TriLipo clinical FAQs

If I have metal implants in my knees, can I have an arm treatment with the Maximus system?

It is allowed to perform a treatment on the arms if the metal implants are in a different body area. In general, treatment should not be performed over metal implants. In the case of teeth or braces, it is fine to perform a face treatment and if sensitivity becomes an issue, dental cotton pads or slightly damped gauze can be inserted between the teeth and cheeks.

What parts of the body can be treated with TriLipo technology?

The TriLipo applicators on the Maximus system can be used to treat most body areas. The only parts that should not be treated are the breasts, genitals, underarms, directly over the eyes (below the bone) and the thyroid area. The Dynamic Muscle Activation (DMA) should not be performed on the temples, the neck, thorax area, around the mouth (perioral) and around the eyes (periorbital).

What conditions does the TriLipo technology treat?

The technology is indicated for treatment in dermatologic procedures for non-invasive body shaping, skin tightening, reduction of cellulite and treatment of wrinkles.

How long will results last?

Results should last several months. However, since the body continues to age and the ageing process cannot be stopped, it is recommended to undergo preventative treatments every few months in order to maintain the results.

Can a TriLipo treatment be performed every day?

Results should last several months. However, since the body continues to age and the ageing process cannot be stopped, it is recommended to undergo preventative treatments every few months in order to maintain the results.

How do I select the treatment parameters or determine the “aggressiveness” of the treatment?

The Maximus device is embedded with safe default parameters for each body area. The parameters are adjusted according to the specific body area being treated and according to the particular patient’s needs. The RF power is adjusted to the optimal power needed to achieve an end surface temperature of 40-42oC (not to exceed 45o C).
The DMA parameters are adjusted to enable a tolerable treatment. First, the TriLipo power is adjusted to a level of tolerance. Once the TriLipo power is adjusted to a tolerable value, the pulse width is adjusted to enable a longer contraction duration, hence a sensation of “real contraction”. Once the optimal balance between TriLipo power and pulse width is achieved, the frequency may be adjusted. It is possible to increase the DMA parameters during the consecutive treatments as the patients do get accustomed to the sensation.

What is the difference between DMA and EMS?

DMA induces muscle activation in a sporadic manner (and not on specific muscle fibers) while also emitting RF energy. The applicator is in motion throughout the treatment and induces activation / contraction of many surface muscle groups as it is moved during treatment.
EMS (electric muscle stimulation) causes muscle contraction of specific targeted muscles by attaching electrodes to specific locations on the body, remaining static during the treatment. The electrodes induce contraction of the same group of muscles as long as the electrodes are attached and activated.

What is the effect of DMA in the muscles?

On the body, the muscle activation increases circulation and lymphatic drainage, venous return and removal of waste products. On the face, the DMA improves tone of the SMAS area, inducing a “lifting” effect of the jaw line

Should one drink water after a TriLipo treatment?

It is a good idea to drink water after a TriLipo treatment because of the heat generated during the treatment. Drinking water helps to eliminate from the body any metabolic byproducts generated by the treatment.

Can we treat over tattoos?

You can treat over tattoos. RF and DMA are ‘color blind” energies. We have heard of rare cases of tattoos with metal splinters which remain from the tattoo needles. If you encounter this, it is advised to treat with caution, according to the patient’s sensitivity.

How soon after pregnancy can a TriLipo abdomen treatment be performed?

Abdomen treatment with TriLipo technology can be performed 1-3 months post pregnancy, as long as the woman is not breast feeding and depending on her general physical health.

Can treatment with TriLipo increase the size of the masseter muscle?

Treatment with TriLipo on the face (once a week for 5 minutes) will not cause the masseter to bulge or increase in size.

Can increasing the frequency of muscle activation cause muscle fatigue?

The parameters of Dynamic Muscle Activation (DMA) are safe, even when selecting the highest values per body area. They are not strong enough to induce muscle fatigue if treatment time is kept in the range of the suggested treatment duration as displayed in the user interface of the Maximus system.


Please refer to the Maximus User Manual and Maximus FAQS for specific information about the TriFractional technology and TriFractional module on the Maximus system.