UltraShape® Overview: Here’s What You Need to Know
What Is UltraShape?
UltraShape is the first and only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment to use proprietary focused pulsed ultrasound technology for body contouring and circumferential reduction of the abdomen. Because the ultrasound energy is focused and pulsed, UltraShape can target the fat without heating or damaging the surrounding tissue, for a painless experience that allows patients to see results more quickly than other types of non-invasive body treatments.
Am I a Good Candidate For UltraShape?
If you eat right and exercise, but still struggle to lose those excess areas of fat, you may be a great candidate for UltraShape. The procedure is ideal for people who live a healthy lifestyle and are close to their ideal weight, but can’t seem to get rid of that last bit of stubborn fat. In other words, this is not a treatment for weight loss. Adopting and maintaining a healthier lifestyle before and after the procedure is recommended in order to achieve the best results.
How Does UltraShape Work?
After your treatment area is initially marked, your doctor will place the UltraShape handpiece on the area, which emits pulsed waves of ultrasound energy. When this energy is delivered, bubbles are created in the fluid between the cells. These bubbles shrink and grow, eventually imploding. This causes the breakdown of fat cells without affecting the surrounding nerves or tissue. The fat is then transported to the liver where it’s cleared from the body naturally (in the same way we process fat from food).
Depending on the size of the treatment area, the entire procedure typically lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. Doctors recommend a total of three UltraShape procedures spaced two weeks apart for the best results. This cycle allows your body the right amount of time to eliminate the fat before the next treatment.
What Does UltraShape Feel Like?
The feeling of the UltraShape treatment has been described as a vibrating cell phone on your skin. The treatment is comfortable with no post-procedure lumps, bruising, or swelling.
What Is the Recovery Time?
UltraShape is truly a no-downtime treatment. Not only is there no pain to recover from, but since there’s no bruising or swelling, this is one of the only effective treatments that allows you to wear a bikini immediately after. You’ll be able to get back to your regular activities right away.
What Results Can I Expect?
You can expect to see noticeable results in two weeks, but may continue to see progress for up to three months. Clinical results showed an average of 2.5 inches of fat reduction after three treatments.
Because fat cells are destroyed and eliminated, you should see long-lasting results without having to get further treatments. However, you should maintain a healthy diet and exercise program to keep fat cells from coming back.
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