Please tell us about your journey into aesthetic medicine and why you decided to open your Cosmetic clinic?
I had become a little disillusioned with the public system after three years of following a mainly surgical stream and I was offered a position performing some new cosmetic procedures, travelling between Sydney and Brisbane. This was way back in the 1980s. We had collagen injections, some peels, microsclerotherapy and some hair restoration flaps. That was cosmetic medicine.
After that company indulged in some inappropriate (for those days) advertising, I left and started working on my own, initially doing sessions in a specialist medical centre until opening my own centre with my own staff, beginning with one receptionist/nurse. Things just grew from there!
What CUTERA devices do you use?
We have two CUTERA devices: the truSculpt iD for targeted fat reduction and the truSculpt Flex for muscle stimulation. These make up the Trubody devices.
Why did you choose CUTERA over other aesthetic technology brands?
We already had used some body contouring devices in terms of localised fat reduction. Some had been incredibly painful with poor results and some gave quite good results but had limited applicability to all body types.
The truSculpt iD is quite versatile in how it can be applied to various areas of the body and is quite comfortable for patients to have done.
The truSculpt Flex was able to target the musculature much more effectively than other devices we looked at. Also, other technologies seemed to “max out” fairly easily whereas with the Flex we’ve not had anyone to date reach its maximum capabilities.
Please tell us about how the CUTERA Trubody technology has revolutionised your clinic?
As we were already using some fat reduction technology, the biggest change has been with the truSculpt Flex. The truSculpt iD allowed us to treat some patients and areas that weren’t suitable for fat reduction previously but the muscle stimulating technology has probably been the bigger change.
Not only does the truSculpt Flex allow patients to stand straighter and get better muscle definition, they tend to feel stronger, have less back or other joint pain, depending on the treatment areas, and because they have more lean muscle mass, many will say it’s easier to maintain their desired weight as their metabolism is stimulated.
Patients therefore get a better “look” but also improve their functioning.
What do you love most about the Trubody devices?
Some of the devices I have are extremely complicated and finicky. The truBody devices are relatively simple and reliable, so I’m happy to delegate these treatments to trained staff members without worrying that the devices are going to do something unpredictable.
I also love that I am now in the best shape of my life due to my own Flex treatments.
Would you recommend CUTERA to a clinic not already using our technology and why?
CUTERA is a reputable company with good technologies, reliable staff and excellent training, COVID permitting. These are the essentials when planning from which companies to buy equipment.