ISSN (print):1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
TightSculpting®: A Complete Minimally Invasive Body Contouring Solution; Part I: Sculpting with PIANO® technology
Matjaz Lukac, Jernej Kukovic, Blaz Tasic Muc, Nejc Lukac, Matija Milanic
Body contouring is a procedure that alters the shape of the human body by eliminating or reducing excess skin and fat. When most people hear the word “body contouring,” they automatically think of surgery and liposuction. However, with the introduction of TightSculpting® and its advancements in laser technology, an effective form of non-invasive body contouring has finally become available. By combining two different laser wavelength treatments, fat-dissolving and skin-tightening can be both achieved during a single TightSculpting® procedure with just a single laser device. The TightSculpting® solution involves a deeply penetrating Nd:YAG laser operating in the PIANO® mode for thermic adipocyte destruction (i.e., “sculpting”) and a superficially absorbed Er:YAG laser operating in the FotonaSmooth® mode for improved skin laxity, collagen remodeling and tightening. The FotonaSmooth® and PIANO® components of TightSculpting® represent a complete body contouring solution, which can be, depending on the type of patient and the goal of the treatment, used individually or in concert, during a single procedure and with a single laser device. The combined procedure can be thus used to treat a variety of conditions, including temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
In this first part of a two-article series on TightSculpting®, we describe the principles of the PIANO® laser modality, and provide treatment parameters and guidelines for the fat reduction component of the TightSculpting® body contouring solution.