The Science Behind UltraShape®
Posted on Feb 29th, 2016
UltraShape has created a lot of buzz recently as use of the treatment has increased across the United States. In the simplest terms, UltraShape is the only FDA-approved, ultrasound based non-invasive procedure that destroys fat cells and helps to eliminate stubborn fat permanently. To many people, this description sounds too good to be true. So, what exactly is the scientific process behind the UltraShape treatment and how does it differ from other fat-reduction procedures? The team here at Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center is here to break it down for you!
Unlike liposuction, UltraShape is non-surgical and leaves no visible signs of treatment. And unlike other procedures that use heat or freeze fat cells, UltraShape is virtually painless and involves zero downtime. The procedure is best used on those who have a small to moderate amount of fat to lose in specific, stubborn areas, rather than for those who are looking to drop large amounts of body weight. For best results, experts recommend three UltraShape treatments each spaced two weeks apart.
During treatment, a comfortable belt will be wrapped around the treatment area and a gel will be applied to your skin. Your trained technician will glide the UltraShape transducer over the treatment area, delivering virtually painless ultrasound pulses. The ultrasound waves cause targeted fat cells to rupture, allowing fat to be removed naturally from your body. UltraShape pulses won’t cause harm to surrounding tissue, nerves or muscle, but they will eliminate targeted fat cells for good!
Eating right and working out are, of course, essential to a healthy lifestyle and sustained healthy weight maintenance, but if you have struggled with stubborn fat in your midsection or other problem areas, UltraShape may be the answer you’ve been looking for! Give us a call today for a free consultation.