Coolsculpting vs truSculpt

Do you struggle with stubborn fat deposits? Whether it’s a muffin top, saddlebags or stubborn fat under your chin- the experts at Phases can help!

At Turkle & Associates, we pride ourselves on cutting-edge technology. While liposuction is an amazing way to treat stubborn fat deposits, not everyone is interested in going under the knife. Coolsculpting and truSculpt are both amazing alternatives to liposuction.

No surgery. No downtime. Unmistakable results.

CoolSculpting Before and After

Turkle & Associates was one of the first offices locally to offer Coolsculpting – an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment that freezes fat (known as cryolipolysis). Coolsculpting has gained national attention and has quickly become the go-to alternative to liposuction. With customized applicators for different body areas, the Phases staff can truly “sculpt” the fat away.

Based on the current Coolsculpting applicators, we can effectively treat the abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, bra fat and back fat. Clinical studies of Coolsculpting show a reduction of 20-30% per treatment.

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Coolsculpting sounds great- but what about truSculpt?

truSculpt is also FDA-approved for fat reduction, but adds skin tightening and textural improvements to its repertoire. While Coolsculpting uses cold to get rid of fat, truSculpt utilizes radiofrequency. The great thing about radiofrequency wavelengths is that they also help with skin laxity and texture.

Also, because the Phases staff utilize a handpiece to offer truSculpt, the area to be treated does not have to be “pinchable.” Common treatment sites for truSculpt include: abdomen, love handles, inner thighs, knee fat, arms, bra fat and submental (double chins).

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How do I decide between Coolsculpting and truSculpt?

They both work – now what? The great news is, the Phases staff will customize a treatment plan to YOU. After an in-depth assesment, we will create a plan that will address all of your body concerns.
Coolsculpting is ideal for areas that are “pinchable.” Based on Coolsculpting’s technology, the more adipose tissue (fat) we can recruit into the applicator, the better. If your skin still has a lot of elasticity (otherwise known as snap-back) then Coolsculpting by itself may address your concerns.

If your skin stretched quite a bit with your pregnancy or weight fluctuations and you are not interested in a tummy tuck, a combination of Coolsculpting and truSculpt may make the most sense. Because truSculpt uses Radio-frequency technology, it improves skin’s texture – allowing it to address the wavy texture many women have after childbirth.

Seeing less of yourself? That’s just the beginning!

As if our before and after pictures and knowledgeable staff weren’t enough – Phases patients that have received Coolsculpting and truSculpt almost always return to treat other areas. Often, patients will address their abdominal area initially. and then return to treat bra fat, underarm fat or inner thigh texture.

To learn more about non-surgical fat reduction or any of the services or products offered by Phases, please click here to contact Phases Skin Care & Laser Center in Indianapolis by using our quick contact form or call us at 317-848-8101 today.

Latisse and Blinc for Lashes

Who wouldn’t want longer, fuller eyelashes? Mascara is listed on most women’s products they couldn’t go without for that very reason. Up until a decade ago, layering coats and coats of mascara OR sitting for 3 hours to have a full set of lash extensions were the only ways to achieve *wow* lashes. Thank goodness Latisse and Blinc mascara is accessible now!

Latisse is an eyelash solution that promises longer, fuller lashes. Owned by the makers of Botox, Latisse went through many FDA trials to make sure it is safe for daily use. When utilized correctly, Latisse will lengthen and thicken your natural eyelashes in about 8 weeks. Latisse is FDA approved for eyelashes, but is currently being tested for scalp hair growth as well.

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Our patients love Latisse because of the results, but they also love that they can combine it with Blinc mascara for a *wow* effect. Blinc is different than typical mascara because it actually creates “tubes” around your lashes, causing it not to smear like other mascaras. This is a staff and patient favorite because it will last all day.

Microneedling

Microneedling. It sounds scary. Almost like acupuncture for your face, right? We have had many patients that are interested in the benefits of microneedling – collagen stimulation, an improvement in acne scars, fine lines and texture, etc., but who are scared that it may hurt or have quite a bit of downtime.

While watching the MDPen microneedling procedure at Phases, I was intrigued. Initially, Ashli, one of the medical aestheticians, applied numbing cream to her patient. She then very meticulously covered her patient’s cheeks with the microneedling device, moved to her chin, to her other cheek and then up to her forehead. The patient was chatty at first and then ended up falling asleep.

Upon following up with Ashli’s patient, I learned that she had some pinkness for the day of and after she had her MDPen procedure, got a little dry a few days after that, and then started getting multiple compliments on her “glow” at about the 5 day mark. Sign me up!

Being in the industry for almost 12 years, I knew that microneedling was a tried and true procedure. It gained a lot of popularity prior to fractionated lasers, and now has resurged as an alternative to laser treatments for those who needed maintenance or cannot afford a full laser package.

To learn more about microneedling or any of the services or products offered by Phases, please click here to contact Phases Skin Care & Laser Center in Indianapolis by using our quick contact form or call us at 317-848-8101 today.

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