Body Contouring FAQs

How does Enlighten laser tattoo removal differ from other laser tattoo removal options?

Enlighten features extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. A ‘picosecond’ is one-trillionth of a second, and is 1,000 times shorter than the ‘nanosecond’ pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional laser used historically in the past.

What is Enlighten?

Introduced in 2014, enlighten™ is the most advanced laser system for the effective and safe removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions.

What is truSculpt?

truSculpt is a non-invasive RF (Radio Frequency) technology that delivers deep heating to adipose tissue for body sculpting, fat reduction and skin tightening.

Am I the right candidate for truSculpt?

A trained Innovative Aesthetics Staff member will determine if the truSculpt is the best treatment for you during your consultation. Typically appropriate patients have a BMI less than 30 and have unwanted fat in different areas of the body.

Who cannot be treated with truSculpt?

Your suitability for truSculpt will be determined during your Free consultation

Patients that cannot be treated with truSculpt include

  • Those who are pregnant
  • Those with cardiac pacemakers or internal defibrillators
  • Those with malignant or benign tumors in the target area
  • Those with metallic implants in the target area of any kind including joint replacements.
Can truSculpt be used on all skin types?

Yes, in general truSculpt can be used on all skin types.

How many treatments will be needed?

The number of treatments that will be needed based upon the area(s) you wish to have treated and your desired results will be discussed at the time of the free consult. Typically 3-4 treatments are needed for each area, spaced 4 weeks apart.

When will I start seeing visible results?

The energy delivered by truSculpt triggers the body’s immune system to break down fat cells in treated areas. This process takes anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months. You may begin to see results anytime during that period, or even later.

What happens during the treatment?

We will apply the truSculpt handpiece to your skin and will deliver targeted pulses of appropriately calibrated RF energy. Each pulse will last on average 3 minutes; upon completion, the handpiece will move to an adjacent area to begin a new pulse. The actual treatment will typically last between 15 minutes and an hour, depending on the number of pulses applied.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

Yes, the procedure is non-invasive, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients frequently return to work right after the session