What is Ultra Sculpt?
Ultra Sculpt is a non invasive, non surgical body fat reduction treatment that uses low frequency Ultrasound and Radio Frequency Energy to melt stubborn, unwanted fat.
How Does It Work?
During the Ultra Sculpt procedure, Ultrasound and Radio Frequency target specific body areas with low-frequency sound waves. This process heats and vibrates the layer of fat cells below the skin's surface.Ultrasound frequencies cause thousands of microscopic air bubbles to surround the lipocyte (fat cell) membranes and with vibration, the bubbles create enough pressure to cause the fat cells to break up. The pressure eventually causes the fat cells to liquefy and release their contents.The Ultra Sculpt Non-Surgical “Liposuction” emulsifies fat and coverts solid fat into a liquid substance that is easy to remove through the lymphatic and urinary systems.The contents of the broken lipocytes are then moved through the lymphatic system and are safely metabolized and excreted from the body, assisted by drinking plenty of water both the day of treatment and on subsequent days. Some of the melted fat will be used for energy and the rest will be excreted through the urine – that is why drinking water is essential. If you do not drink adequate water before and after each treatment, it will be harder for your system to remove the fat. You may notice an increase in urination after each session.The procedure works best to remove superficial fat layers and fat accumulation that is non-volumetric. Results can be noticed after the first treatment with more significant improvement noticed within a few days. Each treatment builds upon the previous treatment
Who Can Get Ultra Sculpt Done?
A full assessment during the pre-treatment consultation will determine your suitability. People who experience cardiac or vascular diseases, carry a pacemaker, have epilepsy, etc. should avoid this type of procedure. Similarly, if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you are in any doubt, please consult with your GP. Usually, if no pre-existing contraindications are disclosed, a person who exercises regularly and follows a sensible eating and lifestyle, looking to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat, is the proper candidate. A good candidate is someone looking for fat removal from a specific area such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, legs, buttocks, flanks or arms. The treatment does not necessarily result in overall weight loss, but results in improved shape & contour and size reduction in the treatment area. If you are currently following a healthy diet or a good weight loss plan, results will be more significant and weight loss will more likely occur.
Great results can be obtained for those who have up to 25 – 30 pounds or less to lose. Ultrasound Cavitation is ideal for those who have tried to shift the stubborn fatty bulges with diet or exercise and are aiming for a smoother and more balanced shape. Ultrasound Cavitation “Liposuction” and RF body contouring is not a treatment for morbid obesity nor is it a weight loss cure. If a significant amount of surplus fat exists, we recommend successfully dieting before beginning the treatment program. A consultation will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Who Should Not Receive Ultra Sculpt?
Individuals with acute or contagious disease, HIV, a history of cancer, kidney failure, liver failure, fatty liver, implant devices such as pacemakers or electrical prosthesis, epilepsy or MS should not undergo ultrasound cavitation non-surgical “liposuction”. Pregnancy and breast-feeding are also contraindications for this procedure. Anyone with active contagious skin conditions will not be allowed to undergo treatments. It is also best to wait three to six months after a surgical procedure in the target area.
Is Ultra Sculpt A Safe Treatment?
Yes. It’s a non-surgical procedure, non-invasive and allows you to carry on with your social life before and after the sessions.
Is It Possible To Lose Weight With Ultra Sculpt?
Because you are reducing fat deposits you may experience some loss in weight but Ultra Sculpt itself is not a weight loss treatment. It is particularly indicated to reduce adipose fat and cellulite, which will reduce circumference. Diet suggestions will be recommended to follow throughout your treatment program and will enhance the elimination of fat deposits and the loss of weight.
Is There Down Time?
You are able to return to your normal activities immediately. It is performed as a walk in, walk out treatment and there is no lengthy recovery period as with surgical fat removal. Treatment is generally considered by most people to be painless, with no pain or discomfort post-treatment. A mild tingling and/or warm sensation have been reported during treatment. You will hear a high-pitched sound during the Ultrasound Cavitation portion of the treatment. There are very few documented side effects to date, although bruising is considered to be rare and if it occurs will be very mild, some redness and mild swelling may be noticed for a very short time post-treatment.
How Much Time Should Pass Between Sessions?
It is best to schedule your appointments a week apart and no closer than four days apart. It is essential to allow your body enough time to metabolize and excrete fats and waste materials after each session. Maintenance treatments are recommended with the first four taking place one month apart and then once every four months after that to maintain your results. Your therapist will design an optimal treatment schedule for you.
When Will I See Results?
Most clients experience a reduction in circumference after the first session, with increasing results after each visit but especially after the third treatment and onward. The results may vary from person to person with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. Proper diet, adequate water intake and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain your results.
Results will continue to improve for several weeks following the last treatment session. You will continue to metabolize fat for up to twelve weeks, which means that, as most people do not make new fat cells in later life, the loss can be permanent. This procedure will also leave you with firmer, smoother looking skin than before, due to the inclusion of Radio Frequency Therapy, which encourages the fibroblasts within the skin to produce collagen.
How Many Sessions Of Ultra Sculpt Will I Need?
Best results are achieved after when treatments are conducted in increments of no less than 5, and up to 12 sessions. Multiple sessions are required. The amount of treatments depends on body mass and circumference size, age, hormonal balance, medications and your desired goals. Incorporating the eating suggestions included in your program will help your results tremendously.
How Do I Prep For Ultra Sculpt? What Do I Do After each of my sessions?
-Drink at least 2L of water 24 hours before your appointment.
-Refrain from alcohol and sugar for at least 2-3 days pre-treatment
Post: 3-5 Days:
For 3 days following your treatment, you should continue to drink 2-3 liters of water a day.
To best maximize the effectiveness of your treatment, it is best to have only one cup of coffee a day for the next 72 hours, low sugar, no alcohol and at least 30 minutes of cardio activity daily.