and strength.
With a full series of treatments, truSculpt FLEX can achieve up to 33% muscle improvement in the targeted areas, which can include the:
- Abdomen /six-pack
- Lower back
- Upper arms
- Thighs, including the back of the legs/hamstrings
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Who is a Good Candidate for truSculpt FLEX?
truSculpt FLEX is designed to tone and strengthen muscles throughout the body, so it can be an ideal treatment for patients who are physically fit and want to enhance the definition of specific muscles. Although truSculpt FLEX can assist in fat reduction, it is not a weight loss procedure.
Pairing truSculpt FLEX with truSculpt iD will result in more significant fat loss, though patients with considerable excess weight and/or skin laxity may be better candidates for Hi-Definition Liposuction or a surgical body lift. To determine if you are a good candidate for truSculpt FLEX, please consult with a board-certified dermatologist and body sculpting expert like Dr. Emer.
How Does truSculpt FLEX Work?
truSculpt FLEX is the only device on the market that can treat up to eight separate areas simultaneously. Sixteen colored applicators are placed in a pre-planned distribution (in one problem area, in multiple areas, or in eight separate areas) based on your individual needs and goals. Unlike the Emsculpt device, with truSculpt FLEX, Dr. Emer is able to treat the front and back of the body simultaneously.
Once applied to the desired treatment areas, truSculpt FLEX delivers direct electrical muscle stimulation, causing the targeted muscles to contract. One hundred percent of the energy delivered is absorbed by the targeted muscles (compared to 30-40% with Emsculpt), ensuring the most significant outcomes.
Equipped with advanced Multi-Directional Stimulation technology, the truSculpt FLEX platform allows for three separate modes of treatment:
What to Expect with truSculpt FLEX
With multiple modes available, truSculpt FLEX is a highly effective, multi-dimensional treatment, similar to circuit training or a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout. During the treatment, Dr. Emer and his team will adjust the settings on the device’s touchscreen component to maximize the efficacy of the procedure and further improve your outcome. The truSculpt FLEX device chimes periodically to alert Dr. Emer that it may be time to increase the intensity, just as you would increase the weight of the barbells you’re lifting at the gym.
Every patient responds differently to truSculpt FLEX based on muscle strength, level of athleticism, and how often the patient works out. For some, the treatment resembles a long, relaxing plank; for others, the sensation is akin to a pulsating shower or a very deep tissue massage.
During the session, you will feel the targeted muscles contracting. As a result, you may experience a tingling, twitching, and/or tugging sensation. You may even begin to sweat during the treatment due to the amount of energy being exerted.
Each session is approximately 45 minutes. In the first cycle of truSculpt FLEX sessions, Dr. Emer recommends four to six total treatments scheduled two to five days apart, depending on your level of comfort and soreness. For ongoing maintenance, monthly treatments can help boost weight loss and improve body shaping and toning when combined with a proper diet and exercise regimen.
What to Expect After truSculpt FLEX
There is no downtime after a truSculpt FLEX session. Although you may be hungry or tired following the session, you can return to your daily activities immediately. Occasionally, patients who are not accustomed to muscular workouts may be sore for several days after a truSculpt FLEX session due to lactic acid buildup. To promote optimal recovery and results, Dr. Emer and his expert aestheticians recommend:
Dermavance Arnika Forte, an anti-bruising and anti-swelling agent that accelerates your healing time up to 50%.
LightStim for Pain, a twice daily treatment that increases circulation, accelerates healing, diminishes bruising, and temporarily relieves muscle and joint pain.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which promotes oxygen flow in the body, improves oxygenation of blood cells, prevents necrosis (skin damage), decreases the risk of nerve injury, and rapidly reduces bruising and swelling.
IV Therapy treatments, including the “Classic IV,” which helps to achieve overall balance and wellness by restoring hydration, replenishing essential vitamins and minerals, and ensuring that your body can function at its best
truSculpt FLEX or HD Lipo:
Which is Right for Me?
