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Get the body you want, down to the last curve

illuma Advanced Aesthetics is proud to offer truSculpt® iD, a non-surgical, body-sculpting treatment that allows you to personalize your ideal body in as little as one 15-minute treatment.

truSculpt iD is a safe and effective technology clinically proven to eliminate permanently fat cells in stubborn areas around your abdomen and flanks. With truSculpt iD, you can get the body definition you want — even in areas that have been resistant to diet and exercise.

Among the most frequently asked questions about truSculpt iD: 

How does it work? 

truSculpt iD uses innovative Monopolar RF technology to selectively target fat and therapeutically heat it – until fat cells are eliminated by passing through the body naturally. An average of 24% fat reduction is achieved in just one treatment.

Am I a candidate for truSculpt iD?

Because truSculpt iD is a customized and tailored treatment to meet individual needs, most adult men and women are a candidate.

Can truSculpt iD be used on all skin types?

Yes, this treatment can be applied on all skin types and over tattoos.

How long does a treatment take?

Procedure time depends on the size and number of treatment areas. It typically takes 15 to 30 minutes to treat the abdomen and flanks.

How many treatments will be needed?

Multiple areas can be treated in as little as one 15-minute session. Additional treatments may be required to achieve the personal- ized results you desire.

What will the treatment feel like?

truSculpt iD procedures are typically described as feeling like a hot stone massage. During treatment, the temperature of your skin will rise but remain comfortable. It’s effective, safe, and the results are even and consistent.

Is there really no downtime?

Post-procedure, the treatment area will be warm and flushed for less than one hour. While you may experience mild sensitivity to the touch for a few days, you’ll be able to immediately return to normal activities and exercise.

When will I see results?

Results are visible after just one treatment, with maximum results seen after 12 weeks. Additional treatments may be required to achieve the personalized results you desire.

How is this different from other body sculpting procedures? 

• This procedure is versatile and effective to treat a wide range of patients who may not be a
candidate for other contouring procedures due to treatment location, skin type, fat thickness and presence of skin laxity.
• The treatment has minimal discomfort and has been compared to a hot stone massage.
• There is no visible downtime after the procedure and normal activity can be resumed immediately.
• The treatment time is dependent on the treatment size and how many areas are treated. Treatment time is typically 15 to 30 minutes to treat the abdomen and flanks.
• Typically, only 1 treatment is needed. Maximum results are visible after 12 weeks. However, additional treatments may be required to achieve the personalized results you desire.

illuma Advanced Aesthetics can provide all the details you need to make an informed decision about the procedure. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation! And while you are checking out this service, also take a look at truSculpt flex.

Introducing truSculpt flex

Introducing truSculpt flex

illuma Advanced Aeshtetics is proud to offer truSculpt® flex, a personalized muscle sculpting treatment that adjusts to your fitness level; shape; and goals to strengthen, firm, and tone your muscles.

truSculpt flex’s comfortable, safe, and effective technology is clinically proven to increase an average of 30% muscle mass tailored to your individual needs. (See Dr. Stephen J. Ronan’s 2019 report “A Novel Bio-Electric Current Stimulation Device For Improvement Of Muscle Tone.”)

Among the most frequently asked questions about truSculpt® flex:

What is truSculpt® flex?

truSculpt flex is a personalized muscle sculpting treatment that adjusts to your fitness level, shape, and goals to strengthen, firm, and tone your muscles. The unique Multi-Directional Stimulation (MDS) technology delivers three treatment options by replicating intensified crunch, squat and twisting actions. It’s the edge you need to look and feel your best.

Am I a candidate for truSculpt flex?

Healthy men and women can benefit from truSculpt flex treatments. During your consultation at illuma, we will discuss with you if you are a candidate, based on your health and medical history.

How long does a treatment take?

Up to eight areas can be treated in one 45-minute session.

How many treatments will be needed?

Remarkable results can be achieved with as little as four treatments. Additional treatments may be required to achieve the personalized results you desire.

What will the treatment feel like?

As the treatment begins, patients feel a gentle contraction sensation and, as the intensity slowly increases, the muscle contraction intensifies but remains comfortable.

Is there really no downtime?

truSculpt flex is non-invasive, requires no recovery time, and patients are able to immediately return to normal activi- ties after the treatment. Post-procedure, patients may notice tingling in the areas treated for up to a few hours and/or slight muscle soreness or tenderness for 24-72 hours.

When will I see results?

Results may be visible after the second session with maximum results visible 8-12 weeks after the last session.

How is truSculpt® flex different from other muscle sculpting procedures?

• Faster – Up to eight areas can be treated in each 45-minute session.

• Safer – The unique truControlTM technology provides safe and consistent results through targeted, selective, and customizable delivery with less energy needed.

• Effective – Three treatment mode options are available to customize the results to each patient’s goals.

• Muscle thickness increase – Clinical studies have shown an average of 30% increase in muscle mass.

• Versatile – Best of all, illuma can personalize the treatment for different fitness levels, body shapes and goals.

Your truSculpt flex treatment consultant at illuma can provide all the details you need to make an informed decision about the procedure. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation! And while you are considering truSculpt flex, also take a look at truSculpt iD

Day 3 after laser treatment: Peeling and progress — and peeling

While getting to know Christine Tatum, chief executive officer of Denver-based communications company Media Salad, Inc., we quickly found a great person to explain the journey to healthy skin we at illuma Advanced Aesthetics are passionate about helping our clients navigate. Our deal was simple: we would introduce Christine to our services, and she would tell the unvarnished truth about her experiences. You can read her first , second, third, fourth and fifth posts. We all hope from the resulting series she periodically will maintain on this blog that you learn some interesting things to help you achieve your own skincare goals, laugh a little — and that you visit uat illuma to begin your journey.

