TruSculpt iD, available at Dr. Laurel's PRP Bar, is a leading non-surgical method of choice for fat removal

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Lose 24 percent of the fat with just one 15-minute treatment. Pictured is Dr. Laurel Matthews. (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Beth Newcomb

When I sit down with Dr. Laurel Matthews, of Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar, to discuss her wildly popular fat melting procedure, TruSculpt iD, I reveal that I’ve been dieting and exercising my entire life but still haven’t been able to get rid of some of the fatty areas on my body. She says that’s what makes me a perfect candidate.

“It’s not surgery, and it’s not a magic wand, but it will make a dramatic difference,” she says. “If someone is within 20 or 30 pounds of their goal weight, TruSculpt iD is the ideal solution.”

With just one 15-minute treatment, 24 percent of the fat beneath the skin immediately starts releasing itself from the body—permanently. TruSculpt iD is a leading non-surgical method of choice for fat removal, and it’s more effective than freezing or injecting.

Does it Really Work?
Naturally, when Dr. Laurel was explaining the process to me I had questions. When it seems as though there is a snake oil remedy for pretty much every cosmetic vanity point a person can have, embracing the technology behind TruSculpt iD might not be easy.Then I tried it. And, yep, it works.

Before: This patient’s mom pooch was making her less confident. After: Twelve weeks following treatment at Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar, she’s able to button her jeans without worrying about her muffin top.

First, Dr. Laurel maps out the area to be treated. For me, it was my lower abdomen, i.e. my mom pooch. She drew some lines while I rested comfortably on the exam table. She put some double-sided sticky stuff on my belly, which is used to attach the “handpieces” to the skin. She placed the two-by-three-inch squares that were connected to a larger machine next to each other (six to be exact), and told me to relax while she pressed the button.

The heat sensation was different than I expected, with it uniquely penetrating my skin to significantly warm the area below. Right about the time it started to feel too warm, the treatment was over.

That’s it. In fact, the prep time took longer than the treatment itself.

No special protocol except to drink some extra water, and instructions to be patient because it takes a full 12 weeks to see results.

Before: This patient had pronounced belly fat and love handles. After: Twelve weeks following his TruSculpt iD treatment at Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar, the trouble spots have been noticeably diminished.

And that’s probably the most important aspect of treatment. You have to wait. After about a month, I didn’t see much of a difference. But once the 12-week mark hit, it was like the incredible shrinking belly. In fact, I was so impressed I decided to have the area under my chin treated, too. That’s another area women and men of a certain age struggle with.

“TruSculpt is unique in that it not only melts the fat, it also tightens and smooths the skin,” Dr. Matthews explains.

“It’s like three treatments in one. You can treat virtually any area of the body, like the arms, abs, back, inner and outer thighs, belly, chin and jawline—anyplace below the face where you have unwanted fat.”

What Does it Cost?
That’s the big question, and the simple answer is $1,650 for one treatment, or six handpieces.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Matthews by calling 216-245-6682. Dr. Laurel’s PRP Bar is at 3439 W. Brainard Rd., in Beachwood. Hours are by appointment, with evenings and weekends available. To learn more, visit