UltraShape: When Spin Class Isn’t Enough

When Spinning Isn't Enough: All About Ultrashape

For how long have you wished that you could magically erase fat from your body? Technology is finally catching up with our dreams of obtaining a sleek silhouette, despite stubborn areas of extra fat that seem impossible to get rid of, no matter how many hot yoga, spin class, or Barry’s Bootcamp classes you endure. The first fat-zapper to the scene was CoolSculpting, which kills fat cells by freezing them to death, then your body gradually flushes it out over a period of two to four months. Now, another new fat-blasting technology is getting a lot of attention: UltraShape, which uses targeted ultrasound waves to explode fat cells, which then get flushed out in as little as 10 days.

Charlotte’s Book Expert Dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross is one of the first cosmetic doctors in the country to offer UltraShape, and stands behind its effectiveness. “UltraShape was used in Canada for years before it got clearance by the FDA in the United States, so I had the luxury of looking at the data and going to Canada and seeing patients and their results. I didn’t have to rely on anything other than thousands and thousands of people who already saw the results. That’s what made me realize that it is the real deal,” says Dr. Gross. “It is completely pain-free, there is no recovery downtime, and it doesn’t affect any surrounding tissue. The safety and overall comfort are best for the patient. And, of course, it all boils down to results—they’re there,” he says. Got your attention? Here’s everything you need to know about UltraShape.

WHAT IS IT?

The UltraShape V3 is a non-surgical body shaping treatment that uses non-thermal ultrasound technology to safely and permanently remove “pinchable” stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.The technology emits ultrasound energy to shake targeted fat cells at such a fast rate that they break apart without harming surrounding skin and tissue. The fat then disintegrates, gets filtered through the liver, and naturally eliminated by your body. UltraShape V3 can be programmed to accurately target almost any area, including stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, arms, knees, jowls, and more. UltraShape V3 has been performed on more than 200,000 patients and received FDA clearance last spring.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Ideal candidates for the UltraShape V3 are those in good health with a BMI of 30 or less, who want to remove stubborn excess fat without resorting to surgery. “It’s great for those little bulges that stick out, that seem impossible to get rid of. A lot of the time, it’s genetic,” says Dr. Gross.

WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?

The treatment is performed without the need for anesthesia or sedation and there is no associated burning, bruising, swelling, or discomfort; however in rare cases mild discomfort has been reported.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

1 to 1.5 hours depending on the area treated.

ARE THERE IMMEDIATE SIDE EFFECTS?

There is no recovery period with the UltraShape V3. Reported side effects are rare and include bruising and irritation, which last for a day or so.

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED COURSE OF TREATMENT FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?

Fat cells are permanently destroyed after just one treatment with the UltraShape V3; however, a series of 3 treatments is recommended for maximum results.

WHAT ARE THE ANTICIPATED RESULTS?

After your first treatment, it takes 10 days to 2 weeks for your body to process the fat and for you to see results. The treated area will look smoother and slimmer. In many cases after a series of treatments, up to 3 inches of bulge is eliminated. Results are permanent when a stable weight is maintained after treatment.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$1,200 and up

CHARLOTTE’S TIPS

Results with UltraShape V3 are permanent indeed, but only as permanent as your diet and exercise routine is healthy… maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle will help you keep results and stay happy.

FULL DISCLOSURE: This post was sponsored by Syneron. We have tried the UltraShape and found it effective when used properly. We do not provide any sponsorship unless we believe in the product.

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  • Jane Levine

    I have had Coolsculpting done on different parts of my body so I thought it would be valuable to let you know about my experience. I really want to try UltraShape given that they say its truly painless.

    First I had Coolsculpting performed on my lower abdomen and my thighs. With Coolsculpting there is a lot of suction and its very uncomfortable. Your stomach is being sucked in to the machine Then they turn on the cooling and the suctioned fat gets very cold to the point where it almost feels like it is burning. In the beginning, the worst is over after about 5 minutes. Then you sit for an hour. Which is totally fine.

    When they remove the hand piece the fat that the machine grabbed is a frozen block of butter. The most painful part is that they massage the area to get the stomach back to its regular shape . It is extremely painful. I also lost sensation on my skin for a few days and actually found the treated area to be quite itchy. That said–a few months later I saw results for sure.

    I also got Coolsculpting done on my inner thighs. It was significantly less painful. I think it matters a lot where you get it done. I don’t think I saw too much of a result to be honest. Not anywhere near what I saw in my stomach.

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