A new white paper released this month has shown that a new muscle stimulation device manufactured by US aesthetic technology brand, Cutera, is capable of replicating the equivalent of 54,000 crunches. Research shows that on average, a healthy, fit adult has the ability to perform a maximum or 100 crunches before reaching a point of complete exhaustion; however, truSculpt flex technology has the ability to bypass the brain and send unique waveforms to the skeletal muscle, which can then challenge muscles at an intensity and duration that is beyond the level that can be achieved during regular exercise.
A typical abdominal workout may include up to ten minutes of various movements to contract, hold and relax the abdominal muscles. Although the rectus abdominus and external obliques muscle are the primary target, they are being assisted by other muscle groups including but not limited to latissimus dorsi and splenius capitis. Conversely, truSculpt flex allows for selective targeting of motor neurons to contract specific skeletal muscles without the assistance of surrounding muscle groups for forty-five minutes.
During a truSculpt flex treatment, similar to strength training, muscle fibers undergo trauma or microscopic tears, and then cells attempt to repair the damage which results in increasing muscle size and strength. This repair process, known as hypertrophy, begins after each treatment and involves releasing hormones, such as testosterone, to activate cell recovery, form new blood capillaries, repair muscle fibers, and manage the gain in muscle mass. The amount of released growth hormones depends on the intensity of the activity, hormone levels (which is higher in men, individuals with genetically more muscle mass, or individuals who frequently workout), and the metabolism level which helps convert amino acids into protein to bulk up muscles.
What is the Cutera truSculpt flex?
truSculpt flex is a muscle-sculpting device that offers personalized treatments based on patient fitness level, shape, and goals. Only truSculpt flex with Multi-Directional Stimulation (MDS) deploys a unique method of electrical muscle stimulation to target specific muscle groups using three treatment mode options, covering the largest treatment area in the body sculpting industry. Low levels of energy achieve deep muscle contractions at high intensity via a proprietary handpiece design with truGel to optimize results and increase practice revenue.
How is the truSculpt flex different?
Eight muscle groups can be treated simultaneously with truSculpt flex, covering the largest treatment area in the body sculpting industry, experts explain. Another benefit is that the device offers three treatment modes to simulate the effects of different workouts by replicating intensified twist, squat, and crunch actions, which further differentiates truSculpt flex from other muscle toning devices on the market.
Prep Mode creates a twisting motion to warm up the muscles and slowly build a tolerance to contractions.
Tone Mode contracts the muscles, holds it to the point of exhaustion, and then relaxes it to increase strength and enhance endurance.
Sculpt Mode creates fast, deep, sequential contractions of the muscles. This action develops new muscle fibers and increases basal metabolic rate (BMR).
The truSculpt flex device consists of a touch screen LCD user interface and sixteen handpieces, which allow for simultaneous treatment of up to eight body areas. It’s easy to teach physician extenders how to operate the device.