Stretch marks are usually caused by increased weight gain during
puberty or pregnancy. Once the stubborn pockets of fat are eliminated
by UltraShape™, Fraxel® laser treatments can be done to diminish
the stretch marks.
The UltraShape™ is approved in Canada as a clinically proven, non-surgical,
non-invasive body contouring solution for both men and women. This
procedure uses ultrasound technology to deliver focused ultrasound
at a precise depth within the subcutaneous fat layer. It is designed
to target and disrupt only adipose tissue (fat), leaving surrounding
structures such as skin, blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue
intact. It is not a treatment for weight loss.
How does it work?
The ultrasonic technology delivers focused ultrasound at a precise
depth within the subcutaneous fat layer. It is designed to target
and disrupt only fat cells. There is a tracking and guidance system
designed to deliver smooth, uniform body contouring results.
Are the treatments safe?
Yes. Over 40,000 treatments in 45 countries worldwide have been
performed without any serious adverse events.
Who benefits from UltraShape™ treatments?
These treatments have been designed for men and women who are of
average weight or moderately overweight and are not interested in
a surgical procedure. It is not intended for weight loss, but rather
for body contouring.
What areas can be treated?
The abdomen, flanks (love handles), thighs (saddle bags), hips,
and back can be treated.
What happens to the fat?
When the fat cells are disrupted, the released triglycerides are
processed by the body's natural physiological and metabolic pathways
in the liver in the same way that fat is processed during weight
loss. The liver does not distinguish between fat coming from the
UltraShape™ treatment and fat originating from consumed food. Controlled
clinical studies have shown that the released triglycerides do not
accumulate in the blood or liver.
What happens after treatment?
Since there is no recuperation period, patients can return to their
normal routine but are advised to continue with a healthy lifestyle
by exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy diet.
How long does a procedure take?
Each procedure takes 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the size and
number of target treatment areas.
How many treatments are necessary?
UltraShape™ has been clinically demonstrated to deliver durable
and measurable circumference and fat thickness reduction in a single
treatment, and incremental reduction with multiple treatments. Usually,
three treatments are performed at monthly intervals. No maintenance
treatments are required.
Are the treatments uncomfortable?
No. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation.
What results can be expected?
Within a month, there is an average reduction of 2 centimetres in
body circumference following a single treatment and incremental
reduction with several treatments.
Will the results last?
The results will last as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained.
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up with UltraShape™
UltraShape™ body contour is the first clinically
proven, fat-reducing solution for both men and women.
This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound to disrupt
fat cells on the abdomen, flanks (love handles), thighs (saddlebags),
and back for a smoother, trimmer look. There is no downtime and no