I spent yesterday gingerly touching my face to apply a little makeup with hideous results. Today, I woke up with skin flaking off everywhere. 

Gross — and yet I was a bit relieved because I could finally see fresh, new facial skin emerging and sense a return to normalcy.I probably have never been so excited to wash my face — or more surprised by how many times I would need to wash my face on this third day after my first encounter with laser skin resurfacing. Thank goodness for cool water and illuma Advanced Aesthetic Skincare’s ultra-gentle and moisturizing Soothing Cleanser  and Spray Moisturizer. Throughout the day, my facial skin would tighten and start to flake, signaling it was all right for me to make another trip to the bathroom. Using gentle (key word), circular motions and only the very tips of my fingers, I removed dead skin from all over my face. I repeated this process several times — maybe eight times in 15 hours — and there was always more skin to remove. 

Until there wasn’t. 

And when there wasn’t, I figured Fran might get a Christmas card from me this year after all. There were so many obvious-to-me things to be excited about! 

For example, my facial skin was just brighter and less waxy. And for the first time since my teens, my forehead was as smooth as a baby’s bum. No more stubborn milia — those tiny, firm, white bumps that may look like whiteheads, but are actually cysts containing built-up keratin just beneath the skin’s surface. Milia cysts — much like the one you can see on my forehead in the upper left frame of my “before face” — are harmless and don’t have any redness or inflammation unless you pick at them. Picking at melia is unwise because these cysts are tough to extract. Leave them for the professionals — like Fran, whose laser zaps them away in fractions of seconds. 

And do you also see the changes in lines and skin toning under my eyes? I’ll get to that stuff next. 

Day 2 after laser treatment — and my face starts to peel

While getting to know Christine Tatum, chief executive officer of Denver-based communications company Media Salad, Inc., we quickly found a great person to explain the journey to healthy skin we at illuma Advanced Aesthetics are passionate about helping our clients navigate. Our deal was simple: we would introduce Christine to our services, and she would tell the unvarnished truth about her experiences. You can read her first , second, third and fourth posts. We all hope from the resulting series she periodically will maintain on this blog that you learn some interesting things to help you achieve your own skincare goals, laugh a little — and that you visit uat illuma to begin your journey.

There are so many things to plan for when scheduling laser facial skin treatments, and you, gentle reader, get to benefit from my lack of foresight.

I have two big recommendations.

One: If you’re using facial recognition technology to access your home, adjust your thermostat, or open apps on your mobile phone, you might want to put all of that on pause until you have recovered fully. I grossly underestimated just how much my face would peel and flake — to the point that it felt as if it were falling off. Let’s just say my devices didn’t recognize me, and I had to come up with some unexpected workarounds.

Two: You really, really want to hang out at home for a few days, so clear the calendar, and stock up the pantry. I did neither of these things. Sending teenagers to do the shopping was easy, so I didn’t screw up too badly there, but my maiden recovery from laser skin treatments conflicted with a high school graduation party I simply couldn’t miss.

Before heading out, I tried desperately to cover my face. Fearful that the scabby “coffee beans” under my eyes would flake off while talking with someone, I liberally applied the illuma Spray Moisturizer. And though this was an evening event, I was determined to use the Daily Defense SPF because I was so rattled at the mere thought of being hit by a ray of light at sunset.

Then it was time to apply some sort of makeup. Oh, what to do? Oh, what a mess. What a complete mess. See the photo for yourself. It’s worth a thousand words, all right. This was not my finest hour — but I knew I could show up looking like a trick-or-treater on this particular doorstep because these friends have known and loved me for decades.

Day 2 after Christine’s first facial laser skincare treatment.

“Welcome!” my longtime buddy said, squinting to take a closer look at my face as I tried to hurry past him to hang out with the dog in the laundry room. “Wait. What did you do to yourself?”

There was no avoiding this so I headed into the brightly lit kitchen. Eyes widened. There were just a couple of winces. I looked better than I thought.

A smart lawyer friend with absolutely flawless skin beckoned me to sit beside her. She was grinning as widely as the Cheshire Cat — but not quite as widely as Certified Laser Specialist and illuma Advanced Aesthetics Co-owner Fran Valdiris, who sold me on all of this skin rejuvenation stuff.

“I know what you’ve been doing,” I could swear she purred.

“Oh, really? What is that?” I asked — all of a sudden gobsmacked by the realization that she was into this torture.

“Be glad because you’re looking like the crypt-keeper’s wife, so you’re turning a corner and should see new skin tomorrow maybe,” she said matter-of-factly. “I do this to myself, too, and it’s totally worth it — but I don’t go out in public.”

I was instantly fascinated and shifted into interview mode. My friend’s legal specialty includes the evaluation of medical devices. If there’s anyone who is going to ferret out effective and safe practitioners and skin lasers, it’s her. She was pleased to hear I had taken the time to ensure illuma uses only machines that have received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration and are made in the U.S., too.

“I look at it like this,” she said. “I’ll spend lots of money on clothes, shoes, makeup and on and on, so why wouldn’t I spend it on my face? I wear that 100 percent of the time. I’m just strategic about how I go about all of this. I think of it as preventative maintenance, like changing the oil or rotating the tires, but for my face. These treatments are also pretty well tried and tested — and, like all things, skill matters. When you find a good person, keep ‘em.”

It was a lovely party. As I bid everyone goodnight, my lawyer friend mouthed five words from across the room: “Do not forget to moisturize.”