While other popular nonsurgical methods for fat removal and body contouring use extreme heat or cold to destroy fat cells, UltraShape uses focused, pulsed ultrasound waves that generate neither heat nor cold but still prove deadly to the fat cells most stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise. The device works by sending ultrasound waves directly into fat, shaking their membranes to the point where they literally collapse. This cavitation process doesn’t harm any other tissues—e.g., blood vessels or nerves—and remains of the dissolved fat cells are eventually processed by the body via the liver. Because the fat isn’t heated or frozen, patients have reported little to no pain and minimal recovery time and bruising.
VelaShape III is a non-invasive body shaping treatment used to reduce cellulite, as well as slim the area around the stomach, hips, and thighs. The machine combines four different technologies — infrared, bi-polar radio frequency, pulsed vacuum, and massage rollers — to improve skin texture and reduce overall volume of the treated area. You have the option to undergo one longer treatment session or three shorter ones. VelaShape III is a no-downtime treatment, though it’s normal to experience a warm sensation in the treatment area or notice that it looks a little pink for a few hours after the procedure. You should be able to return to your regular activities right away.