Fat Reduction, Weight Loss & Cellulite Reduction: The Skinny on Liposonix, Coolsculpting, Venus Freeze, Vaser & More
Ultrasound Cavitation Systems targets and eliminates that difficult to lose fat around your waist, abdomen and love handles to help noticeably trim down fat, reduce the appearance of cellulite and cut your waistline.
In the quest to look your best, perhaps you are frustrated trying to lose that stubborn last inch. There are many FDA approved technologies to melt fat, improve weight loss & inch loss, and achieve cellulite reduction. Here are a few:
Liposonix is a non-invasive procedure, effective at destroying excess fat. Liposonix uses ultrasound waves, which target and rupture the fat tissues underneath the surface of the skin. Ultrasonic waves actually heat up fat cells, which destroy them so they can be removed through the body’s lymphatic system.
It may sound too good to be true but studies have shown that high-intensity focused ultrasound permanently gets rid of targeted fat— without surgery. What does this really mean to you? Say goodbye to the dreaded love handles, stomach fat & muffin top. The average waistline reduction after Liposonix treatment is about one inch — which typically means one size.
Invasive fat reduction procedures, such as old fashioned liposuction are still surgical procedures and come with their own set of risks. Unlike surgical fat reduction procedures, Liposonix is non-invasive and patients typically resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is also non-surgical fat reduction device that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat cells, a process referred to as Cryolipolysis or Cool Sculpting.
Clinical studies of CoolSculpting report an average of 20 to 30-percent fat loss per treated area. It does not work on obesity; rather Zeltiq is designed for spot treatment of areas such as love handles, back fat, bra rolls, and stomach rolls.
During the procedure the fatty area is pinched between the CoolSculpting applicator arms. This applicator then delivers cools this fat.
Venus Freeze® is another non-invasive treatment that uses a combination of pulse magnetic fields and radio frequency to reduce the appearance of cellulite and for circumference reduction.
Venus Freeze® is suitable for both the face and body and stimulates collagen and elastin production to deliver results.
Vaser Shape from Sound Surgical Technologies
Vaser Shape is fighting body fat in a different way, with ultrasonic energy just like Liposonix but unlike Liposonix, non-painfully. Vaser Shape utilizes a duel system of ultrasound diathermy and lymphatic massage which heats the dermis and melts fat but also allows the lymphatic massage to drain away excess toxins and lipids from the body. This new technology has gained a great deal of attention for its ability to effectively target specific areas without affecting surrounding tissue and unlike Liposonix you don’t have to take painkillers.
How Does Liposonix Differ From VASER Shape?
According to Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr. Julene B. Samuels, “There are two different types of ultrasound technology: focused and non-focused. Focused ultrasound, such as Liposonix causes fat cells to explode by placing a direct beam over the spot fat. Non-focused ultrasound, such as VASER Shape can treat a broader area while also providing skin tightening.”
Dr. Samuels, who has had extensive experience with non-focused ultrasound technology such as the VASER Shape, says one of the main differences between Liposonix and VASER Shape is the amount of pain associated with the procedures. Due to the high intensity of focused ultrasound, there is discomfort during the procedure. “The greatest advantage of non-focused ultrasound such as VASER Shape, is that the procedure is completely painless. It feels like a gentle heat, similar to a hot stone message,” explains Dr. Samuels, “If it ever heats up to the point that the patient gets a little uncomfortable, it’s not nearly the degree of the discomfort they would feel with a focused ultrasound device.”
Ultrasonic fat reduction machine uses low frequency wave energy to reach deep fatty tissue layers.
The device delivers beams of ultrasonic energy at a frequency of 1MHz. The ultrasound beams treat fatty tissue between 1 - 5cm below the skin's surface. This results in both acoustic thermal and acoustic mechanical effects that heat the treated areas and destabilize the fatty tissue underneath.
The ultrasonic energy stimulates the fat cells to release their lipid content. Then the ultrasound acoustic forces go to work, helping push the lipids away from the fat cells and into the lymphatic system.
How long does the treatment take?
Average treatments last 30 to 45 minutes per body area - including a complete treatment of massage and ultrasound. Treatments can be scheduled one week apart. Most patients find best results after 3 to 5 treatments.
Our New Radiance ultrasonic treatment uses two different hand-pieces to provide a combination of low frequency ultrasound and lymphatic massage to heat the underlying tissue, encourage lymphatic drainage and improve local blood circulation, all of which contribute to reducing your waistline.
How quickly will I see results?
The body will naturally process the fat from the treated areas in 8 to 12 weeks, and visible results will be seen, making it an easy and fast way to lose that final inch and achieve your personal goal.
What kind of results can I expect?
Typical waistline reduction averages about 1 inch (2.5cm) after treatment - one dress or pant size.
How do ultrasound techniques differ from other treatments?
Other body shaping technologies using often use weaker, unfocused energy that leads to multiple sessions and varied results. Our ultrasonic system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to permanently destroy targeted subcutaneous fat and deliver uniform, predictable results after a single one-hour treatment.
Invasive fat reduction procedures like liposuction can have some surgical risks and often require post-treatment recovery downtime. Unlike liposuction fat reduction procedures, the ultrasound fat reduction treatment is non-invasive. You will be able to get back on schedule immediately following the procedure.
Radio frequency and laser lipo fat reduction scatter energy near the top skin layers where much of it is absorbed. This lessens penetration into subcutaneous fat tissue and delivers only temporary results. Ultrasound energy penetrates further into the skin layers and into the deeper fat tissue layers without damaging your skin or other surrounding tissues.