Non-Invasive Fat Reduction

Vintage Wellness and Aesthetics

Medical Spa located in Northwest Houston, TX

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Q & A

Vintage Wellness and Aesthetics

What is the UltraShape procedure? 

The clinically-proven UltraShape procedure is the most widely used non-invasive solution for fat destruction and body sculpting. It uses pulsed focused ultrasound to target and reduce unwanted localized fat deposits, reduce body circumference and improve body shape. The new system also uses integrated vacuum-assisted Radio-Frequency to enhance fat cell destruction, expedite fat clearance and tighten skin.

How long will it take to see results? 

After the UltraShape procedure, released contents of the broken-down fat cells are naturally cleared by the body over a 2-4 week period. Circumference and fat thickness reduction is usually seen within the first 14 - 28 days post-treatment. Maximum results are seen about 28 days post the final treatment.

How does the UltraShape technology work? 

The patented UltraShape technology uses a handheld ultrasonic transducer to deliver controlled pulsed focused ultrasound at a precise depth within the fat layer. The technology is selective, meaning that only fat cells are broken down and surrounding important structures such as blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue remain intact. The treatment area is marked and each point within that designated area is treated only once to ensure complete and uniform treatment.

What happens to the fat after the UltraShape procedure? 

During the UltraShape procedure, the fat cells are destroyed. The fat cell content, primarily comprised of triglycerides, is broken down and transported to the liver. The fat is processed via the body's natural mechanisms and turns into building blocks for energy.

Are there any side effects? 

Extensive clinical trials and over 200,000 patient treatments performed worldwide have demonstrated the excellent safety profile of the UltraShape procedure.

Who is it for? 

The UltraShape treatment has been designed to help average to overweight men and women acquire an improved body shape and contour. It offers a non-surgical alternative to patients seeking an effective reduction of localized fat deposits without surgery.

What makes the UltraShape® procedure unique?

Body sculpting with UltraShape delivers measurable, long-lasting circumference reduction in target body areas, and provides the following benefits: Non-invasive – The procedure is totally non-invasive and reduces the fat thickness and circumference of the treated area with no incisions, cannulas, injections or needles. Safe – The focused ultrasound causes a mechanical (non-thermal) effect that selectively targets and breaks down only fat cells without affecting the surrounding blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. Effective – After three sessions, patients experience an average of 4 cm reduction in body circumference. These results have been proven in clinical studies and are demonstrated in the hundreds of thousands of treatments performed worldwide. The results you experience may vary. Comfort – The vast majority of people who have undergone the UltraShape body sculpting procedure report no discomfort. There is no anesthesia or sedation required. You simply lie on the bed and the technician guides a handheld device that delivers the focused ultrasound energy over your body.

What body areas are treated? 

The UltraShape treatment focuses on the abdomen, thighs (“saddle bags”) and flanks (“love handles").

What results can I expect? 

Clinical results show that in three treatments, patients see an average of 4 cm reduction in circumference. A three treatment regimen is recommended to achieve maximum results. As with any non-invasive procedure, the results you see may differ from the clinical trial results and patient to patient. 

How long will the results last?

Just as with liposuction, once fat cells are removed from the treatment area the results are expected to be long lasting, as long as you maintain your weight with a healthy diet and exercise.