Both truSculpt FLEX and HD lipo help patients improve muscle tone and definition beyond what is possible in the gym. Whereas truSculpt FLEX patients are predominantly concerned with muscle enhancement, HD liposculpture patients typically have several concerns. Male HD liposculpture patients are often seeking defined six-pack abs, an athletic chest, and volume, contour, and muscular definition in the abdominals, chest, arms and shoulders, legs, and calves. Most female liposculpture patients are looking for a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), a defined S-Curve, a snatched waist, arm and thigh lifts, a breast lift and/or augmentation, and cellulite improvement.
truSculpt FLEX is an effective, no downtime method of carving out beautiful definition to help athletic patients achieve a more chiseled look. However, it has its limitations in terms of fat reduction and skin tightening, so patients seeking more extensive reshaping may be better candidates for HD liposculpture.
HD liposculpting can include a combination of Hi-Definition liposuction, fat grafting, skin tightening, athletic shaping, muscular defining, abdominal etching, cellulite improvement, skin removal, and surgical implants as needed. HD liposculpting is more invasive than truSculpt FLEX, and it can also deliver the most extraordinary transformations. With HD lipo, Dr. Emer can apply his unparalleled sculpting and etching techniques to comprehensively enhance and reshape your body contours.
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How Does Dr. Emer Do truSculpt FLEX Differently?
World-renowned lipo-contouring and body sculpting expert, Dr. Jason Emer, never relies on a single device or procedure to deliver comprehensive, full-body transformations. Instead, he employs an array of techniques and state-of-the-art treatments to complement the effects of truSculpt FLEX, including:
- Microdroplets of the semi-permanent filler Bellafill, which creates a scaffolding system beneath the skin and stimulates collagen production. Bellafill can be used to improve volume and enhance muscle definition long-term in areas such as the abdominals, shoulders, and buttocks (and can even improve cellulite and dimpling in the thighs and buttocks).
- CoolSculpting, Vanquish, Venus Legacy, Exilis Ultra, and InMode Forma/Contoura, all of which can be combined with truSculpt FLEX and truSculpt iD to provide additional fat reduction and skin tightening.
- Vibration and shockwave therapies such as Cellutone, ZWave, and eVIVE to further assist in skin tightening, smooth the skin’s surface, and improve the skin’s overall appearance.
- Injectable treatments such as Kybella, Lipodissolve, and Mesotherapy to further aid in targeted fat reduction.
- Minimally invasive skin tightening devices, such as InMode BodyTite and Renuvion (J-Plasma) can be used internally to tighten skin and minimize sagging.
- Microneedling with radiofrequency devices, such as InMode Fractora and Morpheus8, to remodel the skin.
- BellaLift, a combination of Bellafill and the collagen stimulator Sculptra, which Dr. Emer can inject to sculpt aesthetic contours by increasing volume in the treatment area. BellaLift patients also benefit from long-term skin improvements due to the collagen-boosting properties of this treatment.
What Is the Difference Between truSculpt FLEX and truSculpt iD?
truSculpt FLEX and truSculpt iD are both body contouring devices made by Cutera, with FLEX focusing on muscular enhancements and truSculpt iD targeting excess fat and skin laxity. Dr. Emer was one of the first medical professionals in the U.S. to use Cutera’s truSculpt iD device to deliver visible fat reduction and skin tightening results in just 15 minutes. Now, he can use truSculpt iD and truSculpt FLEX in combination to obtain three key improvements in body shaping and athleticism:
- Fat reduction
- Skin tightening
- Muscle toning
How Much Does truSculpt FLEX Cost?
Dr. Emer tailors truSculpt FLEX to your fitness level and desired aesthetic. The price of your truSculpt FLEX treatment will depend on how many sessions and treatment areas are involved to reach your goals. In your consultation, Dr. Emer will review your ideal treatment plan and all associated costs.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Emer
Dr. Emer provides exceptional and transformative body sculpting results by crafting innovative, highly customized treatment plans for each patient he serves at his West Hollywood medical practice. To find out if truSculpt FLEX can help you achieve your most defined, toned body, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer.