TriActive Myths and Facts

TriActive is a 3 in 1 non invasive, non surgical cosmetic procedure to treat cellulite that uses a handheld, low energy laser and massage to stimulate, firm and tone skin tissue. Along with heredity and female hormones, cellulite is generally caused by hardened fatty deposits forced into connective skin tissue that has lost its elasticity and suppleness, forming the unsightly dimpling effect. TriActive laser energy is used to stimulate the skin’s fibroblasts, the common cells found in connective tissue which produces collagen (the substance which gives skin its elasticity). TriActive works to break up these fatty deposits, improving circulation, and acts to rejuvenate the skin to enhance its appearance, as well as shape and tone the skin and firm body contours

The TriActive treatment consists of a combination of 3 steps:

  • Laser heat energy application that penetrates deep into skin tissue to break up fat deposits, stimulates collagen production and increases blood flow to rejuvenate the skin
  • A vigorous suction massage that improves skin circulation, increasing the drainage of fat deposits and revitalizing skin tone for a firmer, smoother appearance
  • Cooling air applied to treated areas to optimize skin recovery and patient comfort

As a relatively new procedure, there are many misconceptions about TriActive that patients considering the treatment should be aware of.

Myth: The TriActive Treatment Is Not Safe

Fact: TriActive has been approved by the F.D.A. as a safe, non surgical cosmetic treatment for cellulite.

Myth: TriActive Is Only Effective for Specific Body Areas

Fact: The TriActive procedure can be used to tone and rejuvenate the skin anywhere on the body, such as the midsection, chest and neck, though it is designed to be especially effective in areas that accumulate cellulite, such as the buttocks, inner and outer thighs and upper arms.

Myth: TriActive Treatment Results Are Permanent

Fact: The formation of cellulite is dependent on many factors unique to each patient, which can include heredity, diet and exercise, and may affect individual patients with varying degrees of severity. Therefore, the effects of the TriActive procedure are not permanent, and may require multiple treatments for optimum results on a case by case basis.

Myth: TriActive Can Be Effective after Just a Few Treatments

Fact: For best results, it is recommended that patients receive approximately 12-16 TriActive procedures, beginning with twice weekly sessions until the 6-8 week period, after which one treatment per week is sufficient, with additional monthly procedures suggested after that to maintain maximum benefits. Each treatment session may last approximately 30 to 45 minutes in length.

Myth: TriActive Is Not Expensive

Fact: Obviously the cost of TriActive procedures may vary, but generally patients should expect to pay approximately $150 per individual treatment.

Myth: TriActive Treatments Can Be Administered By Anyone

Fact: Although it is a non invasive procedure, it is recommended that patients seek TriActive treatments only from those medical or cosmetology professionals who are fully licensed and trained to administer the TriActive procedure.

Myth: TriActive Is Covered By Insurance

Fact: Like most cosmetic treatments, TriActive is considered a non essential or elective procedure, and is therefore not one that is covered by medical health insurance.

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