CoolSculpting ® is one of the most popular and widely used non-invasive body contouring procedures available. It is the only procedure that can be completed in as little as one or two sessions, and promote as much as 30 % fat loss or more in the targeted area.
But at The Aesthetic Center of Orange County, we believe it’s important to have options. That’s why we also have a variety of other non-surgical body contouring choices available, including UltraShape – a highly popular body contouring device that uses ultrasonic waves, instead of cold, to target and eliminate fat cells.
UltraShape is a great choice for those that want an alternative to CoolSculpting ® with comparable results. UltraShape is unique in the body contouring world. Ultrasound waves are blasted at a specific frequency that is known to vibrate and damage fat cells, but leave other cells unharmed. Once the fat cells are damaged, the body eliminates them naturally.
Like CoolSculpting ®, UltraShape can be used on many different areas of the body, including:
Unlike CoolSculpting ®, however, UltraShape doesn’t require pockets of pinchable fat. Those that are not suitable candidates for CoolSculpting ® may still be candidates for UltraShape, which is why we’ll discuss the benefits of both technologies at the Aesthetic Center of Orange County depending on your candidacy for either procedure.
Most people find that the cold of CoolSculpting ® does not cause very much discomfort, especially because the body numbs right away after the initial feelings of cold. But for those that are concerned, UltraShape uses neither heat nor cold, so there is no known discomfort to the procedure. It is gentle and will not cause any damage to surrounding tissues, nerves, or skin during treatment.
Results for patients who have had UltraShape have been very positive, and the procedure currently holds a very high approval rating among patients of the procedure.
CoolSculpting ® is still the preferred choice for many in and around Orange County and Southern California. CoolSculpting ® only requires one or two sessions (depending on the time you have available) and has had great success at eliminating large percentages of subcutaneous fat in a single sitting.
UltraShape requires 2 to 3 sessions to achieve comparable fat loss to CoolSculpting ®. But both are still excellent options for those that are trying to shape their body without the need for plastic surgery. At The Aesthetic Center of Orange County, our goals is to make sure you receive the best option for your specific body contouring goals. Dr. Agha is happy to provide a consult, and determine which option is best for you. This may involve CoolSculpting ®, ultrashape, Velshape III or a combination of the three to get the best fat reduction outcome.
If you are interested in learning more about what either UltraShape or CoolSculpting ® in Orange County can do for you, contact us today at 949-309-5085.
VelaShape III is another tool for skin tightening and body contouring that is growing in popularity in Orange County, created by the Syneron Candela – the same company that owns the rights to UltraShape in the United States. Although the two use similar technology, they are also in many ways complementary, which is why we offer both types of procedures here at The Aestetic Center of Orange County.
VelaShape III uses radiofrequency pulses (compared to UltraShape’s ultrasound pulses) that is specifically designed to target cellulite and weak skin. The pulses have been shown to improve skin appearance, and reduce the appearance of cellulite in all areas of the body, including:
When using VelaShape III, Dr. Agha applies lotion on the area to be treated, and then glides the device on your skin. The head of the machine has a pulse vacuum that pulls tissues near to the device, and an infrared light pulses at your cells. The combination of these technologies have been shown to be effective at creating smoother skin and smoother fat tissue, all with no side effects.
The sensation feels a lot like a warm tissue massage. The firmer skin looks healthier and more attractive, and most patients report that they love the way their skin looks after the procedure is over.
VelaShape III is a popular procedure on its own, but it can also be combined with UltraShape to create even healthier looking skin in addition to the body contouring benefits of UltraShape.
If you’d like to learn more about VelaShape III, contact us today at (949)309-5085.