The right diet and regular workouts go far in helping you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately, those positive habits don’t always provide you with the full results you wanted. Stubborn areas of fat can settle into areas like the abdomen, hips and thighs and no amount of exercise or calorie-counting can make it go away. Fortunately, there is a nonsurgical option in fat reduction that targets those persistent fat deposits, eliminating the fat cells inside to create a smoother, more slender body contour.
Dr. Wong uses Ultrashape Power to help her Washington D.C. area patients achieve their body contouring goals. This non-invasive device uses targeted ultrasound energy to destroy fat cells that won’t respond to your weight loss effort without the need for incisions, anesthesia or recovery time afterward. The procedure can be customized to the precise needs of each patient, for a treatment that offers satisfactory results without undue trauma to the surrounding skin and tissue in the treatment area.
What is Ultrashape Power?
Ultrashape Power is one of the newest devices to be introduced to the body contouring market, achieving FDA approval in July 2016. The device uses pulsed ultrasound energy, which is delivered directly into the fat pocket without damaging the skin’s surface. The ultrasound technology destroys fat cells non-thermally, which means no extreme heating is needed to achieve the desired results. This diminishes the risks and side effects of the procedure without compromising your outcome overall.
Ultrashape Power targets subcutaneous fat, the fat that forms just underneath the skin’s surface. This type of fat does not typically respond to weight loss efforts but is close enough to the outer dermal layer to be treated without surgery. The treated fat cells can be flushed out of the body through natural processes, while you notice the treatment area become slimmer and smoother.
What Should I Expect from my Treatment?
Dr. Wong will begin your Ultrashape Power session by applying a gel to the treatment area that allows the transducer to glide smoothly over the skin’s surface. Because the procedure is relatively painless, no anesthesia is administered. The handheld transducer delivers the ultrasound energy into the deeper dermal layers where the subcutaneous fat is located, destroying the fat cells while leaving skin and tissue untouched.
Depending on the size of your treatment area, the procedure may take 60 minutes or less. You may feel a slight warming or possible tingling sensation as the ultrasound energy is administered, but no significant discomfort. In fact, many of our patients can relax and enjoy their treatment session.
What Happens Afterward?
After your Ultrashape Power session, you can head back to work or other activities without looking or feeling like you just had a cosmetic treatment performed. This means you can achieve your full body contouring results without a major disruption to your daily routine – a huge boon to our busy patients that want to meet their aesthetic goals quickly and conveniently. There are no residual effects from your Ultrashape Power procedure, as the body processes out the treated fat without you even knowing what is happening. All you will notice is that the treatment area becomes slimmer and more contoured over time.
Results that Last
Results from Ultrashape Power do not happen overnight, but you will likely start to see positive changes within about two weeks. Those results will continue to improve in the following weeks as the body’s lymphatic system flushes out the treated fat cells. Patients usually need a series of three treatment sessions, spaced two to four weeks apart, to see their complete contouring results. At that point, the results are permanent since fat cells are eliminated. Weight gain can alter your results, however, so it is best to maintain that healthy weight to enjoy a long-lasting outcome.
If you are looking for a noninvasive way to sculpt and refine your curves, it is likely you are a candidate for the Ultrashape Power experience.