The Science of Body Contouring
UltraShape applies ultrasound energy at an amazingly precise depth and frequency to destroy the walls of fat cells in your body, releasing the fat in the form of triglycerides. The triglycerides (or the main component of body fat in humans) are then processed through the liver and eliminated from the body naturally. The UltraShape is painless, with no post treatment recovery as the surrounding tissue, nerves, and muscle are left completely unaffected.
After 6 years of research, Clearstone carefully selected the UltraShape for providing the greatest combination of safety and efficacy in non-invasive body contouring treatments.
So why choose the UltraShape?
Within a medical spa or a physician’s office, there are generally four types of action to destroy unwanted body fat.
- Thermal destruction, by either freezing or heating of tissue. The most commonly seen modalities include Radio Frequency (RF), Long Pulse Ultrasound, Diode Lasers, and Cooling Machines
- Ablation of fat cells by physically removing unwanted fat, usually by invasive or minimally invasive surgery (liposuction).
- Chemical trauma of fat cells – or the removal of fat from the introduction of a chemical compound to cause cellular destruction and cellular necrosis (a recently adopted method used for the neck region, known as the dreaded “turkey neck”.)
- Mechanical reaction – or the creation of harmonic effect that preciously targets unwanted fat, while avoiding injury to surrounding tissue.
Unlike other modalities, UltraShape creates a mechanical reaction that safely and effectively treats unwanted fat. Moreover, great results are achieved without the pain, lingering discomfort, or the risks of using chemicals as experienced with other modalities. In addition, UltraShape also avoids the complications seen by heating or freezing of tissue or the inherent uncertainties of an operating table.
By the use of targeted and pulsed ultrasound, stubborn and resistant subcutaneous fat at depths of 1.2, 1.3 and/or 1.5 cm are destroyed.
The mechanical effect is much like the reaction of a sonic boom – as seen when a jet plane breaks through the sound barrier. The pulsed ultrasound produces a precise harmonic effect that yields a temporary and rapid depressurized pocket adjacent to fat cells. The cellular membranes of unwanted fat cells are not strong enough to withstand the change in pressure that leads to their immediate degradation and permanent destruction. Once accomplished the body removes the destroyed fat cells naturally, creating a safe and pronounced reduction in your waistline.