When it comes to achieving your ideal body weight, nothing compares to gold-standard diet and exercise. But even the strictest routines can’t always take care of persistent belly fat — the love handles and stubborn bulges along your midsection — that just sometimes won’t disappear, no matter how active you are. At Kalia Dermatology and Laser Center in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Iris Gin and her first-rate team offer UltraShape® Power, a brand new non-surgical body shaping treatment that targets the most persistent fat. They serve patients throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
UltraShape is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body-shaping treatment designed to target excess pockets of midsection fat without surgery. This safe, cutting-edge technology uses focused, pulsed ultrasound energy for the selective targeting of fat cells. Unlike other non-invasive body contouring treatments that rely on heat or cold to disrupt fat cells, UltraShape’s gentle ultrasound energy reduces fat cells safely, comfortably, and without any side effects.
UltraShape was developed by an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and a physicist specializing in the use of high-powered ultrasound to treat blood clots. The technology works by targeting the fat cells beneath your skin with gentle pulses of ultrasound energy that targets the walls of those cells. Your body releases the fat in the form of triglycerides, which are then processed by your liver and flushed from your body naturally over time. The treatment has no effect on the surrounding tissues, nerves, and muscles.
After you discuss your desired outcome with Dr. Gin and her team, she’ll wrap a specially designed belt around your abdomen, and apply a soothing gel to your skin. As she glides the UltraShape transducer over the treatment area, it delivers gentle, pain-free pulses of ultrasound energy. The procedure takes no longer than one hour, and most patients find the experience pleasant and relaxing. As a non-surgical treatment, UltraShape doesn’t require anesthetics or incisions. It also doesn’t require any down time, which means you can resume your normal activities as soon as you’re done.
UltraShape is designed to help reduce midsection fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise. It shouldn’t be considered a weight-loss procedure, because it won’t help you reach your goal weight or shed excess pounds. If you’re already at a healthy body weight, however, UltraShape can help you reduce unwanted bulges without having to resort to liposuction or another type of fat-reduction surgery. If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less and can pinch about an inch of fat around your midsection, UltraShape may be a good option for you.
UltraShape is done over the course of three treatments, each spaced two weeks apart. The timing of each treatment gives your body ample time to target the fat cells from your system. While some patients begin seeing results as early as two weeks after the first treatment, most patients see optimal results after completing the entire treatment cycle.
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*Individual Results May Vary
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