You Might be Wondering… Are There Side Effects to UltraShape?

You may have noticed that in our last blog, we raved about the body-contouring UltraShape services we offer along with the proven and staggering satisfaction rate the technology has earned among countless happy customers.

We’ve discussed the inconvenient realities of stubborn problem areas which steadily become a dreaded set-back to these healthy strategies we put into motion. As such, the need for this kind of breakthrough treatment is clearly defined: UltraShape technology is proven to treat areas of fat on the stomach, hips, and thighs that have remained resistant to diet and exercise. This means we can abandon the excuses, the frustrations and the cycle of relapsing into “bad health habits” because the results we need are finally in our line of sight!

As we have discussed, UltraShape is a 30 to 90 minute body contouring procedure designed specifically to disrupt stubborn, problem areas by using a handheld device to deliver focused ultrasound at a precise depth within the subcutaneous fat layer. While you lay back and relax, the nurse will apply the handheld device which emits painless, vibrating pulses to the target area.

Since UltraShape is designed to target and disrupt only fat tissue, it is administered with no risk to surrounding structures such as skin, blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. When the fat cells within the target area are disrupted, the cells are then sent to the liver where they’re naturally metabolized.

Yet, the question you are likely left with is, “But what is the catch? What are the side effects? What aren’t you telling us?”

The answer may surprise you. According to, there are very few documented side effects to date. Bruising is considered to be rare and if it does occur, it will be very mild and only some redness and mild swelling may be noticed for a very short time post-treatment. Another rare possible side effect is a blister appearance in the treated area, which should heal in 1 – 2 days.

Dr. Martie Gidon on attests to this further, “Typically, there are no complications with UltraShape body contour treatments. Rarely, a bruise or small blister may occur but will resolve quickly. After 8 years of performing UltraShape, I have never seen any lasting problems.”

Dr. Larry S. Nichter continues, “Ultrashape is one of the least likely machines in my research and experience to cause problems. Although complications can occur with any medical treatment, they are extremely uncommon (less than 1%) and the vast majority are minor such as temporary blister or redness that fades relatively quickly.”

When we say there isn’t a catch, we mean it! UltraShape is the real deal.

With that said, it is important to note that there are a few scenarios in which UltraShape should not be used. These include the following:

1. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
2. Body areas with tattoos or significant moles present on the skin
3. Those suffering from the following conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Those fitted with a pacemaker
  • Liver or pancreatic conditions
  • Scarring, hernias or skin disorders in the area to be treated
  • Those on anticoagulant drugs
  • Haemophilia (blood coagulation disorder)
  • HIV positive
  • Those exposed to organophosphates, herbicides or pesticides

If you are interested in the UltraShape procedure but are unsure if you are fit for the treatment due to any of the factors listed above or something not mentioned, consult with your doctor or give us a call to set up a consultation.

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