Curious About the Difference Between UltraShape and VelaShape?

We have waited all year for it, but summer is finally in full swing! We welcome this long-awaited warm weather and the long, summer nights with open arms. Of course, while those weekend beach trips are incredibly tempting while the summer season is here (after all, it doesn’t last long), we might find ourselves skipping out on the beach due to feelings of discomfort following any unexpected weight gain from those dreaded winter months.

Here at Esterson, we want you to be comfortable in your own skin and help you to embrace the best version of yourself! Services provided at our practice are in place for our valued patients to achieve incredible and visible results. At Esterson Dermatology, we offer UltraShape and VelaShape III, which are both non-invasive body contouring treatments. However, there often exists some confusion throughout the industry in regards to the difference between the two treatments, as they are often used together on one client in harmony. With these questions in mind, we are here to break down the differences between the two treatments, while highlighting what each one can do for you, whether used alone or used together!


UltraShape is specifically used for targeting unwanted fat deposits with highly effective, pulsed ultrasound technology. Being that it is entirely non-invasive and requires no downtime, UltraShape is a great choice for anyone who assumes a particularly busy lifestyle.

UltraShape has the ability to treat areas of the stomach, hips, and thighs that have proven to be resistant to proper diet and regular exercise. The procedure itself is painless, despite the incredible, visible results which are realized following the treatment. During the procedure, fat is destroyed with mechanical ultrasound. The energy is delivered precisely to stubborn subcutaneous fat while surrounding skin, nerves, blood vessels and other tissues remain unharmed. As the fat is destroyed, freed triglycerides are safely cleared via the body’s natural metabolic pathways.

It is important to understand that your body also has two types of fat; visceral fat (which provides protection around organs) and subcutaneous fat (which forms under surface of skin). While proper diet and daily exercise aid in removing both types of fat, UltraShape provides that extra push to effectively tackle the stubborn, subcutaneous fat deposits. In fact, the results are so positive, UltraShape boasts a 96% success rate among clients on The treatment itself only lasts about 45 minutes, and clients can expect to see results after only two weeks.

VelaShape III

On the other hand, VelaShape III is a non-invasive treatment popularly used for temporary circumferential and cellulite reduction. VelaShape III was specifically created to slim and reduce cellulite in the areas of the stomach, hips, thighs, arms and chin. The procedure relies on a mixture of four different technologies; known as infrared, bi-polar radio frequency, pulsed vacuum, and massage rollers. During the treatment, the technician will gentle apply lotion to the target area, at which point all four components of the VelaShape III device will work in tandem to help you achieve the ultimate, cellulite-free figure. The gentle heating and vacuum motion of the procedure works to stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin, resulting in the reduction of skin laxity and improved body volume. also stated that clinical results display an average fat loss in the stomach of 2.5cm, and up to one full dress size.

While both procedures boast great results on their own, clients who combine both non-invasive treatments will witness both improved body contouring effect as well as visible cellulite reduction for over-all results they may not have thought possible. With that kind of body-image boost, there will be no question of “Should I go to the beach today?” because you will be more than ready to show your bikini body off to everyone. The combination of these two cutting-edge procedures, along with daily exercise and proper diet, ensures your ultimate body is within reach through a series of appointments at Esterson Dermatology.

For more information or to schedule a consultation to see if either procedure may be right for you, click here.

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