I am so excited to tell you about the new UltraShape Power technology we are offering now. First let me say that I have been watching the progress in the science of fat treatment for many years. I have been waiting for a body treatment that is not painful, is not ridiculously expensive, doesn’t have the patient enduring a treatment that takes hours, and can give results that you don’t have to use your imagination to see. We have tested several devices in the office, but I have never been impressed. We all want this technology to work, don’t we?
So, for years now I’ve been going to meetings, sitting through presentations, and being underwhelmed and unenthused. Until now.
Our new UltraShape Power is amazing. It uses focused ultrasound waves to shatter your fat cells. It kills them – permanently – and they get metabolized away. Off they go, into oblivion. With no pain. No downtime. No kidding.
Why would you treat fat any other way? I don’t know.
There are several other devices out there that are being promoted for body contouring. Some try to destroy fat cells by generating heat, either by radiofrequency or laser energy. With these methods, achieving a high enough temperature in the tissue to effectively damage the fat cells can be very uncomfortable to the patient. Why suffer when you don’t need to?
Another method is being marketed rather heavily right now. It uses cold to kill fat cells. Unfortunately, it does not selectively destroy fat cells. It freezes everything that it sucks into the applicator. So, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue in the area are also damaged or destroyed. I’ve been told by patients that the treatment was so uncomfortable that they did not return for the recommended second treatment. One patient reported pain and sensitivity in the area for months after the treatment and ended up with dimpling at both of her treatment sites. Yikes!
So, I had my first full treatment on my abdomen yesterday. We were all training, so there were six people in the room with me and my exposed tummy (that hasn’t seen the light of day for three decades.) Several of the staff took turns operating the hand piece, AKA the magic wand, during my treatment. I can’t emphasize how comfortable the treatment is. We were all just talking and the trainer was answering questions and showing us before and after pictures. I will confess that I did have to stop the treatment twice, but only because I was laughing so hard I was afraid I was moving too much for it to focus on those evil fat cells. Really, it does not hurt. My next body treatment is in two weeks and I can’t wait!!
I am looking forward to sharing this new technology with our patients. I am also very excited that we also now have our VelaShape III to improve the appearance of cellulite. I think the combination of these two new devices will be the perfect one-two punch for treating fat and cellulite.
About the Author – Kathleen W. Judge, MD
Dr. Judge has been a practicing dermatologist for over 15 years and loves to share her enthusiasm for the science of skin. She works with her team to create interesting and informative articles, videos, and posts for her growing patient base.