truSculpt Flex Los Angeles
What is the trusculpt Flex?
truSculpt® flex is a non-invasive muscle sculpting device, cleared by the FDA for the strengthening, firming and toning of abdominal, buttocks and thigh muscles2. 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.
How Does the truSculpt Flex work?
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.
What Makes truSculpt Flex Unique?
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 Modes
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