How The treatment Works
Did you know that body contouring can be achieved without surgical incisions or downtime? UltraShape Power uses ultrasound energy to painlessly rupture and destroy fat cells in areas around your body that have stubborn fat.
In a clinical study, UltraShape Power showed a 32% reduction in abdominal fat layer thickness.
Once the cells are ruptured, the fat content of the cells gets released. Your lymphatic system then flushes it through your system and it gets naturally cleared from your body.
Over the next 90 days, you’ll notice a visible reduction in fat volume. Results are expected to last for a long time, especially if you maintain your weight by following a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
About UltraShape Power
With UltraShape Power, you can achieve body contouring and fat loss in a specific problem area. It targets and destroys fat cells while protecting the skin, nerves, and blood vessels in a virtually pain-free treatment.
The beginning of fat reduction is usually seen within the first two to four weeks post-treatment. Maximum body contouring results are not achieved until about 60-90 days after the final treatment session.
Body contouring with the FDA-approved UltraShape Power laser is a virtually painless 1-hour treatment. Typically, three or more sessions are recommended depending on how much reduction is desired. Overall, this makes UltraShape less costly than liposuction with no pain or recovery time!
RealSelf reports nearly 94% of patients surveyed reported that they were satisfied with their UltraShape laser fat removal results.
CoolSculpting and Other Treatments vs Ultrashape Power
We chose UltraShape Power as our technology for body contouring and excess fat removal over CoolSculpting as it does not have a limitation to the size of the area being treated.
CoolSculpting freezes the fat with a clamp-on suction-type device. The price of the procedure is by the number of clamps used. Most often an area like the abdomen requires 2-4 clamps to target both the upper and lower abdomen. And, just like UltraShape, CoolSculpting generally needs multiple sessions for optimal reduction in a targeted area.
For body contouring with UltraShape, we use a flattop handpiece that glides across the skin throughout the area being treated. The area to be treated is mapped out with a surgical marker. It can be any shape or size – horizontal or vertical in and in any pattern – it does not have to be just what fits in a suction handpiece like CoolSculpting. The ultrasound waves in UltraShape treatments rupture the fat cell which results in its immediate destruction.
UltraShape body contouring laser fat removal treatments are pain-free and do not have any post-treatment soreness, lumps, or “shelving” most often seen in CoolSculpting or standard liposuction and laser lipolysis. Other competing devices like i-lipo don’t rupture the fat cell, but instead melt the fat out of the fat cell – but the fat cell stays intact.
Double Power: Ultrashape Power & Morpheus8 Combo Treatment
By utilizing both ultrasound and radiofrequency microneedling techniques you can increase fat loss and tighten excess skin. Body contouring with UltraShape and Morpheus8 is an ideal treatment for non-invasive mommy makeovers. Many women with post-pregnancy belly fat with excess skin love this treatment.
Ultrasound and radiofrequency are the most studied and tested technologies for body contouring. Fat loss is enhanced when we use both devices. Ultrashape will destroy fat cells, but by utilizing Morpheus8 as well, it increases the metabolic activity of the fat cells so more fat cells can be targeted. The increase in metabolic activity causes more fat to be released and for cells to shrink. Skin tightening is also achieved with the Morpheus8 device. Smoother more taunt skin is visually more appealing.
By combining both devices, an enhanced result will be achieved as we both reduce fat and tighten sagging skin simultaneously. If you already have loose excess skin in the area being treated we would highly recommend a combination treatment.
Results of the Double Power: UltraShape/Morpheus8 combination procedure are usually seen 3 weeks after the first treatment session. Patient satisfaction rate is high with circumferential reduction after 3 treatments of each device, spaced at weekly intervals.
How to Know if Non-Invasive Ultrasound Fat Removal is Right for You
Generally, ultrasound fat removal is the right choice for you if:
- You are struggling with pockets of fat that won’t diminish even if you’re dieting and exercising.
- You have an undesirable “problem area” on your body, i.e. abdomen, flanks, back or thighs, etc.
- You wish to achieve a trimmer appearance without having to undergo major surgery.
- You want to stick to a weight loss plan, but also want to reshape a body area.
If your abdominal muscles have been stretched out due to pregnancy a surgical tummy tuck would be recommended for a mommy makeover.
Schedule a Body Contouring Consultation
If you’re considering a non-surgical solution for fat removal and body contouring in the Massachusetts area, contact us to see if you’re a candidate for the Ultrashape Power body contouring procedure. It’s easy, just fill out our online form or book via our online scheduling app today!
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Fat Removal
With Ultrashape Power we can reshape and reduce the fat in your abdomen area. Fat cells will rupture and die off thus permanently removing the unwanted fat cells.
Yes! Clinical studies show fat cells are removed in the treated area.
We recommend three laser fat removal treatments, spaced two weeks apart. In addition, pre-hydrating and maintaining high water hydration is required to assist your body in clearing the fat from your system.
There is no pain or downtime. UltraShape Power is an effective nonsurgical alternative to patients seeking a reduction of localized fat deposits without undergoing surgery.
Ultrashape does NOT tighten skin. It only destroys fat cells. If you need skin tightening we recommend either Morpheus8 Microneedling with our Double Power Treatment.
Yes. The fat cells in the treated area are permanently destroyed.
You do not have to wait until after you lose weight to have this procedure. Dieting and exercise is most effective on visceral fat, whereas UltraShape laser fat removal targets the subcutaneous fat that is the most difficult to reduce with diet and exercise.
Since fat cells are destroyed, you will see a long-lasting effect without maintenance treatments. Naturally, weight gain can still occur if you are not maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
UltraShape Power is an effective nonsurgical alternative to patients seeking a reduction of localized fat deposits without undergoing surgery. There is no pain or downtime.
Pricing varies based on size of area being treated. Unlike Coolsculpting, we can treat small egg size areas to large basketball size areas.
Pre-Treatment Guidelines: What should I do before an UltraShape Power &/or Morpheus8 Treatment?
Get your body ready for a non-surgical body contouring procedure. The best way to maximize results is by drinking water. Hydration is an extremely important component for successful improvement of the area being treated. Be sure to:
- Drink at least 64oz of water each day starting 2 days prior to your appointment
- Eat healthily – avoid high-fat foods, fried foods, and alcohol
- Limit coffee to 1 cup a day
- Wear lightweight clothes to your treatment
For Exilis treatments, you may also take Advil or Motrin for added comfort 1 hour prior to your treatment.
Who is NOT a candidate for Body Contouring with UltraShape Power
Contraindications (medical reasons where this procedure could be dangerous) for UltraShape Body Contouring are:
- Pacemaker, implanted cardiac defibrillator, or other electromagnetic implanted devices
- Pregnant, breastfeeding, or anticipated pregnancy during the treatment phase
- Metabolic disorders or are currently taking any medication that could affect fat metabolism
- Hepatitis or other liver diseases
- Immune system disease or connective tissue disorders
- History of poor wound healing, an open wound, or rash in the treatment area
- Keloids, hypertrophic scars, or depressed scars in the treatment area
- Blood or a bleeding disorder
- UltraShape is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss. If you have a large area of fat to be treated, we recommend considering plastic surgery.
During your consultation, make sure to address any concerns you have about your general health and well-being prior to treatment.