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, we offer UltraShape® Power, a brand new non-surgical body shaping treatment that targets the most persistent fat. We serve patients throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
UltraShape is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body-shaping procedure that uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat-cell destruction. It's not like anything out there. UltraShape is designed to target excess pockets of midsection fat without surgery. Unlike liposuction, UltraShape is non-surgical—which means no incisions, anesthetics, or recovery time. And unlike other fat-reduction procedures that use heat or freeze fat, UltraShape is virtually painless and leaves no visible signs of treatment.
This safe, cutting-edge technology uses focused, pulsed ultrasound energy for the selective targeting of fat cells. UltraShape’s gentle ultrasound energy reduces fat cells safely, comfortably, and without any side effects. So you can get your treatment and then hit your yoga class in a cropped top the same day. All you're left with are smooth, contoured results, often seen as quickly as 2 weeks after the first treatment.
We have been using Syneron technology for body contouring since its introduction back in 2008 and our staff has the experience to get you the best results. We also can combine the Ultrashape technology with Velashape 3, which has been shown in studies to be MORE EFFECTIVE than Ultrashape alone. Not all cosmetic centers have the resources to be able to offer both Ultrashape and Velashape 3 treatments.
UltraShape eliminates fat cells permanently. It differs from weight loss, which can only shrink fat cells. UltraShape ultrasound energy destroys the walls of fat cells in your body, releasing the fat in the form of triglycerides. The triglycerides are then processed through the liver and eliminated from the body naturally. The surrounding tissue, nerves, and muscle are left unharmed. What UltraShape won't do is cause you pain or harm surrounding tissue, nerves, or muscle. No wonder a clinical study showed 94% of people treated were satisfied with their results.
After you discuss your desired outcome with your physician, they’ll wrap a specially designed belt around your abdomen, and apply a soothing gel to your skin. As they 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.
With the vast number of cosmetic procedures available to you, let us help you select the ones that are best for you. We offer cosmetic consultations to help you look your very best. Call (408) 356-1000 to schedule your consultation or request an appointment.
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