The Non-Surgical Symposium 2017 allowed me to catch up with some awesome people and I always love seeing Dr Tahl Humes. Tahl had an exciting fat blasting treatment, the TruSculpt 3D, to talk about. Watch the video or read below to find out more.
Trish: Right, well I’m here today with Dr Tahl Humes, and so nice to have you today.
Dr Tahl Humes: Hello, good to see you.
Trish: You too. And we’re going to be talking about the TruSculpt 3D, so I’m excited about it because I know a little bit about it but, Dr Humes, tell us a bit about it.
Dr Tahl Humes: So, TruSculpt 3D is the upgraded platform of TruSculpt using radio frequency we are heating the fat cells causing apoptosis, which is programmed cell death and basically we’re getting rid of fat. In our practise, we call it the fat blaster, so we’re using heat to blast fat, get it out of our body and reduce circumference on our patients. We’re getting about a 35% reduction on our patients fat.
Dr Tahl Humes: Yes.
Trish: So out of the whole layer of fat, a third of that is gone?
Dr Tahl Humes: About 35%, yeah. Absolutely. I like the way you put it, a third of … That’s good.
Trish: Tell me, how long is the procedure?
Dr Tahl Humes: It’s taking me anywhere from a half hour to an hour. So, not very long.
Trish: All right. And it’s for the stubborn fat pockets?
Dr Tahl Humes: You know, we’re even seeing it … Stubborn fat pockets but also on some of our larger patients, that before we wouldn’t have treated, we’re now treating with TruSculpt 3D.
Trish: Wow. And how longs the procedure take?
Dr Tahl Humes: Max of an hour. So if I’m doing just a lower abdomen, I’m a half hour treatment, if I’m adding in the flanks I might be up to an hour.
Trish: All right. So, probably the device goes on for about half an hour and you might have two spots to do.
Dr Tahl Humes: Exactly.
Trish: Okay. And does it hurt?
Dr Tahl Humes: No. Interestingly enough, it feels a little bit warm. I had my flanks done, felt like a hot stone massage, my abdomen was maybe a one out of ten on the pain scale.
Trish: Okay. So it’s nice. And you can have a… Like it’s just a one off treatment?
Dr Tahl Humes: One off treatment. So, I used to do two treatments with the TruSculpt before and now I’m getting better resulted with one treatment than I did in two treatments, and I was getting good results before.
Trish: So it’s basically the old TruSculpt on steroids?
Dr Tahl Humes: It is. What we’ve done is taken it up, it has more power, it has two megahertz instead of one, and we’re doing fewer treatments, so we’re doing one treatment instead of two.
Trish: Yeah. Okay. Great. And anywhere on the body?
Dr Tahl Humes: Anywhere on the body.
Trish: What about neck or …
Dr Tahl Humes: Neck is great, and if we can do it submentum, neck we can use it for skin tightening as well as fat reduction. I love it for the knees, the knees are a really, really tough area to treat.
Trish: Actually there’s somewhere that people actually really want to have done because the first place to show your age is your knees.
Dr Tahl Humes: I know, isn’t that so frustrating. So, we can do fat reduction on that area as well as tighten up the skin.
Trish: All right. So for the … Even under the arms and that sort of thing, if you’ve got loose skin or back fat-
Dr Tahl Humes: Yeah, so you can treat under here, tighten up the skin also get rid of the fat and same thing back fat.
Trish: Yeah, right.
Dr Tahl Humes: So, if you have that bra pooch that nobody likes, another thing that you can treat.
Trish: Oh, no. I haven’t got one of those.
Dr Tahl Humes: I thought we all did.
Trish: Yeah, no, I’m sure I do.
Dr Tahl Humes: Okay, great. So, you can pretty much do all over the body, half an hour for one treatment but if you want to have a couple of areas done, it take an hour, or half an hour per treatment. And it’s a one off treatment only.
Trish: Yes. So we’re recommending one treatment, the question that comes up if one is good could two be better? Yeah, probably. So, patients might want to do two, not because they didn’t get great results with one but because they want to see even more of what they did.
Dr Tahl Humes: They might that they just want that little bit more with that second treatment.
Dr Tahl Humes: Awesome. Well thank you so much for that.
Trish: Great to see you.
Dr Tahl Humes: Yeah, nice and short and sweet. So, look if you guys are after a practitioner in Australia who does the TruSculpt 3D procedure, just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or just go onto the website and look it up. Thanks very much.
Trish: Thank you again.
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